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Chinta Ria Soul

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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94 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9525 4664
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the restaurants to visit if you are in St.Kilda and looking for delicious Malaysian popular dishes...do try the nasi lemak and char kuoy teow, dry type to be specific, and even the Hainanese chicken rice and any one of these order also includes a class of wine or coffee/tea but more importantly, you will not be... More 

Thank H-C T
Gold Coast, Australia
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I just can't say out of this place back in Melbourne today and lunch with colleagues. This place never, ever disappoints and the service is always blindingly quick. No dish has ever disappointed.

Thank jimmyhendriks
Adelaide, Australia
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Had a great meal here. The service was great , the food was amazing. Very busy for a Thursday night. I suggest you book. Definitely will be back.

Thank Eugenia W
Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Two years after our last visit (we do live in another state) we opted to have a banquet with our friend who was with us last time. I booked weeks ahead and we were seated upstairs.The place was packed out and 2 staff were dealing with patrons upstairs and another staff member would bring up a tray from kitchen downstairs... More 

Thank SueandDaveat14
Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

So we go t there ... no tables group of 7 people. Fair enough. Sit outside and it's cold. However the heaters are in storage. Melbourne miracle a table becomes available. Everything ordered. Starters arrive and all is good. Everyone is served their main except the one who ordered Nasi lemak. Sorry there's no coconut rice ..... hello???

Thank Mooksta66
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Good menu with lots of entrees and seafood main options as well as a couple of curries. My duck breast was large and juicy, other mains were also enjoyed ... beef rendang well cooked and a chicken stir fry with some real chilli kick. Upstairs was a good option for our party of 13 .... service was excellent and food... More 

Thank Tega M
Brisbane Region, Australia
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The food is incredible, try the "Udang Ria", "Prawns in Curry Leaves", and the daily specials. The wine list is good and the service is excellent. Value for money.

Thank Cath G
Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great food. Must try the noodles. We had several dishes and shared them. Parking is a premium but worth going. Bit pricey but food is great. Have been having the noodles here for years. Good service as well. Must try

Thank Tam E
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Have been eating here for years and it is consistently delicious. We always have the Seafood Laksa and Sotom Ria calamari, all the entrees are good too but you need to have room for those as servings are generous. You can get wines by the glass including Champers. The service is alway friendly and efficient and it's a favourite place... More 

Thank Lesley K
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I turned up with a largish group to Chinta Ria Soul on a Friday night, no problem getting a table as there is a room upstairs (as well as the ground floor). The food is reasonably priced and so is the wine. I had a seafood laksa, it was decent enough, not the best I've ever had, not the worst.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9525 4664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?