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Red Emperor Chinese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 4170
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting the Red Emperor again recently, we were quite disappointed. There were several reasons why we found the service unsatisfactory. But our menu choices were not the best, and a second waiter helped us to understand that Chinese food needs to go from light to heavy and we went straight to heavy. Maybe this tip will help others in choosing... More 

Thank 145Carol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is fantastic, defs try the Peking duck $16 beautiful. The service is slow but it was on a Saturday night. Prices are high but it's worth the quality.

Thank Cameron M
Traralgon, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quality of food was very good, wait staff are eager to get you in an out. If you like your glass to full at all times this is the place, but wait for the bill. Shouldn't complain as the the quality of food was good and would book again

Thank mark d
Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a party of 4, we all took a 6-course banquet for 55 AUD. Nicely presented, plenty of food. Friendly waiters. Price quality at this location in South Bank is very good.

Thank gvodbos
Bacchus Marsh Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked on a quiet Monday night and Alex offered us a table outside which we gladly accepted. Whilst looking at the menu we had a glass of Yarrabank Cuvee' which was served nice and cold and was enjoyable. We started of with a plate each of dim sum, followed by a San Choi Bow each and then shared an... More 

Thank Noddy47
Woodend, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been many times mostly before a show at the Arts Centre. Food is great service is great and they always look after us when we need to be finished at certain time. Friendly staff and attentive would highly recommend.

Thank Vicki-Anne J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had yum cha - it was very good, and included a few selections that were new to me. Service impeccable; nice view across the river. Hard to fault.

Thank PeterFrance
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our last night in Melbourne and we have just found this restaurant. Very impressed with this place. Any time we are in Melbourne we will definitely be frequenting this place. Not the cheapest but we have paid alot more for alot worse meals. The waiters were very attentive and it felt like a restaurant rather than the cafe feel most... More 

Thank alexoz123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Beautiful gluten free options, nothing is too much trouble. Fabulous service. Great wine list, clean and bright. Easy to walk to from Melbourne CBD. Family friendly.

Thank Carolyn H
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

The view is pretty good. Food is nice . Chicken feet is very yummy. However, it is a bit expensive . They charged $5 pp for the tea and they took it away for the most the time.

Thank Joy66666

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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 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9699 4170

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?