Oriental Tea House - Little Collins

4.5
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267 reviews
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$40 and under
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Chinese
At Oriental Teahouse Little Collins St, we serve dumplings and dim sum to satisfy the busy city crowd. Here, yum cha is served every lunchtime, Monday to Friday so you can get your quick dumpling fix. Oriental Teahouse on Little Collins St is perfect for work team lunches, corporate functions, birthdays, and special occasions of any size, thanks to our two private function spaces that can accommodate groups ranging from 10-100+ people. At Oriental Teahouse, our aim is simple: to connect the dots between Chinese tradition and the contemporary Melbourne dining scene. Tea and yum cha are our thing, and nothing gives us more of a buzz than balancing authenticity with creativity. 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. Step inside and soak up the authentic Chinese teahouse atmosphere we’ve created in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD!
What 267 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lilianab
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

We have been going to oriental tea house for years and this was the worst time. The fried prawn rice paper rolls were disgusting (I think they added wasabi to them), the sweet shredded steak was extremely spicy and the special fried rice had no taste. All of these dishes we have had multiple times before. We were asked if we would like to make the dumplings serving 4 and we said yes, but they added one more serving to the other dishes as well without asking. We paid over $100 for a meal that was barely edible, the only thing that was delicious was the ginger prawn dumplings and the chocolate dumplings. The waiter was apologetic and very friendly, but the quality of food was shocking. We were so disappointed, this was one of our favourites restaurants in Melbourne.

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JavierD
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my go-to places in the city for a business lunch. The dumplings are always excellent and they usually have a good selection of Junmai/Sake available. The price is slightly higher than some other places for dumplings in the Melbourne CBD but justified for the quality and ambience.

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Shar
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great, music really good, staff pleasant. Only thing that spoilt it was it was freezing inside for most of the time we were there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The venue is amazing and so is the food.
The only quirk is the heating needs fixing because you won’t want to take off your jacket.

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HollyK
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Oriental Teahouse in the city. Our servers were friendly but missed a couple of items, but no big deal. They handled it professionally and in a friendly manner! Great work to the team.

The food was simply amazing as always. Fresh and delicious, generously sized. The dumplings are really yum and the Peking duck had juicy fleshy slices of duck to put into your pancake.

Good social distancing for these covid times, so suggest you book for sure!!

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G2020
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very impressed with the friendliness of the staff. Social distancing worked really well. Food is better than ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated in an area with very bright lights and they tried really hard to turn them down and were happy to move us. It was really lovely. Also the cocktails were great!

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service in these unusual times. Food was delicious.

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GloriaM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my friends had a wonderful time and such a lovely dinner

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GordonN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The restaurant was fine - just nothing special - perhaps because of the COVID restrictions

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ChannelleA
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and authentic and service was fantastic

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OwenR
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, superb staff, and great atmosphere.

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Glenn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall1Food5Service3Ambience1

One of my favorite places in the CBD. Prior to covid I was there monthly with Clients and staff.
I took the team there on Friday and was most disappointed the place was dirty and noisy and the service was poor clearly are not ready to re-open yet. I hope this is a temporary setback.

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LeeR
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service here was excellent, the food was superb loved the selection of teas, the variety was great, loved the dumpling selection, I felt that the restaurant was very aware of covid19 safety procedures. it was an exceptional nights dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The variety of food on offer was fantastic, the flavours of the food we ordered was amazing and the service was attentive and friendly. Would not hesitate to recommend this place. Will definitely be going back there soon.

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Nathan
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent time with delicious food and safe distances between tables

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JanetC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been to the Oriental Teahouse many times and love it. This time we were all running late for various reasons and a quick phone call reassured us that there were no problems. The food was to it’s usual high standard and the service excellent.

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LRam
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I liked their pan fried dumplings and their signature tea was really good. But I won't recommend their Mi goreng as it was just noodles with any sauce.

But overall experience was really good.

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BillD
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been dining on and off at this wonderful restaurant for many years and have never been disappointed. My favourite dish, amongst many, is their deep fried octopus.

Keep up the good work and thank you for so many good times.

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MelissaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We ordered the dumplings and were delighted. Lots of different flavours and textures, not just your standard dumplings. Everyone was divine. One of the best dumpling feasts that I have ever eaten. The only downside was the staff were a bit unattentive and it took ages to catch the eye of our server or indeed any other to order drinks and food. Once that was accomplished, all went well.

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MegH
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful, high quality food. Excellent vegetarian options too!

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Sven
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Large group of 10 with constant flow of food and drinks. An enjoyable evening before heading out for a show.

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JessD
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

best chinese food i’ve ever had. great service, fast & friendly. really different cocktails to try & very nice! would 100% recommend

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Simonr
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great new world lunchtime Yum Cha restaurant. No chaos, No excessive noise, No trollies pushing their way through, just friendly waiters with trays of fresh dumplings. Good for a relaxed business lunch.

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BENJAMMIN
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Food was great but the service was terrible.

Slow drinks, forced out of the restaurant because they wanted to close early, waiter spilt half a bottle of water on us but still charged us for the water.

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LucyH
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Literally the best dumplings we have ever had! More expensive than your usual run of the mill dumplings, but you get what you pay for! Also great vegan options! Highly recommend the bbq ‘pork’buns.

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StaceyB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great trendy place with nice food and good service. Definitely recommend going there.

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AdamF
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

great way to spend chinese new year will go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another fantastic evening at Oriental Teahouse for CNY. The food for the evening was a lovely yum cha style menu and to top it all off, we experienced a traditional lion dance performed right inside of the venue. Oriental Teahouse failed to disappoint and I will most definitely be returning again in future.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yum cha service was awesome! Lots of vegan/veg options. The deserts were delicious too.

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GordonH
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was first class, was a little noisy due to a group upstairs but it was still a very enjoyable evening

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SharonH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service have already booked for another visit

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steph
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, good food, good service, good price. Very pleased

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AJCX
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasant surprise, classic flavours done in an inventive way.

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garryw
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

terrible food
reheated food - not fresh
very expensive peking duck and super tiny pieces
if you like chinese don’t go here

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FionaH
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue for going out with friends for yum cha! Awesome food!

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AlanaK
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Always delicious food and thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere.
Had to ask twice and wait before we could order drinks though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our first yum cha experience at Oriental Tea house. Great dim sum and helpful service. They have a very good wine list, surprisingly.

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BigEm
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are welcoming, attentive but not in your face! Good with recommendations regarding vegetarian options. Food was tasty & quick to arrive. We always leave with happy bellies, content & it's great value for money...

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Yfood
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service ,food and staff were fantastic,like always

FAQs

Oriental Tea House - Little Collins does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Oriental Tea House - Little Collins also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9600 4230.

Oriental Tea House - Little Collins is rated 4.5 stars by 267 OpenTable diners.

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