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Shanghai Street

342 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9078 8068
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“dumplings” (252 reviews)
“xiao long bao” (31 reviews)
“soup” (38 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
342 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hadn’t been here before - saw the queue outside as a sign it must be good. Queued for 20 mins but wish we hadn’t. Seriously cant understand why everyone thought this place was so good. Service was terrible - we asked several times how long...More

Thank johnboy3bw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The long line outside triggered me. Menu in hand while waiting and super quick turn around at lunch. I had shrimp and pork dumplings and stir fried eggplant.. lovely although to much for me! International cards are charged more, bit ridiculous.

Thank Judith v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A long que at front gave a great hint of the flavour train you will experience inside. Tips : pay attention to chilli ratings that’s real and don’t be too brave. Chefs recommendations are great so go with it unless you know better. Prices are...More

Thank 639abbie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic dumpling place in Melbourne chinatown. The mini dumplings were particularly good, as were the Shanghai dumplings. Come early or be prepared to wait in line.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really surprised by the great food. We got there early so didn't have to wait long for a table but by the time we finished eating the line was out the front and around the corner.

Thank Eleanor H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would go back...for the Fried dumplings, any of the noodle dishes, the steamed vegetables, and the spicy stir fried pork. Not necessarily for the steamed dumplings, Or xiao long bao. Service is efficient and no-nonsense.

Thank Jinky L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fast and very tasty and affordable. We had homemade steamed Shanghai XiaoLongBao (crab n pork), yum. Great light meal

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We got some fried noodles and dumplings. Noodles were over cooked and tasteless. Dumplings are ok. Service not friendly at all,they make you feel you need to leave as soon as you chew the last bite,same with the girl at the till she was so...More

Thank alerivilla86
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The line to wait for a table was out the door and around the corner. You are given a menu and write out your order while you wait. Then once you are seated, your order is cooked. The idea is you eat quick and leave....More

Thank AtP74
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I love this place because it has so many delicious options, it is definetely worth it to try if you love food as much as me!

Thank _JamieeRobertss
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
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Mary H
24 October 2016|
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
As listed, just up Little Bourke from Elizabeth away from Emporium
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 342 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9078 8068
Traditional handmade Shanghai xiaolongbao and dumplings. Top 50 cheap eats in Melbourne from Goodfood Guide 2016.
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