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Chinta Ria Soul

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Asian, Malaysian
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94 Acland Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 9525 4664
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, wide choice, great service,

Dined with friends. Really good and hearty Malaysian food, very reasonably priced. Busy restaurant, humming.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
RiaD1
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dined with friends. Really good and hearty Malaysian food, very reasonably priced. Busy restaurant, humming.

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Thank RiaD1
Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch at St Kilda without reading any reviews, the place just looked interesting. So glad we stopped. Lunch was great. Having spent some time in Malaysia we thought why not and it certainly did not disappoint. We both had Roti with a Lamb and Veg Curry. Cannot fault it. Our hostess was lovely. Highly recommended.

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Thank Vince_Chris
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time dining here and the Malaysian cuisine was fresh and delicious. I especially liked the range of desserts. The pandan crepe was divine! Location is perfect in the centre of entertainment, cafes, restaurants and St Kilda Beach. Hope to return soon.

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Thank MUNCHKINS2014
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was honest and packed with flavour. Price was reasonable. Shared 6 dishes 4 of them were very good- the other two were still fine - just not memorable - having said that - nothing to complain about - and would consider going back again

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Thank Marita L
Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Busy little resurant. Staff were lovely. 1 meal was alot slower coming out but it eventually came. The flavours were beautiful. I would go again. Cheap as chips. Great for a sensibly priced feed when you really don't want to spend to much.

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Thank macsdevo
Sydney, Australia
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159 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had NYE dinner here and it was fantasitc. Not like a lot of the rip off places around charging over $100 for a set menu. Here you could order off the menu, the food is amazing, and another great bonus is that it's BYO. Gotta luv that!! Can't wat to go back next time we're in St Kilda!!

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Thank Sally S
Wiesbaden, Germany
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

After a day at Luna Park there are many restaurants to choose from along Acland street. We chose Chinta Ria and we're glad that we did. The flavors were great and all of us enjoyed our meals. Even our very particular 11 year old. Service as also very nice.

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Thank wendyg244
Sydney, Australia
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206 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This place used to be kinda special.......no longer. The duck pancakes were average at best... Spring rolls were ordinary..... Satay chicken was just ok..... Chicken nuggets.....well, KFC do them better.... Naan bread was oily and the satay sauce tasted like it came from a supermarket.... The chicken and beef mains were only tasty relative to every other dish but still... More 

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Thank AdamK_11
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

was in St Kilda for lunch, and found this great place. Menu choice was simple, and food very nice. would highly recommend

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Thank jkmead
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

A chic hotel with great food.lovely service complimented by fine wines and bohemian atmosphere. This list is broad enough to excite the palate and there are wonderful exotic smells from the kitchen. We had lunch and went back for dinner the next day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94 Acland Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: (03) 9525 4664

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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