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Shanghai Dynasty

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206 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 7770
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 17:30 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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218 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some dishes were excellent, some a bit average. Service was reliable, but a little slow and one of the waitresses needs to brush up on her English as she struggled to tell us what all the dishes were. I liked the traditional golden opulence of the place. You pay per person so make sure you go hungry.

Thank Grumpy_academic
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This restaurant pulls out all the stops at being opulent and glitzy with its sprawling layout of marble floors, gold leaf, French clocks and ornate furnishings. However, its yum cha service and range of food is only of average standard. Not many staff are able to converse in English so it's most useful to come here with a Cantonese speaker.... More 

1 Thank Navsachi
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Waitresses could not understand English or Cantonese. Food was removed before we had even touched it. The quality of the food and yum cha dishes were well below standard compared to other times we have been there which was many months ago Service was appalling . Do not waste your time of money by visiting this restaurant . We will... More 

1 Thank NurseyMelbourne
County Tyrone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Really good solo lunch. Had the crab bao and beef dumplings.(crab bao was the winner) Service excellent. Will be back again for lunch.

Thank kerriecann
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155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Fairly good yum Cha , quite a lot of choice but not much vegetarian . Reasonable prices . Very large restaurant . Service reasonable though a little hit and miss as t knowledge of what's being served .

Thank Agmsoton
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

If you have a group of 6 + then book a private room here. The food is more your traditional Chinese fare. Good serving size full of flavour and colour. Going back again

Thank Alistairw1
Melbourne, Australia
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322 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Melbourne is renowned for its very palatable and appetizing restaurants serving Yum Cha and Dumpling Cuisines. This place is the worst I have had the displeasure to experience. The Shanghai Dumplings were hard and cold and I mean hard. The Chicken Dumplings were so hard I returned them. The deep fried Pork Dumplings, aka, Footballs, were cold! The Restaurant is... More 

Thank sifugarry
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Went here for lunch on Saturday. The waitresses are unprofessional. First of all they do not know the food they are serving, they have to shout and ask each other to confirm. It also took a long time for them to come over. Well the setting and decoration is glamorous but does not match with the quality. However on the... More 

Thank Callisto007
Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The dim sum and dishes are reasonable good. A lot of variety. It is very spacious. Also it is a good place to chat with old friends.

Thank Peggie C
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Returned to this restaurant tonight following a pleasant dinner experience a few months back. The overall dining experience this time was a extremely disappointing. First, the music was too loud. Then the crockery was not clean. We ordered the Singaporean prawns, cantonese fillet steak, salt and pepper calamari and shanghai bok choy. The prawns were good, the beef was overcooked,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 7770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?