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Hutong Dumpling Bar

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14 -16 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 8128
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I met a friend here for lunch when I was visiting Melbourne, he works in the CBD nearby and comes here regularly. If you want to come at any kind of peak time you'd best make a booking! Even though there are 3 (maybe more?) floors they were all pretty full when we arrived. Despite the place being busy, my... More 

Thank EmersonSRD
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for dumplings after reading about the place in Jetstar mag. We were NOT disappointed 😊 not Cantonese style..more Shanghai. ..

Thank Jenifa D
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are a couple who are looking forward to visit this place which supposedly serves the best dumpling in town. As our hotel is just a stone's throw away, we were dressed casually in shorts and tees. Before we get to approach the staff at the door for a table, we were already given a look of disdain. Next we... More 

Thank singaporeslackcat79
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Rated for its dumplings, you won't be disappointed. These were truly terrific. I don't think you could pick one you didn't like. Top of my list, the Xiao Long Bao and the spicy Wontons. We progressed to mains after several dumpling tastings. Equally good mains. Not too spicy but on par with the ratings in the menu - some places... More 

Thank Nigel L
Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Checked out this place for lunch on a Monday and was really glad we didn't have to wait (had read reviews that there was a long line at times!). We were taken up several flights of stairs to a very spacious table for the 6 of us. We shared several plates of dumplings and a few other dishes. The Shao-long... More 

Thank Michelle B
Sydney, Australia
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Sydney and visited Melbourne with my partner for a mix of work and pleasure. We love good food and I told someone at work that we had a booking at the chef hat restaurant in Market Lane and they recommended the dumpling bar across from it. On the Saturday we had no plans for lunch before seeing... More 

Thank Peter D
Penzance, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic Sunday lunch in this busy dumpling bar.Helpful owners found us a table and the dumplings were fresh and tasty and reasonably priced

Thank Andy M
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224 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great lunch including many versions of steamed dumplings which were delicious. Staff were helpful and the food was quick although we were rushed a bit as the kitchen was closing at 2.45pm. Chinese tea was a bit tasteless which was a shame. Very basic little retaurant but we were lucky enough to sit in the front window was... More 

Thank holidayitisAustralia
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hutong is always consistent. Prompt service, reasonable prices, but very popular so booking is a good idea. Order a spread of delicious dumplings, and include an order of pan-fried dumplings. They take a bit longer to prepare and will hit the table just as you finish the rest and will be ready for more.

Thank MichaeltheWriter
Melbourne, Australia
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283 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a busy night during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, many restaurants were full, but Hutong had space, albeit very squashed. It was OK, we shared with strangers, but they were nice people. Great dumplings, great beans with minced pork and chilli, a nice chicken dish also. A nice beer and some jasmine tea. I prefer the sister restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 -16 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 8128

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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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