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113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 6363
17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Mildura, Australia
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not for anyone who can't do stairs. A few levels up to a funky bar to have a few drinks before table ready, should book. Down a couple to tables that were very small. Tapas style ordering.. disappointed with the $35 duck and blackened fish.. both small and cold. Maybe kitchen is a few more stairwells away. Got snake beans... More 

Thank christine q
Level Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were out for a business dinner. Had one of the dining rooms for our work teams. Service - great, style explained, drinks order taken. Gluten free option for some readily available, didn't have to really ask for anything, it all arrived to meet our expectations. Food - Fantastic. Some scallops and wantons for entrée. Interesting menu, tasty food, just... More 

Thank Nigel L
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic ,funky and delicious. Started off with a cocktail upstairs first then went downstairs for dinner. Very attentive waiter,very helpful with our wine selection and very helpful with the menu choices. Brussel sprouts a must, forget the horror of eating them as kids, if only mum had cooked them this way. Soft shell crab and Beatle leaf duck very enjoyable... More 

Thank Rose B
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This centrally located restaurant has funky decor an extensive drink menu and food that is tapas with a difference. The staff were attentive and helpful and the dishes we ordered had terrific flavours and was just the right amount of food for two. We left feeling satisfied and will make repeat visits.

Thank SimKris
Melbourne, Australia
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143 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brief walk from Parliament station, you go upstairs and get the impression you're entering the kitchen. Interesting decor in a long narrowish room and wow what a menu. Our favourite was - Snake bean and golden sweet potato poached wonton with green pea puree and coriander foam! A taste extravaganza. Quite strong so have second to lighter option such... More 

Thank Caroline C
Sunbury, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night for a quick meal before going to the theatre. The pork belly and salad was probably the most delicious meal I have had for quite a while. The wait staff were the most friendly and attentive I have ever come across. They knew our tight timeline and looked after us. We loved it so much, we went... More 

Thank Karen3361
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't sure on this place - last minute booking (10 minutes notice) and we were in. The menu was not extensive and pretty much every dish sounded very appealing. Portion sizes was left to the waiting staff to recommend to the kitchen based upon the number of people at our table and any dietary requirements. They were spot on for.... More 

Thank borisnovak
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little place this is! Food is delicious and cocktails are fantastic, our waiter was very helpful with the menu and very friendly. We all had a great night

Thank Kazagodfrey
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent choice sharing menu from several cuisines. Good informative service.Good location. Close to Chinatown.

Thank TraveladdictLondon
Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I need to get out that that service was below par. The wait staff are more about themselves than their customers..... that out the way . The cocktails are really gorgeous with great presentation I had a Bennet and loved the drink and the dried slice of lime pegged to the glass, really classy. The menu had so many tempting... More 

Thank Jennifer s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 6363

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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