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Chin Chin

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Neighborhood:
Central Business District
As featured in Complete Melbourne and 3 other guides
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125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03-8663-2000
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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South Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Met a friend for lunch here last week. Best time to go for lunch is around 1130 as it gets very busy. Food was great. Small portions and a bit pricey.

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Thank Kumala G
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is a lot of hype around Chin Chin (still! Even after 4 years) ... But it delivers every time. Note that three serves usually enough for two people. Never go around normal lunch or dinner times or you'll wait for ages - I find 3pm on weekends is a good bet.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You will wait. We arrived at 5pm and waited 45min, but a cheeky cocktail downstairs & bam... No worries. The staff a super friendly & efficient. The food, it's no wonder you have to wait. We had the "feed me" selection, and every dish was delicious. The menu is so varied & inventive, I would feel sorry for anyone that... More 

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Thank C0ffeeSn0bs
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived at 5pm and were shown straight to a table. All food and service outstanding. Highlights were the caramelised pork and the layered mint, apple, coconut and pandan dessert. Subtle and perfectly balanced flavours

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Thank NSW5
Melbourne
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my party arrived pretty late, it was around 10pm. We were only a little surprised to find Chin Chin still pumping out the food and drinks and packed table to table full of patrons! Luckily our lubricated and happy foursome were able to score a table without a wait, and were quickly able to get into the good... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

really cool venue and bar downstairs, came here with friends and shared dishes, every dish was different and very tasty, will be coming back

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Thank Rosanne59
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Waitresses disappearing every time you tried to get a word in, had better food the night before in a dodgy place in China town, drinks were exceptional and the staff were very knowledgeable might come in for drinks but not really for dinner

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Thank Jordan S
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got here at 430pm for dinner as they don't take booking for under 8 people. Lined up for 40mins and then we're told it would be an hour and a hour for our table. We didn't mind as there are so many places to have a drink and relax. All I will say is I would do it all... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Chin Chin on a Tuesday night and had to wait approx. 30 minutes for a table (no bookings). The food and atmosphere were great, it is a bit noisy so not the place if you are looking for a quiet dinner. The food was fantastic and the service excellent. Despite being extremely busy our food arrived pretty quickly.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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139 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came to Melbourne to enjoy Hestons but left with this gem on my mind! There wasn't a dish I didn't enjoy and the flavours were fantastic! Ended up coming here for three meals and just cant fault it. Service and price was also good!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 03-8663-2000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.