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“fab place - be prepared to wait or get your name down early”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chin Chin

Chin Chin
Ranked #30 of 4,058 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central Business District
london
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59 reviews
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“fab place - be prepared to wait or get your name down early”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

great place with fantastic buzz and food - go for the "feed me" option and you won't be disappointed !. the anticipation of what dish coming next added to the experience
only downside was understanding the no booking policy which means if you don't know how it works in terms of getting name down on the list at 5pm then it could be a long wait for 2hrs+

Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
York
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Chin Chin - Yum Yum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

Went cos nearby Mexican - Mamasita - had decided to close for Christmas.
Not sure it was a good decision by Mamasita as Chin Chin was crammed and when we left there was a queue.
Welcome was superb and service from a son of a scouser was 100%.
Four of us shared four mains. A whole snapper with a spice and pineapple sauce, tofu and soft shell crab meals were all delicious. Spice and coconut flavours everywhere. Best meal so far in 3 weeks in Aus and also for Brits great value.
Added bonus was the Pike's Pilsner - selected after many hours of research as my favourite Aus beer.
If in CBD Melbourne - go - but you may have to queue. No bookings unless there are 8+ of you.

  • Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Hot!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Great vibe, lots of chilli, awesome night!

Worth the wait - get a drink from downstairs and it's really not that bad.

Will be back!

Visited August 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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“Great pan-Asian food, very noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Great food, really creative and interesting menu which covers a lot of geographic ground. Very helpful with gluten allergies. We took a seat at the counter to avoid the 1.5 hour wait for a table (only 45 minute wait to sit at the counter). We were just above the dishwasher and the associated steam and smells, so I wouldn't recommend that. Wait for a table!

  • Visited November 2013
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“Very good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

I dined with my wife, got a table at 11.45am, no wait but was quickly full, waiters were very good, food came quickly and was delish. Noise level was quite high for my old ears, but still a good experience. Cheers

Visited December 2013
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