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Chinta Ria Soul

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$$ - $$$
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94 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9525 4664
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this restaurant. Food is always fantastic. Restaurant can be a little squashy, but the service is fantastic and great location.

Thank Donna A
Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here for a late dinner after a show ( approx 9pm ) so we were reasonably hungry. Tucked into some entrees then some very tasty mains - can thoroughly recommend the Chicken Curry accompanied with Roti Bread - yum ! Service was friendly and quick. Will come back to try some more dishes from their menu.

Thank Jane D
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Our entrees were a little greasy anf the mains didn't seem as nice as I remembered. It has been over a year since I was last here. Service was very good and drinks arrived quickly and water when we were seated.

Thank 36BobG
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Walking down Acland Street, St Kilda late on a Saturday night, yet we had plenty of choices for dinner. Decided on Chinta Ria and we weren't disappointed. We ordered gado gado, vegetable curry with roti and for the meat eater, nasi lemak. The highlight was definitely the gado gado with its spicy peanut sauce. Then came the surprising dessert! Pandan... More 

Thank Neets0705
Gold Coast, Australia
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this restaurant and if you like Malaysian cuisine and are in St Kilda you must go. Tonight I had the Butter Pepper Beef and Nasi Goreng, old favourites and always superb. If you want to indulge, go with the King Toh Beef. It is exquisite though as it is strips of beef dredged in flour and deep... More 

Thank jimmyhendriks
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112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

I grew up in St Kilda & Chinta Ria has been the "go to" in this area for incredible, authentic Malaysian. I recommended this to a client for a quick lunch and left SO disappointed. The lunch special menu looked OK (a great price at $13.50 including a house wine) but what we got was awful. His chicken was not... More 

1 Thank Rennie F
Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We were at the restaurant for a quick pre-theatre meal, as were many others present. Service is swift and friendly and it appears best to book beforehand, which we did. Food includes many old favourites, which are competently executed, as well as daily specials. On the day we had the special crispy duck as one of our choices and it... More 

Thank 857david64
Beaumaris, Australia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The food is tasty, the service is fast and the prices are "real". Recommend the soft shell crab salad, the beef rendang (ordered every time we go there) and the coconut pancakes. The place has a busy, buzzy feel to it and now that they take bookings - even better!

Thank Michelle J
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Chinta Ria Soul has been one of favourite restaurants in St Kilda for a long as I can remember. The laksas are simply brilliant (in fact we know people who travel from Mornington to eat laksa here!); the prawns in curry leaves are to die for; and our "must haves" - gado gado, roti curry and roti with peanut sauce... More 

Thank Kanga-roo11
Kangaroo Island
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131 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

An interesting menu which can lead to either a splurge or be quite reasonable. The flavours were more subtle than in your face and I was tempted to ask for a bit of chilli but didn't like to insult the chef! Service good although ambience a bit noisy. Like to go back and explore the menu a bit before making... More 

Thank Derdod

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9525 4664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?