Oriental Tea House - Chapel St

4.6
455 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
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 455 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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CathC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

To loud snd couldn’t hear waiter due to them having to wear mask

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Sassy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Duck chewy, noodles were like 2 minute noodles and too salty, ordinary food

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SandraM2019
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Impeccable service and good food. The place was noisy as usual though but food was worth it

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Karen
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Oriental Tea House and go there often. The staff are attentive and friendly. The food is fresh, tasty and moreish!

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WillJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing everything. Cannot fault. Food out within 15-20 mins.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

Amazing food, ambiance and service except our main course came out first instead of our dumplings. Main course came out without rice until I asked for it. We totally understand they were very busy last night. We will be back again for sure!!

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PeterL
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great food as always!
Will be back again

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ML2021
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent service and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the yumcha options! More range would be good, but everything served was fresh and delicious.

In terms of ambience, better sound insulation in the dining area would be great - it's extremely difficult to have a proper conversation with the noise levels (and we were only a party of 3).

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 can’t fault!

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AlexH
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Drinks arrived way after the entre was served - needed to ask twice for the wine and this was a birthday celebration

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Lou443
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The service is great, the employees working there are very friendly. We ordered vegan food, 2 out of the 4 dishes were good, but the other 2 unfortunately tasteless because there wasn't a replacement for the egg which would have otherwise been in there. Please consider adding tofu or another replacement to make it delicious!

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

The food was amazing the service was very poor I had a 1.30 sitting entree was prompt. Waited 20 minutes for main and the forgot part of the meal very apologetic brought out 2 HD main 20 minutes later and it was wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Went for yumcha but it wasn’t authentic Chinese flavours that you can expect with other Chinese restaurants. The dumplings had thick wrap as well as the xiao long bao. The pecking duck pancake was served with duck parts that wasn’t thinly sliced. Overall, it was a modern take and a twist of Chinese flavour and it was a bit pricey for the yumcha, it was served 3 pieces for each.

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JudeW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately, my friend and I were very disappointed with our recent experience at Oriental Teahouse. The Teahouse had been a firm favourite because it consistently served beautiful food very efficiently.
The food served on our recent visit was delicious but, because the food coming from the kitchen was so slow, we had to leave before the two main dishes were served. The two young people attending to our table were delightful and did what they could to hurry the food to no avail.
The restaurant was full and, from our experience, the kitchen staff found it hard to cope.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Felt rushed with the session time. Did not like how the people waiting for the next session were standing around close by the front tables, watching us eat. Good food however the process of going from one session to the other needs to be better and more organised.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and drinks as always. Thank you so much.

KC
KateC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always delicious and fresh. Service is polite and attentive. A favourite

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I have always liked oriental tea house and have come here many times - I live over an hour away but happy to make the journey for a great experience. Unfortunately this time the pork dumplings were burnt on the outside while being raw on the inside. Chicken ribs were fatty. We were pressured to leave even though we were still eating, I appreciate that at least we got a take away container to take food we hadn’t finished. My cocktail was delicious and staff friendly but an overall shame with the food and pressure to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very noisy

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MarS
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, meals were bought out quickly, and the Food was (as always) perfection - especially the honey steak

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CaraB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Family friendly dining! Dumplings delicious! Sitting at front door a bit annoying as door always left open.

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TobyO
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

We love it, great place, always excellent for the whole family, beautiful food

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Janki
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff and the food was amazing! Great venue, can't go wrong.

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belozzie
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious, but same menu for a long time...

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SophC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Not very friendly service, staff clearly rushed, half of our food did not come out, and when we asked for it, it was finally brought to us cold. We had to pay 15% extra on a public holiday, which is understandable, but if we are paying that extra service fee, I expect service. Food was nice but won't return due to poor service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great dinner and great service. Really enjoyed the multitude of dumpling we had!

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KonM
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent and a favourite for yum cha. One of Melbourne's best.

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Northernlad2304
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Usually love this place but food was average this time , drinks service was awful! Waited 20mins for a drink had to ask 3 members of staff and order hadn’t been put through twice. Think is jst teething problems after reopening but definitely worth a go as it’s usually really nice we wil still be back

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karenm
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Sensational. Food and service. Just a bit noisy

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to the Teehouse last night for my birthday with my boyfriend and we absolutely loved it will definitely be coming back

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PatriciaP
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and cocktails!

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Paige
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were great, service was next level - very attentive, friendly and fast paced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really really fresh, yummy food. I’m vegan and by mistake a non vegan dish was brought out. They quickly fixed it and 3 waiters apologised and explained that they know how important it is to get right and they can’t apologise enough. The feasting is a perfect option to try a bit of everything. It was extremely clean, waiters were so nice and after people finished their meal they were wiping and disinfecting each around including chairs, tables, condiments on the table. I’d recommend this place over and over again. Will definitely be back. Good value for money too and overall a great vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food ☺️

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abby
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing service and friendly staff! The food is amazing and come back all the time! Highly recommend the entire experience is always 10/10!

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite restaurant in Melbourne!

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Jimbob
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place
Great service, food and vibe for a night out

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KateC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So wonderful to be eating INSIDE again. Delicious, fresh food as always. Consistently good with thoughtful attentive service. Love this place

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

orgnaised, happy, pleasant staff - amazing food - thankyou

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SteveL
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
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.

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 455 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.