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Shanghai Village Chinese Restaurant

112-114 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 1878
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good44%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
112-114 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place looks terrible, but it has that rustic charm. No bells and whistles, just pretty good food at good prices. We went at a quieter time, and our food all came out really quick. The waiters came to clear our plates while we were...More

Thank ElliotWilliams1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now listen, normally I'm pretty lenient on my old friend "Shanghai Village", but after my visit on the weekend I'm a little dubious. I'm used to the service (or lack there of), expect a cheap meal and don't expect an amazing quality of food. However,...More

Thank tiny_dancer16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there because we wanted a Chinese Restaurant which was good value, quick and easy plus .... had BYO Our expectations weren't sky high and we went there maybe thinking this might not be the best. But, in reality, it turned out really well....More

Thank Greatblackhawk
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Shanghai Village used to be my favourite dumpling restaurant in Chinatown but on my last few visits I've found it a shadow of its former self. I don't know if the ownership or kitchen team has changed, but the once delicious meals, while still reasonably...More

Thank MelbTraveller2012
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This a cheap eats restaurant where dumplings are kings. The restaurant is a little dark and dingy and the decor basic and functional. I have eaten here many times and the food is fresh tasty and plentiful. The restaurant has many items on its menu...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for ok food without great service then this will do. If you are looking for something a bit nicer then I'm sure it's out there. Byo because you can't get wine by the glass and the beer choices are very limited....More

1  Thank Craig W
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Exceptional value for money, prompt service and generous serves make this establishment ideal for a quick work lunch. I went there for a family lunch on my daughter's 12th birthday and as the quality of the food is just okay, it was not ideal for...More

Thank carljansz
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

4 friends went for Yum Cha expecting great food based on the reviews. We were sorely disappointed. Food was average, some dumplings were cold. We expected trolley service but it didn't happen. Don't be fooled by the reviews. Not an authentic Yum Cha experience or...More

1  Thank Booltweet
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Please never change this place, laminex tables, and absolutely zero attention to decor- so its just about the food. Dumplings are very good value. Other meals are fine.

Thank kimlG6502DB
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Unassuming outside but dumplings to die for. Rich broth and perfect sticky dough. The xihu style steamed duck also very tasty. Forgot our rice but waitress was quick to notice despite a full house. Reasonably priced.

Thank Julia R
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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Laura C
8 May 2017|
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Response from mhawks | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. I was there with people who had a baby
4 July 2016|
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Response from Dav2525 | Reviewed this property |
Umm I don't think so. You don't go there for things like that. You go there for dirty dumplings that taste delicious while trying not to think about what's really in them.
Colette C
20 July 2015|
Response from Cameron S | Reviewed this property |
Not a lot of gluten free options here. Possibly some of the meat and rice dishes. Probably safer going Vietnamese.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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: 112-114 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 1878
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