Rice Paper Scissors Fitzroy

4.6
320 reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
BORN OF A DREAM FROM TWO BEST MATES SITTING CURB-SIDE ON THE STREETS OF BANGKOK, SAIGON AND SINGAPORE – STUFFING THEIR FACES AND EMBELLISHING MANY A STORY WITH AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR (TWO TOO MANY!)
A dream to open a place that embraces the well-loved style of Asian street food. A place with no rules but to have fun with a beer in hand… a place that weary travellers to South East Asia know and love.

Way back in 2013, the boys fulfilled that crazy idea of opening a restaurant where you only used your hands to eat. The food was great, the cocktails… even greater, but best of all were the amazing experiences shared. Food tastes better this way.

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Experiences

  • 5 Dishes Banquet for 5+!

    A$45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    To our guests joining us for a booking of 5+, we can't wait! Please note you will have to dine from our 5 dishes banquet menu ($45 per person): you will be able to pick 5 dishes from the entire a la carte menu and it includes rice. As always, we are able to cater for dietary requirements so let us know in the notes at booking time and your waiter prior to ordering so we can tailor the experience accordingly for your group and take you through the options. You will have 2 hours to enjoy our delish food and cocktails!
  • 5 Dishes Banquet for 5+!

    A$45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    To our guests joining us for a booking of 5+, we can't wait! Please note you will have to dine from our 5 dishes banquet menu ($45 per person): you will be able to pick 5 dishes from the entire a la carte menu and it includes rice. As always, we are able to cater for dietary requirements so let us know in the notes at booking time and your waiter prior to ordering so we can tailor the experience accordingly for your group and take you through the options. You will have 2 hours to enjoy our delish food and cocktails!
  • Chef's Table

    A$45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    The Chef's Table is a long table in a semi-private dining area perfect for groups of 10-16 for that more intimate occasion. The booking is a 2 hour and 15 minute time slot allowing plenty of extra time to celebrate. Guests are required to do the banquet option at $45pp, which we recommend to all our diners - your party choose any 5 dishes from the menu and dishes arrive staggered from the kitchen over 45 minutes. For dietary requirements we're able to split a banquet once (e.g. 5 dishes for 4 vegans and another 5 dishes for 10 other guests). If you'd like to know more about our options available for specific dietary requirements please call the restaurant on 9486 0066. See you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 320 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
Ambience
4.4
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Sandra
3 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the vegan degustation, and the food was delicious. Service was impeccable, had the best wait staff and bar staff. Had a great evening and would 100% recommend!

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Coburglocal
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and sensational service. Would definitely go again

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and cocktails, excellent friendly staff, great vibe. Loved this place!

GM
GraceM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and such good service, would highly recommend

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Kitty
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Special was not very special. Tuna was quite dry.

Food came before drinks. And was hard to get another drink.

Table felt very exposed to street, but host was very accommodating in letting us sit at a table where our backs weren't to Brunswick Street.

Staff were friendly, our wqoter was lovely and great. It tdefinitely felt very cosy and able to hear every word the people on the table beside us said.

Overall just a slightly uncomfortable experience.

All food apart from the special was stunning and delicious.

DR
DavidR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Did the 5 share dish tasting menu at $45 per person. The first dish was the swordfish cracker and was amazing. Unfortunately none of the other 4 dishes came close ranging from bland, the sugarcane prawns and thai fried chicken, to pretty good, the pork belly and tiger beef. All in all ok but quite pricy.

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CourtneyW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely lovely. They were very informed about dietary requirements and were very accomodating when offering choices from the menu. The staff were very friendly and professional. Will absolutely be heading back here.

PM
PipM
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious fresh dishes that allow you to explore new flavours. The kingfish was especially tasty and the non aperol spritz was refreshing and tasted like the real deal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

From the get go the service was on point. Welcoming and introducing the waitstaff to us by name was a great start and set an expectation of what was to come. Every bite of food was packed full of flavour and cooked to perfection. A relaxed environment full of 5star service and food. Highly recommended and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food and great value for money!

MR
MelissaR
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Great food but very loud and hard to hear team taking orders probably due to masks and ambient noise.
We came with our teenage kids. All enjoyed. Just us oldies didn’t like the noise level.

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Yappie
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food as always with great background music creating a nice ambience.

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CateL
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our meal. Some dishes really interesting, others less so. Maybe I made poor choices. For example the watermelon cocktail with prosecco was bland and didn't really taste of watermelon. The Thai sangria however, was excellent.

Of the dishes, the green paw paw salad was v g although the prawns were bland (I'd have preferred them grilled with garlic and ginger or something!).
The crispy tofu with sticky sauce was nice but not crisp enough!
We found the Thai yellow curry lacked zing, though very pleasant.

I'm being really discerning here, but you did ask!

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Rangee
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flavourful and fresh food, super friendly staff. We enjoyed our meal and experience- will dine again.

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DaniellaT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I loved the modern take on hawker food. The combination of flavours were perfectly balanced and the service was excellent.

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Tammy
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food tasted great, but pricey for the portion size.

MG
ManjitG
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the place and food. Highly recommend it. Sharing food was good and ample amount of food too

CC
vipClaireC
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 delicious food and drinks

MZ
MarieZ
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious place and loved the vegan menu. Was a little annoying that we couldn’t get everything we wanted as they ran out of menu items early. Also it was quite expensive for two people for only 5 small dishes but overall, I would come again because the service was good and attentive and the food itself was amazing.

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HelenH
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the vegan share plate option. Absolutely incredibly tasty food. As always we couldn’t finish it all so took a doggy bag home!!
Will be back 👍👍

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Tttttt
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best tofu & satay sauce I’ve had in my life! $45pp banquet is such good value.

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AlisonB
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, the best cocktails and awesome, knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be coming back for our next trip to Melbourne

EC
EmilyC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite places to eat and take people to in Melbourne. Amazing food, service and ambience!

RI
RussellI
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place, good food and great friendly service. Good place for lunch at a good pace

SN
SimonN
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely our favorite place to go , service always good , food is always amazing

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Mish
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful service and delicious food. will definitely be back

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BL747
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this place is just amazing, always!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Yummy food with reasonable portion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and vibe. The staff were lovely and also really helpful with the menu and choices. The food didn’t take long to come out at all and all the flavours were delicious! Loved every mouthful. The cocktails were also fantastic!!

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Glads
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food good as usual. Always tasty. Wasn’t offered dessert as the kitchen closed without us being told. Would have all had dessert, so that was unfortunate. Service not attentive, not what it used to be. Would still recommend.

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JGlo
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

The service is very slow and the serving size is very small. We did the feed me menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious flavours and great value for money

NM
NeilMACD
7 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely night at RPS, had a booking inside at the bar. Love the food and the good wine. Always good at both RPS's Fitzroy and CBD, you can't go wrong

MR
MRP123
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a 10/10 experience - never been disappointed at RPS.

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Noodle12
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

What an awful night all around!

Paid for the banquet (5 dishes) which included rice. First dish comes out and we have to wait 20 mins minimum for each dish to come out and it’s a long wait once you finish the first dish since the portions are quite small and overpriced too.

Constantly being bought wrong orders and asked if we ordered this.

2nd dish comes out and the waiter says there’s cashews in there when we asked for no nuts due to allergy then says sorry there’s no nuts in there actually..

When the 3rd dish came out, we thought the rice must come with our last dish because surely you can’t just eat rice by itself.

4th dish comes out, still no rice but this dish had a nice dipping sauce.. I took the last bit of chicken off the plate dipped it into the sauce and within 5 seconds someone took the plate without asking, guess I didn’t need the sauce anymore.

Ran out of water and asked for more and that never came either.

5th dish comes out.. still no rice and had to ask for the rice and they gave it to us finally otherwise we would’ve got plain rice at the end.

To top the night, the EFTPOS machine broke and the waitress asked me if I had cash on me instead before the machine suddenly worked..

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Buckets
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service, highly recommend. Amazing experience too

SP
SatishP
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food & service. Ambiance was good and good GF options

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, cocktails overpriced though. However excellent service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for a catch up! The wait staff are knowledgeable and super friendly, I couldn't recommend it enough 10/10 would go again

SM
vipSherifM
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

visitor from sydney

FAQs

Rice Paper Scissors Fitzroy does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Rice Paper Scissors Fitzroy is rated 4.6 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

Rice Paper Scissors Fitzroy does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://giftcards.nowbookit.com/cards/card-selection?accountid=ddabfa01-5408-46ff-a5f9-a6580e2f774b&venueid=2442&theme=dark&accent=118,106,75.

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.