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Shark Fin House

131 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 1555
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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Chinese, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pre concert dinner with my son. The service is the usual straight to the point chinese. Menus and drinks arrive promptly and after some recommendations of entrees we were away. San Chow Bou, dumplings and spring rolls. Peking Duck for main and Fried ice cream...More

Thank Emil F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here when we were craving some yummy Chinese from china town. Food was absolutely delicious especially the fresh scallops! Staff are extremely rude and aggressive, rush you in and out whilst yelling at you upon every encounter. You won’t leave here spending less...More

Thank princess00011
Reviewed 17 January 2018

I came on New Years Day with 2 friends & there was already a line of 20 to 30 people up the street before it opened. We booked ahead and got seated straight away. Orders were taken pretty fast, and there was a constant level...More

Thank jebskulker
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Been to the shark fin a lot of times when travelling for work. Right in Chinatown near a lot of hotels. Has an extensive menu form quite cheap to more expensive, Really good wine list. Excellent very attentive service. Possibly too quick and efficient at...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Decided to visit Chinatown for dinner. Chose Shark Fin house and we were surprised at how expensive it was. There wasn’t a menu outside and we were too embarrassed to walk out. Anyway we ordered and didn’t wait long. The food was really nice. The...More

Thank Eugenia W
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I have had good experiences here before but on my most recent visit, it had fallen back and was now no more than just ok. Service was timely, but wait staff, in an uncrowded restaurant, insisted on continually walking between our table and the pillar...More

Thank DuncanGK
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Very average and overpriced food and rude staff. Wouldn't recommend unless you were starving and everywhere else was closed.

Thank Lewis D
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We went for yum cha on Sunday. Looking forward to it as we have no yum have where we live. Rude trolly woman and rude cashier (sounds crude but it was a cashier window) Happy to steam our own dim sum from supermarket and smile...More

Thank carolyn r
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant twice recently, first on a Sunday and the second on a weekday. The dim sims were not anything above ordinary and in fact some were just below par. The service of the wait staff during the weekend was very slow atrocious and...More

Thank DeepseaGiantSquid
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Great Chinese food. Very organised & professional staff service. Up market in the middle of China town.

Thank Andrew M
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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judi p
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Response from Clare D | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but I would recommend going somewhere else.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 1555
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