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Shark Fin Inn, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Shark Fin Inn

4.0
4
102 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 22 times today

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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

What 102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Great for brunch

  • City Centre

    Child-friendly

102 Reviews
  1. Gert

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was rushed. Food was average. Have dined there before and it has been much better. Will try it one more time.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Tried to overcharge on the bill - very disappointing.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints, fresh, fast and delicious Yum Cha every time! Fun and friendly service.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service has deteriorated since we last went to restaurant. One of waitress was rude. Overall very disorganised..food and drink we ordered never arrived. We had to remind staff few times. Definitely not value for money.

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  5. JenniferK

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Entrees were very good - san choi bow and prawn toasts. The main meals were only just. Edible and tasty but not great. Huge crowd so bulk cooked.

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  6. DavidD

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We use their Keysborough establishment most often and this was our first visit to the city restaurant. Being Mothers" Day, the restaurant was busy, and this would have impacted on the level of service. Our only disappointment was that they moved us along by 2115 even though we were still engaged in post-dinner conversations. There were other tales still being occupied, so this moved caused us confusion.

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  7. Beth

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are regulars at Shark Fin Inn but this had to be our best visit ever. AND it was Mother's Day, notoriously the busiest day of the year for restaurants apart from Lunar New Year. It was flawless, the food was delicious and somehow still their best despite the business. There was a an abundance of wait staff who were all a pleasure to deal with, very attentive. We never waited long to place an order or to receive a specific request. I don't know if the banquet is what they usually do each year but I wanted to feedback that it was so well done and efficient. If they do this again, we will do this every year for Mother's Day! Thank you for a flawless service, our family had a wonderful time. We ate 2 egg tarts each by the end and the mums were very happy indeed 😊

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very traditional dim sum. Nothing fancy just all the classics. If it’s existed since 1980 you know they’re doing something right

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I always love coming here. Great food and service.

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  10. Elaine

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, food amazing , if you like the bustling of a busy Chinese restaurant this is where you should come!

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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 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 22 times today

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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