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Bamboo House Chinese Restaurant

#112 of 3,196 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
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47 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 1565
Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Singleton, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Three Italian friends have never experienced Chinese cuisine before and what an experience. We had a number of meals and shared to allow every one a chance to taste a variety of dishes. From the Sangchowbow to the deep fried ice cream every dish was a delight. The stand outs were the Peking Duck and the combination seafood birds nest... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In terms of price, quality, service, and its overall position in Melbourne's Little Bourke Street Chinese restaurant hierarchy, Bamboo House is nowhere near at the level of the Flower Drum, but it's clearly a cut above the majority of the Cantonese eating houses on that famous strip. Bamboo House offers classic Cantonese banquet style dining. The table cloths are white... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When our party asked the waiter to bring us a selection of entrees (starters) and main courses, we expected some quite substantial servings. Instead we were provided with only entrees and no mains. While the starters were certainly delicious they did not provide us with the culinary delights that we expected and asked for.

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1 Thank Citrus53
Melbourne
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this restaurant. The staff are outstanding and everyone is made to feel as though they are special, and the food is just out of this world. Give it a go and you will not be disappointed.

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1 Thank Aussie-Travels2010
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The English menu is misleading in its translation and we received a dish that isn't what we ordered. We were given a haughty lecture about how Chinese dishes were called in Australia (we are visiting from Hong Kong) and that it was all our fault. We didn't want it but were forced to pay for it - even in Hong... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We strolled in here for a late lunch. We were seated immediately and ordered a couple drinks. Food was fairly good. The duck I ordered was tender and tasty. My spouse had chicken that was well prepared. Our waitress did not keep us in drinks. We had to flag down Andy to request more. Our server did try to remove... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

To be honest you can't really go wrong in Little China Town if you look around for bustling establishments full of people. I'd not been here before however my friends have this on their list as one of their favorites and invited me along. Extensive menu from seafood, to duck, and anything in between. Even the trusty lemon chicken was... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Took a family of 4. Service was impeccable as always. Food was fantastic and perfectly spaced. Good value - 4 people with wine for $200. We will be back

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Ballina, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

What a wondeful night, we had excellent chinese food with lots of flavour and freshness. Esoecially enjoyed the peking duck and red bean paste dessert, Yum

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent evening, duck was amazing. Far too much food should have ordered 3 main instead of 4. Service could not have bee better😊

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 1565

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
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 up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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