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Rice Paper Scissors

19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 9890
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food, atmosphere and staff were amazing. If I could pick this place up and take it home I would. This restaurant served us 1 of our most memorable meals ever. We shared 5 plates and all are favourites.

Thank glennsreeves56
Reviewed 2 days ago

The end of a week, near the city and the time is early. Three reasons that present as an opportunity to dine at Rice Paper Scissors. The experience is always worthwhile in this busy Asian infusion restaurant. Both the food and drink choices are varied...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fresh Thai food with quick service. Fantastic value for the middle of the city. Always good for lunch.

Thank Platyp0s
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had some of their cocktails to drink and everyone loved them. We had the platters for the 5 of us Thai chicken, pork belly, pork neck, crying tiger and the Barra salad each was flavoursome and beautiful taste sensations. We then shared the 4...More

Thank Hendrik T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is one of my absolute faves. We went before a show today and the service and food were 10/10. I wish I could eat here every week.....cannot recommend enough, the flavours and variety of what you can choose is superb. Definitely a must...More

Thank Courtney A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love this place! Have been several times, both to the Fitzroy and City restaurants. I do prefer the city restaurant, not sure why but the food always seems to taste better. Need to get there early if time is an issue as it’s common...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 6 days ago

vibrant happy place , Food superb , Cocktails yummy. Dreadful view of car-park across the street but close your eyes and think of Bali crossed with Champs Elysee. Best food I have had in Melbourne

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was pretty busy restaurant on Thursday night ! We had few dishes plus a drink , i recommend to try the CRISPY BARRAMUNDI , BBQ KING PRAWNS and STICKY PORK BELLY are really yummy ! Also friendly staffs and good prices We will come...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunched yesterday with friends. Absolutely wonderful food, great wine prices and excellent staff. Only complaint which was our fault that we didn't order dishes one at a time

Thank heather m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So popular that dining time is restricted but speedy service and fantastic food. Highly recommended and I’d eat there regularly if I lived in Melbourne. A lucky find!

Thank dianesN4520GY
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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20 September 2017|
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Response from AustraliaDebra | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I used to go to another "Asian fusion" restaurant in Melbourne, but when I quit sugar, I found their food to be REALLY sweet. In fact I felt quite ill after eating it, so haven't gone back. Rice Paper... More
20 August 2017|
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Response from Alison F | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure, but ring them to check is my best advise.
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 9890
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Rice Paper Scissors is modeled on the hawker dining bars of South East Asia with a shared-eating concept being the focus of our offering. We aim to serve only the freshest ingredients, sourced organically and ethically where possible - and all our sauces, pates and relishes are made in-house.
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