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Shark Fin Inn, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Shark Fin Inn

4.0
4
106 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 10 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

  • Father’s day All you can eat Yumcha $66@PP

    $66.00 per person

    1 Sept 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 106 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
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Great for brunch

  • City Centre

    Child-friendly

106 Reviews
  1. StephanieR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Yum Cha places in Melbourne. Highly recommend!

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    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully cooked food, excellent, efficient service. Best Chinese food we've had in Melbourne, especially the roast duck. We will be back

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not sure what was the purpose of making reservations after telling the counter staff we had arrived. Walk in customers were given the table first. It was cramped and service was slow and was advised that we just had to wait for trolley out Dim sims.

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  4. Beth

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great yum cha session at Shark Fin Inn. We've been here twice in the last couple of months and it hasn't disappointed us. They really do deliver for special occasions - we had relatives from overseas join us after our wedding. The food was great and the staff were friendly. We even had one of the managers making some playful jokes that were very well received by our guests. They are asking to come back every time they're in Melbourne! Well done and I'm sure you'll see you again soon :)

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  5. Gert

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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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 106 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 10 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
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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