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China Bar

235 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 1633
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“roast duck” (8 reviews)
“fried rice” (8 reviews)
“siu mai” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Fast food, Asian
235 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just walked passed this place and decided for a quick dinner of rice and noodle. Good for a quick meal during the day. Value for money.

Thank Kompakorn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go back for the crispy pork and duck combo on rice every time. Quick, cheap and yum - cafe atmosphere if you want to stay and linger. Good if you are in a larger group and can share a variety of dishes. If eating alone...More

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good, cheap and reliable place to eat authentic HongKong style food in Melbourne. The service is fast and efficient. My favourite here is kungpao chicken and Ma Po Tofu. If you like spicy then don’t be shy to ask for it, they...More

Thank Amit T
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I have traveled a lot and I have eaten in several Chinese restaurants around the world (my favorite is always a good friend rice); after a recommendation from the hotel where I stayed, I can really say LOUD that this is so far my favorite...More

1  Thank Darwin J
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Good quick lunch with my son. This place is ok for quick food style. Never expected good service. Good and quick is the key.

Thank Zaab Z
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We raised our concern as our fried rice we order was below standard and there was no pork as mentioned in the menu. Waitress went to talk someone sitting just behind us and drinking . He appears to be a owner. I told him it...More

Thank Babu B
Reviewed 20 December 2017

In a city renowned for its fine dining, including Gilbert Lau's great Flower Drum, after an absence of about 10 years it is interesting to see the change in types of Chinese restaurants around. In the Bourke Street precinct there is now a plethora of...More

Thank Geoffrey B
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Ate at China Bar last night with a couple of friends. The pluses: reasonable prices, large portions (so value for money) and speedy service. The minuses: the ordering system (complete a form to order) and the meat quality wasn’t great on the chicken dish. I’d...More

Thank MysterySteve
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Bad service, bad waiter attitude, the waiter looks and acts like he doesn't welcome you. Food is below average, it's more to Malaysian instead, the quality of the food is also not good. I can say it as a fellow Malaysian. This restaurant is totally...More

Thank Han Y
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

It was getting to be quite late, about 8pm and I was looking for something quick to eat. I didn’t have time to do any research and just went to the closest restaurant I could find with a table. Inside is not the cleanest of...More

Thank quocvo
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 1633
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