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Red Emperor Chinese Restaurant

3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 4170
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“yum cha lunch” (11 reviews)
“spicy pepper” (5 reviews)
“dim sum” (17 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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1 - 10 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this is one of the best Chinese restaurants i have been too. We sat on the back deck on a quite warm April night (the deck did have heating and was enclosed with clear blinds allowing a view out). We ordered a few...More

Thank Courtney S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here since 1992 before when this restaurant was at crown before it moved to Southbank. We have always enjoyed it and the yum cha. It seems on our last few dining experiences the type of service and staff is a very...More

1  Thank darl88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A luscious lunch or dinner venue with the best Peking duck in town. We spent a lovely evening dining here with our own choice from the menu. It was all delicious from the san Choi bad to the Peking duck all dishes were first class...More

Thank narfnek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After initial problem on arrival as our reservation could not be found on their system even though l had an electronic confirmation. We were eventually taken to a smallish table (we were in a party of seven) that was exchanged for a more suitable one,...More

Thank Walter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found it challenging to park our car nearby,to find the restaurant and make our way through the crowds on a Sunday ..the A la carte yum cha was competent and pleasant but not noteworthy. Hard to justify a trip to Southbank.

Thank Eva D
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

After being away from Melb for 3yrs it was reassuring to find the quality of Red Emperor’s Yum Cha as high as ever. Delicious dumplings, wide variety of tastes, great service, reasonable prices.

Thank Gazeaway
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I can't say I'm a huge fan of some of the eats on offer here. Though if you like Chinese, there are lots of varieties other than chicken feet.

Thank Rik S
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We discovered this beautifully decorated new Chinese restaurant, I enjoy Chinese food and found their menu pleasantly different, It strayed from the "normal" menu available at many Chinese restaurants. Lovely friendly staff. Prices were very reasonable.

1  Thank gippselec
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to get in for a late sitting last night as the restaurant was fully booked. This restaurant has always been one of my husbands go to Chinese restaurants over the years together with “Silks” and the “Flower Drum”, when entertaining clients. We...More

Thank Lusatia
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We wanted to find somewhere quieter than the many local restaurants packed with boisterous folks and this place was perfect. The food was excellent and we enjoyed the experience with the maitre d.

Thank andrewlgc
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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