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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The number of restaurants, most very well patronised (which is a good sign), and the variety is wonderful. Whilst it isn't as big as Sydney's China Town it doesn't lack in any way.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TerryAustralia2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly I thought I was either in Hong Kong or China. So yeah... you can be assured that you’ll have the real feel of Chinatown in Melbourne! Haha. It has all the array of Oriental snacks and food, so if you have a craving for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emmanuel N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I Absotively loved Melbourne's version of China Town. There are so many choices for good Asian cuisine, no matter what you're craving - sushi, erg rolls, dumplings, fish head soup, fried rice, pho, etc. etc. etc. There is one or two colleges in the area,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scottwA3471AG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s always good to walk through a China Town no matter where in the world you are. It’s colours, sounds, smells etc are always exciting to me. This one is like many others I have visited with a great selection of food outlets and shops.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gossyboy
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Chinatown is a feature of Melbourne no-one should miss. I have been to Chinatowns all over the world and this is one of the best. If you want a meal, you can choose between a bargain bowl of noodles at the Paramount Food Court or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 1 December 2018

There's absolutely nothing unique about this area, that differentiate it from any other "Chinatown"s out there. A museum and countless Chinese restaurants. That's it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Noisy, active and well, crowded. You can be assured of getting a bowl of noodle late in the night (most restaurants stop taking new orders at about 9-9:30-ish) so if you were out for a drink near Bourke or nearby, then Chinatown will be your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

If looking for a Chinese restaurant they are located mostly in Chinatown between the streets of Exhibition to Swansea. There are plenty of choices from expensive to super cheap. Flower Drum is the most noted restaurant in Chinatown & one needs to book ahead to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is a great place for all things Chinese. From the museum, to all the delightful tastes of home. Cantonese food seems to be less available now a days - a pity. Also Cantonese seldom heard - taken obver by mandarine speakers. Oh for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nzbc2018
Reviewed 9 September 2018

You could tell the Chinese influence in the world's stage when you see a major world city that pretty looks like Beijing. Just head to Little Bourke Street (incidentally a stone's throw away from our hotel) and yet again try Chinese cuisine.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ECLadines
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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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28 October 2017|
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Response from Kevin H | Reviewed this property |
Most sold a package deal with food, Yes there was but not in China town, It was in a food mall beside the train station at the top end of China town.
28 October 2017|
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Response from boolbada | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a single buffet while there. sorry
29 May 2016|
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Response from Seymour J | Reviewed this property |
I strolled around this morning on my way to work and I did not see any restaurants advertising gluten free offerings. I looked at a few menus that were in windows and saw nothing of a gluten free nature This does not mean... More