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Chinta Ria Soul

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94 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9525 4664
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Australia
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176 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked CRS as soon as I walked in, small and cosy with a great atmosphere. It was busy yet the service was still friendly and efficient and the food came quickly. Curry puffs and satays were both excellent as were the chicken and beef mains, both of which were full of flavours that really hit the tongue. Roti was soft... More 

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Thank Nairina
Singleton, Australia
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this restaurant for many years now and have always loved it; but this time the food was disappointing. We ordered a duck dish and crispy soft shell crab - both were ordinary. Even the roti and peanut sauce didn't have the same spark. The restaurant itself was filthy - light fittings and top of paintings thick with... More 

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Thank MKM64
Perth, Australia
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loosely translated as temple of love, this restaurant offers authentic Malaysian tastes, even after allowing for the fact that some of the dishes have been adapted to suit Australian tastebuds. You may find food closer in tastes to the original in the city where there is a greater number of students from that region. But Chinta Ria Soul's offerings are... More 

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Thank Patrick K
brisbane queensland
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157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for lunch. Menu comprehensive and well priced. Quality good, service quite good. Not the flashest place in the street, but well patronised by the Malaysian population, a good sign.

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Thank cdscons
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The original and we just love going when in Melbourne. Fab food and great service. It is also BYO which is great for real value.

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Thank peterwdowling
Gold Coast, Australia
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122 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here too many times to count and it would go close to being my favourite restaurant anywhere. Do yourself a favour and order the King Toh beef....it is ridiculous.....now I just have to learn to slow my eating down! Staff are always pleasant and very efficient.

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Thank jimmyhendriks
Berwick, Australia
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We went for dinner before a show over at the Palais- great quality of food and wine.Great service too!

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Thank Fil V
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I dropped in to Chinta Ria Soul for lunch on a Monday afternoon. A little short staffed with 1 girl looking after everything. But she was very attentive and did her best to manage the whole floor. The food was fantastic. We shared the Curry puffs, Curry leaf Prawns, Mee Goreng noodles. The roti bread was amazing!... More 

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Thank Joel G
Drury, NZ
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Having a meal at Chinta Ria Soul has been part of my standards for as long as I can recall. This time we were taking a guest who hadn't been to this restaurant before and we hoped it hadn't been 'talked up too much'. It turns out we hadn't and so this wonderful little place has some new fans. I'm... More 

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Thank SandyMichaelDrury_NZ
Orinda, California
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483 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Sat outside with a local friend who hadn't tried this place. All apps (called entrees) were fried . Not many non meat options. People smoking bar by which really spoiled by food. Menu not easy to understand whiteout really focusing.. service super slow.. I had a prawn dish that needed rice .. my friend had a curry dish. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9525 4664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?