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Shu Restaurant, Collingwood, AU-VIC

Shu Restaurant

4.6
4.6
467 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Welcome to Shu, once the name of Sichuan province, southwest China, now home of innovative plant-based cooking in Collingwood, Melbourne

Currently we are offering a 10 course vegan degustation. Inspired by Sichuan cuisine, this plant based set menu is all about innovated Chinese cuisine, embracing the healthy plant eating and showcasing seasonal local Victorian produce. From raw and chilled appetisers to fiery but mouthwatering authentic Sichuan flavours of the street food to complimenting premium wines and cocktails, Shu takes you on an adventurous journey of modern Chinese cooking.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Chinese, Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9090 7878
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Collingwood
  • Cross Street
    Corner of Palmer Lane and Johnston street
  • Parking Details
    Free Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • EXPERIMENTAL 5 COURSE

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Exploring in depth of Sichuan cuisine using only plant based ingredients, this experimental 5 course set menu does not play it by the book when it comes to Chinese cuisine. You can call some of the dishes fusion style, some are put a spin on the authentic cooking, some are surprising new ideas, but all is fun and delicious guaranteed! Paired wines option available to complete the adventure.
    EXPERIMENTAL 5 COURSE photo
  • Unlimited Yum Cha Sat/Sunday Lunch

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy an abundant of plant based Yum Cha every Sunday lunch. Shu is offering 10 dishes cooked to order all you can eat for 2 hours. Bottomless options available to add on. Booking essential. Ps: We do not cater for any allergies nor do we alter the menu at Yum Cha
    Unlimited Yum Cha Sat/Sunday Lunch photo
  • Brand New 10 Course Degustation 2024

    $95.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Shu's 10 course vegan degustation has been a house signature since 2015. Inspired by China's southwest Sichuan cuisine, Shu presents a modern Chinese dining experience with his hometown flavours using only seasonal and local produce. Starting with plant oyster dish celebrating tofu, and a hand crafted pot plant, this set menu takes diners through multiple courses and showcases various cooking methods, flavours and textures. It is designed for the curious palettes and adventurous minds. Please allow 2 hours for this experience. Available every night when open.

What 467 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Innovative

  • Melbourne

    Healthy

  • Melbourne

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Inner City North

    Innovative

  • Inner City North

    Healthy

  • Inner City North

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City North

    Vegetarian-friendly

467 Reviews
  1. WarrickS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent attentive service. Stunning decor. A marvellous array of dishes on their 10 course degustation menu. Of course some I liked more than others, but that’s a given.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Issue I had with was I told them about peanut allergy that my partner had but because I told them on the night I was charged $15. That was unbelievable. Overpriced, food was okay.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was somewhere between inedible and mediocre. The service was downright terrible - there was clearly no training given to the staff whatsoever, they were not knowledgeable on the dishes, or even how to be waiters. There was not a single decent wine on the pairing, and no explanation or anything given about them. The wait time between courses was regularly over 25 min. Perhaps most frustrating - the chef seemed to give all his attention to one table, which visibly slowed the service. This was one of the worst tasting menu experiences we have ever had. At least the decor was amazing!

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  4. KenC

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is always presented with great artistic flair and creativity. A delight to the eyes and wondrous impact on the tastebuds. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable. A great experience overall.

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  5. ReneeR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing experience from the fabulous food, service and atmosphere.. I couldn't recommend enough. We'll be back!

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  6. HappyLocal

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere, exciting food, wonderful staff

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  7. Genevieve

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very yummy and you get a huge variety of dishes

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  8. JenT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dining experience! Lovely service & amazing food in a cool setting

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  9. AMG14

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We went to try the Shu Lankan menu. Unfortunately it seems that the Shu Lankan menu wasn't available but still offered to us. We ordered it and put first course came as expected. Course 2, 3 and 4 were all completely different to the menu. All were variations from the main 10 course Sichuan menu it seems, although the dishes weren't explained to us. We would have been fine to try different dishes the problem was that no one told us what we were eating or that the menu was basically not running! We also got served a disappointing wonton dish that unfortunately was not cooked so we were left with uncooked wonton wrappers! Sad.

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  10. LeaMcVegan

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Between the decor and presentation of the food, Shu is a visual delight. Every dish was unique and had us excited for the next course!

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  11. NataliaJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lovely lunch thank you. Everything was great! We'll definitly be back another time.

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  12. SusanS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed a lovely meal in a lovely setting with superb service. Over priced for the small portions though, none of us were particularly full up.

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  13. JoDDD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Heard so much about this place and we finally got to go. I must say I was a little let down. Service was great, atmosphere was very nice, however I was let down by the food and drinks. I got the blood orange non alcoholic drink, and it was extremely overpriced for the size, and the drink lacked flavour. The food overall was good, but not the "wow" I was expecting.

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  14. PeterS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive friendly staff. Each dish designed like a piece of art and with exquisitely balanced flavours. A fine restaurant to match any of the best carnivorous establishments and convince animal eaters to take a chance on a better ethical, environmental and nutritional stance.

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  15. Adrian

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Unique experience on the pallet. Portions small but after 10 courses satisfied. Recommend for foodies to try.

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  16. Stacey

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious and is presented beautifully. It is good value for 10 courses.

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  17. Swanlea

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful birthday experience ~ greeted by two of the loveliest staff and the service was so personal and unpretentious. The atmosphere was so relaxed but a visual treat. Not to mention a culinary sensation. Most definitely food for the soul 👌🏽 Can’t wait to return! Thank you SHU for a perfect evening.

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  18. JadeC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome venue, great staff, great food, great cocktails

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  19. Michy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, great service, excellent value for money. Absolutely love the dining experience at Shu.

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  20. NicoleM

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ten course degustation menu $95, was a little pricey for the amount of food, it was however beautifully presented. Always happy to support vegan restaurants, my suggestion would be to have a one or two bigger substantial plates.

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  21. BelindaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and beautiful venue. Great place to catch up with friends and family.

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  22. Alai

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Yum cha has been fine tuned so the good was better then our last visit, reduced portions help taste everything and can reorder the favourites. Always a joy and thoughtful dishes.

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  23. RoseW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly, great ambience, very innovative food supportive of specific dietary requirements

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  24. KellanW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food! Not cheap but good value for the quality and quantity. (We did the all you can eat vegan degustation). My only complaint would be the room was very bright (lots of skylights, at lunch time). But would definitely go back.

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  25. Simsim

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful place with fantastic attentive staff and amazing food!!

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  26. FleurB

    New South Wales

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious yum cha with a selection of innovative and tasty vegan dishes. An exciting and eclectic atmosphere and wonderful attentive service made it a totally indulgent and delightful experience

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  27. NickT

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exceptional - the 10 courses so tasty, fresh, and diverse. So many delicious, well balanced combinations of flavours in each component. Matching drinks went perfectly. Friendly, unobtrusive service. Modern atmosphere. 10/10 thanks Shu

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  28. Michelle

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute stand out as usual. Never fail to deliver a phenomenal vegan degustation menu. Genius chefs . Thank you once again. Until next time….

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  29. BethB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were lovely, and food was amazing. Thank you so much!!

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  30. Sbun

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was interesting, we liked the concept of Vegan Sichuan food, however the flavours were a bit all over the place, some vegetables were really tough to chew on, and the only reason that I finished most of the food on the plate was because I paid $85 for the degustation. My partner and I both had upset stomaches after, not sure what caused it… I am usually a very adventurous eater, and love vegan restaurants like Lona Misa and Smith & Daughters, SHU unfortunately was a sad and expensive miss :’(

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant as always. The only complaint is always how full we are and how we ate too much! Food and service is always on point!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A funky little oasis with all you could want in a vegan degustation looked after by the charming Shu, himself. Thank you. Love it. Katie

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  33. Sarah

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food! Wish I could eat it all again today. Service was fantastic. 100% will be back!

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  34. HTee

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommended!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food Amazing service Amazing ambience Amazing everything Love you SHU

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    creative and high quality Sichuan-inspired/fusion vegan food

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  37. AdamT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredible experience! Great food and service! Will be back!

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  38. ilovegiraffes

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious tasting food. My friend and I had the 5 course degustation and we're both impressed. Our favourite was the spinach pancake with the Sichuan spicy potato and shiitake mushroom. Want to come again ☺️

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  39. SeonaT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The 10 course vegan degustation at Shu restaurant was exceptional. So much attention to detail and flavours as well as the aesthetic of each dish meant that we were visually rewarded before we even tasted the food. Each dish was described by the wait staff as it came out and the delivery of each dish was paced perfectly. Will definitely return to try their yum cha and the 5 course degustation. Highly recommend you try this venue.

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  40. SharonGD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The yum-cha brunch was absolutely superb - I couldn't pick my favourite dish as they were all lovely.

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FAQs

Shu Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 467 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 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Shu Restaurant

147 Johnston St, Collingwood, AU-VIC 3066

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Corner of Palmer Lane and Johnston street
  • Area
    Collingwood
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Chinese, Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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