Sun Kitchen

4.3
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21 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Chinese
Right on the water’s edge and ensconced in the lush greenery of Melbourne’s Albert Park, Sun Kitchen is a destination dining experience unlike any other. Magnificent lake views and elegant décor create the perfect setting for an exquisite gastronomic experience.

Indulge in mouth-watering Cantonese dishes that feature the best of Chinese fine dining, tantalize your taste buds with his Sichuan specialities, or be treated like royalty as you tuck into the traditional Chinese hot pot – a perennial favourite among Qing dynasty emperors – all at Sun Kitchen.

Spanning two levels, with intimate private dining rooms, an open-air deck overlooking the lake, as well as spacious function rooms equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual capabilities, the luxurious Sun Kitchen is the ideal choice for family gatherings, business lunches and even that dream wedding.

Special Offers

Discover Luzhou Laojiao - The Taste of China - $190pp

This November, Sun Kitchen presents a special menu in collaboration with Luzhou Laojiao. For the first time, Melbourne diners can experience a world-class Modern Chinese 6-course menu, creatively paired with classic and premium Chinese Baijiu.
The exclusive menu boasts exciting flavours that will lift your appreciation of Cantonese & Sichuan cuisine, as well as bringing you on a pursuit of the finest "Spirit of China." With premium ingredients like abalone, lobster and wagyu beef.

Terms and Conditions: price includes 6-course menu with paired beverages in addition to our a la carte menu. menu is subject to change

Valid For: 1 - 15 people

Starts: 1 November 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Daily 11:00-15:00 17:30-22:00

What 21 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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AJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

It’s okay wine list very frustrating as lot of wines on it are not available and some dish although very nice are ridiculous in cost.
People won’t come because of that and overall I’d be surprised at the viability going forward based on the cost of things

SA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Definitely one of the top 3 Chinese restaurants in Melbourne in a beautiful location overlooking Albert Park lake & the city skyline. Very expensive but excellent food. Only let down was the service which was not in line with the price & high standard required for is venue level .

SH
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Service was slow at the beginning but got better ... a couple of their wines weren't available. Otherwise, fantastic food and a lovely venue - we'll be back !

M
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice lake view, and typical Chinese food. The service is kind and warm, satisfied with the overall experience.

a
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Most of our dishes were well prepared and were mostly exquisite. It's definitely on the pricier scale for Chinese food. We were there mainly to try the Imperial Treasure dish (`$400) and whilst the other dishes from the menu were fab, this dish disappointed and was not worth the $$. Ingredients were OK, presentation was not good (so different from the photos!!) and it just felt like an ordinary hot pot dish.

Service and ambience is good so a nice restaurant to entertain your guests.

n
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for my dad's birthday.. did not expect great food with enough portion for six people.. also dun feel the food has lots of msg because i dun feel thirsty after eating the food..

XE
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

You have a fantastic venue and the feel is great. The food arrived warm to cold and all at once and we asked the staff to serve the portions which is normal a done deal at other venues.

We will be back and hopefully you will have ironed out these teething issues.

Good luck.

LD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very nice view and nice ambiance. I think the food is overpriced: but nice. Need larger sizes to warrant the price

W
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was most enjoyable and opened our senses in terms of food appreciation and enjoyment.
The staff, both at reception and on the floor, were outstanding and hospitable. The food delectable.

j
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great place must try...we will be back, very impressed.

RG
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Extremly bright lights throughout ground floor make for minimal ambience, seated next to the window looking out to the city you cannot see anything due to the internal glare reflecting off the windows. Food was good however overpriced for quality versus lack of ambience in restaurant.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Too expensive for Melbourne. I’ve been to fancy Michelin Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong that was a fraction of the price of Sun Kitchen.
Service was extremely good though. So can’t fault service but gobsmacked by the prices being charged. And the food wasn’t that spectacular for the price. Was a bit bland in taste.

AY
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we arrived, a fabulous experience. Wait staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. Food was delicious. Best dumplings I have had in a long while. Dishes are very generous proportions and really delicious. Atmosphere was lovely- would highly recommend.

FF
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

The service does not worth the price. And it hard to see anything of the lake at night due to the reflection of the glass wall.

M
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We went as a group of 6 friends & had a great night of wining & dining. Ambience is lovely, food was excellent but pricey! Service was good too. A special occasion venue, not so much for everyday dining!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were excellent. We were sat upstairs which was very quiet and a bit sterile. We were told that it was very busy downstairs with lots of Chinese families, which we would have expected. Will definitely go back.... and sit downstairs

R
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great customer service, nice environment, food was good, we enjoyed our dinner time there. Thanks

JM
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

It’s okay for a very serious dinner, service is very good but the dishes are little bit over priced

a
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

items not available which are on menu
such as basic hot and sour soup
wine menu the same
okay but expensive

VB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Very good service and excellent ambience. Some dishes very good but overall very expensive and not good value for large spend.

HE
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When we got there, we were greeted by friendly staff at the door and showed us to our seats. They brought us the menu and introduced their special and signature dishes. The staff had our jacket hung up in a closet rather than us hanging at the back of our chair. They even had a little table to put the ladies hangbag.

We ordered the Sichuan food as we loved hot and spicy, it was really authentic and great flavour.
Besides that, the food display was magnificent and setting is done perfectly. I can still remember the sizzling sound, full flavour of the sizzling fish, thinking of it makes me hungry!

We had a great dining experience there, we will definitely be back again when we visit Melbourne again !

Eric Ho