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Red Emperor Chinese Restaurant

3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 4170
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“yum cha lunch” (10 reviews)
“spicy pepper” (5 reviews)
“dim sum” (16 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Neighbourhood: Southbank
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Reviews (333)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Before the end of our meal we had decided to give this establishment five stars. Three entrees, main and rice were bordering on some of the best Chinese food we had eaten. Entrees of duck, prawns and chicken were tasty, well cooked and left you...More

Thank HolidaymakerBallarat
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful restaurant with friendly customer service. Did not make reservation still managed to get a table. Authentic Chinese taste and spicy, if requested. Chicken and beef dishes are great.

Thank Nouzab F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chinese cuisine at its best. The food was excellent and plentiful. The signature Red Emperor Chicken was very good and the 3 Piece Beef Fillet with black pepper sauce melted in your mouth. The staff was friendly and attentive. A little pricy but reasonable for...More

Thank Raanan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered a conch soup to start with. It was ok. Then for mains, we have roasted pork which was quite good. The star of the show is a $200 east star fish cooked 2 ways: stir fried fillets and steamed. It was good. Overall...More

Thank Hanh N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, but very expensive. Lots of MSG to give the great taste of food. I had dry mouth for a day.

Thank destinyhk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for lunch on a weekday and opted for yum cha. They did not have trolleys but brought options to the table for consideration. Staff were very pleasnat and it worked well. Good food and good variety

Thank Richar64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cozy, relaxed atmosphere and fast and friendly service. Manager Raymond greeted us with a big smile. Staff were attentive and efficient. Food was great.

Thank AudyY
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We went there for a catch up with some old friends at previous job. We greeted by a friendly waitress to be seated but after that some of the waiters were serving us and spoke in their own language. With ordered like 7 different of...More

Thank Wilson H
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 7 pm , enjoyed San Chou bow, Peking Duck and Kung po prawns accompanied with steamed rice. All food choice were excellent and enough for the three of us for dinner, I noticed in particular how attentive the customer service was , all...More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is an average restaurant - the food is acceptable but not great by any means. We had an authentic Melbourne yum cha experience in that the food came on trolleys and the staff were indifferent at best, and sometimes quite rude. We managed to...More

Thank MelbsinLondon
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Sharon S
Hello, Do you use MSG and or Artificial Flavourings in your dishes? I am having dinner with a friend at your restaurant in a couple of weeks and am extremely allergic (anaphylactic) to all flavourings. Do you have dishes that are suitable for me? Thank you And Kindest regards. Shazzi
20 July 2016|
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Response from martin c | Reviewed this property |
do not know the answer but visit the red emperor when ever we go to Oz, excellent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9699 4170
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