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Chine on Paramount

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101 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9663 6556
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in for an early evening snack before the AFL match. We were treated to excellent steamed dumplings and sweet and sour pork with singapore noodles. Not enough really to stretch the kitchen but the quality of the dumplings was outstanding. Sufficiently so that we ordered a second round and were a little late for the match. Worth every... More 

Thank Seagull_Maestro
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were quick with our drink order but the wait staff then ignored us. Had to go and ask for someone to come and serve us Yum Cha as the only waitress on the floor kept bypassing us. The 4 items of food that we finally got were cold. Still ignored we decided to leave. Overpriced and ignored, will not return.

Thank Fiona R
Coburg, Australia
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose a cosy window table on a cold wintry day. Our first visit here and eager to try the dum sum lunch menu, The menu was divided into steamed and fried dishes and we choose 3 - 4 of each. The fried white bait was superb in a light batter, with the fried squid pieces in a spicy blend... More 

Thank PaulnGail B
Melbourne, Australia
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439 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The food here is probably the worst food I have ever had. The dim sum was tasteless with seafood that was not fresh.The scallops with egg whites were extremely salty & the mushrooms with greens were oily & thickened gluggy sauce I would not go back There must be a high degree of MSG in the food in general

Thank Evelynne G
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went here because it was close to our accommodation and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, very tasty. We had beef in black bean and it was very tender. The honey chicken was also excellent. Good service and reasonable prices. The only reason for not giving 5/5 was that we were under an aircon duct and also... More 

Thank Jan P
Orbost, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

While visiting Melbourne and staying at a Hotel close by, we happened upon this Chinese restaurant while walking by. We were able to walk in and be seated without any booking. Service for the night was excellent, food was excellent and pricing was good. We could not fault this restaurant and will go back again as well as tell others... More 

Thank ElzieE
Hobart, Australia
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111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is my favourite Chinese eatery in Melbourne, and I am at a loss to see so few reviews. You don't have to book and the service is prompt and efficient. I try to visit this restaurant whenever I'm in Melbourne. The food is of the highest quality and always fresh. For a few bucks you can fill up big... More 

Thank Blaz O
Melbourne, Australia
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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

As visitors to the city w chose this place because you couldn't get a seat without a booking anywhere else. It was about half full. The street presence belies the internal size, but the bar and service area right adjacent to the front door makes it cluttered and awkward with people entering and leaving. Service was brisk and business like... More 

Thank Anne B
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80 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We stopped in for lunch and had tempura prawns, fried rice, BBQ pork buns, and chicken satay. All were good, fresh, and delightful. Service was fast and good. Nice place for a quick lunch.

Thank FloridaMyrtle
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Great restaurant on Little Bourke St. Not always packed, but a popular spot for Theatre goers. The food is fantastic and watch the head waiter take your order without a pen and pad.....and he get's everything right. My only pet hate is the bright lights but not uncommon in the same neighbourhood. Highly recommended, especially for a group booking.

Thank suremist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (03) 9663 6556

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.