Oriental Tea House - Chapel St

4.7
287 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
What 287 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichelleK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service great food! Was such a great experience. Will definitely going back there again!

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LauraF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was great but I was annoyed I was never told that it was a set menu $50 per person for groups of 10. Apparently I was meant to have been told on the phone but I wasn’t and when we got there it was poorly explained and we all were confused

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Mmmmmdomplings
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

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markg
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Its a favourite of mine, ,and food always wonderful

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Smithys
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service
Staff was friendly and helpful
Will definitely going back

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JodieB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great, extensive menu with plenty of choices and dim sum that I haven't seen anywhere else. Loved the Peking duck dim sum! Friendly and helpful staff. Adherence to Covid safe measures was spot on.

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KurtH
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, the best dumplings in Melbourne, thank you

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elek
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Super affordable, great vibe, amazing decor & perfect location!

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Digby
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We have come to expect this and they always deliver

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AlanM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

innovative chinese food well presented and excellent value

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Louise
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food for a hungover Sunday lunch !!

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JASMINEB
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Your mi goreng is perfect, do not ever change it xoxoxox

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Very good but a bit rushed due to covid time limits!

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best dumplings, most amazing service. We got the feast me option and it was perfect!

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Cazp
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food, cocktails are a little pricey, but otherwise, great experience...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was so delicious! Staffs were fine. The atmosphere was nice. Price was okay. Overall would be 7/10.

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GavanH
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

It was so good to be back at our favourite yum cha,can't wait for it to be back to normal.good job everyone

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TahliaP
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

I was pretty disappointed as it was more than $90 for two people to eat lunch, this place had amazing reviews so I was so excited but the dumplings were terrible, the chilli beef were even completely pink on the inside which I thought might be just how they are supposed to be but I ended up sick all night :/

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MelD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and efficient service. Music was slightly too loud but it was good music so didn’t mind too much. Forgot how expensive the place could be though!!

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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.

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 287 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.