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Shandong Mama

Mid City Arcade, Shop 7 | 200 Burke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9650 3818
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“dumplings” (101 reviews)
“mackerel” (10 reviews)
“pork” (13 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Mid City Arcade, Shop 7 | 200 Burke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great fried dumplings. Steamed seafood not my taste. loved the spinach and wasabi salad. It is on the ground floor of the city arcade and about the middle. Busy place with quick turn over. The other dumpling place I loved was Shanghai dumplings but always...More

Thank LizzieWal16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious authentic food! Tastes like in China were we lived and travelled a fair bit. Mapo Tofu, braised beef, juicy dumplings, yummie! 'Little Rachael' are a dumpling signature dish with a great seafood mix.

Thank Erwin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best dumplings I've ever had! Quick service, tasty food and very reasonable prices. Great for the super hungry or just for a quick snack.

Thank emhall6
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went thurs nite 4 of us sat at footpath stools table Noticed straight away we werewrong demographics for this place we over 50 My partners sister claims best dumpings in melbourne Friendly korean waitress we ordered little packed seafood Melb pan fried and mackerel dumplings...More

Thank cbelvede
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

If our #1 dumpling restaurant in this world is a rare find in Beijing, China, being 2nd place, Shandong Mama really impressed us. Yet another style of dumpling making with thin skin and big filling, the dumplings here are juicy, soft and satisfying with every...More

Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I went to the mini off flinders and found it to be great. I had the Melbourne fried dumplings and a craft beer. Bit pricey at $20 for the 2 but it was delicious and great location for Melbourne laneways atmosphere. Happy to recommend.

Thank traceyw03
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Party of four, 3 of which had dumplings. Highly recommend the Melbourne fried dumpling and the zucchini fried dumplings. The zucchini fried dumplings are literally the best dumplings I've taste. Filled with zucchini, tofu and coriander-it was a yummy taste explosion in my mouth. Can...More

Thank onthegobabe
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The dumplings we had were very good. But the seafood noodles were missing the standard Chinese noodles I was expecting (what I had was more like spaghetti than glass noodles. Good thing I like pasta, too. The bill was $32.60 and I gave her $52.60...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The most delicious food we have ever had! My partner, a vegetarian, and myself, a carnivore, both equally thoroughly enjoyed our food here. Everything was so tasty and flavourful. Compliments to the chef.

Thank Fabio S
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This is a popular little cafe, but you need to read the label. Their dumplings are great, but if you are expecting Shanghai style (chewy, meaty with chilli or vinegar dressings) or Cantonese (bouncy, prawn and pork based, rich broth) then you might be disappointed,...More

Thank tasman254
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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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mid City Arcade, Shop 7 | 200 Burke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 3818