Oriental Tea House - Chapel St

4.6
417 reviews
$41 to $100
Chinese
A long-time favourite for dumplings and yum cha on Chapel Street, Oriental Teahouse is both traditional teahouse and innovative Chinese restaurant, where friends and family come together to sip on tea and dine on their favourite Chinese dishes. Our Chapel Street venue provides a unique teahouse experience that eases from daytime to nighttime, where patrons can enjoy delicious Chinese restaurant fare and the old-world charm of a Shanghai drinking den, all under the one roof. Sure, we offer all the classics, such as Shu Mai Dumplings and our BBQ Pork Buns, but we’re not afraid to serve juicy parcels stuffed with chilli wagyu beef or even white chocolate. Tucked away upstairs is Zhou Zhou Bar, our 1930s Shanghai-themed bar. With two private rooms available, our space is perfect for corporate functions, birthdays, and special occasions of any size.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 417 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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AmyM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

orgnaised, happy, pleasant staff - amazing food - thankyou

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SteveL
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was fantastic. Good to be back. Only thing is I find that the steamed food just wasn’t hot enough and the ice cream dessert was a bit… old.

But overall it was good. Service was amazing as always.

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Annm
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful service and food! Loved how quiet and dim it was, the ambience was lovely

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Brax
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

It’s always a good experience here!

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LeslieY
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

food is always amazing but there is more focus on turning over tables than customer service. after being served the first 5 meals we were waiting 25 minutes for our first drink. unexpectable. between the six of us I know we spent nearly double the average customer spend ( Total $450) so clearly a lot of food of which most times could not fit on the table and to make it worse we had to constantly clear the empty plates so they had some where to put the forthcoming plates. I believe management should use a bit of common sense when a table is prepared to dime at that level.
we will be back for the food as we rate it highly ever since YU Kitchen in Chadstone closed it is our next best flavors!! even better than Flower Drum.

JB
JennB
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We always love going to Oriental Tea House 😊
Quality food

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Adriana
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such great food, everything on the menu is amazing

CD
CarolD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We had a lovely evening. Food delicious. Thank you.

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JeniS
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been going here for years. Always good here.

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Philit
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Would definitely return.

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AndrewT
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing I loved it! The best food and cocktails. So much choice!

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KyzaSoza
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a perfect meal. It may be one of the best meals I have had in Melbourne so far. The dumplings were super yummy and interesting flavours that reminded me of an equally good dumpling experience at Mr Wong in Sydney. The shredded beef with the sweet sauce is delicious and a must have as well and the salt and pepper calamari was incredible. The calamari is so perfectly prepared so there are no stringy bits and was really tender. Love loved the meal. Thank you.

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RossG
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic!! We had a selection of dumplings and they were great.

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DianneT
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This is our third time at the restaurant and it was still great
Will go back again and again, the staff are really lovely which is a bonus

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Beezley
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly, patient and attentive staff; Delicious food that was served quickly; Lovely atmosphere - will be back soon!!

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Yolandi
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice food but expensive - never have an issue paying for good food but certainly not value for money. Sweet beef delicious. Pork belly tough. Chinese broccoli tasty. Vegetarian fried rice average and overpriced. Little choices for wine by the glass. Overall enjoyable but somewhat disappointing

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Babb
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here and it was great from start to end. The noodle stir fry and salt and pepper tofu were amazing. Staff was extremely friendly and inviting. Venue was warm. Great experience.

JC
JenniferC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing lovely food - will def be back . Been previously with a large group and now with family - who all loved it too

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NicoleG
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We made a booking for Sunday afternoon. was very easy to book online. had a lovely table. Ordering was quick and easy and food came quick too. Couldn't fault the food or the service.

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GeorgieV
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, super friendly service and quick delivery of food. Cocktails were delicious also. Well priced, good atmosphere, clean restaurant.

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MarS
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All items ordered were fantastic... with a great range of plant based options

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NaomiD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love coming here.
I brought my family and friends here for the first time and they are dying to come back!
Everything is outstanding
The food is divine truly delicious
And the drinks made perfect.

CO
CeskaOz
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great quality food across the board and wonderful service. Refreshing to see that quality hasn't been compromised over the many years of service, thank you kindly!

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EdithC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This venue has great food and ambience. I enjoyed all the dishes we tried, many and varied. I would have liked a 2 hour sitting rather than 1.5hrs but understand the difficulty with Covid times.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and good bar selection, quick service and friendly staff!

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JIMc
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food - excellent service - will be a regular diner - thank you

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Foxtrot038
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food is always good, and the service was friendly and helpful. But the music was too loud.

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Just ok food , dumplings bland filings, roast duck a bit tough, and noise levels way to high for anyone over 40 ...all hard interior decor surfaces, so music plus voices make a footy match seem a quiet affair

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DianneT
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

After losing our Chinese restaurant to COVID awe have been looking for another and we found it !
Our new favorite restaurant with riendly staff and great food, we’ll be back

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LeighB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great! Vibes was great. Food was delicious as always!

MS
MichaelS
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Can't fault anything on the menu and you can taste the quality of the ingredients. Fantastic drinks as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

A little bit expensive for what it is but still a great meal!

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CMac
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

OK vibe but all our dishes came out one plate at a time. The meu is about sharing plates but this process made the meal drag and the staff didn't seem to know what was going on. It would have been nice to have a table full of delicious dishes to pick from but it just didn't happen that way so we were really disappointed with our experience here.

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JaydeG
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food best service fast yet beautiful food

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StefC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant for a good reason! Everything we ate was delicious and arrived promptly. The portions were good too!

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LoDo
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had chose to have the banquet which was perfect, everything was delicious. Service was great, with each dish explained and which dipping sauce went best with each dumpling. We were easily out within the 90 minutes and did not feel rushed.

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KirstyR
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is amazing every time. Staff are lovely. Restaurant very clean.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Was ok food was average drinks were good service was ok food came very quickly though

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Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Felt a bit rushed by the waiters e.g they were often hovering waiting for us to order. They had set dining times (6:30-8) so perhaps they should consider having longer dining times so they don’t have to rush their guests. Food was very tasty and it is a cool place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another really good meal, all things Prawn.

FAQs

Oriental Tea House - Chapel St offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9826 0168.

Oriental Tea House - Chapel St is rated 4.6 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.