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Old Kingdom Chinese Restaurant

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197 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9417 2438
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  • Excellent25%
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  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck soup” (11 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
197 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant specialises in duck, so get ready to enjoy Chinese Crispy Duck. Book ahead ( it always seems bust) and try to book a round table if you have a group. It makes visiting this place lots of fun. They carve the duck at...More

Thank Marlene671
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with friends from Brisbane and they absolutely loved it. Crispy and not oily, and good taste. The pancakes were also light. Only wished they would give more spring onions and cucumbers. But all things considered, excellent !

Thank beramkumar
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Real surprising here. Duck Pancake was divine, noodles ok and soup very good. I will return as the foods great, experience exceptional and staff friendly

Thank DirtiSanche3
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Came back with friends to this restaurant where we had great memories from the time the father operated this restaurant. Now the son is in charge and lacks of service and hospitality knowledge. Food was average. The service and presentation of the duck were absolutely...More

Thank Dirk H
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Celebrated the end of a contract with Peking Duck. Recommended as "the best place for Peking Duck" in Melbourne (at a reasonable price). Duck was good. Service average. Surroundings Cheap.

Thank cbsgwobal
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Went for a quick meal with my husband. We asked for the duck pancakes as part of our dinner selection. Our waitress took the order but neglected to let us know that you can't have just the duck pancakes - you have to have the...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The duck is including one duck soup and fried noodle. The duck was really delicious, but sometimes they did forgot to sent the soup 😂 have to remind them.

Thank Joan T
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Peking Duck & accompanying pancakes were barely warm. The duck was overcooked and had been sitting outside of the oven instead of being served crisp and fresh. The service was slow and ordinary and the duck was not carved at the table. The soup...More

Thank rainer446
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The peking duck is very tasty and succulent. Had 3 ducks for a table of seven. Had their noodles too, not bad. Restaurant , typical chinese restaurant, noisy. Very old furnishing, and pack. Toilets situated upstairs. Floor( wooden flooring) was slippery(oily) when I walked upstairs...More

Thank leng88
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Yes this restaurant was the same as the usual Chinese restaurant. After reading reviews re the Peking Duck we expected something super special but were disappointed. Very ordinary and badly served. Not enough staff, noise level shocking, too crowded (on a Tuesday night) and why...More

Thank Dianne W
Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots,
hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic.
Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll
find little independent shops where local clothes and
furniture designers display their wares. There are
specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality
vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best
thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its
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Neville H
6 May 2015|
Response from mymoo | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember whether there is a separate vegetarian menu and I can't find any menu on the net. I do know that there are dishes that are just vegetables e.g. several different types of stir fried vegetables with garlic... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9417 2438
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