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Red Emperor Chinese Restaurant

#102 of 3,173 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 4170
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Tuross Head, Australia
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time back to the Red Emperor since leaving Melbourne 8 years ago and still delighted with the experience. We enjoyed a banquet for 4 at around $75 per head which we all thought to be good value for money. The prawns and scallops were fresh and the duck was excellent. The staff are great and the wine list is... More 

Thank Mike360TMS
Perth, Australia
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258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has an epic view of Melbourne, and it's a melbourne institution. However the food is pricey. Ideal if you can go with more than 2 people because you will save in cost. One of the first chinese restaurants in Southbank. Good to go if you are wanting to go to a show after.

Thank Merilyn_S_12
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my husbands 50th birthday @RedEmperor which just happened to fall on Chinese New Years Eve and wow what a night we had. I'd like to thank them for making the night one to remember. Nothing was ever a problem when speaking to them over the phone organising the menu and sorting out how payment on the night would... More 

Thank Michelle J
Worthing, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must beautiful food the taste is amazing Staff are friendly and helpful Please visit well worth it

Thank angela h
Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Red Emperor Chinese Restaurant is located on Southbank nearby several hotels (Including Travelodge – see separate review). Red Emperor is a quality restaurant and a bit pricey, however the food is fantastic. There is a massive range of choice and most menu items can be offered gluten-free (not the usual for a Chinese restaurant). There are excellent banquet options. We... More 

Thank BobSt23
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I begin to stress when my husband decides to take any recommendations from the waiters at Chinese restaurants. He decided to order "lobster xo on noodles", which came with a $50 per serve price tag - totaling $200 for just one small course. That wasn't the only thing - the food was not piping hot and it was all just... More 

Thank Jan C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice, amazing people and even better food. People are very friendly and Raymond and Gary are the best. BEST CHINESE IN MELBOURE

Thank James F
Sunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Third visit to The Red Emperor and yet again very impressed with the food and service. Fresh food, served hot and when we wanted it. Wait staff all very friendly and prompt and happy to cook a dish not on the menu. Excellent views and impressive surrounds inside. Puts the snobbery restaurants along southbank to shame.

Thank Perricoota
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We returned to the Red Emporer and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. From walking in without a reservation and being offered a fabulous table outside, drinks and service was wonderful. The food was sensational. Thank you for a lovely night.

Thank Nicole g
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

A little slice of China right on the yarra. Fast, polite service. The food is to die for. Not my first time here certainly will not be my last

Thank Graham F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?