Rice Paper Scissors Fitzroy

4.6
175 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.

Experiences

  • Good Food Month: Tiki Tuesdays at RPS

    A$45.00 per personPrepaid

    Jun 1 - Jun 29, 2021

    A unique menu of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients, no cutlery or plates, edible cocktails and a full vegan menu option available. $2 from the sale of every ticket will be donated to a variety of environmental charities. MENU 1. Farmed Kingfish ceviche w/ pomelo & coconut dressing on rice crackers 2. Coconut cups with caramelised pork and Clarence river king prawn and caviar 3. Poached and smoked Milawa “ free range organic salad with Vietnamese slaw in lettuce cups 4. Steamed Pork buns w/ Western plains free range and organic suckling pig, pickled cucumber and shallots 5. Local foraged mushroom Banh mi . With pickled green papaya , house made vegan Mayo and mushroom pate
  • Chef's Table

    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 occaison. 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, which we recommened to all our diners - your party choose any 5 dishes from the menu ($35pp for LUNCH / $40pp for DINNER) 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!
  • Winter Vegastation

    A$55.00 per personPrepaid

    Jun 19, 2021 only

    Seasonal 10 course vegan banquet with new dishes and classics for you and your party. Please contact us prior to booking to confirm dietary requirements. 1. Caramelised 5 spice bean cake w/ peanut on pineapple (GF) 2. Smoked green papaya w/ red spicy paste on betal leaf (GF) 3. BBQ pine mushroom salad & mushroom puree (GF) 4. Burmese tea leaf salad w/ confit garlic dressing (GF) 5. BBQ eggplant w/ spring onion oil, peanut & ginger nuoc cham (GF) 6. Pad Thai noodles w/ local veg, fried tofu & tamarind 7. Massamam curry w/ potatoes & chicken tofu 8. Thai green curry w/ snake beans & baby corn (GF) 9. Grilled banana w/ home-made palm sugar syrup (GF) 10. Pandan sago w/ coconut sorbet and turmeric (GF) *dishes may change due to suppliers

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 175 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JessicaF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious variety of dishes, that were very well priced. Excellent customer service.

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KatC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Interesting fusion of flavors, textures and ingredients made all 5 of our dishes a joy to eat. Washed down with some excellent cocktails and supported by efficient friendly service. The coconut cups and oysters were a real highlight. I’ll be returning for sure!

Rice Paper Scissors Fitzroy
Responded 5 days ago

Hey Kat! Thank you so much for the great review! I know the chefs worked especially hard over the weekend and will be thrilled when I pass this along to them! Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious but portion size is SOO SMALL. Hope they can improve on it.

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vvp107
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was nice, but overpriced for asian fusion tapas with tiny portions eg 4 dumplings for $15. We wanted to do the 5 dish selection menu at $40 per person. However with a group of 7, it was unreasonable to expect the entire table was to share 5 of the same dishes as a table with varying dietary requirements (Vegetarians, Vegans, etc) And you couldn't mix and match the Vegan and non-Vegan menu. It was either that or the waitress was unsure and didnt explain it right. Felt like there were too many rules to follow for what was meant to be a nice Sunday dinner with friends.

Rice Paper Scissors Fitzroy
Responded 5 days ago

Hey there! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We're sorry your experience did not meet your expectations for the evening. We do allow guests to mix and match from the vegan and meat options so that was a miscommunication on our part. Our guest experience is of the highest priority to us and we'd love for you to come in again soon to give us a second chance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Awesome food. My only complaint is they should be clear in their website that a group will be a group set menu as well. Otherwise it was a great night.

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NinaM
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne! Best value for money deal you can find.

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RobP
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Asian style Tapas GF food
Great value friendly staff
We will be returning

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MurrayD
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience. The food always delights, wonderful colour, texture, flavour to be enjoyed with or without cutlery or chopsticks. We always share a banquet, and it always beats us. Veg are not just options, but main attractions. This is our go to.

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DenisG
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ideal for Coeliac’s. Good menu and the staff are aware of coeliac requirements.

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BroG
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure eating at Rice Paper Scissors. Love the food and service, it’s always consistent!

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TracyP
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant came recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint! I would recommend this restaurant and the experience to anyone.

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EmmaM
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great menu with excellent service, will come again!

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AmeliaE
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved it, the service, food and cocktails were exceptional!
We will be back!

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TaraO
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff were amazingly helpful and friendly. The food was outstanding. We loved our rum cocktails and the ambiance of Rice, paper, scissors.

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DanBar
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended. The flavours are amazing and food exquisite.

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luv2dine24
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was of very high quality and wait staff exceptionally nice and friendly. Highly recommend the sharing option banquet as it allowed for a really nice selection!! Can’t speak more highly of this place really love it and will be back soon!

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Laura
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great value for money. Delicious banquet with 5 dishes (shared) for $40! Amazing. Cool atmosphere and awesome wait staff- shout out to Isabella :)

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ArjunA
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Charged us for sparkling water without telling in advance. Waiters took too long to bring the menus. But after that, food and service was very good!

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FrancineG
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and awesome service. Fresh flavours were divine.....and the roti is to die for!

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Adriana
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Would go there again as the food and atmosphere was great. We seemed to be forgotten about by the wait staff as we were sitting at the bar. Great vaule.

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Cassie
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Customer service was so disappointing, no one brought water or menus to our table, waited 10-15 minutes and my friend had to go up and get menus then we had to ask for water. Then for another 10-15 minutes no one came to take our order despite us trying to catch waiters eyes, they would look around, then walk off. We then had to stop someone and ask “can we order?” She said yes then walked off and someone else came 1-2 minutes later. When our order was taken the waiter wasn’t writing it down and instead just doing scribbles, I think he thought it was funny, it would have been if two of the dishes weren’t forgotten, which we then had to ask for.

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IsabelS
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

excellent and yummy will recommed so so good will seriously recommend!!!

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Fabi
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Usually love visiting this restaurant, I've been twice previously however our Saturday evening experience wasn't up to scratch.
We waited almost 30 minutes before being handed a menu.
The food portions were smaller even though the price per diner had increased by $5 (plus a surcharge on top of that).
We weren't told about the charge for sparkling water on tap, and unfortunately I bit down on a bone in my duck banh mi.
I wish I had of notified the waiter at the time but they were short staffed so I let it slide. I won't be visiting again any time soon.

MB
MelanieB
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I absolutely love RPS and always sit at the bar. It really is an experience to remember from the friendly, informed and attentive staff, to the delicious and exciting food, and funky, intimate and cosy ambience - what more could you want?! Never disappoints!

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Rice Paper Scissors have a great range of Asian influenced cuisine, with a broad range of dishes with some innovative takes.

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EvelynE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing spicy food, value for money great vegan options

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svd20
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, the salmon special was incredible, as was the barramundi.

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RynL
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just a little loud and seated at a big table a little hard to talk with dinner mates. But food, drinks and especially staff were amazing!!

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ConcettaS
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Fresh and delicious food. Highly recommend it!!!!!

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Sara
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and staff. Would be good to add hot beverages to your menu

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Melody
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was delicious! All courses were served at the perf time. The staff were super friendly and helpful, too.

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Evie
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place! I originally booked online for an outside table, we were placed inside however swiftly moved outside with no trouble. The food was incredible and staff very attentive. A great birthday lunch :)

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LIBIAM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Very consistent, never disappoints.

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MichelleD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very helpful and welcoming.
Service was prompt, attention from the waitstaff was impeccable, couldn’t fault any of them.
Food was amazing, my husband who is a carnivore was truely surprised at how delicious the mock duck was, actually thought they had made a mistake and used real duck.
Will be back

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PeggyCW
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambience was fabulous, the food superb and the most fitting music for our age group albeit a little loud at times BUT that won't stop us coming back :) Awesome experience overall!

MP
MargauxP
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had dinner at the Fitzroy restaurant where we arrived a little late (30 mins passed our reservation time) as my google maps took us to their CBD address! Yet, the waiter on the phone was very nice about it and told us they would hold our table for us.
Upon arrival we were invited to go upstairs. From then, our waitress enabled us to discover some "level 1 specials" including a very nice Mango Daiki cocktail. Food was really delicious (especially the beef (crying tiger) and the vegan bao!). Would definitely go again!

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RebeccaM
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food always, and the service from manager Crispy exceptional. The staff are attentive, down-to-earth but professional.

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and staff very attentive . The menu is varied and very interesting .

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BellaC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was great. Waiter was knowledgeable and very friendly - provided good food recommendations and knew the area well. Cocktails were a highlight - bit pricey. Good value for money regarding food. Just found the food all a bit sweet/oily. Good overall experience though.

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Carms
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rice Paper Scissors has great food for sharing and the service is great. The cocktails are awesome too!

FAQs

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

Rice Paper Scissors Fitzroy is rated 4.6 stars by 175 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.