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Shark Fin Inn, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Shark Fin Inn

4.1
4.1
85 Reviews
$40 and under
Chinese
The 'original' Shark Fin Restaurant was established in 1980 at the top end of the little Bourke Street. Close to the Parliament Station, Shark Fin Inn achieves it's excellence by serving the finest Cantonese food at affordable prices. With lunchtime Yum Cha, takeaway service and an extensive a La Carte and banquet menus, Shark Fin Inn has remained favourite of many despite some strong neighbouring contenders over the years. It gives customers a good chance to savour the famous dishes from Hong Kong without the expensive price tag of the air ticket - or the meal. Close to different bars, cafes and theatres and open until 1.30am daily, Shark Fin Inn is the best place for family gathering, business acquaintance, celebrating special occasions and late supper after a night out.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9662 2681
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Mother's day All you can eat Yumcha $66@PP

    $66.00 per person

    12 May 2024 only
    Please enjoy All you can eat Yumcha for Mother's day. We have only 3 seatings, 10:30-12:00, 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3:00.

What 85 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Great for brunch

85 Reviews
  1. CarolH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant. The food is always hot and tasty. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the staff are usually attentive. On this occasion we were perplexed that one male staff server always passed our table without enquiring if we wanted anything from his trolley, which for yum Cha is very annoying. Otherwise yum Cha at Shark Fin Inn is excellent.

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  2. Keryn

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were 6 people on a table for 4 squashed between the aisle and another table. When asked for more room were ignored. Were told we had to leave soon. We had been waiting for spring rolls for 20’ or so. We had to ask 3 timed before we were served then another 2 servings arrived. We were not offered enough variety, predominantly prawns. And it was expensive.

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  3. AdrianL

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Melbourne Institution! The Food and Service at Shark Finn Inn never disappoints! The food is always fresh and the servings generous. The team are very efficient and helpful. If you intend to head here for Yum Cha I would recommend You book first to avoid disappointment.

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  4. Philly

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked a table for 8 for 12.15pm. On arrival we were informed we had to be gone by 1.30pm. Had we had known this in advance we would not have made the booking. Food was excellent, but far too rushed which ruined the experience for us. Our waiter Jack was very good and was sympathetic to our situation but it was outside of his control. Restricted times should be made much clearer.

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  5. Pegs

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Good yum cha spot however we were cramped into a tiny table and constantly bumped by the trollies. I asked Rindo the number of people twice before the day, there were no reply and they didn’t action the request. This resulted in us being out in a table that is too small for the number of people. Some of us had to sit well back from the table to fit everyone in. It was hard to get someone’s attention to order drinks.

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  6. SandyM

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, very helpful staff - having a baby in a pram was t a problem

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  7. MelindaY

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Shark Finn is always wonder. Fresh, tasty food served by very attentive wait staff

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  8. SueD

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Experience was chaotic, noisy, fast passed. Food good but I felt it was expensive.

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  9. YanL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service, would love to see more variety of food and desserts

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  10. Stan

    Singapore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant ambiance on the low scoring side due as decor is dated and run down. Food is good but service was a bit lacking. Would come again if prices weren’t on the steep side.

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FAQs

Shark Fin Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9662 2681.

Shark Fin Inn is rated 4.1 stars by 85 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 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Shark Fin Inn

50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Takeaway
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