David's

4.5
575 reviews
$41 to $100
Chinese (Shanghai)
Inspired by the rich heritage of our founder, David Zhou, David’s is a place for lively gatherings centred on simple food that brings joy to any occasion. David has loved wholesome Chinese fare since he was a young boy growing up in Shanghai. Since opening David’s, his first Chinese restaurant in Melbourne, he has built a loyal following of customers who return time and time again to enjoy his modern spin on authentic Shanghai cuisine. Thanks to David’s fresh take, the restaurant has built a reputation for serving some of the best Chinese food in Melbourne, including succulent pork belly and deliciously plump dumplings. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, extensive menu, and unlimited weekend yum cha, it’s no wonder David’s is regarded as an all-round crowd pleaser.

Experiences

  • Saturday Lunch Yum Cha

    A$60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Thank you for your reservation at David's! With restrictions relaxing we thought it was time for a great meal! Currently, for reservations every Saturday & Sunday 11:30 pm & 1:30 pm, we dedicate our lunches to our famous David's Unlimited Yum Cha menu. Our Weekend Yum Cha includes the following David’s Favourites such as BBQ Pork Buns, San Choi Bao, Spring Rolls, a mix of our handmade dumplings such as Authentic Prawn Dumplings, Pork & Prawn Shumai, DIY Peking Duck Wrap, Chinese Broccoli & more. We will have special new dishes grazing the Yum Cha weekly. *Vegan menu available, please call us in advanced. *Booking with children? Please call us to book
  • Sunday Lunch Yum Cha

    A$62.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Thank you for your reservation at David's! With restrictions relaxing we thought it was time for a great meal! Currently, for reservations every Saturday & Sunday at 11:30 pm & 1:30 pm, we dedicate our lunches to our famous David's Unlimited Yum Cha menu. Our Weekend Yum Cha includes the following David’s Favourites such as BBQ Pork Buns, San Choi Bao, Spring Rolls, a mix of our handmade dumplings such as Authentic Prawn Dumplings, Pork & Prawn Shumai, DIY Peking Duck Wrap, Chinese Broccoli & more. We will have special new dishes grazing the Yum Cha weekly. *Vegan menu available, please call us in advance. *Booking with children? Please call us to book

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 575 People Are SayingWrite a review
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Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
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KaDa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food. Can’t complain about anything.

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MelindaK
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed our meal although they forgot to take our order so we did wait a while until we eventually requested someone take our food order.
We shared 5 entrees and they were all very fresh. The decor has changed since we were last there many years ago and we preferred the previous decor, the ambience was better.
Great spacing between diners and they did check our vaccinations on entering.

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GeoffreyC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Maybe 2 too many courses for us. Time between corses seemed to be a little rushed probably due to time constraints we had an 11.30 sitting for Sunday yum cha.

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LesA
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is as always very tasty and the portions are the perfect size. My only suggestion is that with your range of banquets you have ones available with the option of having beef, chicken or lamb. I am sure you have customers like us who do not eat pork. Another point would be to have a better choice of Australian wines by the glass. Both Red and White.

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MargaretN
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was ok, nothing to write home about though, and the room is a little tired but the service was fantastic. Very friendly and welcoming.

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TrevorM
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding dinner at David’s. The service was excellent and the ambiance of the restaurant is beautiful. Food - consistently very good and timed well. The noise was very low and lighting - perfect! A great experience and I look forward to returning.

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TonyH
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, good service. The decor isn't fancy but it's quite suited to the cuisine and fits nicely.

Would've liked the gap between the dishes to be a bit shorter as it took about 2 hours to get the banquet out but otherwise, it was a good place to dine at.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and friendly staff. A little

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kat1202
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves. The service was incredible which matched the delicious food very well. Would go back at any time.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and attentive service. Nothing not to love

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robertac
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

The portion were very very small and it was way over priced.
The waitress when asked wiped the table with a serviette.

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CorinneO
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

David's is a great place to celebrate. The menu is varied and delicious and the service is spot on.

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and service, if a bit expensive

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WestonH
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great yum cha at David's. By far the best in Melbourne

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ZacC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you're looking for a succulent chinese meal, you can't go past David's. Very tasty.

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adam
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

great yum cha and plenty of food. fixed price and a great atmosphere.

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Nads
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

It was a nice experience but felt rushed & not unlimited. Food came out slowly & in big gaps & it was 1 piece per person rather than unlimited. You can order more at the end but they are so slow & dragged out on delivering the food you don’t get much time at the end due to second sitting.
Food was very good but delivery was poor.

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TorieM
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a wonderful meal with friendly staff. Whenever we visit Melb it is our go to.

Thanks to the team and a shout out for all the local deliveries when we were in self isolation and the first lockdown. It was our favourite “date night” treat.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I like it, satisfied my yum cha craving, good service.

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Pete
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pumpin’ & trendy place. Lots of waiters to provide good service.

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R1ssap
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my friend there for the first time she loved it, we left feeling so full. Discovered to non alcoholic aloe Vera spritz yummmmmm!!! Prompt service yummy yum cha xxx

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WestonH
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful experience at David's! Everything is always perfect.

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MELISSAJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and the staff were amazing. So great to be back out at one of Melbourne’s best restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Surprisingly amazing food! Couldn’t fault it.

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NikiP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were phenomenal. Food was delicious. Unlimited yum cha is an absolute must!

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JosieC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Just felt that the meal was not it's usual top quality. Felt that some of the meals came out cold? Have eaten here before and loved it. Did not meet all expectations this time. However, would still consider returning at some point!

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GeorginaA
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

We were very keen to dine at David's as we had a great Providoor experience,
however the in dining experience was less than ideal.
With a small menu I feel they should have all the items on the menu in stock but the main meat dish-lamb which most of our table wanted to order was unavailable.
They then were forced to order the ribs which I asked as to the "fattiness" of the meat and was told not too bad but was in fact mostly fat. One of our members couldn't eat it and another who hadn't received his yet cancelled it when he saw the dish. They did of course take these both off the bill and the staff were very understanding but still not ideal.

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Lily
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wanted to try their yum cha for a long time and it’s as good as expected. Warm service, friendly staff, menu was designed to please the crowd, definitely worth for a family or friend gathering.

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sophiek
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. Staff are very attentive

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AndreaF
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely meal with great service. Very attentive staff

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never had a bad meal there, so booked well in advance to make sure it was #1 after lockdown.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Staff are friendly, inviting and accommodating. Food is divine and we never leave unsatisfied. A firm family favorite for a special lunch and will remain so for a long time.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic. The service was incredible. I'll be back soon!

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Nads
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and friendly service. Me and my friends had a great time

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Deano
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Really good for a range of set menus. Takes the hassle out of deciding what to get.

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Kazz
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yum Cha at Davids was a great afternoon. Food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Wine was very good and Staff were welcoming and attentive.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious - great to be back

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PeterL
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food. Wonderful manager
Made to feel welcome
Highly recommend

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BruceS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food that just keeps coming, great value for money. It's my favourite way to spend a Sunday lunch. I will be back many more times

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CarissaW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been coming here for years and consistently lovely food, staff and ambience. Of note this time - we really appreciated Miranda’s assistance to help accomodate some dietary needs for our group yum cha booking. Thanks so much!!

FAQs

David's does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

David's is rated 4.5 stars by 575 OpenTable diners.