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“Tasty food, but at a price”

Secret Kitchen Chinatown
Ranked #707 of 4,656 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Description: Founded in 2007, Secret Kitchen has become a reputable restaurant chain in Victoria serving exquisite Chinese cuisines. Under the China Bar Group’s umbrella, Secret Kitchen is another successful brand that evolves from time to time to bring new vibes to our customers. Secret Kitchen strive to maintain its food quality, high standards in presentation and service as its predecessor – albeit with a stronger focus on a menu that combines creative flavour combinations, high-end ingredients and fresh locally sourced seafood. Executive Chef Min and Head Dim Sim Chef Xiang, both has more than two decades of practical experience working in award-winning restaurants and five-star hotels across China, the talented duo is the core of Secret Kitchen. The perfect team creates phenomenal dishes that brings Chinese cuisine to another level of experience, ranging from yum cha dishes, aromatic herbal soups and succulent meat platters on the menu to fresh seafood dishes. Some of the signature dishes of
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This is high price Chinese compared to many other restaurants in China Town. They use to do a buffet here for $60 per head which was quite good. We ordered three mains, Sweet and sour pork @ $28.80, beef fillet in Cantonese sauce @$36.80 and stir fried noodle with salted Chinese greens. All tasted quite good and the servings were average, not too small and not generous. total price $94.90 for two of us inc Chinese tea, which was kept hot on the table sitting on a lit candle. Service was good and meals came promptly. You will find more economical places with similar quality 100 mtrs down the road if price is a problem.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank emtnems
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Poor service & poor selection of dishes. Avoid... Made a booking for a large group and provided cc to secure reservation as is convention. Restaurant then took $150 from my card without consent and did not make it clear they had done so when we paid bill in full. It's been a nightmare to try and resolve this with their rude and incoherent staff.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Maybe I’m expecting a bit too much for Chinese dim sum in Melbourne - the food quality is mediocre at best and prices are on point he higher end. I’m more than happy to pay for good food but this is just disappointing. Not a single dish stood out. Don’t order the dishes as shown.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dkkong
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised to be seated for a pre-theatre meal without a booking. Advised we would need to finish eating within 30 minutes which suited our timing well. As we were after a quick snack we ordered 2 main meals with rice to share between 2 adults and 3 children. Only after ordering were we advised of a $25 minimum spend per person. Rushed to order a 3rd main and 2 serves of dumplings to ‘reach’ $125 for a rushed 20 minute meal. Plus requested a tip and surcharge for credit card payment. Unprofessional and inflexible approach when the table was clearly booked for another party that evening.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Arrived from the U.S. hungry and tried - hotel room not ready; walked down the street and found this gem. Dim Sum is great; however, it is a bit pricey.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cjam9
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