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Shark Fin Inn, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Shark Fin Inn

4.0
4
111 Reviews
$40 and under
Chinese
  • Good for groups
  • Lively
  • Great for brunch
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 26 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 Father’s Day $66@pp We have only 3 seatings, 10:30-12:00, 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3:00.
    Father’s day All you can eat Yumcha $66@PP! photo

What 111 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

111 Reviews
  1. SilviaS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    food was very good as usual. However, some of the staff went out of their way to unfriendly, not paying attention and one was just downright rude. Dont blame customers if you are over run and disorganised. If not for, what I think was the most senior manager on the floor who was superb in attitude and attention, this rating would have been lower.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Just nog great and very old Much better yum cha elsewhere

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  3. HelenG

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This restaurant is insanely busy. It’s jam packed. There are people waiting in the internal stairwell to be seated, table tops being removed and rolled away or into the restaurant to make way for larger groups and people waiting out the front in the cold. You can’t really get the attention of wait staff despite there being so many. Their focus is turnover. Of guests. The yum Cha is very good but it doesn’t come around fast enough and each sitting is one hour. So you spend the entire time looking around for approaching trolleys. Which often don’t have what you’re after anyway. We asked for specific items at times (& showed an image we searched up on Google as they use the proper Chinese terms not everyone is familiar with) but those items never came despite the waiter nodding in recognition when we made the request. It’s a fast moving noisy, and at times stressful experience dining here. Have been twice but will look to go somewhere less hectic next time. Food is good when you get what you’re after.

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  4. StephanieR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2024

    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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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    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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  6. Leeman

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was able to secure a booking with our preference with no problem Service was excellent Quality of yum cha and a la carte items was very high and served promptly. Our guests had a lovely dining experience. As repeat customers, we look forward to coming here for our next meeting

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  7. PeterF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was nice, but did not seem to get full options like other tables on the day. One of the service personnel was rude. Seemed rushed to move you on. Only one dish with beef????

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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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 111 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 26 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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