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“Freshly Prepared Chinese Food”
Review of China Red

China Red
Ranked #260 of 4,395 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Food was well above average, with each dish tasting as though it was prepared with very fresh ingredients. Restaurant is semi-self serve. Customers choose dishes on a computer screen and each comes out as it's ready. Staff was efficient but not exceptionally personable. Establishment is not fancy. Overall, a very good meal.

Thank JLTP
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Met my friend here for lunch yesterday and was really impressed... yes the touch screen menu is awesome... but also the food was tasty and very reasonably priced. We didn't have to wait long for it to arrive and when we were finished, the bill was brought to us at the press of a button! Came back to work raving about it, so now taking colleagues there on Thursday!! Definitely recommend.

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Thank KazzaKK
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Chose this restaurant for lunch while in Melbourne for a conference. Fantastic food and service. Once ordered food came out really quickly and the touch screens were great as you could see what you were ordering. I had the wontons in spicy sauce and the eggplant - both fabulous flavour and really generous serves. I'll definitely return on my next trip to Melbourne.

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Thank Debbiebaileypt
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

In this restaurant you place your order yourself using touch screen, this is great for use because many times waiter messed up our order. Not really good if you have little kid that like to play with the screen.
Food is great, my favourites is their softshell crab and prawn & scallop in egg white.
The price is not cheap, but not overly expensive too.
Prepare to wait during meal times, their place is quite small. If you go with many people, better give them a call before.

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Thank s1as
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Hungry and lost (ish) after traveling down from Brisbane earlier that morning - we were dazzled and overwhelmed with the many restaurants we could choose from for a quick bite for lunch.

We happened upon this place and have been talking about it like country cousins ever since. The touch screen ordering was truly a novelty to us, but also the perfect way to order - change your mind - order - take your time without a pencil and pad hovering over you - order a drink - and generally have our entertainment taken care of whilst waiting the very short wait for our food (which is the most exotic dish, would you eat that?) and the fun continued for the very easily amused Qlders
The food came out timely and upon ordering a softy - I counted 37 seconds til I saw the waiter with our coke 0. Meal was indeed delish and perfect for travellers to keep up another 5 hours of sightseeing
Do yourselves a favour guys!

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Thank Zita R
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