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Red Emperor Chinese Restaurant

#105 of 3,336 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southbank
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3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 4170
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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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good service, but very expensive. Lots of MSG to give the great taste of food. I had dry mouth for a day.

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Thank destinyhk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for lunch on a weekday and opted for yum cha. They did not have trolleys but brought options to the table for consideration. Staff were very pleasnat and it worked well. Good food and good variety

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Thank Richar64
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cozy, relaxed atmosphere and fast and friendly service. Manager Raymond greeted us with a big smile. Staff were attentive and efficient. Food was great.

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Thank AudyY
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for a catch up with some old friends at previous job. We greeted by a friendly waitress to be seated but after that some of the waiters were serving us and spoke in their own language. With ordered like 7 different of food to be shared among 16 of us. The portions were quite small and the... More 

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Thank Wilson H
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 7 pm , enjoyed San Chou bow, Peking Duck and Kung po prawns accompanied with steamed rice. All food choice were excellent and enough for the three of us for dinner, I noticed in particular how attentive the customer service was , all up an excellent evening spent with friends and we said we should come here once... More 

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Thank Danielle B
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an average restaurant - the food is acceptable but not great by any means. We had an authentic Melbourne yum cha experience in that the food came on trolleys and the staff were indifferent at best, and sometimes quite rude. We managed to get a table on Sunday without a booking, which was great but most food was... More 

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Thank MelbsinLondon
Montrose, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chinese restaurant, outside Chinatown, which was very clean and pleasant. Service was quick and efficient. Food tasty - large meat dishes and small rice portions.

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Thank mytripUK
Sydney, Australia
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1,361 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped into the Red Emperor for yum Cha . The food was okay but nothing to rave about. However we did find the service to be excellent. We have dined at Red Emperor numerous times as we particularly like the dumplings. Maybe we were a little late as they were cleaning up around us which was basically annoying .... More 

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Thank Ellemay
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Out for a very special occassion. Greeted by not friendly staff, even the Maitre D was a grump, no smiles with service at this place & no one was glad they had a job, staff forgetful. Great venue, food not upto standard for a classy restaurant! Peking duck, lovely dish, but boy, how much sauce do you need! Dumplings just... More 

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Thank emelias237
Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunday Yum Cha can be a bit of a gamble in Melbourne with so many restaurants to choose from. We visited the Sunday art and craft market for our get together with friends. Afterwards, since we knew we wanted to have lunch AND a long social catch-up, we decided on Red Emperor. No waiting, excellent, courteous service and helpful staff.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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?