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Secret Kitchen - Chinatown - Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Secret Kitchen - Chinatown - Melbourne CBD

4.3
4.3
713 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Founded in 2007, Secret Kitchen brings to the city of Melbourne chinese dining experience the like of which you
won’t find anywhere else in the state. Combining traditional flavours with innovative techniques, an extensive variety of menu items and an incomparable atmosphere, Secret Kitchen offers its guests an inimitable feasting experience. We are awarded one of the top Yum Cha restaurant on Time Out Melbourne and rated 4 stars out of 5 by The Age Good Food Guide. Secret Kitchen is located strategically opposite Her Majesty's Theatre, also serving pre-theatre menus for your before show meal.

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2 people

10:30 pm


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Chinese (Canton), Yum Cha
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0421 738 107
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 713 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Great for brunch

  • City Centre

    Great for brunch

  • City Centre

    Good for groups

713 Reviews
  1. GiscardR

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very expensive for mediocre and very small portions. Sui Mai was not up to standard which is kind of the benchmark for HK Yum Cha. Most dumplings were bland and lacked their individual flavours. Shou long boa was dry without juice. tYhe dumplings are much smaller then for example at Gold Leaf, oh how we miss Gold Leaf in docklands!!! Which btw was the only reason why we tried here again. Service was inattentive, almost trying to not see you waving your hands for 5min trying to get their attention. And then there is the cost! Easy $25 more PP then GL, sorry but that’s still my go to comparison of a great Yum Cha experience in Melbourne, and this was not it! So we’ll be getting in the car next weekend and drive out of town for great Yum Cha.

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  2. JennyR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love eating at secret kitchen. The food is so fresh. It’s my family’s favourite restaurant

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    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was something left to be desired, it seemed poor value for money as we’re expecting the food to be good but it was hit and miss. The glutinous rice and fried taro dumplings were good but the rice noodle rolls and dessert were not so.

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    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on a weekday and the noise level was ok. Food quality was excellent, service was fine. At one stage, a waiter was too quick giving us a plate before we agreed to having it. Overall, a good dining experience for 4 of us.

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    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were seated and then immediately rushed to order - the Yum Cha stopped coming almost straight away and then, after one hour, we were told the service was about to stop and told we'd have to leave. No mention of this policy when booking. The food was great but the overall experience was disappointing. A premium price should come with premium service - and this did not happen.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Secret Kitchen is a buzz of activity, exceptional food with a a moderate wine list, wines are a little expensive. recommend booking the last sitting so you don't get busselled out while still enjoying your post lunch drink. minimum 6 people if your want the whole menu experience. we will be returning!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    12pm session. Long queue to get in even with a booking. Trolleys were very sparse that we ended up ordering our go to dishes. Would have like to try many other dishes. Left hungry and very disappointed.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant Yum Cha in Melbourne CBD The best I have had Service - 10 Quality of Food - 10 Best options were the Combination dumplings, ginger prawn dumplings and Scallop Siu Mai Don’t get the vegetarian noodles. Dry as a bone Make sure you book for 12pm sitting as the place was packed!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Friendly, attentive and efficient service. Reasonable prices.

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  10. TrudyF

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were very attentive. Making sure we never needed anything. Extremely friendly

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Secret Kitchen - Chinatown - Melbourne CBD is rated 4.3 stars by 713 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

10:30 pm


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Secret Kitchen - Chinatown - Melbourne CBD

222 Exhibition St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Chinese (Canton), Yum Cha
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
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