Shu Restaurant

4.8
251 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 only 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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Experiences

  • 10 course Vegan Degustation

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    As the only offer at the restaurant, Shu is proudly presenting this unique 10 course vegan degustation that is inspired by China's southwest Sichuan cuisine, using fresh and currently Victorian produce. Starting with 3 chilled and raw appetizers, this set menu showcases various cooking methods, flavours and textures throughout snack dishes, salad, pastry and finishes on a raw blueberry cheesecake.
  • 5 dish Vegan experimental nights

    A$39.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Alongside of our 10 course vegan degustation, Shu experiments on new dishes and ideas every Tuesday and Wednesdays with interesting produce and way of cooking. At the price of $39 per person, you are invited to experience 4 savoury courses and a dessert to finish. This special set menu is required a payment at the time of booking as with its popularity we do not accept cancellations or provide refunds.
What 251 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.6
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4.6
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Murf
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Really tasty and always interesting. Varied and delightful.

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LenoreM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The 5 dish testing course is perfect, certainly for a week night but really any time. The food was lovely - the lemon myrtle pearls and the 'oysters' stood out.

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AndreuR
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Super creative menu. Lots of twists and great ideas. Almost to Attica or Vue de Monde level but much better value! I will come back as soon as they change the menu as it makes for a fantastic evening out!
The venue is very quirky, pop art style.
The service was slightly slow but it allowed for conversation to roll.

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and staff, very happy with everything, I will definitely be returning soon

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BarneyG
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal, service and ambience. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delightful dinner, was very magical and so well made. Such a tasteful journey throughout the 10 courses

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ALai
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Overall food was fantastic and creative, the only let down was the dessert bit heavy and lacked flavour. Ambience was surprisingly modern and industrial.

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IanS
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just stunning food, both visually and in taste. Breaking the stereotype that vegan cuisine is somehow boring or bland.

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ZackD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. I had the 10 course set menu and whilst the served food look small on the plates as the evening was passing, I felt very full.
Very well executed :)

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JoanneC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was exquisite and service was outstanding. We had a fabulous evening. Highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely go again.

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KhaliaK
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

10 course degustation was amazing. So many interesting flavour combos, and the cocktails were so delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time to Shu. Overall we were pleased with the menu presented and the meals. Each item on the menu was interesting and some quite complex to make. The palate was certainly treated with different tastes, flavours and sauces. The ending could have been better, personally I didn’t find the avocado cheese cake that great but it was different. I would highly recommend this experience.

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Grace
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food experience was incredible, a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth. Cocktail menu is a delight and staff are all very kind and accommodating.

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GeorgeA
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Savoury dishes for the 10 course set menu were great. Unfortunately our cheesecake desserts both arrived frozen in the middle, attentive staff replaced them but these too were frozen. Overall, a cool concept.

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AmberT
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food & service was outstanding. We had a fantastic time. Can be a little cold inside so take a jacket.
The bbq shiitake mushroom skewers were beyond incredible.
The pink margarita was the best thing I’ve ever drunk!
Will definitely be back again!

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We loved the mystery and anticipation of what was coming next with the experimental vegan night. All in all we weren't disappointed – great food, service and ambience. Very creative. A couple of us weren't as enthusiastic about the avocado cheesecake – but otherwise superb.

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Murf
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I have been to SHU several times now with different groups and it is always amazing. Shu manages to come up with new options that are modern but hark back to recognisable Sichuan classics. I took skeptical French foodies there some time ago and they were rhapsodic about the experience (after initially being dismissive). Frankly I can't believe that SHU hasn't been bounced into the Melbourne food pantheon. Do yourself a flavour.

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Eden
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dinner was great, we had the 5-course experimental menu and it was delicious!
The only problem was that it was so loud that it was hard to hear the description of the food when the plates were brought to the table.

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PatrickW
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent experimental vegan food, great ambiance, lovely staff, awesome for special occasions.

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MartaJ
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, gorgeously presented. Can't wait to go there again soon!

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Ming
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We fabulously enjoyed this date night - had fun ranking the ten dishes by order of preference, surprising how different our favorites were from each other. Each bite was full of huge flavor and hard to believe all vegan. Great experience, highly recommend.

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JaishankarR
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazingly inventive vegan degustation. Highly recommended!

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MazP
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING 🤩. We loved the experience! Well done Shu, you superstar!

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VickyD
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my second time here . Always love the atmosphere and lovely exceptional staff services ( especially from the pretty waitress ) . She always take care of us and she gives out very warm heartful smiles all the time .

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SimonH
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

10 Course Vegan Degustation menu was delicious and was great value for money.

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annies
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the presentation and taste of the dishes. The interior design of the space was so inspiring and cool

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BriannaB
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Great service!
Knives would be great, but we made it work :)

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AaronS
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Amazing vegan degustation with matched wines. Very diverse selection of plates.
The service was outstanding, with only two staff covering a full restaurant - no idea how they did it.

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Abigail
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was divine and if you are going, always opt for the vegan. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!

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ShohreM
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shu is outstanding. It is an experience not just food. I LOVED it.

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ThomasD
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, good service and great value. Will definitely come back.

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EllS
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! Went for a friend's birthday and got the works, did not regret!

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Exceptional food and beautiful presentation. Every dish was a work of art and the flavours were complex, layered and utterly divine

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

The citrus smell was overwhelming - perhaps the staff didn’t smell it as they were accustomed to it. I complained that it was too strong and was told it was coming from a diffuser. The strong smell spoilt the eating experience - a pity, because apart from that, the 10 vegan courses were creative and varied.

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winner
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best vegan food I've ever had. Experimental menu is incredible value. We'll be back!

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Tonyv
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shu is a gem of a restaurant, offering an elaborate degustation menu of guide Michelin quality at a very affordable price. The attentive and friendly staff top things off for a great overall experience!

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious vegan Sichuan fusion food!! Nothing like it in Melbourne and reasonable price for the care and effort they put into the courses.

They have a few non-vegan options if you’re with someone who only eats animals.

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VioletB
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was such an enjoyable evening. We had a lovely well mannered waiter and the food was so creative and delicious. The restaurant is super funky and I recommend anyone to go visit.

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PattiO
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightfully adventurous vegan tastings beautifully presented. Love the decor - industrial meets hippy chic, great background music with a jazz/blues/dance vibe. Great cocktails and helpful friendly staff. Value for money as by the 10th course were were really full. Definitely recommended but if you’re not prepared for a tastebud shakeup you might struggle. My sister is not vegan and she struggled with most of the food. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it though (were both vegan) and we love trying new things.

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donnaloshiel
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection! Thanks again for an incredible meal and cocktail. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Shu Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

Shu Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fshurestaurant.com%2Fthe-shu-box-shop%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3FKQNtWPmJEULNOJDP4FKHRWaEPpo1pXPQrVXsz4FRAjiQUg0lp2q98xg%23%2F&h=AT1acES2kFeoshbugo6NGowvJIGrHdJ_iCwKSYSDgCgUjQWGpK83QuP7Urz9Ynz_4EAzvrHbukvnvOp2YE6UiuQposIcIBdGu-ovqIsrwb4z_3evtwdXnteWRFfUfOuhVUO_RJg.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.