Teahouse at Chinatown

4.4
56 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Chinese
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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.
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SA
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food with attentive, courteous and excellent service.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lobster omelette divine! Overall good with friendly staff and non plus ambiance

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GW
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never lets us down . Has become our favourite restaurant over the last 5 years here in the Melbourne CBD . The food is always of the highest quality , menu is diverse and the service , I honestly feel , is the best you will find anywhere.
Love this restaurant !

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SL
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I was very impressed with the ambience including not being too noisy at Teahouse. The attentive staff were very impressive. We will have our family get togethers there from now on.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Tea House in China town is one of my favourite restaraunts in Melbourne
Exceptional food and service.
This place is great

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SF
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a banquet and the food was alll very good. They also were flexible to change out seafood for one of us. The staff were friendly and efficient. Will be going back

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RO
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Very disappointing-poor service,food quantities below standard

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WM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a great meal and Shannon and his staff are fantastic.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome food - well priced and in the heart of china town. Authentic

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GF
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very good choice of both food and wine well priced with good service

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KS
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food, very tasty. Dishes could have been slightly larger portions as we were a group of 8 people so were sharing. Wine list was lovely but bottles were quite expensive. Overall we had a great night.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Many Cantonese banquets brin* out multiple courses st once, or rush you through. Not so here! Leisurely service with a nice relax between courses. Our $80 banquet took us about two hours to finish. Great service.
And the food....superb. Recommended 10/10

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21 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were excellent.

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GB
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

At Tea House the staff are friendly and very efficient, cope with requests easily, food is very high quality and wine list has plenty of good wine to choose from, the decor is getting a little dated but this is a great place to meet, it is quiet and pleasant.
Egg and lobster is a great dish as is the scallops, but plenty of great Chinese dishes .

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DR
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome Mother’s Day lunch with 14 old and very young members of the family

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AV
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Outstanding food and very good value. Service is very good, ambience is quiet and pleasant.

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RL
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had booked for 5.30 opening time for pre theatre dinner we walked in right on opening and wasn’t the warmest welcoming the manager kept looking at his watch while seating us as if we had arrived too early we felt very uncomfortable, after this though we could not fault the service, the food and enjoyed a beautiful Heathcote Shiraz... Peking duck was amazing and the entrees we ordered to share were fresh and flavoursome. Our night ended up surprisingly enjoyable would definatley recommend to everyone

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

サービスは普通です、料理はもう普通です。

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SS
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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IA
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent unobtrusive service. Good quality food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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N
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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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BW
9 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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MG
8 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

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

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LM
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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C
18 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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