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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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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a buzzy little place that does an excellent yum cha. Of course there are lots of variations of tea but that's not my bag. A light beer is an excellent companion to the meal. Whilst busy, you can have a good conversation. My favorites are the ginger press and salted calamari , but there is something for everyone.

Thank John M
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Shop all along Chapel Street or at Prahran Market and take a break here. This Branch feels more well organised than the City one we frequent because the staff here are extremely attentive and friendly even though it is often packed to the rafters in here. A westernised menu will see a hybrid crowd of Asian and western diners with... More 

Thank Chris B
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We loved our visit here first time round- so much so, we ended up returning only a week later to have a second attempt at the menu! There is a gentle, calm atmosphere to this busy little place, and the informal setting makes for a great place for catching up with friends. The price certainly won't break the bank either.... More 

Thank Chris M
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

It is not cheap at an average of $8 per dim sum serve. But it is a fair price to pay to be “trendy”. All their dim sum’s are well prepared to standard and they do have unorthodox products such as kale (in a Chinese restaurant?!) or deep-fried octopus (not calamari). The rice paper prawn roll with sesame is excellent.... More 

Thank Chee Wing W
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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95 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, 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.
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