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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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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

visited Chin Chin last night and although we waited an hour for the table (there was 11 of us!) we had a few drinks in the downstairs bar which had a great vibe and the staff were really friendly. We got a call when our table was ready and we went upstairs to a large table setup for 11 people.... More 

Thank Rod S
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just go there. The food is fabulous and the service great. An early dinner with no need to queue. Great tastes with a buzz in the air.

Thank MrsOandCo
Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chin Chin is a fun place to eat, the atmosphere is very fun, the service is fantastic (on one visit I ordered the wrong Rock fish, when I looked disappointed the waitress wanted to know why I explained I'd ordered the wrong dish, she offered to change the order, but said I might want to try the one I'd incorrectly... More 

Thank Lee C
Naxos, Greece
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My title says it all but for my problem whenever I go to Chin Chin --- what do I not order ! If you enjoy being in a wait situation go anytime. If you don't ,go at say 3:30pm and this covers your lunch and dinner !

Thank Lunchisbest
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162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a good reason why you sometimes have to wait upto a couple of hours to get into Chin Chin - it is just so very, very good. One strategy is to go for lunch. Less of a wait. The vibe, the staff, the drinks and mostly the food, yes the food, just shouts of Melbourne eating at it's... More 

Thank BeHappyM8
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was terrible. Noisy to an extent that it interferes with the food. Lunch on Saturday was a thirty minutes wait, which I don't mind if the food delivers. This didn't.Awful calamari. Served with a ubiquitous sauce. Thai Dim Sum (shocking) Green Papaya Salad (under par) Duck Red Curry. (Lukewarm) This is overhyped,overpriced and a celebrity chef foible. Was... More 

Thank Jon C
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was rocking even though we arrived early before 5pm. We had the kingfish sashimi, barramundi pork and Apple salad, goat curry, beef short ribs. Always delicious and yum with great service. If anything our waiter was too attentive and my partner kept getting interrupted trying to read the menu and decide. Otherwise a yum meal. Noisy though and... More 

Thank Littlebirdy73
Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in late on a Sunday to try the famous Chin Chin and we weren't disappointed! We sat downstairs as upstairs was full which was no problem - I actually liked that we were in a corner and could snuggle!! We did both to food on ourselves, but I think that was more to do with the alcohol consumed... More 

Thank Marriedtheenglish_80
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located conveniently in the Heart of Melbourne this excellent restaurant provides delicious menu choices with great service. Either lunch or dinner this is a fantastic place to eat and relax. Chin Chin is always busy and the reason is because it is a great place to dine.

Thank davidcW2630RZ
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been to this restaurant several times now, and find the food to be very good. The entrees are magnificent, but the mains are not as as awe inspiring. I do recommend that if one eats here, one should pick from the card rather than the Banquet. Some examples are: The Green curry, very green (unusually) but not very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
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.