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Teahouse at Chinatown

4.4
39 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Chinese
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  • Business Meals
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For a decade, Teahouse at Chinatown has elevated the standard of traditional Chinese restaurants. We are completely dedicated to procuring the finest material and treat those ingredients with uncompromising respect and sophisticated technique, expecting the balance of tastes, textures, fragrances and colors are presented in a way that enhance and accent the other.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Asian, Chinese (Canton)
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday & Sunday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(03) 9639 2526
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Little Bourke Street
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 39 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

サービスは普通です、料理はもう普通です。

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2.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Food quite good and reasonably priced. Service totally underwhelming. We had to ask for menues then ask to order then ask twice for a wine list. Eventually ordered wine and were told they were out of our choice then again out of our second choice. There was no forthcoming explanation or suggestion of another wine. Really no engagement from staff at all over the whole evening. Disappointing and would not bother returning.

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Had our family Chinese New Year lunch here on the weekend and it was really nice. Dishes exceeded expectations and everyone was very happy with the food. Peking duck was really good. Will definitely come back here!

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Great location tucked away on a lane way along little Bourke st. Staff are friendly and excellent with customer service. Food arrived promptly and was delicious. The restaurant was very busy due to Chinese NY but we didn’t feel it impacted their service. Great value menu.

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4.0Dined on 6 February 2018

Tea House is one of my "Go-To" for business lunches in Melbourne. The service is prompt and you can organise with the team to either take as long or short as required on service of the meal depending on your limitations/freedoms.

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4.0Dined on 1 February 2018

Excellent unobtrusive service. Good quality food.

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4.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Very formal. Mains are good for 2 so we Ordered lots for sharing. Booked 8 people and we spent $180 and we were full!

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5.0Dined on 5 January 2018

We have been to the Teahouse many times and we always enjoy the food and the staff are friendly. It is a favourite of ours for a dinner date or family occasions.

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3.0Dined on 4 January 2018

Restaurant chinois d’hôtel correct dans le genre, sans plus

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5.0Dined on 17 December 2017

Always excellent in both service and quality The friendly staff are happy to offer advice on the menu (if required) and are very attentive. Great Chinese food.

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4.0Dined on 15 December 2017

Tea house accommodated our group easily and the banquet option was suitable for everyone. My friend’s intolerance to onions was understood and catered for without any fuss. The wait staff were friendly and observant without being obvious. The location is good and quieter due to position opposite the Chinese Museum.

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5.0Dined on 3 December 2017

As usual, The Tea House was brilliant. We have never left the restaurant feeling that it was awful. The venue is great for couples, family groups, they will accommodate everyone.
We drive 1 hour to get there and always enjoy the meal.

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3.0Dined on 3 December 2017

I have been a regular at tea house Chinatown and Burke road camberwell although the food is great and the younger waiters are great I done really know if it’s worth the dollars it is very very $$ so I have decided it’s not worth it for the amount you get.

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4.0Dined on 18 November 2017

I have been to this restaurant times and have not been disappointed. The food and service are always very good. This time we had the 6 course banquet that was very varied and just enough. Great location for pre-theatre eating.

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Very nice food and the service was eventually attentive. First time in a while we have cleaned up every scrap.

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5.0Dined on 16 September 2017

Teahouse at Chinatown never disappoints. The food is high quality and absolutely delicious. The service is friendly, professional and prompt. I especially like that it does not get too noisy in there and it is easy to hold a conversation. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 9 September 2017

Everything was lovely except there was 5 waiters standing around chatting and never looked our way to gain some service.

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4.0Dined on 19 August 2017

Very nice food with great service - some gluten free options (wish there was more as I am coeliac) but at least they knew about my dietary requirements. Very nice atmosphere with great table service.

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5.0Dined on 16 August 2017

excellent food in a nice environment with friendly professional service duck is particularly good

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2017

Very delicious food & attentive service. Look forward to out next visit.

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2017

As usual it was just to die for - Shannon you are the best! Must go for wonderful food, low to zero noise, great ambience and just the right way to dine.

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2017

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly.

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4.0Dined on 26 July 2017

Very pleasant environment, good service an d the food was very good. Not so happy about being asked for a tip! This should be covered in the price of the food.

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2017

Staff very welcoming and friendly, and they continued to be attentive throughout the meal. Food was great. Fresh ingredients, cooked to perfection. Food was served quickly, and changes made to orders were not a problem. There are cheaper Chinese restaurants in Chinatown, but for service and quality of food, this is the one to visit.

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3.0Dined on 6 July 2017

Food was average, the peking duck was not good. The way they slice the skin is poorly done and left a lot of meat stick with the skin, which is not a good thing.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2017

Everything was great! The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and the round tables with a lazy susan in the middle made it great for social interaction. I pick this venue based on good reviews which I can confirm were well earned. Thank you for such a great experience and we will be back! :)

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5.0Dined on 14 May 2017

Terrific service even though it was Mother's Day and the restaurant was fully booked.
Food was delicious. Overall a great Mother's Day lunch.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2017

Great lunch banquet as always, we took the double duck option. Service always friendly. Wine list good selection.

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2017

I have been to the Teahouse at Chinatown a number of times. Generally the food and service have been very good. This time the food and particularly the service were excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for very tasty chinese food for any celebratory or casual dining experience.

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5.0Dined on 7 March 2017

Great meals and excellent service. Set menu was all good.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2017

Great food, great ambiance, good value. I would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2017

Lovely traditional Chinese fare, cooked well and served with pride. We enjoyed every dish and will definitely go back again.

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4.0Dined on 4 February 2017

First of all, they didn't have our booking. (Apparently they don't check bookings from Open table which was a bit poor). We showed our confirmation and the chap was a bit bewildered. There was no apology at all. Eventually they gave us a table (it was not too comfortable as we couldn't get any air conditioning at our table). Despite this, the food was superb and the service was great. There was good choices for wine too. We been there many times as the food was great. We will go back but this time, ring up to make a booking instead of online booking.

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5.0Dined on 4 February 2017

Excellent service and food, great atsmospher. Would def go there again

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5.0Dined on 28 January 2017

Been there a number of times and the food has always been excellent. Service is also very good.

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2017

We dined here for Chinese New Year and had a spectacular time, both food wise and entertainment (dragons and lions came through the restaurant adding to the occasion). The food was one better dish than the other. We tried all the entrees instead of sharing mains and the surprise dish, lobster omelette. It was like a soufle, light and fluffy with lobster meat. Light and delicious and wanted more so will be going back for that dish definately. The host/manager was a gentleman, apologising for the slight delay in getting our dishes out but we were interrupted by the entertainment and the restaurant was full capacity. I see why we had to pre book! Its grey interior is a bit passe but the rest of the experience made up for that. Wine list was reasonable, perhaps the restaurant can consider more Rose options and whites?? thank you for a lovely evening and yummy food experience, we will be back!! regards

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2017

As always a very enjoyable evening with Shannon and his staff. Food was fantastic, always great value and of high quality. Highly recommend the Tea House, have been coming for years and will continue to come along.

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5.0Dined on 3 January 2017

Excellent service, fresh seafood, very good GF menu. This was a family dinner for 6 people, one of whom is celiac and needs GF food. She was well looked after whilst the other 5 had a lovely Cantonese meal. The food is good, the wine list is small but well chosen and reasonably priced,and the ambience is pleasing. The price for the dinner was very reasonable in my view. I have been to this restaurant many times over the years and continue to think it is as good as any Chinese restaurant in Melbourne and certainly at the price.

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5.0Dined on 21 December 2016

As usual Shannon & his team deliver fantastic food at reasonable prices.

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