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Shanghai Street Dumpling

342 Little Bourke St | They Also Have a Branch on LaTrobe Street in the Centre of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9078 8068
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“dumplings” (188 reviews)
“xiao long bao” (30 reviews)
“soup” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
342 Little Bourke St | They Also Have a Branch on LaTrobe Street in the Centre of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you like Asian dumplings, wontons and rice noodles steamed or in tasty soups, then this is the place to go. The dining experience here is extraordinarily good and in our opinion represented the best value for money of any of the restaurants we visited...More

Thank L9442AMpeterr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the uninitiated, dumplings and noodles (mein) are staple for northern chinese and rice (fan) & meat dishes are what southern chinese prefer with the main meals Northern chinese migrants have increased in Australia hence the proliferation of dumpling and northern chinese cuisine to add...More

Thank Highadventurer
Reviewed 1 week ago

A long queue down the street usually means the place is good. We joined the queue and waited 20 minutes to be served RAW undercooked dumplings, dry duck and tasteless pork.Staff not bothered when we sent the dumplings back-just shrugged their shoulders. Sorry this place...More

1  Thank BurySt_EdmundsTrevor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a few dishes here yesterday. The dumplings were so so, crispy fried duck dry and the Cold chicken with peanut sauce inedible. And an incredibly rude manager who argued with us when we complained. Yes this place is cheap but there are so many...More

1  Thank JohnMc66
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant on Wednesday night around 8pm. We first saw the que outside around 7:00pm and returend later on. Waitress took order duirng we were waiting outside to fasten the process. We ordered shrimp and pork steamed dumplings, fried dumplings, hot and sour...More

Thank kaori s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought this would be a good spot after seeing people queueing outside waiting for the restaurant to open. We had the dumplings :)

Thank Chloe I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This most unpretentious cash only dumpling place was excellent. Dumplings obviously made on the spot..most and only troubling aspect is deciding what to have. I'LL have to go back. Reasonably priced also around $10 for big serve

Thank 40swith3boys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here first time with friends from interstate and we were doing a bit of wandering as you do as tourists. This was a wee walk from our hotel and we had been looking for a good place to eat. There was a small line...More

Thank Ara A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a queue here for a reason....but it moves quickly as very efficient. I we shared a table and had very good value dumplings plus house white. I my husband is vegetarian, but still very tasty flavors. Recommended

Thank rospochin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shanghai Street Dumpling is small, but the service is fantastic. Lovely people! Also the dumplings were absolutely delicious, as well as CHEAP!

Thank _deannapearce
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
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Mary H
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
As listed, just up Little Bourke from Elizabeth away from Emporium
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 342 Little Bourke St | They Also Have a Branch on LaTrobe Street in the Centre of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9078 8068