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Melin Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant

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93 Old Cleveland Rd | Capalaba, Capalaba, Redland City, Queensland 4157, Australia
+61 7 3390 1121
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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85 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We hadn't been to this restaurant before and it was in our Shire so thought we would pay it a visit. Monica was very welcoming which was nice but the food did not live up to any standard. It was rather plain. The special friend rice was dry with no flavour and had 3 prawns on top of the rice... More 

Thank WMW22
Brisbane QLD
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Been a customer for years now, apart from being convenient in location the food had never ever been a negative. Fantastic dishes, wide selection, fast to prepare (excluding busy times of course) and we always are impressed with what we've paid for. Monica and her staff are always pleasant, and we are remembered even though at times our visits are... More 

Thank haddakombi
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Placing the order by phone was pleasant, picking the food up was easy, but the flavour of the food was very disappointing. Would I go back "NO" Special Fried I think was steamed rice with a few extras. Sorry normally I would eat all, but on this occasion, the left overs "Plenty" went in the bin. Perhaps eating in would... More 

Thank capalabathebill
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Food is fabulous with a mix of Chinese and Vietnamese. Dine in or takeaway no change on quality. If you like spicy this is the place-tasty and spicy. More timid palates are well catered for as well. A trifle more expensive but well worth the minor rise in cost.

Thank Wayne H
Brisbane, Australia
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152 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Our family had take away from Melin twice in the same week so eaten 5 dishes from the menu. All were first rate. They have a very good selection of Vietnamese and Chinese.

Thank AussiePD
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Melin is my go-to restaurant. It is honest, wholesome food, full with nutrition and natural goodness. I am very health conscious and the restaurant caters for my needs. If you are looking for clean eats, speak with the restaurant host Monica and she will cater for your dietary requirements.

Thank Rod P
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My partner and I try to frequent this restaurant on a regular basis. The food is delicious. We are slowly making our way through the menu - we have our favourtie dishes that we always order, and we pick 4 new dishes each time we visit. On the occasions that we dine in, we always add a take away order... More 

Thank Nestle12
Townsville, Australia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Looking for some Vietnamese lunch on Sunday, googled and found this little gem. Lateish Sunday afternoon we were the only customers, and decided to sit down for lunch instead of takeaway. Monica, our very talkative host, looked after us - we both had Bun Cha and have to say it took me straight back to the streets of the old... More 

Thank Ian B
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Been craving a traditional soup, and trip advisor reviews recommended this place so we went and tried it out. Did not disappoint. would have to be the best soup I've tried hands down! The freshest ingredients, looked as though the basil and beans sprouts were freshly picked, couldn't get any fresher. The broth was so delicious and made from the... More 

Thank cookstaa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Food is great every time... regular visitor to the Melin. Best Chinese in the Redlands ...our favourite is the chicken chow mein.

Thank Michele H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Thai, Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Old Cleveland Rd | Capalaba, Capalaba, Redland City, Queensland 4157, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Redland City  >  Capalaba
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3390 1121
Authentic Vietnamese and Chinese Cuisine in Capalaba. Please call to order Take-Away or make a Reservation. The Melin Restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese and Chinese Cuisine. This iconic restaurant situated in the heart of Capalaba is much loved by locals and visitors alike! The Redland City Chamber of Commerce awarded Melin Restaurant the title of Best Restaurant in 2006. In addition, Monica Tran, owner of Melin Restaurant, won acclaim for Best Customer Service in the whole of the Redland Shire. Melin Restaurant invites appreciators of asian cuisine to make a reservation or order fresh dishes to take-away for lunch or dinner! AWARD-WINNING CHEF, Kim Xi Tran Restaurant Owner and Executive Chef, Kim Xi Tran, has attained 29 years experience and eminence in the global hospitality industry. Born and bred in Vietnam, Kim Xi Tran, is a master of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. The Chef evinces an inherent perspicacity of authentic asian flavours. He insists on preparing only the freshest quality produce for customers. The Executive Chef invests his heart and soul into personally cooking all Vietnamese and Chinese dishes made-to-order. Kim Xi Tran exhibits profound passion and pride in cooking fresh, healthy and delicious food!

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