Supernormal - City

4.6
432 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Lunch
Supernormal offers a personal interpretation of chef Andrew McConnell’s favourite Asian eating experiences drawing on his years spent working and living in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

The Supernormal menu comprises old and new favourites, drawing on good times at Golden Fields over the past three years and the Supernormal Canteen over the Summer.

Supernormal is open from 11am Monday to Sunday. Our menu is available all-day for you to enjoy as much or as little as you like; a long lunch, mid-afternoon drinks, a special dinner or just a coffee.

Supernormal offers a broad range of Asian focused dishes, delicious wines with a story to tell & great drinks. A beautifully considered space with a long open kitchen bar, karaoke fun downstairs and a variety of seating for groups and private parties.
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RA
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I highly recommend Supernormal, service was amazing and the food delicious!
5 Stars all round!!

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f
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

very nice Saturday lunch with amazing food and very knowledgeable front of house team.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service.
The waitress made great recommendations and it was clear she knew the menu very well.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

The service was dreadful. Our conversation was interrupted every 2 minutes with requests to fill our water glasses and whether they could clear the plates yet. The waitress became increasingly rude, each time we declined. There were several other empty tables and we spent a lot of money, so why the pressure for us to leave? Impossible to relax and so stressful! We will not return.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An expensive drinks menu, food was amazing. Fantastic servive

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LN
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Great venue and atmosphere but with four adults and two children we were asked to have the banquet menu which really wasn’t great. Having eaten there twice before and ordered a la carte, we know the food can be wonderful. Inflexibility about the menu ruined our meal as the banquet dishes didn’t go. Staff friendly, service standard.

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GR
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent in all aspects. Highly recommented for a high quality tasty food.

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DP
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An excellent example of how the delicate flavours of Japan can be fused with some of the more robost South East Asian flavours. Every dish the two of us sampled was superb, coupled with excellent service during a busy lunch on a Saturday. Would highly recommend.

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EH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Delicious shareable dishes.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were very accommodating in letting us book a table just for dessert. It was beautify. Thank you!

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MC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food perfectly balanced. Would not change a thing about it. Service is also top notch. Comfortably one of the best restaurants I've eaten at in Melbourne

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RH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great well structured food with fantastic flavours. Lots of interesting choices on the menu. A little noisy but once you’re used to that it’s no problem.

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GT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food. Always tasty and the variety is great. The only problem I have with this place is the cost. $400 for 3 people (and this only includes 4 basic drinks). And most of us were still hungry after. There’s equally good food, at much better value, available elsewhere in Melbourne.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food. Everything is just excellent from the tiny lobster roll and the beef in a bun, truly taste sensations in each bite. The desserts are like a party in your mouth. The earl grey soft serve is heaven and the little bit of lemon cake with it just takes you over the top in the eating experience BUT then you take a bite of the meringue with rose cream and lychee Sorbet and it takes you way up to a whole new level of pleasure. I actually visited this time for the cross promotion dessert with Lune Croissanterie which was more than good too. Totally enjoyed my decadent afternoon experience - first time visit in the afternoon where I could really experience the ambience and see the place. Every other time it has been so totally packed you couldn’t even see the floor. Will definitely come in the afternoon again ❣️ planning on going through their entire menu over time.
Downside is the seats and chairs are not comfortable at all. Prices are high but I don’t come expecting a deal, I know I will be spending lots but I come for the experience. Quality over quantity. If you are in a position not to worry about the cost of the experience you will be very happy 😃 I walked out very happy.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Supernormal never fails to impress!! It always delivers phenomenal food and a wonderful experience. An absolute must.

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RY
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Many people said a great thing about this place.
We tried the lobster rolls, average.
Snapper, very salty

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w
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most delicious braised lamb dish and prawn and chicken dumplings!

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MG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food and service. Can't wait to go back next time we're in Melbourne.

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JD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent, our favs are the school prawns with bonito, the lobster rolls and the duck bao.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a wonderful waitress and was very attentive to our needs. The food is absolutely amazing and would recommend anyone to go to Supernormal. Thank you for a great night.

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AL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service by Emma and food was delicious as always!!!

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CL
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, staff and atmosphere! Cant wait to bring all our friends and family!

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OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always. The chicken salad is the stuff of legend, as are the pot sticker dumplings.

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K
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I think the supernormal is very special. supernormal is abnormal. we ordered two sets $69, which included their classic meal. But I think that order the dish may be better. Because the oyster is my favirate which is not in set. And their coffee is not good but cheaper than other restrant else.

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FC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We had a lovely meal. The only negative aspect was that the air-conditioning was so cold blowing down over our table we asked to move to the bar. I was so chilled it was putting me off the dining experience.
Had I known I would have brought another layer of clothing.
It was a great meal

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MC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and fresh with a good chili hit. Great atmosphere sitting at the bar watching the food being prepared.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Loved the food;-fantastic flavours, great for sharing with friends. I would definitely go back. The service was very good,- friendly and warm, & given it was a very hot day the Waitress was very attentive at toping up our water, & bringing glasses of ice. -I would only suggest that it would have been great to simply have had a jug of ice water on the table.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic lunch! Team was friendly & helpful ensuring we made it to our show on time and the food was just delicious

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SH
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing! The service and food never fails and it has quickly become my favourite place to eat!

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SR
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service is impeccable and the food is simply the best Japanese! So flavorsome. Light enough that you can try loads of dishes and still fit in several plates of pot sticker dumplings ;)

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HW
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Pre show dinner at supernormal was well worth the visit. Food was tasty and service was quite good for a very busy Saturday night.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Something to be said for a restaraunt that continually better their menu and continually employ quality waiters that know the food and are enthusiastic. And even better when they have Asahi Dark on tap that is equal to the stuff in Japan.

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s
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First dinner in Melbourne and it didn't disappoint!

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M
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food here was interesting and tasty. However, they ran out of the dish we wanted to order (katsu sandwich) after we put our order through, so that was a shame. Considering we booked, I would have preferred to sit on a table facing each other rather than side by side at the bar so would probably make a special request for this next time. Thanks!

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GT
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I did not attend but the feedback I received was amazing!

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DG
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love visiting Supernormal when we come to Melbourne. It’s our first food stop tradition for our family

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DH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food great service from Amy thank you
David and Michelle

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B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

The food was not worth the $95 we paid. The service was so slow,
we waited 50mins between courses for a set menu. Even when I asked them to hurry up they still couldn't pick up the pace. Waste of tine and money.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Would recommend. Can't wait to go back!

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C
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed the dumplings and tonkatsu sanwich! The beef bun was bland and dry though. Cool place for dates, informal work lunches or group dinners

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