Mya Tiger at Hotel Esplanade

4.4
144 reviews
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  • Scenic View
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for a Date
Fast-paced, flavour-filled Cantonese inspired Asian restaurant featuring dumplings, Cantonese Roast Duck, cocktails and epic sunsets.

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Mya Tiger Banquet Menu - $52pp (compulsory for parties of 7+)

For Parties of 7+, the banquet options are compulsory and a la carte is not available.

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 - 12 people

Starts: 25 February 2019

Ends: 25 August 2019

Availability: Daily 11:00-22:00

a la carte dining (available for parties up to 6)

select this option should you not wish to enjoy the set menu offering.
For Parties of 7+, the banquet options are compulsory and a la carte is not available.

Terms and Conditions: .

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 25 February 2019

Ends: 25 August 2019

Availability: Daily 11:00-22:00

What 144 People Are Saying
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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Dumplings and wontons for entrée were lovely. Main course (beef) was over priced, chewy and tasted like a fairly average beef and black bean sauce from the local Chinese.
Service was pretty slow.
Had a cocktail to start, their famous mule. $18 and it was tiny and tasted like soft drink.
We were looking forward to eating here but unfortunately left disappointed.

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BC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

We ordered the banquet- the choices that came out did not showcase the best on the menu. We had 2 duck pancakes and the pipis for the main.... no noodle or rice. One waitress couldn’t answer any questions about the food.

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AL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The décor & food was wonderful but felt we were being constantly interrupted by the waiter before we had finished a course. I am aware that there is a time frame but he was being a little too persistent however, he was very pleasant. The only down fall of the restaurant is the noise factor, this was my second visit here & had hoped this might have been rectified. Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Fabulous table overlooking the bay. The banquet was delicious. I was given a complimentary glass of posseco for my birthday. We had a fabulous bottle of Ozzy wine with dinner. We moved to the bar to finish. We were very impressed. Will definitely be back again.

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j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food was very oily and nearly everything deep fried. No subtlety in the cooking - more like KFC than fine dining. Service was average but pleasant enough.

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A
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best Cantonese food had in recent times. The fried chicken and the kingfish were one of the best. All the wait staff, and the The sous chef...thank you for the food and drinks. Geneva & Valentina made us really comfortable.
Hope to come here again.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Our waitress was nice but a bit too casual/un-trained, the hostess who was working the entry was really nice and gave off a great vibe. Didn't really like having to get my own beer from the fridge, but yeh i guess It's a novelty.
The ambiance/view was breathtaking, the food was just ok and what you would expect for the cost.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and great service

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JV
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere and great food. Be prepared to be moved on quickly once you’ve finished eating though!

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KV
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food is absolutely exceptional. This has become an absolute favourite for us!

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RG
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic restaurant with amazing food. The decor, vibes and staff were all spot on.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, lots of great food and a beautiful setting!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely share plates with some gluten free options.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Mya Tiger was simply exceptional... The whole experience had that intangible something that makes the experience so special. The food and service was exceptional but it is the ambience and the people that make this a stand out! Thank you

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NW
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I love the decor and the whole vibe at the new Espy. We had the banquet and wow it was incredible. I highly recommend.

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HI
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

The service was very slow we had to call over a waiter several times during lunch. We were never asked if we wanted to order a second glass of wine. We would have ordered more but everything took so long that we ran out of time. I said I would recommend to friend only because of the building and fit out its worth going to see.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening celebrating my daughters 18th Birthday. Staff were fabulous as was the food and ambiance.

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T
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious. Staff were great, however service was not timely. Wine list requires a few less expensive options.

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O
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Return guest. My second visit to Mya Tiger and still hits 5 stars for me. I've already booked for the next session - great food, easy to share plates, love the pace of it arriving at the table. A fairly good wine list which has something for most tastes and budgets. Service is very good and I love that management has employed mature aged wait staff who are just very good at what they do. Thanks, see you again soon!

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CA
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Seriously, this just adds insult to what was an unfortunate situation on Sunday. We arrived to find that our request for a regular height table, as opposed to high stools had not been recorded. My guest has a disability and was unable to sit at the high stool. Unfortunately we had to leave and dine elsewhere. We were supposed to be celebrating her 60th Birthday, so it was pretty disappointing!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Seafood was delicious! Both the food and drink service were efficient until cocktails were ordered and the wait of 20 min or so. I'd return to explore the menu further but on more comfortable seats. The high chairs on the table for 4 lacked a footrest at an ergonomic height leaving my feet numb after 90 min.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

10th Wedding Anniversary

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LC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Still amazing but early bookings be warned your table will be rebooked....I find this frustrating to be told as you sit down to dine.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Can’t wait to go back to experience more from the menu and visit the cocktail bar. Loved everything about the venue.

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OZ
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved Mya Tiger - great atmosphere and yummy food. Went for my mums birthday - service was great and mum had a complimentary glass of champagne. Caramelised eggplant and duck pancakes are a must!

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MG
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lively atmosphere from the non-stop party below, but the food and service are great!

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DS
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Maya Tiger is a terrific new venue. There were 5 of us, we really enjoyed the food, there was enough choice for vegetarians and meat eaters. The hospitality was great, thank you to Joe for looking after us when our table of choice was changed. I am hard of hearing so it was a bit noisy, probably from the music downstairs but wouldn't stop me going back. Great food, good price, it was a good evening.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

My husband and I went for dinner on a Sunday evening. It wasn't the right venue for what we were looking for. Service was friendly but slightly too fast. Our last dish (of five) was served 55 minutes after we sat down. We weren't overly impressed with our meal either. This location is more suitable if you want drinks in the sun with a big bunch of friends.

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JI
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit to Mya Tiger at Hotel Esplanade on a very busy Sunday afternoon. It was great to see how well the hotel has been refurbished, whilst still retaining an interesting aspect of its former life. Our entrees and mains were absolutely delicious, however the dessert left a little to be desired. We had an ice-cream sandwich. The coating of white chocolate tasted like frozen condensed milk! The "ice-cream" inside was not very creamy! First time I've never finished a dessert! Bit of a let-down. Whilst the venue is creating a modern vibe, it would have been more pleasurable dining at Mya Tiger to have had no loud music, over which it was, at times, difficult to converse. Overall we enjoyed the experience and are happy to see that the "Espy" is up and running again.

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MP
6 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Modern take on Asian dishes; Clean and fresh while maintaining authentic flavours; not as easy feat. Service was friendly-professional, knowledgeable and efficient. Loved the fit-out with with the attention to details. We also appreciated the fact that they understood the importance of getting the noise/atmosphere balance right.

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LC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another scrumptious meal and Singapore Sling or two

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LM
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Stunning space. Amazing views. Food really quite bland and uninteresting however. Unfortunately the person waiting our table did not warn us how spicy the chilli wontons were (but we heard other waiters giving advanced warning to other tables). Actually inedibly hot. We had a nice evening and the backdrop is superb, just a shame the food doesn't match the ambiance.

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VW
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, decor and location at the newly refurbished Espy Hotel, St Kilda. The place to be seen. Food was just average for Melbourne, except for the icecream sandwich for desert which was great. Serves all on the small side for the price.

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N
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 5

Food extremely poor quality. Calamari was stringy & wasn’t cooked properly & tasted like flour as a result.
The Dim sum was average with the duck & eggplant dishes the only two tolerable items we ate.
Each meal or drink was delivered by a different waiter with no explanation.
Overall the venue was stifling hot inside, a common complaint from friends.
Renovation looks good, but won’t be returning to eat. There are much better places around town.

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TH
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

As a group of 9 we were looking forward to our dining experience as we had heard great reports.
However we were locked into a set menu due to our number & were very disappointed. We were not only rushed through our meal but the amount served was minimal and left everyone hungry.
The food was nice but nothing with a wow factor. Looking at some of the other dishes coming from the kitchen I would like to return and order from the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

If your running late will only hold table for 15 minutes even when we called then when arriving kept us waiting while people got service arriving after us ? Part from that very good this is my 5th occasion

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JS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The ambiance and food were excellent. We did have to wait about 30 minutes for our table even though we booked and the drinks took about 45 minutes to arrive after ordering, with a couple of reminders in between. The staff were very friendly though and I could see they were run off their feet.
A very busy night. Overall I would recommend and I will try again.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Great venue for a meal or evening out . Highly recommended

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SS
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Venue has had an extensive renovation in keeping with the original hotel
I thought the initial reception quite ambivalent
Wait staff in restaurant in contrast helpful and knowledgeable and manager’s presence
Attentive
Food was fine but limited choices for vegetarian and very fried

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RB
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We were a little disappointed about the food. The pork buns were flavorless and dry. The other dishes were pretty much the standard of food court dining to be honest.

Value was average but the service and the atmosphere was fantastic!

We'll give it another go however just in case it was a bad night.

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