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Shark Fin Inn

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50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 2681
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried the Shark Fin Inn because it was conveniently located, but we should have known from the anglicised menu that we were setting ourselves up for disappointment. The service was passable but not great. The ambience was passable but not great. The food was quite ordinary and not up to scratch with many of the other restaurants in the... More 

Thank JeremyAustralia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to yum cha on easter Sunday at 131 Lt Bourke St and were very disappointed. Service poor, food ordinary, expensive, and a surcharge for using a card for savings account. Never again

Thank Michael3Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was slow, and yum cha variety limited. Rather underwhelming. Will not come back. The decor needs a refurbish. We usually go to Gold Leaf at Docklands and much better service and variety.

Thank Annie B
Melbourne Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! Great food & service. They can be extremely busy at night so make sure you book in advance to avoid waiting for a table. Angus and the team are amazing & hospitable. Very friendly. Our family will be back.

Thank austravel84
Launceston, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 2 friends and I were looking forward to a good yumcha and this place was recommended.... very busy on sat lunch time so understand some delay, after our first round of dumplings we were basically ignored and had to catch the attention of staff to ask for specific dishes, in the end we gave up waiting for anything else... More 

Thank jj292015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. We had food that was recommended and not even on the menu! Delicious. Service was very efficient and friendly. Loved the whole experience

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our most popular family restaurant. Shark Fin offers an authentic dining experience in a family friendly environment with super friendly staff

Thank MichelleDevereux
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best in town for Yum Cha and especially when celebrating an occasion. Excellent food and atmosphere.

Thank tlw27_12
Newcastle, Australia
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125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been here 3 times now and thoroughly enjoyed it every time. It has a wonderful variety of dishes and they are all tasty. The service is fast and efficient. We will return on our next visit, for sure..

Thank gomozzie
Launceston, Australia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We have eaten at Shark Finn a few times and have never been disappointed. The food is freshly prepared with authentic flavours and presentation. The staff were polite and attentive. Will return here each time we visit Melbourne

Thank Blaze67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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 up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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