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“Food just OK but terrible service”
Review of Shark Fin Inn

Shark Fin Inn
Ranked #374 of 4,029 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $0 - $28
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Food just OK but terrible service”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We had a chinese exchange student with us and wanted to show him China town. Have been to the Shark Finn before but was surprised at how much they were taking for granted their reputation. We had really poor service, the waiter was really inattentive bordering on rude, the food service was really slow, and they almost chucked the bill at us at the end. The food itself was very average and and not worth the wait. Our Chinese student rated the food as average at best. Mainly leaving the is review in the hope they can get it back on track.

  • Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Caloundra, Australia
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Good yum cha but not outstanding”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Good but not much different from a lot of others. Service was good as was the atmosphere. Will try elsewhere.

  • Visited July 2013
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125 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Popular spot”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Not for me though can't say I'm a fan of the yum cha stuff. Give not the amount of people there it must have something going for it . Not going back

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Dboyo
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Melbourne, Australia
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102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best value Chinese going around”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We keep going back here, year after year. The food is excellent and the service great. Waiters will gladly recommend "whats good" and you will get a great meal.

Visited May 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not Bad :)”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have a group of 8A and 4C. Went for dinner. The manager seemed to be a little impatient and was asking us about our budget for each pax. I thought that didn't sound nice, as if we couldn't afford. But i shrugged it off, perhaps that's the culture.
We didn't order their set dinner but decided on Ala Carte. Ordered about 6 dishes. Food came quick. Not bad for speed.
Taste wise, i found it acceptable as i was hungry! My in laws found it a tad too salty. My 5 yo loved the corn soup and had 2 helpings of it! (which was rare!)
Overall, not bad. Paid about AUD240. Not bad a price. If the staff had been a tad more patient and friendlier, it would be 5 stars.

  • Visited June 2013
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