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Red Emperor Chinese Restaurant

3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 4170
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“yum cha lunch” (11 reviews)
“spicy pepper” (5 reviews)
“dim sum” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the steamed oysters in 3 different sauces and croc in XO sauce. Paired with a couple of Tsingtao. Everything was fantastic. Not your typical Chinese restaurant. Service polished and professional. Will certainly go again. Next time will try the kangaroo

Thank SusanWellington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here on a Saturday night. We didn't have a reservation but were lucky enough to get a table out on the veranda overlooking the Yarra river. Very classy restaurant with linen tablecloths and elegant decor. The waiter was very good - explained the...More

Thank Pink_Passport
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was wonderful here nice and fresh to eat the flavours were wonderful the service was great the staff knew what they were doing, the atmosphere was wonderful as the place was full lovely energy in the place highly recommend it.

Thank R8118MZmaryp
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of places to choose from in Melbourne but we picked this one - very nice - good food and service we recommend it

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We chose this restaurant for dinner while walking past and were not disappointed. Speedy and courteous staff delivered delicious food at a reasonable price. It was a bonus to sit out under the covered deck and enjoy the view of the city.

Thank SunnyHill2
Reviewed 26 October 2017

As a coeliac, this place felt like a god send (it is SO HARD to find safe gluten free Chinese food) until Friday night. I was served by a waiter who loudly informed me that he knew gluten free wasn't serious because his daughter had...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Easy access to a top tasting menu of Chinese food, perfectly well cooked ,served in a most timely manner by attentive staff. The price is moderately high.good to visit if you can afford it, this is a place for a great meal

Thank Echidna37
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Cannot fault the service or location. I found the food was not as spicy as I was expecting so ask if you want it spicy. The seafood dishes were excellent but chicken and beef average. Also thought it was over priced compared to other places...More

Thank acmp7577
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had dinner at the Red Emperor Chinese restaurant. There is seating indoors and outside, and although it was winter during our visit the outdoor seating area was well-heated. The food was excellent. We had a mix of starters to share, and a small sample...More

Thank travellingfrogs2016
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I have been dining at this classy venue from its beginning Not once has the presentation and quality been less than excellent. Probably top end in pricing, however the extensive wine list is not unreasonable. Cannot be recommended to highly.

Thank 554kevin2016
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Sharon S
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Response from martin c | Reviewed this property |
do not know the answer but visit the red emperor when ever we go to Oz, excellent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9699 4170
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