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Bamboo House Chinese Restaurant

#108 of 3,150 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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47 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 1565
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The English menu is misleading in its translation and we received a dish that isn't what we ordered. We were given a haughty lecture about how Chinese dishes were called in Australia (we are visiting from Hong Kong) and that it was all our fault. We didn't want it but were forced to pay for it - even in Hong... More 

Thank wcfarmer
Gastonia, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We strolled in here for a late lunch. We were seated immediately and ordered a couple drinks. Food was fairly good. The duck I ordered was tender and tasty. My spouse had chicken that was well prepared. Our waitress did not keep us in drinks. We had to flag down Andy to request more. Our server did try to remove... More 

Thank JR-NC700
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest you can't really go wrong in Little China Town if you look around for bustling establishments full of people. I'd not been here before however my friends have this on their list as one of their favorites and invited me along. Extensive menu from seafood, to duck, and anything in between. Even the trusty lemon chicken was... More 

Thank nataliebK2977SQ
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a family of 4. Service was impeccable as always. Food was fantastic and perfectly spaced. Good value - 4 people with wine for $200. We will be back

Thank Ben M
Ballina, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wondeful night, we had excellent chinese food with lots of flavour and freshness. Esoecially enjoyed the peking duck and red bean paste dessert, Yum

Thank kayee50
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent evening, duck was amazing. Far too much food should have ordered 3 main instead of 4. Service could not have bee better😊

Thank Stringyj
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An oldie but a goodie. We have been dining there for 26 years. The food is always consistent. Excellent, personable service. Suitable for all occasions.

Thank 763justinf
Terrigal, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have used this restaurant to entertain guests for the past five years and can't speak so highly of the food and the service. The banquets are first class. Anne the manager is so obliging and the waiters are efficient and polite making you feel you are wanted here. This is one of the two best Chinese restaurants that I... More 

Thank John T
Auckland, New Zealand
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165 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second choice for the night. We walked in at 6.30 pm without a reservation and even though it was a Wednesday night, it looked like the restaurant was in for a busy evening. We were seated in a hastily laid table and accommodated quite nicely in a quiet corner of the restaurant. Service was good, not rushed, and attentive.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Monday night, out to dinner with friends who have been dinning at Bamboo House for 20 odd years - they payed as it was a belated Birthday dinner. Well I loved every dish and every mouthful. We created our own banquet of Calamari with spicy salt, San Choi Bau, Peeking duck, Pan fried eye fillet pot sticker dumplings, Sichuan Dry-fried... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
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
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 1565

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  • 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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