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Shark Fin Inn

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Chinatown
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50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 2681
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Bendigo, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Again a great meal. Had several serves, staff great, table was upstairs which we prefer, downstairs feels more cramped. Yes would go back overall cost was $72 for heaps of food, tea and a soft drink. We also knocked back a lot as we were full to the top. Walk ins occurred but I would book to ensure you get... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in off the street and got a table for 4. Wife, 2 young boys and myself. On first impression decor a little tired but authentic feel with plenty of locals (always a good sign). Instantly made feel welcome and had very attentive service through out our meal. Ordered 3 mains and rice for table and enjoyed the lot. Great... More 

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ladytrady
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a disappointment. Not much food brought around on trolleys, and most of it was tough or tasted a couple of days old. And too many things were greasy or deep fried. Waste of time and money, particularly knowing that there are so many other good places so close.

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Koroit, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two members of our party ordered a banquet. Generally the food was OK without being brilliant but the disappointment was the last two courses of fish and beef were served on the same plate. Looked like they were keen for us to get going so they could clean up. And the surcharge for paying by card is just rude. Won't... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good yum Cha in relaxed environment. The service is excellent and the food is tasty and delicious. Good flavours, light and not stodgy . Would come again

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Thank moozieman
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here last week great spring rolls excellent honey prawns and very good fillet steak in special sauce. Some of the best basic Chinese food I have had in a while. The service was very good the beers were cold and the food was great. We didn't order any thing fancy but every thing we got was great, you... More 

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Thank John J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten many Yum Cha here over the years and it remains one of the best. We generally stick to old faves such as prawn chives dumplings,calamari,Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce. When the trolly ladies know what type of dumpling you want they go out of their way for you. The more adventurous can have chicken feet or tripe.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here for dinner while visiting from Canberra and we were shown to a seat and not given menus. I had to go and ask for menus. I asked for a fork and this was forgotten about. Food was terrible. Lamb was so tough as was the calamari. The chicken was the thigh chicken and there was not much of... More 

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Koroit, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous food in a pleasant clean surround, with excellent helpful staff who are eager to please. Really top class

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to have dimsum for an early lunch at Sharksfin Inn,little Bourke St. Melbourne. We were early and there was a short queue but we managed to get a table. The dimsum they served were piping hot and delicious. We had the stuffed eggplant, har kow and siew mai and egg tart.. They were quite filling for the two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$28
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
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: +61 3 9662 2681

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
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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