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Dragon Boat Restaurant

600 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9600 1255
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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“peking duck” (8 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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600 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was quite bland, service poor. Very difficult to get the waiters attention to pay and a nightmare trying to split the bill.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank N4463BSsarahg
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal. Service good and atmosphere nice. Big potions and good wine list. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank joleej
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We headed to Chinatown about 10:30am and most places were yet to open except Dragon Boat which already had about three to four tables of people; we were glad about this so walked straight in and were welcomed with nice service. The yum cha dishes...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Service was great until we had to pay, the lady did not speak a single word and we got charged for the tea and bland chilli sauce which was ridiculous. Dumplings were good, chicken feet was bland and the popular prawn and rice rolls with...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank ctine745
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This place has been open for decades and used to serve a pretty good Yum Cha on Sundays. I did not go there for Yum Cha but for a meal in both the early and late evening on different days. I had been there before...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank rainer446
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We went for yum cha as we love it and wanted to experience Little Bourke St Chinese. Overall it was good, but as someone else said, the salt and pepper squid was overcooked and chewy. The rest of the meal, mainly dumplings both steamed and...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 14 February 2018

My party dined at Dragon Boat Restaurant after a walk-in reservation. The restaurant was packed and smelt of good food. From $23 per main, we received very little food with my 'Cantonese fillet steak' looking like 3 thin, sad pieces of meat with sauce (tasty...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank ReviewsbyRig
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Wanted something quick and this place looked like a safe bet - quite busy on a Tuesday night, about half-and-half tourists and locals. Ordered the salt and pepper squid as it was one of the dishes advertised on their window. Unfortunately it was awful -...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank bbb643
Reviewed 8 January 2018

There was a long line on New Year's Eve but the staff were accommodating everyone quickly and efficiently. The service provided to us was very friendly and beneficial in helping us decide from their comprehensive menu. My personal favourite were the mixed Chinese vegetables. They...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank gbbdsnz
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The food here was terrible. You couldn't pay me to eat here again. AND they serve SHARK, which is well known to be very unsafe to consume.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Lolita123123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9600 1255
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