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Shanghai Dumpling House

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25 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 8555
11:00 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited this place with my sister for a cheap & quick lunch, the service was swift however the dumplings had no taste. We ordered pan fried pork dumplings and chilli oil pork dumplings and both lacked in flavour. There are plenty of other good places in Chinatown for cheap and TASTY dumplings but not this one! Never again!

Thank Radhika V
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was okay and so were the dumplings but the noodles tasted like cigarette smoke!? I thought at first someone had lit up inside but when I smelt the noodles it was strong and gross. Be very selective in what you choose to eat.

Thank ToriMT
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been visiting this restaurant since I was born! Unfortunately, the dumplings don't taste as good as they used to, the filling has changed over time. I still enjoy their food, the shanghai noodles are my favourite as well as their sweet and sour pork, yum!! The service is pretty average but the food comes out very soon after... More 

Thank Cassidydaniel
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Have been here a number of times and comes highly recommended. Quick and easy food, which is perfect for informal dinners with friends.

Thank tgc86
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Yes that's right... a dump. I am appalled as I have heard so much good things about this place, however their dumplings were completely tasteless and dry, just like the service and attitude of employees. Do not go here.

Thank Casey G
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I ordered the dan dan noodles, and wow. These rival any noddles out of China and there pork sauce was full of flavour, I recommend this Restaurant not for the environment, not for the service, but the food is amazing,

Thank gourmet_traveller99
Gold Coast Australia
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Worst meal I've ever had in any Chinatown world wide! I ordered fried fish with noodles. They were the two minute type, fish was dry and tasteless and the veges tinned peas and corn! Dont bother!

Thank Familyoffore
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Don't even waste your time! Group of 4, 20somethings visited on a saturday night. After trying out a few dumpling houses round China Town, we thought we would try this one. Never. Again. Yes, I realise the dumplings are cheap, but I did expect a bit more, like to be able to eat them. Dumplings in soup, literally tasted like... More 

Thank gltt123
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

You can get 20 dumplings for about $6 (maybe less I can't remember exactly) but four of us ate a decent dinner for $8 each. So very very cheap. The xiao long bao are pretty terrible though (not much soup in them and the meat is kind of gross) the other dumplings are all good. Excellent pumpkin cakes and the... More 

Thank melbournefoodie1100
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Asking you to pay half way through your meal. In such a rush to cash up at lunch time, I do not recommend this place

Thank María S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 8555

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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