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Spicy Fish Restaurant

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209 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 1885
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Buderim, Australia
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An off-the-cuff choice for Sunday lunch but when we were seated we realised we'd been there before and had enjoyed it. My wife and I know Chinese food well having lived in the Far East for 15 years and are always on the lookout for something 'genuine'. In our 12 years in Australia Spicy Fish has come closer to what... More 

Thank Oldhand1931
Canberra, Australia
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We selected this restaurant by chance. Its hit and miss in little bourke st melb. It looked clean and well staffed, so we went in. The food was the best asian food we have had in australia. The spicy prawns were sensational. The quality was undeniable. The only drawback was the plate we asked to be put in a container... More 

Thank mickmack1957
Victoria, Australia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I normally consult trip advisor before choosing a restaurant but didn't this time so I was not sure what to expect. I wasn't disappointed. Great menu, excellent service and reasonable prices. Yes I can verify that the reviews about this restaurant are accurate. Can recommend.

Thank aras12016
Paris, France
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121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a relaxed lunch - wide ranging menu good Szechuan and Shanghai options all at reasonable prices. Ambience a bit ordinary

Thank 187147George
Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A busy restaurant that offers some traditional Chinese food in a fast paced, quick turn around eatery. This atmosphere is part of its charm. A must visit.

Thank Christopher3008
Newcastle, Australia
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I remembered this Restaurant from over ten years ago, when a French colleague of mine took me out in my very first night in Australia....it was so good that after so many years I invited my PhD student, who is celiac, to dinner at Spicy Fish. First of all, STAFF IS FANTASTIC. They explained extremely well all ingredients, warned about... More 

Thank silvia_frisia
Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to many Chinese restrauants over the years, but this one would top them all. Fantastic food, great staff. Congratulation guys, and thank you. Chris @ Brian

Thank bckain
Melbourne, Australia
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175 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This place delivers large serves of deliciously spicy food, with service that is a cut above the usual wham-bam style of less formal Chinese restaurants like this one. We shared dry chicken with chili, spicy tofu, and Chinese broccoli with mushrooms, and we each had rice and two beers. All of this came to $93. The servers were friendly and... More 

Thank Michael V
Newcastle, Australia
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had tried to get into another restaurant in Chinatown the night before and they were full. They recommended Spicy Fish - we did not go there that night but did the following day for lunch. The restaurant is well presented and the staff friendly. The menu is long so we ended up focusing on the chef's specials. The pick... More 

Thank annette632015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Can't complain. Friendly, fast service, and food was delicious! Dumplings were perfect, and the Chilli prawns packed just the right amount of punch

Thank Karen Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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 up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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