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Spicy Fish Restaurant

209 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 1885
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“chilli” (32 reviews)
“dumplings” (25 reviews)
“dry chicken” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
209 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

I don't normally do bad reviews but this is necessary. The service was terrible, unfriendly and unhelpful. The restaurant looked dirty and shabby; holes in walls and wall paper peeling off. The bathroom was filthy and full of junk including a fishing rod in the...More

Thank mollygusmollygus
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Our dishes were all pretty good except 5 spice beef did not look like picture in menu. It was dark black , cold dish and extremely dry. The service was not great since the very young server did not understand or speak English well. Beware...More

Thank billp422
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We walked in as a result of the amount of people in the restaraunt. No regrets, four dishes all delicious and great service, no rush to push us out and a nice relaxing environment. Would go back for sure.

Thank 12821Kingy
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant does not smell like a Szechuan restaurant and we should have walked out the minute we noted then. But it was highly recommended by some relatives, so we sat down and ordered the cool noodles (tasted ok), a fried vegetables (ok but oily),...More

Thank mosto
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We used to visit Spicy Fish when we lived in Melbourne a few years ago and it was the second restaurant we visited when back in Melbourne for a week. We love the Dumplings in Sichuan Sauce and the Shanghai Dumplings. On their own they...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Dim sum tastes like washing up liquid, spring rolls came out dark brown and tasted like burnt cardboard. Didn’t eat anything else

Thank Ianrobertslater
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A beautiful balance between the charming hectic nature of many restaurants in China Town, and the elegance of some of those very expensive ones. Nice place, comfortable and well air conditioned ( it was 40C outside ). Menu was varied and extensive. Very reasonable prices...More

Thank dgbint
Reviewed 15 January 2018

The food is less westernised than most people would expect but this is a plus and we have been here before and certainly will be going again. We did eat early about 6.15 and we did not wait but the Restaurant filled quickly from then...More

Thank theMelbourneDemon
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This is a very very terrible restaurant! I do not recommend to this restaurant. The food tasted like a rubbish! So disgusting .....

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Will always visit this restaurant when we visit Melbourne. The food never disappoints but the service is inconsistent depending on who you are served by. There were a few aloof and hostile mandarin speaking staff who made you uncomfortable. Was lucky to be served by...More

Thank Cotaiking108
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 1885
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