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AY Oriental Tea House

Certificate of Excellence
Chapel Street
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455 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
(03) 9824 0128
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay we were a party of sixteen and patient at that lol Really slow service, had to ask twice for drinks menu - they couldn't find a spare one - great dumplings Peking duck Rolls, calamari but some of our ordered dishes didn't come and we had to follow up. I would recommend maybe a couples visit but not a... More 

Thank Walls1198
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was incredibly slow in every aspect, booking, getting seated, providing menu and then bringing food and drink. Had to find then follow up staff multiple times. Although they restaurant was busy, the staff didn't look busy but as they weren't checking tables it was hard to get their attention. Food and beverage quality very good, though one dish was... More 

Thank Andology
Chengdu, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Walking in to the restaurant, a small table of tea greets you. Sampling some of the house teas is a great way to walk inside this Asian fusion restaurant. The dishes are great for sharing. The menu is not as authentic as you would expect, but the flavors are nice. The upstairs cocktail bar was a nice treat as you... More 

Thank Curtis B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a terrific Tursday night family and friends dinner destination. Evening yum cha with soooo many delicious things. $30 a head. Excellent - also some of the nicest staff we have experienced.

Thank Kidcity009
Melbourne, Australia
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279 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Very crowded establishment and parking is not too easy to find, but the food is very good. Yum Cha is fairly dear. I took a group out for the night and everyone was happy with the quality of food and service.

Thank sifugarry
Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Have visited multiple times and it never disappoints. They're yum cha is outstanding and teas out front a beautiful addition to browse through as you enter or leave, sample or have with your meal.

Thank ooElektraoo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

All the dishes we ordered were of a good standard, the decor was typical trendy South Yarra, wine list was adequate, the staff were friendly but they forgot to bring out the last two dishes. Al least they were apologetic.

Thank iGuySimpson
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The staff and the surroundings were very pleasant but the food we ate was average. We were a table of four and we ordered Dim Sum to share. The food that arrived was of average taste and quality, however it was quick to come to the table. The main courses were also average. The shredded beef was tasty but very... More 

Thank Evelynne G
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Went there for the first time last week, and was so impressed, went back again a week later. Could not recommend this place highly enough. Their menu is a real twist on the normal dumplings, with some other amazing dishes available. The food was sensational, but what set it apart on both visits was the waitress we had. If more... More 

Thank John F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of our hotel. We had a short wait for a table, which we spent across the road in a pub, and were treated to an amazing parade of dim sum as part of their Tuesday Night Special. More food than four of us could eat came to our table, so we had to pick... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chapel Street
  • Neighborhood: Chapel Street
  • Phone Number: (03) 9824 0128

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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 Chapel Street

Neighborhood Profile
Chapel Street
Seek and ye shall find! Prahran is a treasure hunter’s paradise of vintage stores, upscale boutiques and emporiums. Chapel Street is a one-stop shop with specialty stores selling just about everything. The famous Chapel Street Bazaar has so many curious and vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor cater to high-end designer labels and exclusive boutiques. The community flocks to Prahran’s organic markets as a Saturday ritual, while art and film students leaf through vinyl LPs on Greville Street. The gay community also has a strong presence here. Prahran’s heritage buildings like the Reads Emporium and Prahan arcade offer a grand sense of scale and history. No matter your interest, come feel the pulse of one of Melbourne’s most loved precincts.