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Shark Fin Inn

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50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9662 2681
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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of eight really tucked in, grinning :-) $25 per head, we thought was very good value, so we paid little attention to outdated surroundings.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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank PerthBob123
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We needed a quick meal before attending a show and the Shark Fin Inn did just that in record time. We shared 2 entrees and 3 main courses in just on 40 minutes with friendly efficient service. All meals were of very high Chinese food quality at reasonable prices. The fact that most of the clientele were Asian was a... More 

Thank PhilDevonport
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good restaurant, very attentive staff and good food. They have take away option which sometimes comes in handy.

Thank AmeliaCol50
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a meal before our son's speech night at the town hall. We had duck with Chinese mushrooms and chilli fish. Both dishes had excellent flavours with more than ample servings. At $67 for two no wine just Chinese tea reasonably priced.

Thank RMYardley
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Asian food. Food so flavourful with lists of variety! Staff very helpful. Recommend to everyone who loves Asians food. Well cooked

Thank Bob M
Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was great and that is it. Nothing great and overpriced. So disappointed as we made an effort to find this place. Would not recommend and won't be back.

Thank JenJenRubes
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Tried several chinese restaurants in Little Burke Street, this rates one of the best for excellent food and value. Black Bean is to die for and the stuffed crab claw the best I've ever had.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

I thought the Peking Duck dish was teenie bit sweet (due to possibly the sweet pickles and sauce), but otherwise, it was our sweet reunion with Chinese good, after not having it for a few days before. The clay pot eggplant went really well with the steamed rice, so was the fried sliced beef and pork ribs. The service was... More 

1 Thank PiggySue2014

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (03) 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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