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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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“dim sum” (27 reviews)
“abalone” (12 reviews)
“siu mai” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
131 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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11 - 20 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Absolutely delicious Yum Cha with brilliant choices. You can also ask for anything and they happily bring it on the next trolley.

Thank MelissaRyan1
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The food and service was excellent. After wandering through Chinatown, we decided on this little gem. It was a busy night but the service and the staff was good. Noisy, but to be expected.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I love Yum Cha, it is just "Yum" I love Siu mai, Fung Zhao and Ha Gao!! Yummy food, Need to go back now!!

Thank Yutbaakmaan
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I used to be based in Hong Kong. When I first went to Shark Fin House in the mid 90s, I coulda sworn I was gazing over the crushed diamond water of Victoria Harbour. It's just SO authentic! The juicy and fresh dumplings came around...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

My recent visit was very disappointing after previously enjoying my dining experiences at this restaurant. My friend and I weren't overly hungry so we just ordered some entrees and dessert. The fact that we didn't order a main seemed to annoy John the waiter and...More

Thank Discodonna
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

What a sad, sad experience. SFH used to have one of the best Yum Chas in MEL. Now, it has to be among the worst. The dumplings are no longer freshly prepared, and would have to be at least one day old. You can tell...More

1  Thank pommesfrite
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Normally when in Melbourne we come here for yum cha. Should have noticed that it wasn't crowded or buzzing. Staff were surly, food definitely not up to standard, in fact some dishes were from the day before. Add insult to injury they added a 1.5%...More

Thank Clare D
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We were a large group and for ease chose a set banquet. Individuals in the group had a range of dietary requirements that the restaurant catered for and we got through without an anaphylactic reaction although there was one near miss that the head waiter...More

Thank travelbug666666
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Dumplings! Oh dumplings!! The most delicious mouth watering dumplings I have had in a long time. There is no need to ask for the menu, the menu comes to you. Freshly cooked bought to your table. I would suggest get an earlier booking like at...More

Thank Jellyroll1
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a staple place for lunch for me whenever I am in Melbourne. The food is always excellent and, though the quality of service does vary from time to time, the range of variance is between average and excellent. I would recommend for either...More

Thank Ricky L
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, Brunch, 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 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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