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Shark Fin Inn

50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 2681
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“egg tarts” (8 reviews)
“dumplings” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today was my first day been Australia Chinatown with my family. We choose having our foods at Shark Fin Group, Victoria. Then we sit down, order food and drinks. After that , a waitress name Jenny come again and ask our drink, we told her...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch as a mixed bag some of the courses were very good and some average the service was lacking and the attention to detail was off , needs improvement.

Thank Stretch J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with the kids before a theatre show- dropped in at 630pm and was fed with a terrific banquet by 740 so we hit the show Bang On Time. Great food, good service, fair prices.... did we mention good food!?!

Thank cbsgwobal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stop in for dinner at Shark Fin Inn at the top of Little Bourke Street when we are in Melbourne. Food is great. Staff friendly. Always full of Chinese people, which is how I judge a great Chinese restaurant. Prices have increased slightly...More

Thank LilithMorgan13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a restaurant to eat at but it was very late at night ( 11.30 pm ) we came across Shark Fin In which is in China town in Melbourne. There was many restaurants open at this time. This...More

Thank clarer138
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business dinner here. Food was excellent and you can conduct a business dinner meeting. Service was good and the bar well stocked- along with excellent food.

Thank hughesladylawyer
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I was told by my friend that this little place in Chinatown lacked outer grandiosity, but that the food was made on the premises and was amongst the best yum cha / dim sup in Melbourne. Yes, it is. The quality and selection was wonderful....More

Thank Bruce D
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Tried this place as it was just across the road from our hotel. Despite the exterior not being too impressive the inside was very good. We ordered the banquets for two but asked for a couple of the items to be substituted. They were more...More

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite yum cha place in Melbourne. We always have lunch here with friends and family. Always busy.

Thank Zaab Z
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Absolute loved all our meals the food was amazing and the service was fantastic, Jack our host was without a doubt amazing his service to us was second to none and we very much look forward to eating here again!

Thank Matt B
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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Response from Wineman68 | Reviewed this property |
Im sad to have to say that this (as i don't normally rate bad experiences - prefer to congratulate ), but my recent visit was very average. I'd look elsewhere if i were you if you have any dietary preferences as i'm not sure... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 2681
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