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Chin Chin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
As featured in Complete Melbourne and 3 other guides
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125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my partner to Chin Chin on Thursday night on the recommendation of my son. He also recommended to get there early. We got there at 5pm and we got a table no problem. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. Gluten free well and truly catered for, with many options making my partner happy. Left there... More 

Thank Ross D
Newcastle, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked in, ordered just feed me and was amazed by each dish presented. Kingfish Sashimi, pulled pork pancakes, salt and pepper squid, wagyu beef, stir fried green beans, pork, duck plus desert. Although there was a line up outside we were not rushed in any way and food was continually offered. Suggested wine was nice and White Russian cocktail delicious.

Thank willzc1969
Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Almost a religious experience, food so good Place was buzzing even on Tuesday night Go for the 'feed me' option, totally worth it They were very accommodating of my shellfish allergies

Thank Chopdizzle
Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

+(food): I had king fish sashimi as a starter... was a great balanced dish and the lime lifted the coconutfoam to the next level. as a main I had a salmon baked in banana leaf and red curry with rice... great cooking not too spicy... desert was dealers choice... coconut sago pudding... refreshing change from sticky toffee puddings... btw: aperol... More 

Thank DaveTheWaveAUT
Frankston, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are a meat and three veg type of person, this isn't for you. If you like lime, coriander, chillies, and mint all mixed together it will be. The go to restaurant in the cbd, regardless of the wait time. What's wrong with factoring the wait time into your evening and going to a bar of a couple of... More 

Thank catfishno1
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always wanted to eat at Chin Chins and now I don't know why I waited so long to come! There was an 1.5 hour wait for the table however we just went downstairs for drinks at the GoGo bar. As for the food... DELICIOUS! We ordered a few dishes to share between the 3 of us. The duck curry, beef... More 

Thank Nancy L
Melbourne, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got lucky on our 3rd attempt at walking in and were able to be seated in the downstairs area. The downstairs area has a more "bar / lounge" vibe to it. Customer service was great; the Waitress took away the menu and marked all options that accommodated my dietary requirements which was very helpful! The food was delicious! The... More 

Thank Sara_Gah
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is full on. Always busy and has a great vibe. The food is fantastic and staff very friendly and informative. A must visit when in Melbourne. Be ready to wait in a queue.

Thank heyfrienda
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for dinner on a Tuesday and had to wait an hour for a table. We actually were excited, thinking that the food must be great if people were willing to queue for this long... We were dissapointed. The food was OK, but not better than what you'd get at an average Thai restaurant. The only difference here is... More 

Thank Gianfranco M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a great night for a birthday. Great vibe downstairs, food was good and enjoyed the ability to share. Funky atmosphere and crazy busy for a Tuesday night. Glad we stayed downstairs, upstairs looked like they were packed in pretty tight. Weren't really told how the place worked, so we had no idea we could order downstairs until late. Would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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?
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  • 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.
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