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Gong De Lin

L 3 264 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 7878
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“tofu” (4 reviews)
“vegan cuisine” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
L 3 264 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times now and I can never go past the lemon ‘chicken’. They have a wide range of mock meat, tofu and vegetable dishes. They also have vegetarian bun which is super tasty. Highly recommend for any lovers of vegetarian Asian...More

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Nice enough, not fantastic. Good value for money. Expected more vego variety. Ate banquet style with a large group which possibly hindered my meal choices. Pleasant staff.

Thank luxesurfstyle
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is a good option if you're seeking some a la carte veg*n Chinese dining options in the CBD; but be warned, the kitchen is shared with the eminently carnivorous Noodle Kingdom, which owns the restaurant.

Thank Globad
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My daughter suggested to have a dinner with friends in Gong de Lin. I live in Melbourne but never been in this Chinese restaurant. Was great, amazing experience. Beautiful, tasty food, clean and nice place. Cheap too. All vegan, but you are not going to...More

Thank Pula2405
Reviewed 4 January 2018

My partner and I came here for lunch one weekend. The restaurant is tucked away on Swanston Street, and we have often gone past it and meant to go in. It was quiet in the restaurant, and the service was good. As a vegetarian, it...More

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Very cozy and relaxing place. The best part is that you get all the Chinese dishes you craved for - but all vegan!! Many Asian places are popular with vegan cuisine, but they are usually Vietnamese inspired, whereas this one is Chinese inspired - at...More

Thank ईशान आ
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

What an treat for vegetarians , amazing food and loads of dishes to choose from. Loved the creativity to create such a variety of tasty Asian noodle and fried rice dishes with substitute meat . Would definitely recommend.

Thank Poonam K
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I'm a huge fan of Asian vegan food so this place really hit the spot! I ordered a noodle dish with mock meat which I really enjoyed. The only problem is you can't split the bill to pay on card so make sure you bring...More

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Had 3 different things from the menu and couldn’t believe how bland everything was. Not a great place to impress non-vegans. Staff could of been a bit more attentive. Music played on a scratchy cheap stereo. The space needs some upkeep, too (a lot of...More

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Very friendly and polite staff. A heaven for Chinese vegan cuisine. So much to choose from that you'll be spoilt for choice. Food was delicious and it also had a very clean feel to it.

Thank ईशान आ
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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anna a
19 October 2016|
Response from m-miaw | Reviewed this property |
I have just noted message from Gong De Lin that that re-open today, Friday 16/12/2016!!! :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 3 264 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 7878
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