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“Don't Bother”
Review of Shark Fin House

Shark Fin House
Ranked #879 of 4,024 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Paris, France
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308 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Don't Bother”
Reviewed 8 August 2011

We were very disappointed with this restaurant.
We were booked for the sunday yumcha at 1.30 and were told 55 minutes later that it was finishing. Only 1 hour to eat ! They slam the drinks and food in front of you and then push you out the door. So don't plan on having a fun afternoon with friends at this Chinese restaurant. Go elsewhere.
Food is average and service is terrible.

  • Visited August 2011
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Renmark, Australia
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127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed 11 July 2011

If anyone is loking for a good chinese restaurant in Melbourne give this one a try and if an indication to quality and flovour is the customers are mostly chinese.Well done Shark Fin House.

  • Visited June 2011
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Sydney
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“We enjoyed the Shark Fin House”
Reviewed 8 October 2010

I guess we are going against the tide a little here, but we chose this restaurant because my wife likes the Westlake duck and I love the scallops stuffed with minced prawns. Neither of us were disappointed and of course we shared. The prices for food and a nice wine were quite reasonable and although the restaurant was full (Saturday night after the 2nd Grand Final) we had book earlier and the service never faltered.
Overall, a very nice dining experience.

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Thank GaryandMelody
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“some of the dishes were...”
Reviewed 18 July 2009

some of the dishes were not marinated very well at all.....(hence a bit tasteless)

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Barossa
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good for group booking - just don't be too thirsty”
Reviewed 6 May 2009

Dined here on a Saturday night with a family group (all adults) of 12. Booked at a Chinese Restaurant because many Spanish and Italian restaurants in the city do not take large bookings.

Physical Environment:
We were seated at a round table on the second level. The table was pretty squished into the space, so seating was a little tight. The lighting was very dim, but not dim enough, as we all noticed the seats were filthy. Toilets were very clean.

Service:
Ad hoc. There seemed to be no distinction between food and drinks staff, consequently we had approx. 6 different wait staff and our drinks orders were constantly being mucked up. The food was delivered promptly, but the drinks service was terrible.

Food:
Good basic cantonese with all the usual suspects. Tasty - but not that hot when delivered to table. Szechuan Beef was the winner of our orders.

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