Silks - Crown Melbourne

4.6
405 reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Experience the art of Chinese cuisine at renowned Melbourne restaurant Silks, as our expert chefs take you on a journey of discovery based on excellent food, impeccable service, and an elegant atmosphere. Enjoy a new take on familiar flavours, where we blend eastern and western cooking techniques with a modern, sophisticated flair that will give you a fresh taste of traditional Chinese food. Our menus take inspiration from multiple regions in China and showcase our uncompromising focus on high quality, fresh and locally sourced produce. The private dining rooms, including the iconic Mongolian tent, offer an intimate dining experience for up to 12 people. Subject to government capacity restrictions.
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Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very good food and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and great river views

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service with staff knowledgeable about food and wine. We had a champagne that was a bit flat and they replaced it without question, opening a new bottle in front of us. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Returned to this great restaurant to celebrate my wife’s birthday.

Service was excellant and the food was extremely good . The only issue that we both had was that the Peking Duck meat was a little dry.

If you pick a banquet for your meal , make sure you let them know the time Druid’s between courses that you want otherwise the course come out very quickly

Still a great establishment that we will return to.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Experience was exceptional. Food great and service was 2nd to none. Thought wine prices a bit expensive.
We enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exquisite food!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was exceptional. The wine list was excellent ranging from good value quality wine to expensive special selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were attentive and caring throughout our experience. The food was delicious and the right portion size.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is impeccable, the staff lovely, and the must have dishes are the Natural Oysters, and the spiced salt and pepper Calamari. They are both without a doubt the best I have ever had. Can’t recommend high enough!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was amazing!! This is our go-to Crown restaurant as the food is always exceptional.
The duck pancakes as they are always a winner. Would also recommend the calamari, fried rice and black angus beef from their new menu.

Only disappointment is the cocktails - they used to be really good but ever since they reopened after covid, they are much weaker and don’t feel the cocktails are value for money. Have been twice now and ordered 5x different cocktails, all very weak.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Opposite of SPECIAL.
WOULD have gone to FLOWER DRUM but needed LUNCH

BAD TEQUILA. top one just tasted like water
Ordered BOKCHOY. SERVED ALMOST RAW brocollini stalked

Tiny serve of lobster about a few ounces, not live as menu said
Overpriced at tiny probably claw serve $260

Chicken and lamb over fried,
VEG SPRING ROLLS only enjoyment
Fried rice POOR.
THIS PLACE HAS LOST IT.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was nice also there was a good gap between the courses I had oysters prawn toast also crab with cheese and then for the main meal japanese scallops with steamed rice and then for desert red bean pancakes with fairy floss and to drink a apple cider a corona beer and strawberry daqueri and all up the bill come to 220 dollars and staff real pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quality of the food and the service is great, the menu is small but there’s plenty of different items to chose from. Would recommend to anyone looking for that upper level experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very nice place to eat. Food was awesome and the staff very friendly and accommodating. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exceptional Xmas set meal, travelled the world and its definitely up there!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

I think that over the years the general appearance of the restaurant has declined. The decor needs a revamp.
In terms of food we were extremely disappointed of the overall quality as Silks used to be as good as the Flower Drum and great for a special occasion.
Not this Christmas Day. Very disappointing
First entree was warm and the fish was dried out. Had been plated up and sitting on the bench for far too long. Oyster was warm.
Value for money wasn’t justified.
Wait staff were attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Service was appalling. Ordered lobster and a scallop dish and was asked to prove we could pay for it before they would prepare the food. The restaurant had an abundance of staff but we had to ask for utensils to crack open the lobster claws and change of hand towels or plates during the meal. Food quality was good but a pity that the experience was completely undermined by poor service. Will not be returning again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service 10/10.
Ambiance 9/10.
Food quality 7/10. The steamed Barramundi was not cooked well, some part was still .. frozen? which suggested it might not be a live fish.
Peking duck: the pancake slices used were too thick.
Food quality definitely needs to be improved for sure if you want to hold the name.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and ambiance. Service was excellent with a small criticism that my hand towel was not replaced after the wait staff spilled sauce on it. I have always enjoyed my previous visits at Silks but have not been seated by the window before...the view is amazing and simply enhanced the overall dining experience. Looking forward to dining in again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best beef I've ever had. Must try the Silks signature beef. Very clean and good quality utensils. Chinese / Malaysian / Singaporean chefs. Highly recommend. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the food was amazing, presentation excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning service and quality food.
Even got complimentary champagne for our 35th wedding anniversary...
The beef in plum sauce and signature chicken are truly special not to mention the Sydney rock oysters..the best ever
Loved it all
Karl and Emma

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service from friendly knowledgeable staff. Great table overlooking the Yarra and as a group of 6 we could all talk to each other as no loud music or noise

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary and had a fantastic night the we had all the signature dishes and they were amazing and the service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Lovely Team. Dining at Silks is a pleasure ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Silk was our perfect to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Looking forward to visit again. Mushroom truffle fried rice, scallops in xo sauce must have.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Silks is a beautiful setting and on the three occasions I have been there, staff has always been wonderful, very friendly and helpful. The food has always been exceptinal and very well cooked and presented

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we entered Silks we were greeted with a welcoming smile and extremely courteous although not pretentious staff. We immediately felt very special although welcome. The girls took care to explain the menu to us and throughout the course of the meal, asked us how we found the menu and was there anything else we needed. It was very special. My husband and I were celebrating his birthday and the box of chocolates that came at the end of the meal was a very nice touch. Thankyou.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top service, excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
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Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb atmosphere n friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Food was cold and very ordinary

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

beautiful food, friendly and attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful presentation and food a real treat. It was our first time dining here and it was worth every dollar. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always excellent.
Silks is a regular stop for us while visiting Crown.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anybody looking for a fine dining Asian menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Was disappointed prepared to previous visits. Chicken was too dry. The staff were very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant. From the moment you walked in, you were treated first as a guest to an establishment the waiting staff were proud to be working in. They were attentive, and I would like to make special mention of the manager Wendy, who was thoroughly engaging, and made the evening enjoyable, and very relaxing. The dishes was top notch, with the baked crab shell with alaskan crab meat up there as the best I've had. I can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The second time I’ve been to silks and the staff are always so wonderful with excellent service. The food is delicious and never disappoints. For what you pay the quality of food is fantastic- I scan never fault silks!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience and reasonably priced especially considering the quality food, amazing service and nice touches like special table setting, fine glassware etc...

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, wine and friendly polished service. Thank-you for making our daughters favourite mocktail, Ted and the other wonderful waitress were so lovely and accommodating. Thanks for a wonderful evening, we’ll be back soon!

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Silks - Crown Melbourne is rated 4.6 stars by 405 OpenTable diners.

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.