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Red Emperor Chinese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southbank
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3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 4170
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On our first day in Melbourne, our friend took us to Red Emperor. We liked it so much that we returned for our last night. Service was very attentive. Besides having a fine array of yummy dishes from which to choose, Red Emperor features a very nice fine wine list. There were several dishes that we enjoyed, particularly the stuffed... More 

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Thank JDinNapa
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my fourth visit. Very consistent food and service. Yum chaos excellent but today favoured some a la carte which didn't disappoint. A very reliable and consistent offering within easy walking distance of Melbourne cbd.

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Thank Bruce W
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Crisp strong flavours, relaxed environment on the deck and elaborately respectful staff. This is an unusual Chinese restaurant and very good. Meals are perhaps a little heavy on the meat; could use some vegetable relief.

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Thank Malvoleo
Cascais, Portugal
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food quality is good but not outstanding. Service was excellent though. Our table was on the balcony overlooking the Ybarra river and Melbourne city. Very nice setting

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Thank Nicky L
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very relaxed dinner in pleasant surroundings,waiters were exceptional,the $75 banquet we had arrived at a leisurely pace,all courses were excellent .If we go back to Melbourne it will be our first port of call

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Thank Ron W
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Round table for 7 people, excellent service we chose banquet D and had so much food . Loved the entree and Peking duck was executed professionally. Nothing to fault other than perhaps not packing up tables into cupboards close to table while guests are still dining..

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Thank Patricia211090
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant on several occasions both in a group and as a couple and I have never been disappointed with the food or the service. Plenty to choose from on the Menu something to suit everyone . The whole experience is more up market then your everyday Chinese Restaurant and I guess to some extent that... More 

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Thank carolynfagan10
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here and were pleased overall. The Yum Cha was great but they did seem a little flustered with the amount of people that were eating. I guess that's a sign that it is a good restaurant popular with the locals.

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Thank chagussol
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had yum cha here on a recommendation and it was good without being great. That said the experience overall was pleasant and I would go back.

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Thank wisegirl231
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing location, spectacular views, friendly and courteous staff. Excellent banquet options, outstanding ala-carte and yum cha and classic Chinese dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9699 4170

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?