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AY Oriental Tea House

#919 of 3,319 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Chapel Street
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455 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9824 0128
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I tried the noodles and the dumplings via UberEats and it did not disappoint me! The next day I popped in for lunch and had another great experience. Staff was super friendly. Will def come back!!!

Thank nenaprincesyd
Bengaluru, India
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my mother there for Mother's Day and it was fantastic. Extremely busy but they still managed to give everyone attention. No long waits. Incredible food and a beautiful bar. Also, signature herbal teas that definitely make the trip worthwhile. Highly recommend it!

Thank 20kash
Melbourne, Australia
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179 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a place that keeps popping up for dumplings. AY Oriental Tea House had the reputation of delivering high quality food in a traditional setting. In April, the restaurant went through a renovation and the end result is a move away from the traditional and a move to the "trendy". The music itself feels a big night club like... More 

Thank Steve S
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We had read good things about this place so decided to try it for lunch one Sunday. Service was extremely slow, music was too loud and good was average as far as dumplings go. Prices were reasonable but we won't be going back there.

Thank JaneRohan
Antwerp, Belgium
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523 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here after a movie in the Jam Factory. Our daughter's inlaws come here for a long time and know well what to order. The Chinese broccoli, the dumplings with prawns, the duck and the chicken were amazing. They also serve nice Tea's with the food. Good experience ! They will been closed for a while for transformations.

Thank Hugo H
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous place for dumplings after a movie at The Jam Factory. A great selection backed up by wonderful service. Highly recommended.

Thank Garry632015
Melbourne, Australia
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318 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

A good friend and I had lunch here and had a feast of dumplings. They were divine, particularly liked the duck and prawn ones. The atmosphere is very casual the service is reasonably good but the dumplings are to die for. Highly recommended.

Thank JonNewport
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The best dumplings I've ever had. Definitely must try. We ordered a few other things such as the sticky honey pork ribs, salt and pepper calamari and chicken fried noodles. They weren't bad but I've had better. Overall, i would definitely return and have some amazing dumplings.

Thank jen_leb
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The dumpling signage and pleasant facade attracted us to the venue. We ordered various dumplings, a dumpling salad (largely spinach leafs) and some spring rolls. The spring rolls were fine but the dumplings were so disappointing for a restaurant heavenly promoting them. We ordered the soup dumplings but all of them had burst before they were eaten (tragic), the chicken... More 

Thank Susan S
Gold Coast, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Well..... highly recommended by my friend as having fantastic food. It does! Service? Could not have had less staff to take care of people. Tables not cleared so we couldn't sit down. Then when we finally sat there were 2 tables not cleared for the entire duration of our meal! We waited too long for everything. Staff actually running past... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chapel Street
  • Neighbourhood: Chapel Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9824 0128

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

Staying in Chapel Street

Neighbourhood Profile
Chapel Street
Seek and ye shall find! Prahran is a treasure hunter’s paradise of vintage stores, upscale boutiques and emporiums. Chapel Street is a one-stop shop with specialty stores selling just about everything. The famous Chapel Street Bazaar has so many curious and vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor cater to high-end designer labels and exclusive boutiques. The community flocks to Prahran’s organic markets as a Saturday ritual, while art and film students leaf through vinyl LPs on Greville Street. The gay community also has a strong presence here. Prahran’s heritage buildings like the Reads Emporium and Prahan arcade offer a grand sense of scale and history. No matter your interest, come feel the pulse of one of Melbourne’s most loved precincts.
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