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5 Ferguson St, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
(03) 9397 2579
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Beautiful fresh food and wonderful service. Nothing is too much trouble. We live interstate and try to go to Lion Dance whenever we are in Melbourne. Definitely worth trying if you haven't already.

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Thank Hellsbells1965
Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

unscheduled work lunch - friendly customer service, turn around time for orders was quick and quality/portions are great. ordered the special large fried rice ($11), sweet & sour pork ($19) and chilli beef ($19). Unable to finish all three plates between the two of us and they were happy to let us take the rest away (it was not busy... More 

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Thank Bluebubblez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

My Partner and I go to Lion Dance regularly and just love it. The service is friendly and the food is amazing. Frank the owner is always friendly and has a wonderful sense of humour. Great Food, Friendly Service and plenty of laughs make for a fabulous night out. Petra

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Thank Petra H
Barooga, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Wonderful selection of very tasty food delivered by attentive staff. Lovely and clean and nothing was too much trouble for them, including ice and water at regular intervals. It was very busy but we were all made to feel important and we were not rushed.

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Thank Cuzzza
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

The night was made more special by the local community performing a Lion Dance at the restaurant to welcome the New Year. A very propitious evening prior to our daughter's wedding the next day.

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Thank Ross W
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Lion Dance has been in Williamstown for decades and is always teeming with customers. Very friendly. Very clean and the best fried rice with plum sauce that I have ever tasted! Recommended by a trusted friend and I couldnt agree more. Yum.

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Thank Debbi D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

The food was fresh but unfortunately it had a very Australian take on Chinese food. Nice but nothing special.

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Thank Bettina E
Williamstown, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Was in Willy and thought I would visit the Lion dance as it was around when I was a kid. To be honest the food and decor was the same it was 35 years ago . So if you are looking for that Chinese food that was standard with RSL clubs back in the day you are at the right... More 

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Thank Ulroo
Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Came here last week for a family birthday and we all had a ball! The food was tasty, but it's really the entertainment that makes the night. The owner comes around with little party tricks which are very funny. They could probably pick some new music - we were on a rotation of a CD of Christmas songs followed by... More 

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Thank mcs501
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This Chinese restaurant is legendary within Williamstown. Food is exceptional and service is great too. Frank the owner is always there to say hello and ensure you have a good time. Great place to celebrate a birthday with a banquet

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Thank Peter B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Ferguson St, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: (03) 9397 2579

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?