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Shanghai Village Chinese Restaurant

112-114 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 1878
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good44%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“dumplings” (125 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
112-114 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stock standard Chinese. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The space is dark and plainly fitted out and furnished. Nothing notable about it except that it has a very traditional looking street entrance. No issue with these things if you’re just here for a...More

Thank TwoSheds57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch for two included Rice, Dumplings and Spring Rolls, add a can of drink and bottomless tea for $23, great value. It is noisy and even a bit grubby, but the food is good. Don't judge a book by it's cover, this place is always...More

Thank mandp141
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Have visited this restaurant three times now. The first time, a year ago,it was tolerable. Visited a few months ago and it was very ordinary. Visited this place tonight and it was total rubbish, prompting this review. Everything is greasy and dirty. Service is fast,...More

Thank Stevo58
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The worst Chinese restaurant in the whole world! It's more clean to eat from the Trush bin believe me and not only this, the food is just disquasting like the whole place, we just pay and left without eat of course... Please don't go there...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This place was the worst, we waited for over an hour, which is fine it is what it is, Chinatown is super busy on a Friday night. Once we got in I asked 2 different staff members if the "dishes on rice" come with fried...More

Thank nesdag
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Saturday was Shanghai dumpling day. I had been to the Shanghai Village on a previous occasion but I must confess to being rather inebriated on that last visit and perhaps my recollection of the food and service was a little hazy. We arrived at 2pm...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The food was good and well priced but someone needs to give it a really good clean and a paint. The men's toilets are truly disturbing with the total coverage of graffiti. If they cannot look after the decoration of the restaurant I am not...More

Thank Chris_Haml
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Rustic charm always suits my Rusty Crowe wannabee-ness. As a dumpling fan no complaints - hot and tasty. Serves of beef D, pork/veg D with shanghai fried rice all most pleasing. Once again this slow learner does find fried a better dish than steamed, texture-wise...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The place looks terrible, but it has that rustic charm. No bells and whistles, just pretty good food at good prices. We went at a quieter time, and our food all came out really quick. The waiters came to clear our plates while we were...More

Thank ElliotWilliams1985
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Now listen, normally I'm pretty lenient on my old friend "Shanghai Village", but after my visit on the weekend I'm a little dubious. I'm used to the service (or lack there of), expect a cheap meal and don't expect an amazing quality of food. However,...More

Thank tiny_dancer16
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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Laura C
8 May 2017|
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Response from mhawks | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. I was there with people who had a baby
4 July 2016|
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Response from Dav2525 | Reviewed this property |
Umm I don't think so. You don't go there for things like that. You go there for dirty dumplings that taste delicious while trying not to think about what's really in them.
Colette C
20 July 2015|
Response from Cameron S | Reviewed this property |
Not a lot of gluten free options here. Possibly some of the meat and rice dishes. Probably safer going Vietnamese.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112-114 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 1878
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