Oriental Tea House - Little Collins
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
Very impressed with the friendliness of the staff. Social distancing worked really well. Food is better than ever.
Great service in these unusual times. Food was delicious.
Me and my friends had a wonderful time and such a lovely dinner
The restaurant was fine - just nothing special - perhaps because of the COVID restrictions
Food was amazing and authentic and service was fantastic
Excellent food, superb staff, and great atmosphere.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent time with delicious food and safe distances between tables
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beautiful, high quality food. Excellent vegetarian options too!
Large group of 10 with constant flow of food and drinks. An enjoyable evening before heading out for a show.
best chinese food i’ve ever had. great service, fast & friendly. really different cocktails to try & very nice! would 100% recommend
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.
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.
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.
Great trendy place with nice food and good service. Definitely recommend going there.
great way to spend chinese new year will go back again
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.
Yum cha service was awesome! Lots of vegan/veg options. The deserts were delicious too.
Food was first class, was a little noisy due to a group upstairs but it was still a very enjoyable evening
Excellent food and service have already booked for another visit
Great place, good food, good service, good price. Very pleased
Pleasant surprise, classic flavours done in an inventive way.
reheated food - not fresh
very expensive peking duck and super tiny pieces
if you like chinese don’t go here
Great venue for going out with friends for yum cha! Awesome food!
Always delicious food and thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere.
Had to ask twice and wait before we could order drinks though.
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.
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...
Service ,food and staff were fantastic,like always
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.
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.