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Chin Chin

Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
As featured in Complete Melbourne and 3 other guides
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125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 8663 2000
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very disappointing massive ques noisey forget the hype surrounding this Restaurant we won't be back food average.

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Thank Tellboy2015
Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

During a short few days trip to Melbourne, we went to Chin Chin twice because the food was so nice! It's not the best restaurant for service (it can take a long time to get a waiters attention and they serve only warm tap water, not cold), but they do make up for it in the quality of food and... More 

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Thank brownha2015
Melbourne
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156 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not the place for eating now! No bookings works sometimes but allowing at least 1 hour for table ?/'['=; Hunger pains,can drink downstairs whilst you wait, great little money spinner that idea. But anyway Great reasonably priced food, Welcoming staff efficient, Drinks a little pricey.Table staff prompt, food arrived quickly, Great night.

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Thank gazzz1
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to Chin-Chins many times, whether it be during the day for a work lunch, straight after work before the evening rush hits or when it's peak time and waiting in a line is mandatory. The food is absolutely amazing, the standard is consistent. Service is alright, pretty good I guess for a restaurant which is always so busy.... More 

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Thank Priya J
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Group of 5 - we had a great time at Chin Chin. We went with the $69 for eight courses (waitress choice) every dish was delicious - lots of food, so we weren't left hungry. Every seat in the place was sat on and there was a queue at the door. The restaurant was loud and had a great music... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just amazing creative food full of flavour &!never disappoints. Would be the first restaurant I would recommend to anyone visiting Melbourne just be prepared to line up if you go at popular time try & have an early dinner.

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Thank Glenda2111
Melbourne, Australia
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327 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came after a matinee show lined up at 4.45pm had a drink downstairs only waited 20 mins. Had the feed me option plenty of food all amazing could not fault anything. Would come again have been put off by the long lines previously but well worth the effort.

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Thank Mark D
Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had heard good things about Chin Chin. We decided to try it for a four person dinner. We managed to negotiate the "booking" system with a manageable wait. The food was excellent- however that was the only positive in our overall experience. The relentless racket from the loudspeakers caused the patrons to speaker louder which built up the aggregate... More 

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Thank Robert C
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Long wait on Friday nite so we returned for lunch on Saturday. Seated immediately. The food was outstanding. Very hip vibe - music was a little loud for my taste, but I'm old.

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Thank Mark M
Manama, Bahrain
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92 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Few restaurants warrant a review in my opinion. But Chin Chin in Melbourne is not only worth the wait, it is worth a review. Modern, Thai in a hip, modern, filled to the roof, with a well-coordinated staff. The #1 tasting menu for 2 ($70 Aus/person) is a delicious way to try their best pork, beef, fish, curried chicken and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 8663 2000

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

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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