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27-29 Crossley St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 4200
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“cuttlefish” (29 reviews)
“dumplings” (64 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PMAll hours
Bar, Asian, Fusion, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
27-29 Crossley St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently dined with friends at Gingerboy. The food is delicious, staff cheery and helpful, and the room has a pleasant ambience. The menu provides an excellent selection of Asian style dishes, in a range of plates sizes, making it easy to share and sample...More

Thank Dale S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food is amazing! I must go back to try more! Nothing disappointed! We ordered lots of the smaller dishes so we could try more and they were happy to accommodate feeding four of us (they usually are served in threes)

Thank schillerla
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious meal at Gingerboy. Everything was cooked perfectly and not greasy. The corn fritters were recommended by our waiter to sop up our Yellow Curry sauce and were absolutely amazing. It was a bit pricier than we hopped but tasty. We were,...More

Thank litravis918
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dined at Gingerboy numerous times and the food is always excellent. But like all great dining experiences it is not just about the food but the service and ambience can affect ones enjoyment. This time I specially booked the late sitting of 8pm,...More

Thank Leanne J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my partners lunch here on a Sunday afternoon. Service was excellent and so was the food, we went with the banquet and it was outstanding and so much food!! Booking a late lunch meant we had the place to ourselves for the last...More

Thank Adam O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved my evening at Gingerboy. Started sitting at the bar for a few rounds of Caprioska's ... loved the lime! Whole snapper deep fried with loads of sides. Great food. Suggest booking as this restaurant is hard to get into on a busy weekend....More

Thank janeclough1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a cousin catch up at Gingerboy today and the food was fantastic. Yummy dumplings with really delicious sauces. Main courses of fish and a beef dish were delicious as was the vegetable dish. The deserts were spectacular and presentation excellent. The service was a...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in a lane in Melbourne, don't miss this Asian fusion masterpiece. Great value for money, hip staff and understanding servers. Pick anything or if you don't want to think go for the banquet, especially if hungry. The server will ask likes, dislikes and...More

Thank CoachK71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for a late lunch on Sunday afternoon. The interior decor is very stylish and different from anything I've seen before. It is an intimate restaurant but spacious enough that the tables aren't too close. The service was fantastic, the staff very attentive but...More

Thank ClareB12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit here and after eating at Anchovy in Richmond, similar style of food and price and a recommendation by the Age Good Guide, Gingerboy is far more superior.... food was better, bigger serves, service was great and most of all..... we were seated...More

Thank brettnjess
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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2 October 2016|
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Response from TIPS3 | Reviewed this property |
Melbourne restaurants don't really have a long life span. Ginger boy, unfortunately is one of these, with pricey menu's, and ordinary service, there are much better experiences to be had. For a Hens night, I would suggest... More
Simon M
31 July 2015|
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Response from Myra M | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes, if it's about the social aspect. Great food and drinks. Absolutely going to impress. Worth every dollar. If it's to have a meeting / lunch then I would ring and discuss with the staff they are fantastic and... More
Anthony S
27 July 2015|
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Response from Shirlgirl69 | Reviewed this property |
No BYO allowed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$73
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27-29 Crossley St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 4200
  • E-mail
The dining experience at Gingerboy is centered on a modern Australian adaptation of the Asian hawker-style street market food. The restaurant's hustle and bustle, its fast-paced, youthful and dynamic environment is influenced not only by the dining culture of Southeast Asia but also by buzzing Asian marketplaces and an Asian sense of colour and fun.
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