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David's

4.6
4.6
577 Reviews
$41 to $100
Chinese (Shanghai)
Inspired by the rich heritage of our founder, David Zhou, David’s is a place for lively gatherings centred on simple food that brings joy to any occasion. David has loved wholesome Chinese fare since he was a young boy growing up in Shanghai. Since opening David’s, his first Chinese restaurant in Melbourne, he has built a loyal following of customers who return time and time again to enjoy his modern spin on authentic Shanghai cuisine. Thanks to David’s fresh take, the restaurant has built a reputation for serving some of the best Chinese food in Melbourne, including succulent pork belly and deliciously plump dumplings. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, extensive menu, and unlimited weekend yum cha, it’s no wonder David’s is regarded as an all-round crowd pleaser.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese (Shanghai), Chinese, Yum Cha

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9529 5199

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Catering: Enjoy the flavors and delights of David’s catering at your next private function. Let our chefs bring our famed dumplings and cocktails straight to your door, so you can mingle and enjoy the party. Our chefs can cater to groups ranging from 40-120 people, at your home or a venue of your choice. Please contact the restaurant for details: manager@davidsrestaurant.com.au 0395295199

  • Private party facilities

    Looking for an event that will delight your guests? At David's, we pride ourselves on delivering events with exceptional food, drinks, and great hospitality. From canape events for over 100 guests right through to banquets for 30 guests or more, we can create an experience to remember. Tailored to suit your requirements, speak to our professional team about your vision and we'll bring your event to life. Contact us today! manager@davidsrestaurant.com.au

  • Private party contact

    Adam Chen: (03) 9529 5199

  • Area

    Prahran

  • Cross Street

    Chapel Street

  • Parking Details

    Street parking available. Please check signs for duration. Free under cover public car park with 2 hour duration directly opposite venue. Paid parking available at 8-14 King Street Prahran (adjacent to venue). For more information on parking around our venue please visit www.chapelstreetparking.com.au for more information.

  • Public Transit

    Within 10 minute walk to Prahran Station. Trams 6, 72, 78,and 79 within close proximity.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Saturday Lunch Yum Cha

    $60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Thank you for your reservation at David's! With restrictions relaxing we thought it was time for a great meal! Currently, for reservations every Saturday & Sunday 11:30 pm & 1:30 pm, we dedicate our lunches to our famous David's Unlimited Yum Cha menu. Our Weekend Yum Cha includes the following David’s Favourites such as BBQ Pork Buns, San Choi Bao, Spring Rolls, a mix of our handmade dumplings such as Authentic Prawn Dumplings, Pork & Prawn Shumai, DIY Peking Duck Wrap, Chinese Broccoli & more. We will have special new dishes grazing the Yum Cha weekly. *Vegan menu available, please call us in advanced. *Booking with children? Please call us to book
  • Sunday Lunch Yum Cha

    $62.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Thank you for your reservation at David's! With restrictions relaxing we thought it was time for a great meal! Currently, for reservations every Saturday & Sunday at 11:30 pm & 1:30 pm, we dedicate our lunches to our famous David's Unlimited Yum Cha menu. Our Weekend Yum Cha includes the following David’s Favourites such as BBQ Pork Buns, San Choi Bao, Spring Rolls, a mix of our handmade dumplings such as Authentic Prawn Dumplings, Pork & Prawn Shumai, DIY Peking Duck Wrap, Chinese Broccoli & more. We will have special new dishes grazing the Yum Cha weekly. *Vegan menu available, please call us in advance. *Booking with children? Please call us to book

What 577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. KL

    KrisL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic place for a special birthday lunch with the family. The food was great, very yummy and I just wish my stomach was bigger to eat everything all over again.
  2. KD

    KaDa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Can’t complain about anything.
  3. MK

    MelindaK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed our meal although they forgot to take our order so we did wait a while until we eventually requested someone take our food order. We shared 5 entrees and they were all very fresh. The decor has changed since we were last there many years ago and we preferred the previous decor, the ambience was better. Great spacing between diners and they did check our vaccinations on entering.
  4. GC

    GeoffreyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Maybe 2 too many courses for us. Time between corses seemed to be a little rushed probably due to time constraints we had an 11.30 sitting for Sunday yum cha.
  5. LA

    LesA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is as always very tasty and the portions are the perfect size. My only suggestion is that with your range of banquets you have ones available with the option of having beef, chicken or lamb. I am sure you have customers like us who do not eat pork. Another point would be to have a better choice of Australian wines by the glass. Both Red and White.
  6. MN

    MargaretN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was ok, nothing to write home about though, and the room is a little tired but the service was fantastic. Very friendly and welcoming.
  7. TM

    TrevorM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner at David’s. The service was excellent and the ambiance of the restaurant is beautiful. Food - consistently very good and timed well. The noise was very low and lighting - perfect! A great experience and I look forward to returning.
  8. TH

    TonyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, good service. The decor isn't fancy but it's quite suited to the cuisine and fits nicely. Would've liked the gap between the dishes to be a bit shorter as it took about 2 hours to get the banquet out but otherwise, it was a good place to dine at.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and friendly staff. A little
  10. k

    kat1202

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed ourselves. The service was incredible which matched the delicious food very well. Would go back at any time.
  11. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and attentive service. Nothing not to love
  12. r

    robertac

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The portion were very very small and it was way over priced. The waitress when asked wiped the table with a serviette.
  13. CO

    CorinneO

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David's is a great place to celebrate. The menu is varied and delicious and the service is spot on.
  14. TS

    TonyS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service, if a bit expensive
  15. WH

    WestonH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great yum cha at David's. By far the best in Melbourne
  16. ZC

    ZacC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're looking for a succulent chinese meal, you can't go past David's. Very tasty.
  17. a

    adam

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    great yum cha and plenty of food. fixed price and a great atmosphere.
  18. N

    Nads

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It was a nice experience but felt rushed & not unlimited. Food came out slowly & in big gaps & it was 1 piece per person rather than unlimited. You can order more at the end but they are so slow & dragged out on delivering the food you don’t get much time at the end due to second sitting. Food was very good but delivery was poor.
  19. TM

    TorieM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a wonderful meal with friendly staff. Whenever we visit Melb it is our go to. Thanks to the team and a shout out for all the local deliveries when we were in self isolation and the first lockdown. It was our favourite “date night” treat.
  20. A

    Annie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I like it, satisfied my yum cha craving, good service.
  21. P

    Pete

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pumpin’ & trendy place. Lots of waiters to provide good service.
  22. R

    R1ssap

    Brisbane

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my friend there for the first time she loved it, we left feeling so full. Discovered to non alcoholic aloe Vera spritz yummmmmm!!! Prompt service yummy yum cha xxx
  23. WH

    WestonH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful experience at David's! Everything is always perfect.
  24. ME

    MELISSAJ

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and the staff were amazing. So great to be back out at one of Melbourne’s best restaurants.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprisingly amazing food! Couldn’t fault it.
  26. NP

    NikiP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were phenomenal. Food was delicious. Unlimited yum cha is an absolute must!
  27. JC

    JosieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Just felt that the meal was not it's usual top quality. Felt that some of the meals came out cold? Have eaten here before and loved it. Did not meet all expectations this time. However, would still consider returning at some point!
  28. GA

    GeorginaA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We were very keen to dine at David's as we had a great Providoor experience, however the in dining experience was less than ideal. With a small menu I feel they should have all the items on the menu in stock but the main meat dish-lamb which most of our table wanted to order was unavailable. They then were forced to order the ribs which I asked as to the "fattiness" of the meat and was told not too bad but was in fact mostly fat. One of our members couldn't eat it and another who hadn't received his yet cancelled it when he saw the dish. They did of course take these both off the bill and the staff were very understanding but still not ideal.
  29. L

    Lily

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wanted to try their yum cha for a long time and it’s as good as expected. Warm service, friendly staff, menu was designed to please the crowd, definitely worth for a family or friend gathering.
  30. s

    sophiek

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service. Staff are very attentive
  31. AF

    AndreaF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely meal with great service. Very attentive staff
  32. AC

    AndrewC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad meal there, so booked well in advance to make sure it was #1 after lockdown.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience. Staff are friendly, inviting and accommodating. Food is divine and we never leave unsatisfied. A firm family favorite for a special lunch and will remain so for a long time.
  34. MC

    MarkC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. The service was incredible. I'll be back soon!
  35. N

    Nads

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and friendly service. Me and my friends had a great time
  36. D

    Deano

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Really good for a range of set menus. Takes the hassle out of deciding what to get.
  37. K

    Kazz

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum Cha at Davids was a great afternoon. Food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Wine was very good and Staff were welcoming and attentive.
  38. H

    Hannah

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious - great to be back
  39. PL

    PeterL

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food. Wonderful manager Made to feel welcome Highly recommend
  40. BS

    BruceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food that just keeps coming, great value for money. It's my favourite way to spend a Sunday lunch. I will be back many more times

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

David's is rated 4.6 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Chapel Street

  • Area

    Prahran

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese (Shanghai), Chinese, Yum Cha

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street parking available. Please check signs for duration. Free under cover public car park with 2 hour duration directly opposite venue. Paid parking available at 8-14 King Street Prahran (adjacent to venue). For more information on parking around our venue please visit www.chapelstreetparking.com.au for more information.

  • Public Transit

    Within 10 minute walk to Prahran Station. Trams 6, 72, 78,and 79 within close proximity.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9529 5199

  • Catering

    Catering: Enjoy the flavors and delights of David’s catering at your next private function. Let our chefs bring our famed dumplings and cocktails straight to your door, so you can mingle and enjoy the party. Our chefs can cater to groups ranging from 40-120 people, at your home or a venue of your choice. Please contact the restaurant for details: manager@davidsrestaurant.com.au 0395295199

  • Private party facilities

    Looking for an event that will delight your guests? At David's, we pride ourselves on delivering events with exceptional food, drinks, and great hospitality. From canape events for over 100 guests right through to banquets for 30 guests or more, we can create an experience to remember. Tailored to suit your requirements, speak to our professional team about your vision and we'll bring your event to life. Contact us today! manager@davidsrestaurant.com.au

  • Private party contact

    Adam Chen: (03) 9529 5199

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