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Shark Fin Inn

50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 2681
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (26 reviews)
“egg tarts” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Still as good as it was years ago. Fantastically good service atmosphere and food. Have and will still recommend it thoroughly to all young old and in between

Thank John C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They tried to charge us corkage fee for my 2 year old child! When we pointed this out, the manager got real aggressive and told us not to tell him how to run his business. Worst service ever.

Thank ec_evey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Push trolley yum cha. Downstairs and upstairs seating. No prices so they can charge anything they like as you don't know how much each item is. Food was tasty and OK but overpriced. 4 of us for a simple yum cha costed just under $110....More

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food, fast service, reasonable prices. We had spring rolls, special fried rice and combination birds nest. Just a quick meal out on a hot night. All the other food we saw looked delicious and smelled wonderful. It was a very popular place so if...More

Thank sharon G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hubble and I had dinner here with a friend of ours. Place had lots of others eating there which was a positive sign! We shared a banquet meal which was lovely. Each course was quickly presented and tasted great. Service was also very good.

Thank AussieJanEtte
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A reunion of work colleagues saw 16 of us at this restaurant. Large open plan room and we took 2 tables. It was a dim sum style meal and the dishes kept coming. All the usual dim sums such as steamed pork dumplings crispy chicken...More

Thank gam8le
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Don't eat here if you have any dietary requirements, they can't accommodate you and not very helpful in trying to find something to have. Very overpriced. The positive is that our kids loved their dinner and it was great to see them try new things.

Thank 638Happy_camper22
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Delectable delicacies of your own choosing. Shark fin inn seem to be able to do this just so much better than the the other venues in Little Bourke street Melbourne. But you must book ahead if you want a table in the peak periods. Food...More

Thank Russell T
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Booked to eat at this restaurant, and came in the evening .To get to the dining area required ascending via a lift. It all seemed a little chaotic. The food when it came was reasonable, but I felt that as it was a banquet meal...More

Thank Boudin882
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is what all Chinese Restrauants should be judged by. Fantastic in every way Get it while you can

Thank Tiapan
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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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