Oriental Tea House - Chapel St

4.7
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268 reviews
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$41 to $100
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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.
What 268 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
Ambience
4.4
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TinaG
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect. The food was stunning as usual, fresh and perfect. Service was really nice. Had a wonderful first lunch out in over 4 months! Thank you :)

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RamonaS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Due to bookings only being 90 mins, food was rushed but quality great as always. Very slow to get a drink but obviously operating on skeleton staff. Understandable. Have been many times and still rate it as one of our favourites.

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PaulineP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food.
Great ambiance but spaced.
Service fairly impersonal though. Dishes just dropped on the table, no explanation

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StephenP
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place. Great friendly service and delicious food

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JasonA
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic and the staff very friendly. Coronavirus meant we had to leave after 1.5 hours but we still managed to enjoy 2 courses ordered at seperate times. If anything, a little pricey.

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Gabs
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely loved our dinner! The plant based menu is divine - we've never had so much to choose from and were very impressed with everything that came our way. The Buddha Buns were a highlight! Service was also very friendly and helpful. It was our first time here, but we ended up getting takeaway a few nights later, and can't wait to come back. Thanks so much for a lovely birthday evening!

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HungryLass
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was amazing, thoroughly enjoyed everything. Venue was really nice.

Only issue we had was what we believed to be the floor manager seemed to be harassing the staff and upsetting them. It was a little uncomfortable to watch, I don’t know what the situation was.

Was still very good, will be back!

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Vivienne22
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Only Yum Cha available, bit disappointing, cold because door was left open. Not as many alcoholic drinks available as usual. Carrot in San Choi bao was not cooked. Food was slow to come out. Had to ask for some dishes that were ordered at first to come out, think it was forgotten. Bit disappointed as this is one of my favourite restaurants I’ve been going to for a few years, in fact when they were at Chadstone.
I will go back though, maybe when this pandemic is over.

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KAOS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time 3 of us caught up since COVID-19.
Made to feel very welcome. Social distance applied. Plenty of room for comfortable eating. Great to eat some good Asian food after month of home cooking.

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NatalieV
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love eating at Oriental Tea House. Amazing delicious food and very well priced.
One of my favorite places to eat 👍🙂

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Irvines
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their dumplings are the best and you never feel sick or yucky after eating there. Their food quality is amazing

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Mags
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Food flavoursome and served very quickly. Will definitely be back.

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BelindaM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Excellent food. Table service was ok
As I thought hey concentrated too much on Uber eats.

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SteveL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing. Service is always outstanding.

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KeziahW
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

SERVICE was wonderful! Super warm, helpful and overall yummy unique food!

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Oscar
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I just love the chapel street oriental tea house. I love the food and I really love the staff. And of course the tea!

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Alex
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent as always, the best Yum Cha in Melbourne.

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KazM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu - something for everyone. Excellent service and friendly staff.

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LindaK
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great to finally be able to visit our favourite restaurant.

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vipshewolf
Melbourne / VIC
40 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

OTH was the first restaurant we tried after lockdown and it was as good as ever! Worth the wait! A vegetarian paradise! Amazing flavours! Great service as usual! And all very reasonably priced! Can’t wait to return!!

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BenC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Keep uber drivers outside.
Tasty food, will be back.

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Collifeathers
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fabulous food... was hanging out all ISO ... didn’t disappoint... will be back soon.. thanks 😊

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Deliciousness
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly environment, good food, good service. will definitely return!

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KerryK
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious food and great service love coming back here time and time again.

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Lilianab
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants. The food is always amazing especially the dumplings.

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service here is exceptional. Price is also good. Parking is a bit of a pest but worth it. I can highly recommend the prawn and ginger dumplings. They’re delicious.

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Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food. Good service. We went for the banquet tasting menu which meant we got to try a lot of different dishes. Nice selection of teas to try as well. Restaurant had a good atmosphere.

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

I have been here many times. Food is a bit pricey but is amazing, so worth it. Can get really busy and noisy, but you can't really help that on Chapel street. First time I booked online- very easy to do. Look forward to the next visit!

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JenniferR
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Love the food here, always a pleasure coming. It’s easy, tasty and good value for money. Highly recommend 🙌🏻

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and such a cool vibe! The Valentine’s Day special they had set up was so amazing and we were able to try a range of dumplings and a lovely main meal! Such a fun question game to play as well

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SaraW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner, will be going back again and again

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Tariq
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Took our 1 year old here and it was great. Little one loved the food and we were able to sit down and have a nice bottle of wine. Food was good and service was great and fast.

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Rossi
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Food great just make sure you get your dumpling hot, otherwise they are just not up to scratch. Service is amazing! Noise levels are out of control. Too many venues are not thinking about the customer experience and making a venue look good but have no noise absorbing features.

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Karinv
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a family siblings reunion dinner for 5 noisy girls, and we had a great evening. We chose the Feasting menu at $45.00 pp and it was really worth while and the food was delicious as good value for money. Adam looked after us and he was attentive and great. I chose the venue as we had our staff Xmas function there in December 2019.

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LewLee
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great dinner at the Oriental Tea House. The service was quick, the wait staff very helpful and the food was very very tasty!

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Was very noisy. Food was tasty but not a huge range of gluten free (no mains). Enjoyed gf dumplings.

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HenF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good service, nice tea, nice atmosphere inside and outside. The small dishes were delicious - the main dishes were a little too gloopy and sweet (crispy fish in chilli sauce, aubergine and tofu) but still tasty.

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LXV22
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner. Easy to book via open table. Table was ready upon arrival. Food full of flavour and presented aesthetically. Good value for money. Unfortunate about the public holiday surcharge. Restaurant kept cool and staff insightful and courteous. Recommend buying a few dishes and sharing them around to get the most experience of all the appealing food on offer.

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Fdbx
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere, however very disappointing vegetarian and vegan options. Especially since the reason I went was because I received an email specifically about the vegan yumcha. Very bland and repetitive dishes on offer which is such a shame as I loved oriental tea house before I went vego! Will try again in the future so hopefully there will be better variety and flavour on offer ✨

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was superb! We will definitely come back for another round.

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 4.7 stars by 268 OpenTable diners.

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