Permanently Closed - Long Chim Melbourne

4.3
28 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Thai
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Spicy
  • Waterfront

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Long Chim means to ‘come, try and taste’, and with this invitation get set to enjoy a menu inspired by the flavours and energy of Thai street food culture. The menu offers shareable, uniquely authentic dishes and an outstanding cocktail and wine list.

OpenTable online bookings are available for up to 7 people, all groups greater than 7 please contact our restaurant reservations team on ph:03 9292 5777
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of Operation
Monday and Tuesday
Closed

Wednesday
Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: 5.30pm – 10pm

Thursday
Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: 5.30pm – 10pm

Friday
Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: 5pm – 11pm

Saturday
12pm – 11pm

Sunday
12pm – 10pm

Bar
Wednesday to Sunday: 12pm – late
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Phone number
(03) 9292 5777
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
Multi-deck, Basement or Valet
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Public Transit
Tram, Train, Bus, Taxi
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Outdoor dining , Wine
What 28 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
3.8
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.7
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SP
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Had to wait too long for wine. I found the food just too hot. I love Thai but obviously not what the locals eat.

N
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Much better quality than other Thai joints around the city and surrounding suburbs but Melbourne is littered with tasty Thai restaurants and the experience was not supremely better especially given it does cost about double of suburban Thai restaurants. However, I would definitely visit again with friends and families. Thai food is just awesome!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Unfortunately it was a bit rushed due to the torrid rain on the night of the booking.
However the food and service was good

NF
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Authentic Thai Street Food, with an added touch of class.

MM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

It was absolutely wonderful food, prepared lovingly we could see. Deserves its reputation. A memorable meal.
They were very helpful about mobility issues. The price for the set lunch banquet was reasonable, especially given the outstanding quality and amount of the food. They were happy to substitute chicken instead of pork in something, and did so with care and attention to detail that the sauce should still match it.
I will be recommending this one to everyone.

S
Melbourne / VIC
12 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is far from perfect. But it’s very solid.

It’s at the crown food hall, so you sure don’t come here for the location. But you’d come here in spite of it.

Because the food is very good. Clearly ahead of your suburban thai thang. Family friendly with one small step toward adventurous.

Sweet cocktails light on booze and long on ice. It’s here to make money, but does so whilst pleasing the crowd.

A group of say six get the best out of it because you can go variety. Four would be fine. A couple would only bother if passing, and I can’t imagine any reason whatsoever you’d be passing.

Service is friendly. Not slick. But nice. Normal. Suitable.

Unmemorable, but enjoyable.

MB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

From the welcome at the door our experience was excellent. Our waitperson was very attentive and knowledgeable and paid particular attention to my husbands allergy. She explained the menu very well and made some suggestions. We loved the selection of dishes which were authentic Thai and delicious.

LB
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there for a dinner with friends and I was absolutely amazed! Best food I had in a while! Perfect dishes to share! I only can highly recommend that place!

F
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Not happy with this dinner because the service lacked interest. They were unable to recommend any specials. The food itself was only Ok. We expected a lot more flavours. Would not go again and do not recommend this place for any special occasion as we left feeling very mundane.

J
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food was mass produced and really for the tourist trade. Not really that good. Service was great but it did not make up for the poor quality of the food.

K
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Nice vibe. Food was good but not outstanding, considering all the other fab restaurants around it's quite hard to compete.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The fireballs going off all night added a certain je ne sais quoi...but have to say fishcakes were awesome!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really tasty food with nice selection on the menu. Something for everyone and they cater for everyone’s chilli/spice tolerance. Soft shell crab and chicken curry are recommended

MT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Extremely tasty and well presented food.
Service was attentive.
Highly recommend the desert Ice Creams.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The cocktails were delicious and the food even better!
Lots of fresh flavors, colorful plates and good service.
I really enjoyed our Long Chim experience and will most definitely be back.

JM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

Very disappointing. Food over salted. Not authentic. Fish cakes close to burnt, so dry & simply salty. Green curry again way over-salted, with curry ‘broken’ (effectively curdled) leaving an unpleasant oiliness.
Having enjoyed wonderful travels in Thailand I had read great reviews about Long Chim. I was looking forward to experiencing some ‘real’ yet innovative Thai food in Melbourne. Devastated!
Service was good, but again (as in Number 8 days) the venue is noisy & not relaxing.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Food was excellent. Great balance of flavours, spicy and heat. The meal was let down by slow service, which for a business lunch was frustrating. We had to chase for our wine order and main courses. They need more staff.

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

This was probably one of our worst meals of 2017, so sad. Our 4th visit to Long Chim and will be our last, the most disappointing dishes were the soft shell crab with noodles and the green papaya salad.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Food was expensive and average to be honest. At the prices you expect a lot more than that!

PV
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is excellent and the staff were very good. The amazing flavours and value for money makes Long Chim a standout and better choice than any of its neighbours.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We ordered the banquet and were not disappointed. It started off with a bang with beautiful chicken satay and then dried pawns wrapped in a betel leaf. This was of a high standard and set us up for the balance of the dishes to follow. Authentic ingredients and flavours abound

Service was friendly and attentive and we left with smiles all round

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was a spectacular experience. We ordered 4 dishes to share among two of us and that was slightly too much. Love the sweet fruit salad, balance off the heat from the spicy pork and rice cakes. The baked prawns and soft shell crabs were magnificent!!! Definitely recommend to have it with rice~~~ nommmm

d
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Went here during lunch time and got the lunch special with a drink. Both my friend and I didn't like our dishes. We had the noodle soup which was very bland.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Extremely spicy food, the staff were not helpful with making suggestions. Seated upstairs where there is no atmosphere. Food was impossible to eat, mouth was on fire. Not enjoyable

M
Melbourne / VIC
52 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Long Chim provided me with the nostalgic feels that I was not expecting. Authentic experience, along with the great level of customer service right through the courses made it well worth the hype.

The only disappointment was the spiciness - when we were told that a dish was medium hotness, it came out blistering hot which was a bit misleading (and this is coming from someone that loves chilies).

Overall, a great vibe about the place and is recommended!

JC
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, super tasty. Would definitely go back!

JC
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food! Had the set menu and it was all delicious. Would definitely return!

DH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Really good food, but nowhere near as spicy as expected. The background music was very ordinary, like listening to a commercial radio station at times, and diminished the experience.