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East Imperial

#1,574 of 3,451 Restaurants in Melbourne}
££ - £££Chinese, Asian
323 Rathdowne St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 3322
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“peking duck” (5 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
“yum cha” (20 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 23:00All hours
Chinese, Asian
££ - £££
323 Rathdowne St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a Yum Cha to celebrate a Sibling's milestone Birthday, the Service was first class, the Food beautifully presented, tasty and fresh; with plenty of variety, and the value surprisingly good for such a high quality experience. The other plus we all commented on...More

Thank Warren C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

My husband and I have been to the East Imperial before but not for a year or so and back then it was just passable. This time we went with another couple who hadn't been there before. We booked the 1pm Thursday lunch seating on...More

Thank Knills
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic from Aurther the food I'd awsome the house wine is fantastic and reasonable priced just as well eight bottles later we have eat and drunk till our hearts content with no other customers in the restaurant than us and Aruther just keep it coming...More

Thank kimbawocka
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We had a few friends together and thought that this would be a nice venue. The service was very slow and we were waiting over a hour for the food. When the entree arrived (soup) it was full of egg shell and I had to...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My parents were visiting from Qld and my dad just wanted yum Cha. Some of the food was great, some not so much. Needed to be hot not luke warm and dumplings need more fillings. Service was good, I think we had a new lady...More

Thank Christine12Melbourne
Reviewed 3 February 2017

New management has taken over East Imperial and the food had changed. The food is more authentic cuisine instead of the random typical Chinese restaurant serving food made for westernised tastes. The lady owner suggested some dishes that were off the menu and I happily...More

Thank NelYp
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

10 of us ordered $88/head banquet. The dishes was not come in order and kept missing the orders. The staff was not professional and do not have much services. The sweet and sour fish soup was no taste and some dishes were just normal. We...More

Thank Betty L
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Food is yummy but staff are amazing. Been here over 10x and the staff are adorable and so sweet. Some of the best Chinese food in the city!!!

Thank Frederique W
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I previously reviewed East Imperial and gave it a rave review but sadly it appears to have changed hands and has gone downhill in so many ways. The service is almost non-existent and what little remains lacks all of the class and finesse we loved....More

Thank SCT051059
Reviewed 28 September 2016

As apparent in an earlier review of mine of this restaurant, I was a big fan. However, in mid-September, '16, the owner/chef and his wife and partner in the business have sold out to a city restaurant, which now leads to the place being open...More

1  Thank ColinLovitt
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 Rathdowne St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 3322
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