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Shark Fin Inn

50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 2681
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“egg tarts” (8 reviews)
“dumplings” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Choosing from the extensive menu was difficult but had ample assistance from staff (Shirley and John who made us laugh). Meal was magnificent. This restaurant can be and not be your typical Chinese restaurant. They are very flexible. Eg, not often do you see Kangaroo...More

Thank reesy60
Reviewed 1 week ago

About to go overseas for 5 months and decided to have a Chinese meal. Service was fine. I ordered boneless duck stuffed with taro. The menu photo looked inviting. The plate that arrived was tasteless and over-cooked duck covered in a kind of deep-fried crumb....More

Thank Ross A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't remember the last time we were at a restaurant and EVERY request ( drinks, chilli sauce etc) was delivered in less than a minute! Thankyou Danny and Jack!! The food was good- drink prices reasonable. My wife is gluten free and out came...More

Thank jeffandlauren
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good variety of Dim Sim Lunch at best standard. Friendly staff with high quality of service level, dinner was awesome at reasonable price. Delicious meals especially seafood menu is highly recommended.

Thank Eva T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got recommended this place by über driver it was ok black bean beef was fantastic but the seasame chicken was a take it or leave it dish, rice was good as was sweet corn soup

Thank MickConway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

come and taste yummy and authentic Chinese shark's fin soup, lobster, oyster's cake. taste the difference.

Thank jacana69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Variety of Yum Cha. Constant trays of food to select from. Quality always of a high standard. However we did order a number of dishes and had to ask several times for them. One had sold out by the third time we asked.

Thank Arius50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you have guests coming from afar, this is the restaurant that you can get the authentic, traditional Chinese food to make your guests feel home.

Thank Hwa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great Chinese restaurant, fast pace service as they're always busy which gives you an idea of how good the food is. Must try; beef and black bean, sweet and sour pork, short soup, chicken chow mien, prawn toast, prawn dumplings, and hot...More

Thank wsyme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The problem with China Town in Melbourne Australia is the amount of choice you have in restaurants. After many visits & trying many restaurants we've chosen the Shark Fin Inn as our favourite. The service is great, the food wonderful & the overall experience first...More

Thank David W
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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Response from Wineman68 | Reviewed this property |
Im sad to have to say that this (as i don't normally rate bad experiences - prefer to congratulate ), but my recent visit was very average. I'd look elsewhere if i were you if you have any dietary preferences as i'm not sure... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 2681
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