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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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Closed Now
5:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Bar, Asian, Fusion, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
27-29 Crossley St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My girlfriend and I just went dinner and it was awful. The attention from the waitress was really good, but we can't say the same about the food. We are both chefs and I was about leave my CV there because of all the good...More

Thank Diego T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tonight we had a great dinner before the theatre. The service was quick and efficient. The waitstaff were attentive but not overbearing. We ordered 4 of the smaller share plates and the flavours were great. Our favourite was the spicy chicken ribs. They were all...More

Thank Loretta R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Gingerboy last night for the first time and it was great. It was a work dinner celebration so we had the banquet upstairs. When I booked I explained 4/11 of us were gluten free and the team went out of their way to ensure...More

Thank cecdibar
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided on the banquet menu after having trouble deciding what to order. Food portions were spot on and each dish tasty. Wait staff are very attentive and friendly. We even had the manager serving us and checking in. Little noisy as busy even on...More

Thank loshell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked ahead as we heard it was hard to get a table if you arrived without a reservation. And the place is busy..glad we booked. Food was very good and the cocktails delightful..Ganesh looked after us very well

Thank Ross H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I came here as i read it had alot of positive reviews. Unfortunately they didnt have a high chair for our 6mth old so just a tip i wouldnt recommend coming if you have kids who are unable to sit unassisted, aswell...More

Thank JarwinMaurice
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a sister restaurant to Ezard, thought it has to be good and wasn’t disappointed. We did book for a Wednesday early evening dinner and by 7pm place didn’t have a spare seat so do suggest you make a reservation. It’s a typical buzzing Melbourne...More

Thank BondiRescued
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally tried here for a family birthday diner after hearing about it and reading good reviews. We all love our modern Asian so have been to some fantastic Melbourne restaurants for comparison. Gingerboy was just OK. The 3 of us had the Wagu banquet for...More

Thank ShaAndOllie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my family here for a birthday dinner. What a great choice. Probably best described as modern Asian fusion there is a great variety of fishes and a even a reasonable selection for one of our party who is a vegan. Most of the plates...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't have any expectations of the place but it's definitely nothing special (I wouldn't come back). Staff were absolutely fantastic however when you're out to eat it's all about the food. Unfortunately it was very underwhelming, rice was dry and undercooked, the dishes too...More

Thank Kim T
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$74
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
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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