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Old Kingdom Chinese Restaurant

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197 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9417 2438
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is quite good; the duck is reasonably cheap (around $60 a duck) and very delicious; the meat is incredibly succulent, the pancakes wafer thin and the trimmings (cucumber and onion) are pre portioned, so you can make your wrap to suit. The duck also comes with 2 extra courses; stir-fried bean shoots with duck meat, as well as... More 

Thank Gianni R
Melbourne, Australia
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223 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I've lost count on how many times we've been here for their Peking Ducks in the last two decades. Uncle Simon used to own and run this place, not much from the outside, messy, old, plain and dirty, prerequisite of a great traditional Chinese restaurant. But their Peking Ducks wrapped with their hand-made thin, fluffy/doughy skin is simply one of... More 

Thank Jeffrie T
Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Was staying down the road and craving duck. Found this place via a 'near me' search. Very happy. Especially like the duck being sliced in front of us. Delicious meal. All three duck dishes were good. Would definitely go back again. Has a good old feel to the place too. Don't expect a shiny modern fitout. Just good old tasty... More 

Thank David T
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We came here for a team lunch and the boss knows why we came and that is nothing else but the QUACK QUACK! We ordered a three course Peking duck feast. It started with one of the staff showcasing his excellent knife skills, slicing through to cut the meat, removing the legs and wings. These are enjoyed with hoisin sauce... More 

Thank Mischa21
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We had the 3 course duck with my friend. The duck is acceptable with crispy skin. The vegetable that goes with the duck is skimping too much. Otherwise the experience is not bad. Could still improve a bit. Luckily we arrive early. By the time we left the place was full, on a Tuesday night. Not my first choice at... More 

Thank Teck T
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

If your visiting old Kingdom stay strong and go for the set menu 3 course duck. I would recommend for 2 people get 1 duck and loosen your belts, like many before you, you will be probably be full before the second course. First is the Peking duck, next is the stir fry dish followed by a refreshing duck stock... More 

Thank SirDigbyChicken
Perth, Australia
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The serve great peking duck here, we ordered one duck (3-course), starting off with crispy duck skin and pancake, then duck meat noodles and finishing off with duck soup. The food was very delicious, but the service was disappointing, they definitely need more staff to cover the whole restaurants as it was very difficult to fine the staff everywhere and... More 

Thank Aldys T
Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Got takeaway from the Old Kingdom Chinese Resturant, ordered Crispy skin chicken, chicken with vegetables and cashews, and lemon chicken. All dishes were bland and the chicken overlooked and tough. Will not be going again, there are many Chinese resturants in Melbourne and Fitzroy area. Would not recommend.

Thank Jasper356
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

The wifey felt like Chinese searched trip advisor being Chinese new year allot of places were fully booked but old kingdom were able to fit us in. Restraunt is badly under staffed as far as servers. If you were to judge a book by its cover you wouldn't eat here but when we tasted the food OT was really good... More 

Thank Hassan A
Kununurra, Australia
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Well the other reviews praising the duck are pretty spot on, so I won't repeat that! We were 6 adults for lunch and had preordered 2 ducks, with a couple of sides, this was ample for those with a hearty appetite. We were there mid week and so it wasn't busy. Service was fine and things happened as they should.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9417 2438

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?