Oriental Tea House - Little Collins

4.6
290 reviews
$40 and under
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 290 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location for Mother’s Day celebration.

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IsabelleZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Had my birthday lunch and it was a very enjoyable experience

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Lena
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just as delicious as I remember! The food was exquisite, the cocktails were unbelievably good and the service was excellent. Will definitely be making another trip soon!

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our dinner there it was amazing and our server was awesome, I think her name was Mai.

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MarkJ
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food on this visit was as good as I have eaten at this venue.

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Michaela
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service, and value for it all was fabulous!

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vipK2014
17 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and ambience was all exceptional! Thanks for a great night out

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RenaeS
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The family wanted something special and my children’s only condition was dumplings and rice. It did not disappoint!
Adults extremely happy with food and cocktails and my children even said it was a 10star visit. This is now our favourite restaurant.

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Ayesha
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were incredibly friendly and attentive. The food was beautifully presented, with fresh ingredients and seasoned perfectly. The venue itself was lovely - the lighting was great and the space was clean and spacious. I will definitely come back and recommend the restaurant to my family and friends.

We were served throughout the night by Mai, and she is an asset to the team. So bubbly and attentive - she was just a delight and made the whole experience that little more special.

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DianeC
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Wasn't as good as pre covid visits, not as much choice in food. Service was very good but food and the price was not as good as other places in the city.

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JaydeG
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really beautiful quality great cocktails would highly recommend

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Jane
4 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delightful restaurant; beautiful food; efficient and friendly service

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DeborahD
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Was a little disappointed couldn’t get a booking till 8 pm then we were rushed as they were closing the kitchen at 9 pm. Staff were asking us to order our deserts and we hadn’t even finished our tea. Other wise the food was fantastic as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great Food...loved it!

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WayneB
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food selection
Liked the asian inspired food types
Not tried dumplings

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KrisS
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Oriental Tea House is one of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. I am a vegetarian and my husband loves all things meat, and the restaurant offers many dishes that satisfy us both.

Their dumplings are the VERY BEST in the city and are little pieces of art. Their extensive tea list is not to be missed, I’ve tried many off the menu and they all are very special!

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LeesaD
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, and very reasonably priced. Will definitely be going there again.
Also the staff were so genuinely helpful and on point!

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JennyT
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The best dumplings I have ever had. We were a group of five and chose the $58 set menu . Everything was delicious. Looking forward to going back so we can try more of the other dishes on the menu.

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RachelM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oriental tea house is one of my favourite Chinese restaurants

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SusanM
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great and attentive service, lovely atmosphere,

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Melbeats
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic work lunch, staff we’re brilliant food was amazing as always.

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LaurenN
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, highly recommend. The restaurant was beautifully set up.

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SL01
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice fusion dishes on the menu, we enjoyed our experience overall, thank you :)

The only thing was that we weren't sure how big the portions were therefore asked the waiter for suggestions. He recommended one more dish but we ended up having too much food leftover.

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Lilianab
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
2 reviews
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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OpenTable Diner
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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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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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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Gordon
New York Area
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
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
3 reviews
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.

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 4.6 stars by 290 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.