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113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 6363
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“soft shell crab” (45 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (26 reviews)
“duck” (39 reviews)
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the main reasons that we chose this place was its close proximity to the Comedy Theatre. We advised the staff when we booked that we had a show to see at 7. This was reiterated to wait staff when we arrived at 5:35....More

Thank Leanne A
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Was in an interstate trip when our friends suggested we go to seamstress! We got the $65 banquette with some cocktails. It was sooo amazing. The presentation, the taste, the waiter! Everything about this place was on point and I highly recommend it to anyone

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a team lunch where we opted for a set menu. For $35 you received an adequate glass of wine. For entree you receive 3 mouthfuls of tasty food. For main i had the beef ribs again tasty but not enough. The third course...More

Thank thisiscrazy12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we had a work function there last week with delegates from China, Singapore, UK. Can't possibly find a better restaurant to showcase Melbourne's vibrant remarkable food scenes. like many people, I never liked Brussel Sprouts, but this dish is char-grilled, crunchy & super tasty yet...More

Thank shtarker2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous Dining Experience. Definitely do the banquet. You get morsels of the most delicious food. Really friendly helpful staff. Great cocktails that are different. Wonderful atmosphere

Thank Julee H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here during a work visit. The place is Asian fusion and is served to share but happily catered for me as a single diner. Tried the scallop cuviche and the prawn stuffed squid. Ooooh the flavour. Gladly took the staffs recommendation to have the...More

Thank Jennero1
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful find. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left the service was 5 ☆☆☆☆☆. We arrived early so went upstairs to the bar for a drink, great ombience, staff were friendly and drinks arrived super quick. Once in the restaurant...More

Thank MsBofA
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Great waitstaff. Portions fair. Presentation remarkable. Small spot, former commercial sewing operation. Would have good to have some info on the table or menu. $11 for bottle beer- so good we had two. Sharing plates a must. Expect at least $50 pp but worth the...More

1  Thank jcnmac
Reviewed 6 March 2018

A hole in the wall place in Melbourne. I visited 3 years ago. Was good then and is till good now. They don't have Southern Comfort in case you are desperate for that drink. But it does have an extensive cocktail list.

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 22 February 2018

I've been here several times and just love it. The kooky old stairs always freak me out (I'm scared of heights) but it's such a charming space over several levels with clothing and spools of thread hanging decoratively all over the place. The drinks are...More

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1  Thank LadyDi2323
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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9 October 2017|
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Response from Koby B | Reviewed this property |
I likes the Brussels sprouts, as well. We also enjoyed the appy with the foam. Very delicate flavours. The fish was also excellent. But then the food is just very good overall!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 6363
  • E-mail
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