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Shark Fin Inn

) #337 of 3,427 Restaurants in Melbourne ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Chinese, Seafood, Asian
50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 2681
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (22 reviews)
“egg tarts” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 379 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Had Sunday morning Yum Cha with friends. Food was delicious and served quickly. Always a great spot to eat.

Thank ChrisP1963
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I caught up with 2 friends from the country. One suggested Shark Fin Inn as her daughter had been recently. Firstly asked if we wanted tea to which we said yes. They brought a second pot later and when we got the bill ea pot...More

Thank peterjenni
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, really good food. We ordered San cho bo, duck crepes made at the table, chicken birds nest , lychees and ice cream to finish. BYO as well so good value!

Thank Janelle W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favourites now going back some 35 years. Food quality is great and though very busy the service is good. A great selection of dumplings and other chef specialities.

Thank tot005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is old fashioned, good quality, reliable Australian Chinese food and service. Solid, dependable, high quality and well priced. Some of the food is outstanding. We had a Singapore noodle to write home to Singapore about. This is a stalwart of Little Bourke St.

1  Thank Kristina E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our taxi driver recommended the Shark Fin Inn to us when he dropped us at our hotel, which was just across the road. We arrived early but without booking. The staff quickly seated us and provided a pot of fragrant jasmine tea while we perused...More

Thank Donelle H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time trial on a Saturday night. The restaurant was very busy and we have to wait a bit even we have booked. The waiting area is very very small with no seat and some people have to wait outside the restaurant. Everything were good...More

Thank Agnes L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

very busy restaurant,not much food brought around on trolleys,food just normal service also good......

Thank Jimlin E
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Food is good, have lots of selections on dim sum, the server will push the cart and come to your table to show you the food. This is authentic, same as the taste in HK! Must try the fried taro dumpling and the prawn dumpling....More

Thank chiffonbear
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We joined family and friends for an evening meal. We didn't pre-book a table but we were seated immediately. The table service was quick although a bit un-professional; my sisters glasses were knocked askew when a waiter was reaching for a plate. The food was...More

Thank Ann G
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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Response from Wineman68 | Reviewed this property |
Im sad to have to say that this (as i don't normally rate bad experiences - prefer to congratulate ), but my recent visit was very average. I'd look elsewhere if i were you if you have any dietary preferences as i'm not sure... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 28
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 2681
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