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Charming Spice

#1,981 of 3,563 Restaurants in Melbourne
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Chinese, Asian
276-278 Little Lonsdale St | Level 1, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 9898
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2 days ago
“Amazing Sichuan feast in Melbourne CBD”
1 Mar 2017
“Best Kung Pao Chicken lunch in Melbourne”
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
276-278 Little Lonsdale St | Level 1, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Delicious and authentic Sichuan food in typical yet comfortably decore'd restaurant. The service was basic although definitely adequate but at this place it's all about the food. Real Sichuan flavours and seriously spicy. The Kung Pao Chicken was the highlight and filled with spicy, peppery...More

Thank Gregory N
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

On my quest to find the best Kung Pao chicken I visited probably 10-15 Sichuan restaurants in the Melbourne CBD over the last 5 years or so. Some come and go quickly particularly if the KPC is ordinary. However there are about 4 restaurants with...More

Thank Anton R
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

超级喜欢吃四川菜啊!水煮肉片水煮鱼牛肉还有一个海鲜汤都好棒,炒饭也好吃,价格也合理,下次还会和朋友一起去,水煮鱼太好吃!the atmospheric there is very good and my friends and I had a really good time. the food is delicious and the fish is my favorite

Thank 悦 冯
Reviewed 9 June 2016

With just a red staircase up to the restaurant, I have in the pass walked by thousand of times without paying it much attention. Since a friend introduced me to this place as I love my spicy food, I'm hooked and its my go to...More

Thank Li Pink, Joyce K
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

There's NOTHING charming about this place!! Be warned! Stay away from this Resto. The owner/manager lady "charmed" us to go into a separate room as we are a party of 10. Not clear to us is that she will require us to order to the...More

Thank 4delta
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Not your typical Chinese restaurant as just about everything on the menu has spicy/chilli flavours. Very popular with Asian heritage diners. A great idea, the menu includes good size photos of most selections and the serving sizes are very generous. You need to alert the...More

Thank Gocats56
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Ever walked into a restaurant and been pleasantly surprised by what you have just seen, well this is the place to experience that. Recently opened and operated by head chief Tony Zhang his years of cooking authentic Sichuan cuisine shines through in every dish. A...More

Thank CEC23
Reviewed 8 January 2015

This place is excellent for those who like to eat spicy sichuan food. Almost everything on the menu has chilly on it. Having said that, this place has one of the yummiest sichuan food around. However, service is pretty lacking.

Thank merk_kl
Reviewed 22 September 2014

we ate several time, it`s always busy But the waitress coping very well, great services, most importantly great sichuan food with authentic taste, reasonable price and always satisfied after eating in there.

Thank SHoetomo
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Worst Sichuan restaurant ever. We went there for dinner and was very very disappointed. 1) Stir fried egg plant with minced pork- food was served within 1 minute of ordering it. Tasted like it was cooked yesterday, the pork was not fresh. The eggplant was...More

Thank chang m
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • Address: 276-278 Little Lonsdale St | Level 1, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 9898
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