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177-183 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 96633316
7:00 am - 7:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 am
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quickly seated on a quiet Sunday. Waited and waited for a glass of water to begin with. Had menus at time of being seated and had decided on drinks and meals. Very very difficult to get attention of staff to take our order. After 20 mins of waiting and still no glass of water we got up and left and... More 

Thank Lyn W
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for early dinner, so not too busy. Menu looked OK but, got seated and forgotten. Got bored and left after ten minutes.

Thank John W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with some friends on a Friday night. The food was really good! The lamb souvlaki is delicious. Unfortunately, the staff is terrible. We had to wait to order and after finishing eating they kept pushing us to order dessert of coffee (the restaurant wasn't busy). Good to take away.

Thank Amanda A
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146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was taken here by a work colleague on a visit from Sydney to Melbourne this week. I was told this 24/7 restaurant is a Melbourne institution and it was not hard to see why there were queues. The food was excellent, as was the service. Fresh chicken and lamb souvlaki was as good as it gets. Huge servings and... More 

Thank moorandmoor
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When in Melbourne I like to try to odd new restaurant out & I think we found a little gem here. Open 24hr (but closes at 5AM) - sounds Greek to me. On recommendation we tried this place & were not disappointed ordering lamb souvlaki, chips, calamari & bottle of Red (also BYO). **Ask for the burnt crunchie bits from... More 

Thank ceowarren
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We'd been given a Stalactites gift voucher for $50, as a thank you. It was interesting trying to get a meal for that amount! Both of us chose the mixed souvlaki, with lamb and chicken ( $14) and found the goodies in the pita bread really delicious. We also shared a bowl of really good chips ($6.50) and drank a... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A cosy 24 hour Greek joint located in Lonsdale by the corner. Simple design with sit down or counter take away service. Service is pretty good, attentive & quick. Restaurant itself is clean & organised. The meats weren't ready as we walked in early so we decided to have some starters with our beers. The saganaki was decent but wished... More 

Thank poopshooter
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb lamb souvlaki, cooked perfectly. A bit busy even after 11pm, but that just shows how good it is. Easy corner location. Waiters are on top of all guests, always looking around ready to make eye contact.

Thank pin0y_traveller
Newcastle, Australia
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164 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here and it was busy and the staff were very friendly. We had the lamb souvlakis and they were nice but quite fatty. When I opened mine up to get the fatty bits out it was hard to roll back up and was so messy I just picked at it after that. We came specifically for the... More 

Thank Tracey H
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered via über-eats and it was fantastic. Food was amazing, chicken was flavourful and tender. Definitely recommend it

Thank Claire L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 am
7:00 am - 7:00 am
7:00 am - 7:00 am
7:00 am - 7:00 am
7:00 am - 7:00 am
7:00 am - 7:00 am
7:00 am - 7:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 177-183 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 96633316

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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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