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Lau's Family Kitchen

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4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
8598 9880
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Prince and wanted a close by restaurant so came across this restaurant by chance. I would def return no matter where I was staying in Melbourne. It was truly a family run restaurant. They just want to please - we asked for a wine suggestion and it was perfect. The vegetarian won tons were to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We dropped in for an early dinner prior to a show. We were welcomed warmly and a table was found for us. The service was absolutely top class and our attendant was helpful, attentive and extremely helpful with suggestions. We started with a couple of entrees, scallops and calamari and they were both delicious. Main courses were just as good.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the consistency of this place.....a history of wonderful Chinese food in Melbourne by the Lau family and its Chinese food. Whatever you choose from the menu you are in for a treat and wont be disappointed. The 'go to' restaurant when you want to eat out as a local or as a place to take visitors. Do take note... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My travelling companion convinced me that we should go to Lau's. "Chinese in St Kilda?" I protested, "I can get Chinese anywhere!!" "I want to go somewhere hip, man!" But he persisted and so begrudgingly I followed him up the little side street to Lau's Family Kitchen...Wow was I happy I did! Forget any preconceived idea you may have about... More 

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Thank moggatu
St Kilda
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My regular for Chinese takeaway. Jason Lau is a great guy who understands customer service. Food is of high quality and is an icon destination for lower Acland Street

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Thank Steve P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fifth or sixth time here and still this joint rates! Lots of great service at hand always. Almost smothering. Easy going vibe too given the high quality of the Chinese food. Intriguing menu and wine list. Not vast, not precocious. The fare reads as simple and uncomplicated, however the flavors are complex and reminiscent of another very famous restaurant. Always... More 

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Albury, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allow yourself to be seduced by the waiter's knowledge and let them guide you through the entrees and mains, A bottle of the Yering Chardonnay helped the Whiting sing, the Dumplings melt and the Vinegar Pork mellow. We shared all these dishes and more. We were knocked out by the great food, wine and faultless service.

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ubud
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a quick after work meal, but the menu and great descriptions by the waiter enticed us to unwind and just go with his recommendatiins.. A steamed and a deep fried oyster with Pinot Grigio wine ( we both enjoyed a second glass) A fluffy crab omelette...so simple, so perfect. Duck with orange sauce... I was a little... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Asian cuisine a lovely restaurant with beautiful tasty dishes, well presented with fresh ingredients. The staff were friendly and we had quick service. Close to parking.

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Thank FrizzyFuzz
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Great service, very tasty perfectly balanced authentic flavours with superbly fresh ingredients. Must have the lemon Duck and the barramundi ........ well done Gilbert! Only negative would be to see some more innovation on the deserts; red bean, lychee etc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: 8598 9880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?