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Shark Fin Inn

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50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 2681
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had Sunday Yum Cha, hadn't been for a long time and enjoyed the food. They have a large variety of items that come around and they'll accept orders for special items. We ordered the large prawn noodles, which were a little disappointing as they were cheap with the sauce - so they weren't the best I've had. The service could... More 

Thank Sandra G
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Chinatown in Melbourne we wanted a quick evening meal before going to the theatre. Decided to try Shark Fin Inn. I ordered the Shark Fin Bird nest, which had seafood, chicken and pork with vegetables served in a fried nest of noodles which was delicious. Service was extremely quick. Price very reasonable. Most meals are priced around twenty... More 

Thank Tanya H
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday afternoon Yum Cha with friends. Popular place, standard Yum Cha fair, plenty to choose from with efficient service. Good Sunday lunch option in Melbourne.

Thank Bruce J
Orange, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find, such a great fresh yum Cha selection we have not had in years, freshly made very tasty dumplings, great roast duck and the salt and pepper squid was so fresh and tasty. Great selection of dishes even the grandchildren were happy. Great friendly staff

Thank andreasm63
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

had a dinner here recently and the peking duck is great value $30 for half and you get 10 pancakes! cant beat that anywhere. service is typically Asian. if you speak chinese you get looked after, if you are white you struggle to get attention

Thank bevo77
Caloundra, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Well located in ChinaTown, Excellent menu, great food, large servings and professional staff with a reasonable wine list

Thank Cayels23
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Friday evening seven old friends. A night at the round table. The food arrives amazingly quickly. Spring rolls were given highest accolades. We also shared the bird's nest, fish fillets with veg, mongolian lamb, crispy fried pork spare ribs (became my favourite). Very good service. Waiter right on the ball with drinks and food. I didn't notice that they do... More 

Thank bilbybaggins
Southern Gold Coast
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Very reasonably priced, meal was lovely, service was great. Close to theatre precinct. Recommended. Convenient. And licensed.

Thank Dawn C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Fresh, wholesome dumplings, served hot. Our group of eight really tucked in, grinning :-) $25 per head, we thought was very good value, so we paid little attention to outdated surroundings. Our hosts were cheerful and welcoming. We'll be back soon.

Thank moyinOz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Stayed in a Hotel close to Little Bourke Street, as we usually do. Do our sightseeing, lunching etc during the day and keep our evening meal to be had a Shark Fin. It is open until 0130 am and is great to visit after the theatre. We had two meals there on this visit. The Crystal Prawns and the Sweet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 2681

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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 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.
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