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Ling Nan Chinese Restaurant

#2,772 of 3,459 Restaurants in Melbourne}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Chinese, Asian
204 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 2347
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  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible25%
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204 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Yes, the service is a little bit different from other restaurants. That is one of the things we liked: people are authentic, convinced of the quality of their food and their expertise about the food. And rightfully so. We had the duck special, fried rice...More

Thank Theo V
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Group of 8 at 11pm at night just wanted a snack restaurant had about 30 people inside. All the meals were terrible duck was microwaved, the fries rice had no flavour and the chicken cashew looked uncooked all served on plastic plates. Wasn't cheap and...More

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious food in Chinatown, service other than from owner is very average but the quality food and good pricing made up for it

Thank Cabba74
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I went with another 2 friends on a visit to Melbourne on Friday night. The restaurant is quite small and we didn't have a booking but they found us a table. We had 3 dishes to share. The meals were very tasty and the meat...More

Thank Lynette T
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Typical little Chinatown restaurant, and by typical I mean great! Teriffic value, lightning fast service, large portions of tasty Chinese food. This place often busy, and you can see why. I recommend this place, amongst other great joints in Melbournes Chinatown.

Thank Jake E
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Absolutely the trashiest restaurant in Melbourne. I went to Ling Nan with a friend and ordered 2 dishes with rice which came to about $35, and the waiter rudely said that the minimum cost is $40 to eat here! the two dishes we orders are...More

Thank Remosted
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The food here is worse than you would get at an RSL chinese restaurant in rural australia. We couldn,t get into Longrain so walked down chinatown and tried this. Should have starved, terrible gluggy shiney fake coloured rubbish. Don,t risk it.

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

At busy hours, anticipate waiting for a while and be expectant of overwhelmed staff. Their steamed Barramundi fish, Crispy Toufu with Prawn & Shitake mushrooms were great. Their Steamed Oysters with XO Sauce were awesome too. We were, however, disapointed with their bowl of Shark's...More

Thank ChooWai
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We only had one dish, but it was not good. It is hard to get a Chinese stir fry wrong, but this was dreadful. Not cheap either. Service was reasonably pleasant.

1  Thank BronwenSydney
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the trashiest restaurant in melbourne. I went with a friend just the two of us, ordered 2 dishes with rice come to about $35, and the waiter said that the minimum cost is $40 to eat here! That's right! There is a MINIMUM COST...More

Thank Remosted
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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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 3:00 AM
5:30 PM - 3:00 AM
5:30 PM - 3:00 AM
5:30 PM - 3:00 AM
5:30 PM - 3:00 AM
5:30 PM - 3:00 AM
5:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 2347
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