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Rice Queen Oriental Diner and Bar, Fitzroy, AU-VIC

Rice Queen Oriental Diner and Bar

4.6
4.6
97 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
A fun packed kitsch Pan-Asian diner with DJ's and a private Karaoke room. Serving delicious food that encompasses the dynamic flavours of the region and the vibrant culture of Fitzroy.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9419 6624
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Fitzroy
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chefs Tasting Menu - $55pp

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sit back and relax and let her Majesty take care of it all. Individual guests can choose between the chefs tasting menu or vegan chefs tasting menu. Minimum 2 guests per tasting menu We must be notified of any allergies or dietary requirements prior to your booking.
  • Chefs Tasting Menu - $65pp

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sit back and relax and let her Majesty take care of it all. Individual guests can choose between the chefs tasting menu or vegan chefs tasting menu. Minimum 2 guests per tasting menu We must be notified of any allergies or dietary requirements prior to your booking.
  • Saturday Bottomless Brunch

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Rice Queen is now open for bottomless brunch! Come in and enjoy a selection of our famous dishes with a set menu as well as unlimited drinks! Session is 1 hour 45 minutes 2 sessions available – 12pm and 2:30pm One drink at a time. No sculling/necking no double ordering/ double parking. Bottomless brunch drinks menu: Cocktails Jugs Red Lantern Oriental Spritz Satun Southside Cocktail by the glass RQ Espresso Martini Honey I drunk the kids Wine – House Red/White Sparkling: Prosecco & Peach Bellini Sparkling House Beer Soft Drink Bottomless Brunch Food Menu: Regular: Angus Dumplings KFC Prawn Toast Wagyu Pad Thai Asian Slaw Roti Bread Vegan: Shitake Dumplings KFCF Crispy Szechuan Eggplant Vegan Pad Thai Asian Slaw Roti Bread

What 97 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Lively

  • Melbourne

    Asian

  • Inner City North

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City North

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City North

    Hot spot

  • Inner City North

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City North

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Inner City North

    Lively

97 Reviews
  1. RoubaH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service next level. Our server was great and helped with reading the menu -poor eyesight on my part. He charged my nephews iPad when we asked. Every plate was delicious and the cocktails & mocktail were very refreshing

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  2. LauraP

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first experience at Rice Queen was wonderful. The staff were very accommodating and attentive, it’s a beautiful space and the food was delicious. As someone who can’t eat gluten, this was also a great find and a majority of the menu is GF and anything that wasn’t, they were easily able to provide an alternative option so I didn’t feel like I was missing out. Would definitely recommend

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  3. Shell

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere and experience was spot on. Food amazing. Thank you for an amazing evening.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Fitzroy experience, great food great service

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  5. KerenK

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night out with friends Superb food & service Couldn’t fault Will definitely be back Thank u

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All was fabulous!!! I love the food 😍 and cocktails as well.

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  7. DeeV

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    thankyou for a wonderful night i had my whole family there we loved it all wish we had have booked the kareoke thanks diana von Veit

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  8. Hayley

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and our server were fantastic! We added extra people to our table last minute and the staff were very willing to accomodate us.

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  9. RebeccaR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my new favourite restaurant! It’s such a beautifully decorated place with heaps of atmosphere. The food was so delicious and our wait staff were gorgeous. Thumbs up from me!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was awesome, food was really good as well. It is a bit pricy for the portion sizes you get.

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  11. CrisA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and location. The tasting menu was excellent value as well.

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  12. PaulM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rare to find an eatery that ticks all boxes. Beautiful decor, warm, prompt service, unique, exotic food and reasonably priced. I've been to Rice Queen about five times now and its my go to for a great night out. The Chef tasting platter (Vegan or Meat) is the way to go initially. There's plenty of dishes to sate hunger and explore the menu. Had my birthday there last Sat. Perfect choice. Keep up the good work guys. Cannot recommend Rice Queen enough.

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  13. ChelseaN

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was beautiful. Staff were very friendly. Will definitely be back

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  14. JessicaM

    Westmeath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, service was amazing and really good price

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  15. EdithC

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere with funky and lively decor. We took friends from interstate and had the chef’s menu. Plenty of food, probably too much but we happily took excess home. Definitely recommend Chef’s menu if you are a first timer to sample many of the heroes on the menu. Great cocktail list.

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  16. PaulH

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but not great, and it was expensive. They couldn't make our drinks with less ice, so you get 100ml of liquid in a glass of ice.

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  17. JoshT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good staff, would come back again. Thanks

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience for Valentine’s Day! We were running late however after calling the guys to notify they move a few things around to make it work! King fish was amazing and lamb bao is a must! Tasting menu is really good! $55 a head and plenty to eat. Also the cocktail went down easy and had some nice flavors Thanks guys for looking after us, we will be back again with some friends next time

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  19. PaulM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Food is exceptional! We chose the Chefs Tasting Menu and were very satisfied with the portions. The flavours were incredible. Great service as well. This was our 2nd time and won't be our last :-) Looking forward to another booking in the near future.

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  20. SarahB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, lovely staff. Thank you so much for making our evening so delightful!

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  21. DDdd

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked in for an 8:30pm sitting for dinner and at 8:35 was told the kitchen was closing “in 3 minutes” and was hurried to order and leave. When I expressed that we weren’t aware that the place was closing so soon after our sitting begun, and the waitress simply said “I don’t know what you want me to say”. Other than the service the food was fine.

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  22. Sunk

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice food and nice atmosphere 👌 loved everything ❤️ thank you

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  23. TaniaZB

    Adelaide

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience as the restaurant was busy and the waiting staff were very friendly, however the food wasn't great quality. We eat at a lot of Asian restaurants and this was by far very average cpmpared to other places we have been. We had the set menu and it definirely wasnt value for money. Wine list was also not great. Would nor recommend.

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  24. Kristen

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We organised a birthday dinner for 7 and were told we had to go on a tasting menu. We told the restaurant in advance about 3 people unable to eat spicy food and one unable to eat whole nuts/seeds. On arrival we were told that the tasting menu was essentially fixed and that the people who didn't eat spicy foods "just shouldn't eat the spicy dishes" (instead of offering alternative choices??) . Also, there were some dishes that were not described as spicy, were incredibly spicy. We had to repeat this concern several times to staff but it seemed as though there was no way to cater for non-spicy eaters which was strange considering they have as sizeable menu and they have an entire vegan tasting menu option but no way to cater for non-spicy options? We have never had this problem at other places so it was really strange. The food was tasty and we still had a good time, but it was just a strange experience as food preferences were just not taken into account at all.

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  25. KathyB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and lively atmosphere. Engaging and helpful staff. Prompt service. Great flavours!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was lovely although we felt very rushed and all meals came out together ( on a table for 2 we had no room for plates) Service was very average- only attended to once throughout the hour

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  27. carolynh

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible. Service outstanding. We could not fault this venue. Chefs were excellent and overall fabulous experience.

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  28. Seeman

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional experience. Caters for gluten intolerance and had plenty of vegan options. The food was unbelievably delicious, we opted for the chefs choice 3 courses, what great value for money! Staff were great, service was quick. Highly recommend. We will definitely be back!

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  29. MariaL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered drinks for the table everyone else’s came but mine I had to ask 4 times for my drink before it came.

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  30. DexterF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is poor quality. Curry very obviously made from a premixed jar

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  31. AdelineE

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the decor of the restaurant, Food was tasty we did the chefs tasting menu even the vegan menu looked good! Drinks were delicious too! Had the yuzu colada with rum! Yum

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  32. Ashmw

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Lived the experience and the food. However, we sat for 30 minutes without even been offered table water, drink it to take our order. Ended up waving down a staff member who seemed surprised and unprepared to take our order, so we were grateful she did but she got more of it incorrect. Not blaming her, she got out in the spot. Throughout the night not one came to ask if we wanted anymore drinks other than a table water refill.

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  33. VivienD

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect place for a date night or catch up with friends. Lots of fun and tasty cocktails and the food was delicious. We had the feed me menu, but it did feel like the portions were quite small compared to other places with those feed me options. All in all was a great night out.

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  34. KathyD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and fun time at karaoke. Lovely staff!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our banquet at rice queen. Staff were exceptional, our table was situated in a great spot so we could all chat and the price is exactly what you’d expect to pay. Definitely coming back again

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  36. PaulM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not often you find an eatery where they get it right across the board. Rice Queen is exceptional on all fronts. The Chef's taster (either meat or vegetarian) is plenty of exotic, colourful and unique choices that don't leave you hungry. Prices are moderate too 10/10

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  37. Maee

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked bottomless brunch, food was amazing! However, we had two people on our table who do not drink alcohol or mock tails and were not given the option to not participate in the bottomless. Our server kept forgetting our drinks so we did not get our moneys worth unfortunately. They also did not let us know our time was up until we tried to order to which he said no your bottomless ended 15 minutes ago and you need to put in last orders 15 minutes prior to the session ending. He also became annoyed that we were not aware of the rules, as if it was our fault he didn’t explain this when we first arrived. This was in relation to the jugs, we had a table of 10 and could order 2 jugs at a time but he failed to mention that only two people can drink from the jugs until an hour into the session. I think I would go back but not for the bottomless

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  38. GabrielA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Terrific service. The space is pretty loud acoustically tho so for hard of hearing or neurodivergent folk it might be a struggle.

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  39. EveU

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beyond reproach! I run out of superlatives for Rice Queen. Consistently excellent food, fantastic service and lovely ambiance. Thank you Rice Queen!

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  40. HenriK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The team we very attentive and helpful. Food was good and delivered fast.

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You can order delivery directly from Rice Queen Oriental Diner and Bar using the Order Online button. Rice Queen Oriental Diner and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9419 6624.

Rice Queen Oriental Diner and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 97 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rice Queen Oriental Diner and Bar

389 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, AU-VIC 3065

Additional information

  • Area
    Fitzroy
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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