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“Very recommended, one of must-try restaurants in Melbourne”
Review of China Bar Signature - CLOSED

China Bar Signature
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Description: China Bar Signature (CBS) is modern, fun, and full of surprises. The architecture and design is contemporary with a touch of oriental. With over 150 mouth watering dishes ranging from a selection of fresh seafood, Dim Sum, Peking Duck, made-to-order stir fried noodles, traditional beef, chicken and lamb curries, as well as scrumptious cakes and pastries to end a wonderful meal, all your cravings will definitely be fulfilled. In addition to the dishes available at Burwood, seasonal menu are also available - *A whole Western Grill department, Hot Pot, fresh Soufflé, Chocolate Fondue, Bamboo Rice, Roast Suckling Pigs, Goose Pate Sushi, Chawanmushi and much more.
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We had lunch in China Bar Signature last week. We didn't make any reservation, but the lady we met in the reception was very friendly and gave us a table.
The restaurant was about 80% full and quite busy. The atmosphere was as good as it should. It's not like typical chinese restaurant: full of tables and difficult to move around. In China Bar, it felt like you were in a fine dining restaurant.
We were pleased with the variety of the food. The soup was superb. We had crab soup and herbal soup. They tasted original and yummy!
Dimsums were exquisite! Chicken legs, meat balls, pork ribs, hakau, they all tasted very good.
Main menus were pork ribs, mussels, fried rice, noodles, etc etc.
The pork ribs were a bit sweeter than we expected, but we still loved it!
With the price we paid ($29), this lunch was surely one of the best value we got in Melbourne.
For comparison, one portion of lunch in all other Melbourne restaurants costs minimal $10.
We didn't even have enough place for desserts. We just tried some cakes, could even touch the chocolate fountain because we were so full!

Best Value in Melbourne for sure. Best taste? Probable not, but still, we give 9.5 of 10 for overall rating.

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Thank OneXaverio
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Don't even waste your time on this one! If you want real Chinese food head down to China town in little Bourke St. Most of the food is either to sweet or too salty.

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Thank Poppy J
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The restaurant was crowded with Chinese Australians so came highly commended! As many visits to each of the serveries as you wanted, it was easy to eat as much as you wanted - as it says on the tin! The food was excellent from the fish courses to the meat courses and the desserts were exquisite. If this was too much there was a wide selection of fresh and dried fruit and to be followed by green tea. We were on soft drinks only for the evening but they were expensive for what they were.

Thank bookman_12
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Dined here last night, everything was very average. Sushi was poor, the noodles had absolutely no taste. The men had grilled meat which was above average. One member of our group was told not to eat anymore because he had to much. The desserts looked beautiful but the taste was no match. Very disappointing. We won't be going back. And we were asked to leave at 10.00pm and the lights were turned off on us.....very rude!!!

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Thank akblossom
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is an interesting restaurant in that, its a not the traditional all you can eat china town restaurant, its the classy cousin. There are several stations in the restaurant which has a one hour all you can eat special for 21 dollars. There was a noodle station with chef, sashimi, Dimsum, Chinese buffet and a fridge full of desserts. The meal was nice not authentic Chinatown treats but very tasty and worth the cheap cost.

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Thank tsvarakadenga
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