Mya Tiger at Hotel Esplanade

4.5
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387 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Chinese (Canton)
Fast-paced, flavour-filled Cantonese inspired Asian restaurant featuring dumplings, Cantonese Roast Duck, cocktails and epic sunsets.

Special Offers

Mya Tiger Banquet Menu - $57pp

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Terms and Conditions: We are unable to offer a la carte to parties of 7+.
In the event of a booking of 7+ selecting the "no offer" option, they will be provided with the standard Mya Tiger Banquet Menu.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 19 August 2019

Ends: 9 February 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00 18:00-20:30
Mon-Thu 18:00-20:30
Fri 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:00
Sat 12:00-16:00 18:00-22:00

What 387 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
Service
4.6
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the setting , the food and the service couldn’t fault 🙏

SP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Katie was welcoming and superbly professional as was each staff member I had contact with.
The food was presented beautifully, delicious to eat and exceeded expectations.
They make a mean gin martini!
My new favourite restaurant and I look forward to sampling one of the banquet menus on my return visit.
A real pleasure to eat there.

WW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Absolutely loved the atmosphere, food, service was spot on. We will be back.

KH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Mya Tiger food was delicious. The waiter was welcoming and attentive.
The whole experience was very good and we'll certainly come again

WM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great evening with brilliant food, wine and service.
Highly recommend it...esp the eggplant!
Loved chatting with our waitress and the barman.
Even got invited to the bar upstairs which was a great experience

DM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and fantastic service ...... Alannah offered us a tipple haha !!!! We’re from Sydney ... “a what” ? Great night ..yum

LC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

From the moment we sat down staff where amazing ( as always ) they are well researched in the menu and wine list . Food was delicious , fresh with some interesting combinations and flavors .

J
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I would recommend Mya Tiger, the food was fantastic. The noise from downstairs was very loud and a little imposing, I was surprised as it was just after 9pm on a Sunday but we were ok with it. I wouldn't recommend it for people who are after a quiet night or anyone elderly.

i
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent experience at Mya Tiger. Food was great, banquet menu is really value for money.

L
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great dinner but on a busy night WAY too noisy to have a conversation, perhaps more acoustic ceiling panels would help!

JW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The set menu disappointed. Very ordinary , almost all fried and fatty except for the steamed fish which was ok but I could whip it up at home in 5 minutes. Way overpriced for very ordinary fare.
The only thing that redeemed the meal was the service which was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful views, ambient vibe.... just a great place to relax with friends and enjoy a great night out.

EE
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

A bit overrated really. The chalkboard name tags are a dead give away. The food was quite average, we realized we could've just gone to Chinatown for the same dishes (but better) and at a quarter of the price!

TR
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Really good this is our third time. A few more fish dishes not fried would be good.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service looked after felt spoilt

DP
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service.
The Dumplings perfect ... we had the chicken & mushrooms selection.
The black pepper beef with 𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 greens delicious. Very tender beef.
Loved the refurbishment . Will be back.

JR
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic lunch at Mya Tiger. We had an American waiter who was also great at his job. Chicken dumplings were amazing.

EH
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a first date at the Espy nine years ago so it's a special place for us. Saw the banquet menu deal for $57pp and jumped to book it. Got a 8.30pm booking and was delighted to see the 20-somethings enthusiastically dancing away to 80s music as we made our way upstairs. Was given a window table upon request and had a fantastic American waiter called Micah who took our orders, had a few laughs with.
Had oysters (deliciously fresh), asparagus, sashimi, salt & pepper calamari, fried chicken, pork dumplings, the most tender barramundi ever and at the last course, roast duck pancakes. Micah even got us into the secret speakeasy on the top floor (stairs say Staff Only so most people won't go there) where it was quiet and relaxing with lots of little nooks. We were so entranced we Googled and found a very long Good Food review which talked about the renovation and how they painstakingly redid the Espy. A wonderful night and yes we will be back and yes we'd recommend to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, great service very happy ..

JD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

2 hour sitting is the only negative feedback. We were a party of 6 and had a 6:30pm reservation and at 8pm we were told that we only had 20 more minutes. We had just ordered a second bottle of wine which we had to overfill our glass and leave.
To that we had noticed other patrons on smaller tables were not asked to leave after 2 hours.

LE
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

I recommend Mya Tiger with reservations. This was a very special occasion with a friend who has a Gluten and fructose intolerance, including no onion and no garlic and is very nervous eating out as her food is often contaminated with foods she is allergic to. I was contacted multiple times to confirm this booking (slight overkill) and on multiple occasions in writing and over phone stressed by friends dietary needs and was assured no problem. On arrival for a 2 pm lunch booking we were advised twice there was a 2-hour turnaround on the table. I advised that this was never indicated to me in advance and I never would have booked if I knew as now felt rushed. Advised this was all in the "fine print". My friend then advised the waiter again of her dietary needs and after much back and forth between the kitchen and our table she was assured the 2 dishes she was advised to choose would be fine. We all ordered and meals came out altogether whereupon waiter presented my friend's meal and said: "shallots are ok?" Of course, they are not. He then asked about spring onion and leek with the same answer - No. My friend's meal was taken away and she was advised neither of the selections she could have. The end result was again she ate on her own after her new meals were delivered and we all had finished ours.
Overall a very unsatisfactory experience when we had all been looking forward to it so much.

D
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The banquet was great value for money. Stand out dishes were the poke dumplings ( very spicy) the barramundi and the snake beans. Wonderful staff who were very attentive with spot on service. Just a fabulous restaurant in a great location. My interstate guests loved it.

AP
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!!! Had a wonderful dinner, great service from wait staff too.

GR
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great location in an iconic St Kilda pub. Modern Asian with friendly waiting staff. Share meals in a party of 6.

KS
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Unfortunately although the service was excellent, the food was overrated and there are much better places to have dinner. It was a Sat night and as the restaurant doesn't have it's own entrance or bathroom, you have to battle with very drunk people to do either! And I mean battle (& queue). It was absolutely packed and the ambience is more one of yelling than romance! All this would be bareable if the food was great. But it wasn't. I wouldn't go back. Even the dumplings were very average and prawns were fishy and so spicy (perhaps to disguise the fishy taste). The cocktails & service were great.

SL
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second visit there - luv the vibe, the food and service.. job well done Espy Staff !

JL
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great overall dining experience - location, view, food, service.

MM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely Asian fusion food. Pork Chili dumplings delicious. Delightful French boy Thomas was our waiter, very engaging. Lovely Tasmanian chardonnay

WA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, great value. It is located in a perfect location.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect in every way - food was mind blowingly delicious service unpretentious and professional with a casual edge and the décor is divine!

D
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really love this restaurant. We took my in laws as their last night in town and we had such a great time and the whole team was beyond amazing. We did the set menu as the last 2 times and it didn't disappoint. They accommodated my mother in law as she doesn't eat fish and the options were beautiful too :) thank you again for a great night

KR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Salt & pepper tofu in too large chunks and with very little flavor. Very disappointing dish.
Wait staff very efficient & friendly even though it was very busy they seemed to manage well.

ST
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience at Mya Tiger! Food was excellent, staff extremely friendly and attentive and catered carefully to all our dietary needs of which each guest was different : Vegan, Gluten Free and nut allergy. Thank you very much we will be back.

N
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious evening, the food, service and ambience was really wonderful. We loved it.

AE
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good time and good food. Definitely would come back

DG
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing space, delicious food & awesome service. Thanks for very enjoyable Sunday lunch. Definitely will be back! :)

GF
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

This was my first time dining here after recommendation and I will not be back. The poor service started when a member of the waitstaff told our group to stop as they were entering the kitchen and then had the audacity to ask what we were doing and if we had a booking-two members of our group were already at the table which you had to walk past the kitchen to get too. Go figure. It took 20 minutes to return and take our drinks order. Two people at our table were not drinking and had to leave early and asked to order their food. The waitperson then asked us all to order food. We did. After about 20 minutes I asked where the wine was and as I was asking this the entrees started to arrive. 45 minutes before the wine arrived in total-this is terrible. The food was not evenly spaced with all entrees and sides being delivered very quickly. The same can not be said for the mains and as we were all starving by then we started eating them. By the time the mains did come out the sides were all gone. I also understand that the restaurant is located in a pub but we had to yell to talk to the person next to us, let alone the rest of the table and as for the bathroom experience-WOW! Sharing them with the revelers from other areas of the pub was certainly an experience. Took me back to dodgy nighclubs in my twenties. The food when it did come was however really quite tasty and well presented. It's a shame this restaurant is where it is as the food really was delicious

JL
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Don't get the chef's selection. The quality of the food was ok but there was simply not enough of it for the price paid - perhaps order off the menu instead.

RC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As soon as we walked in we felt so welcomed. Great service when by the team especially from the young lady in black top looks like she was supervisor level, but extreme helpful, polite and friendly. Would definitely go back just because she made us feel awesome.
Food was very good also. Nice small eats and share plates.
Thank you for looking after us!

JJ
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, the waiter was friendly and helpful and our table by the window had great views of the St Kilda foreshore