Sun Kitchen

4.4
66 reviews
$41 to $100
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.
What 66 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
Ambience
3.9
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SandraD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular lunch, brilliant location and both the food and service were exceptional. We loved it and will return.

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Christy
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great view and service, food presentation is beautiful but limited selection 😊

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Subzero
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chose to take my partner here to celebrate her getting a new job, and it was a great experience! From the friendly waiting staff who helped take off our jackets and even helped to put our food on our bowls, to the amazing food and dessert choices, we had a fantastic evening. Will definitely be coming back during lunch time to try out the Yum Cha menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very generous servings

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Johnm
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and the food was excellent an amazing view on the lake made our anniversary unforgettable.

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JujuFox
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

We had lunch on a wintry Sunday, and chose from the dim sum/yum cha menu. The food was the standout winner here, with the usual suspects (xao long bao) and some extra special items too. Great wine list too.

The room a bit quiet for a yum cha experience; I'm used to a rowdy dig-in affair, but it was lovely for just the two of us.

Service was polite and professional, and very helpful.

I'd recommend for a special occasion, or for something a bit different. Overlooking the lake makes for an all round pleasant experience.

JB
JayBee
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Ordered at 7.30. Received our drinks that we ordered at 8.20. Received only one main that was ordered. We left at 9.00pm, asking that they take off the meal that didn't arrive from the receipt. Staff came back with the meal we didn't receive in a take away container and expecting us to pay for it. When asked why this didn't come out to the table, the staff member said they have been hassling the kitchen asking for them to hurry up with the meal. Eventually removed from the receipt. The ambience is great, and you get to watch the chefs make some of the food - one of which had his hands in front of him, tapping as if he was bored while we waited for the one meal that didn't come. I attended sun kitchen upon it first opening, and it was great. It's a shame the way it currently operates.

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Sally
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Some meals are too salty.
let customer choose small dishes and suggest some special.

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JoanneK
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

If you are looking for a place to dine with a beautiful atmosphere good food and great service this is a great place to try.
The location is amazing and very relaxing around the lake I would defiantly go again on a Sunday to try more dishes with a bigger group.

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TraceyC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

It was lovely. Just a little bright in the lighting. If not for that it would be 4 or 5 stars for everything

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Connor
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Very overpriced, food not very high quality. Excruciatingly slow service.

For something in this price range and location I expected a lot better.

JB
JasonB
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

Realise it was mothers day but we were put in a function room off the main dining area with no atmosphere, no music, slow service. Felt like we were at a wedding..

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Hellen
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Have been here before. Nice decor and food. Definitely on the more luxurious end for smaller dishes. Nice ambience and staff. Service for food can be a touch slow but otherwise a very good experience.

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vickif
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

service was poor
ambience was horrible bright lights could not appreciate view

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GraemeL
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

another great experience at Sun Kitchen. enjoy the attention of the staff and their great service. Thanks Emily

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SheilaB
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Set menu for 4 people was pricey. Food was mediocre. Nothing special. Dessert that came with the set menu was disappointing- 2 very small jellies to share amongst 4 people. Service was 5 star! Awesome lake view.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Melbourne. Every dish well presented. Staff very friendly

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Annette
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We went to Sun Kitchen for dinner as they were having 50% off their a la carte menu. Had there not been the discount, Sun Kitchen would be too expensive to go for a normal dinner and would have a to a special dinner only. We were greeted downstairs and told to go upstairs where an attendant will be waiting to take us to our table. We went upstairs and the staff upstairs had no idea what our table was or why we were sent upstairs. Food portions were very generous and we had left overs to take home. Food was tasty enough but I am not sure if it was that tasty to justify the full price. They has a menu which was a QR code that you had to scan then scroll up and down as well as across several webpages to order - it was not the most friendly to use. Staff were efficient in bringing out dishes, topping up our water and clearing used plates. It was a pleasant experience but I am not sure if I would return at the full price menu prices.

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ChristopherR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Worth the visit but expensive. Great day time outlook over Albert Park Lake

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VijayP
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Great food but extremely dated and poorly presented restaurant for what is an attempt at high end dining. No concept of high end service with online order and no description of dishes. Worst of all so called vegetarian food has meat and chicken stock.

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

I’ve been to Sun Kitchen once before and it was great. This time it was the poorest experience we’ve ever had at any restaurant. The service was terrible. Half of our food came out on time but We had to ask on 3 seperate occasions (Including the manager) on where the rest of our order was. We waited for the rice to arrive but the rest of our food had gone cold.
We then ordered a glass of wine. We had to ask 4 times when it was arriving!! We could see it sitting on the bar but it took well over 20 min to arrive.
Incredibly disappointed in the experience! Wouldn’t recommend to anyone!

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CarrieLeung
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s a great place to go for fantastic Cantonese and Sze Chun food.
Great view of the Albert Park lake with beautiful swans swimming around. Sun kitchen provide great and detail services. Especially the waitress Ruyi. She is attentive and has an eye for detail. Food is excellent and worth the trip to Albert Park!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Came for my mums bday, had two bottles of wine and a lot of food between 10 people and spent less than 1000, which is very reasonable for the quality of the food, service and ambience. Will be returning for sure

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WaraF
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic hospitality, ambience, Lakeview, romantic and family environment both available. Food variety and presentation optimum. Mask changing opera was interesting to watch. Overall my partner and I enjoyed fine dining there.

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quiet
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic. The only drawback is that the dishes were served all at once that the food will get cold quickly. It will be ideal that the food be served two or three dishes the most each time!!!

Regards

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Radhikal
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Outstanding service
Loved the wonton
Good food and service
For sure will come again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very attentive and food was great. A bit on the pricey side but I’d say it was worth it.:)

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WalterZ
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good, hope they can introduce duck to the menu.

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TrinhW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

We enjoyed the atmosphere, scenery and the dishes that we ate. However, we felt very pressured to purchase live seafood for $999.00 each - very pressured. We have eaten all over the world and have never seen such prices. Further, we were double charged for one item (didn't realize until we called to get our deposit back), we were not charged a surcharge for holidays and all of this was used to net off of our bill because we called - trying to get our deposit back.This took 2 days was spent settling that out and another 3 days for payment - THIS JUST SHOULDNT HAPPEN.. It's the little things that will cause us to come back. Its these little things that make us not want to come back.

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MarjorieH
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfecf ambiance for a romantic dinner. Food was yummy and big serving. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Location is easy to find. Sun Kitchen is highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Missed food order and missed take away item. The food was ok, but they need to improve their service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time here for anniversary. Ordered feast for 2. Generous portion. The souvenir of face mask purse is useful. Everything is fine but need exceptional things to earn the highest ratings.

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vipAlex
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, service & view. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent love the food and location

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JoyceL
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great views of the lake. Get there before sunset. Ample parking. Good spacing. Food wise, good selection of Cantonese and Sichuan foods. With the wine, I didn't want to kill my taste buds with anything too firey. I liked the Crab meat with egg white and scallops best. Delicate. Light yet tasty. Went well with the 1999 House of Aras. Steep markup though. Corkage of $50 is also more than other establishments. Happy to support local at this time though.

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ColinJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service - the team were attentive, made excellent recommendations and professional. Food was delicious. Lovely location, looking out over Albert Lake.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a good experience , the food was emasculate 👌

CL
CassandraL
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best chinese restaurant we have been to. Food was delicious, fantastic views of the lake and ambience, upmarket restaurant.

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paulw
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

awesome food, awesome service, great location, went on a Sunday lunch and wasn't busy, but still had a great atmosphere.

FAQs

Sun Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Sun Kitchen also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9682 5566.

Sun Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 66 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.