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Dainty Sichuan Noodles

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26 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 8861
Today
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
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Wed - Mon 11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended this place if you like hot and spicy dishes. Very fragrantly smell of hot food. The soup of the noodles was great and you can also choose your favorite dish to get a bit of everything. Yum. Price is reasonable too.

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Thank Carrie C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

if you really want to open your nose block,have a spicy noodles from here. the place is bit crowded at lunch time. Service is fast and taste really good. tried chonngging Spicy Noodles and Spicy Beef with rice costing $23,worth it

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Thank jimchacko
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

I think we were the only non-Chinese couple there, but no problem, menu has pictures of everything and staff were friendly and helpful. Just be aware, spicy means what it says! Had to wait in the queue for a few minutes but that only added to the fun.

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Thank marcD9767NW
Maitland, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Our first taste of Japanese food, A nice touch of spice and very flavoursome meals, Great way to warm up on a cold winters day in Melbourne.

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Thank Peter M
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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142 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

The noodle is fresh and very chewy. If you can take spicy food, try the different variety of spicy broths too. It's not the usual spiciness that you are familiar with - they don't just put lots of chillies in but it's the Sichuan peppers that make the noodles and broths so authentic. It gives you a numbing feeling, which... More 

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Thank Chatnoir-miaow
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Food is nice to try if you are new to Sichuan food. Very busy on a Sunday afternoon even at 14:30. Had a medium queue and was asked to share table. You don't expect too much of an equivalent experience to an appropriate restaurant, but it's negligible since it is Chinese, from flavour to service.

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Thank Kidsama W
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Authentic spcy Chongqing noodles from the small noodle shop. Always a long queue and crowed, but the noodle and spicy soup base is nothing but excellent!

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1 Thank feifa9999
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Have been wanting to try this restaurant for some time as Szechuan style is mt favorite Chinese preparation. I was not disappointed to say the least! This was my frst visit and will not be my last as I am planning to visit the South Yarra location very soon. I had the Kung Pao chicken and the Beef Capsicum, both... More 

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Thank GlobalTrotster
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

This is the place if you like spicy food and plenty of it. The blend of various flavors was especially noteworthy. I had an appetizer and the octopus as the main and I could not finish the meal. The place is huge with numerous rooms and crowded both times we visited. Be prepared for a wait. It is also pricier... More 

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Thank Bob R
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

First trip to Dainty Sichuan at their new Bourke Street address, but certainly not the last. The decor is decidely up-market here with a modern (sparkling) presentation and feel. It's a big space with a number of different eating areas - all somewhat unique. I have no idea where the 'dainty' in the name comes from, because there's nothing dainty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 8861

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Chinatown
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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