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Shanghai Dynasty

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206 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 7770
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11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 17:30 - 23:00
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California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Went there for lunch/dim-sum. Unsure what to expect but it was easy to find however, the inside of this restaurant is positively palatial. Food service was efficient, the food sumptions, the prices are moderate with the overall experience top notch!

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Thank Martin W
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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190 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Many of the staff here have trouble with basic English so the service is rather patchy as a result. The Yum Cha offers plenty of options, we came in with only an hour to go and with only about 40 people in the restaurant, so there wasn't much on the trolleys. This was a good thing from the perspective that... More 

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Thank eggie168
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We went as a group of ten on a Saturday. Booked for the 11:30 sitting. Like most Chinese places, the service could improve, but that just seems to be the standard. Loved the food though. So many options, everything we could have asked for, all very yummy. Plenty of dishes came round more than once, our table was constantly full... More 

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Thank Isabella G
Melbourne, Australia
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613 reviews
453 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Ok, so, the yum cha overall, compared to places like Shark Fin Inn and Secret Kitchen would rate around 2/5. $29.80 per person all you can eat for lunch. 3/5 Service, agreed with most is somewhat terrible but the old man boss was nice. 3/5 Overall: 2.7/5

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Thank LC888
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is the third time we've been and we've noticed the owner and the staff change. The service is terrible and the staff hardly speaks much English. If you are Asian and speaks mandarin then it's easy to communicate, otherwise expect a bit of a language barrier. Food wise is more expensive than average but the taste and presentation is... More 

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Thank Piggy P
Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered stir fried chicken with steamed rice but instead we were served deep fried battered chicken without either sauce or vegetables, just a plate of battered deep fried chicken on its own, may as well have ordered Kentucky Fried Chicken!!! Wine selection was poor (choice of 2) and when we ordered our chardonnay they didn't have our selection!!! Wine... More 

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Thank DebDesbet
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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218 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Some dishes were excellent, some a bit average. Service was reliable, but a little slow and one of the waitresses needs to brush up on her English as she struggled to tell us what all the dishes were. I liked the traditional golden opulence of the place. You pay per person so make sure you go hungry.

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Thank Grumpy_academic
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This restaurant pulls out all the stops at being opulent and glitzy with its sprawling layout of marble floors, gold leaf, French clocks and ornate furnishings. However, its yum cha service and range of food is only of average standard. Not many staff are able to converse in English so it's most useful to come here with a Cantonese speaker.... More 

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Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Waitresses could not understand English or Cantonese. Food was removed before we had even touched it. The quality of the food and yum cha dishes were well below standard compared to other times we have been there which was many months ago Service was appalling . Do not waste your time of money by visiting this restaurant . We will... More 

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1 Thank NurseyMelbourne
County Tyrone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Really good solo lunch. Had the crab bao and beef dumplings.(crab bao was the winner) Service excellent. Will be back again for lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 7770

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