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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
“dim sum” (23 reviews)
“egg tarts” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a family we visited Shark Fin Inn and have been before however yesterday was disappointing. The other times when we visited it was much busier so the disappointing service was not due to the restaurant being busy. We were seated immediately upstairs but we...More

Thank Jacarandar
Reviewed 5 days ago

Recommended by a shopkeeper in China Town as we wanted Yum Cha for a dining experience. Granted we did not speak Chinese but the staff were not interested in helping us at all and we were not familiar with what was being offered. It was...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We've been dining at Shark Fin Inn for many years. Each dining experience has been great, and this time was no exception. Friendly staff. Authentic cuisine, and the freshest of fresh, fresh seafood. A must for locals and travellers alike.

Thank mummypants2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for the first time in quite awhile with a friend and the food was really good. Had satay prawns, mongolian lamb both were excellent. Service was good. Only downside was the Chinese tea was a little on the weak side.. Byo is always a...More

Thank Melbguy3805
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has an amazing and endless selection of tasty morsels. A place we gone back to for the scallops and pork covered in melted cheese. They are very popular so you need to get there early; by 12:15 it’s hard to get a table....More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the price you pay, the wait staff are extremely rude. Never had this issue at Dragon Boat. Won’t be back!

Thank Grant A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

amazing service and delicious food, could not have had a better meal. every peace of yum cha served was amazing, very happy and will defiantly be back.

Thank stgoodman
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here on a busy Saturday night in Melbourne. Service was great, no trouble getting us in, although the restaurant was quite full. Food ( banquet style) was very nice

Thank jamesrobertedward
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Went with a group of seventeen. Food was ok but not what one would expect for the whopping bill we got. Staff aggressively pushed items that were not apparently part of regular dim sum menu and then overcharged when presenting the bill at end of...More

1  Thank soccerisfun
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This was our favourite and local restaurant until tonight. Staff were rushed. The rice arrived an hour after our first meal. Then they delivered the wrong meal- I had to show them what was in their online menu and they argued. Is this your website?...More

Thank jeffandlauren
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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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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