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Rice Paper Scissors is modeled on the hawker dining bars of South East Asia with a shared-eating concept being the focus of our offering. We aim to serve only the freshest ingredients, sourced organically and ethically where possible - and all our sauces, pates and relishes are made in-house.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Healthy
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 26 July 2021

I went to Rice Papr Scrs with 6 friends for lunch on the 13th of July and it was so good I took my daughters there the next day!We were all up from the Bellarine Peninsula.We were warmly greeted upon arrival on both days .Tuesday...by Jimmy and Wednesday by Josh.The young ladies were all terrific too.I think besides the delicious food and drink choices Shane and Rahmie have a wonderful staff.The food was described to us and recommendations were made.We all loved our choices and there was an abundance of food.Definitely going back when I am in Melbourne next.We went to the Hardware Lane restaurant and it had a lovely ambiance.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Best to book ahead as busy place, it's much bigger here then their other place and they take bookings at this new place. A little pricey at $40 pp for 5 choices of dishes. Dishes were not bad, bit spicy some but presentation was good.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 July 2021

Very rude service with overpriced food. Would do a minus for a score if there was one. First and last time !!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 28 May 2021

Went with a group which made the difference (had bad service attitude when I was there solo previously). We had the $40 lunch which was great value, good amount of food and speedy service. You get to choose the 5 dishes. And we added another...to compare lobster rolls of another restaurant :-). Will be back when there is a number of us.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 14 May 2021

By far the worst lobster roll I have ever had, I mean, not sure how you can advertise a $19 lobster roll when all it was; was a piece of batter fried on a stale bun. The waitress was rude, rude & even ruder after...we confirmed we wouldn’t be taking the $40pp deal. So disappointed in this place. Cocktails were good if they were advertised as non alcoholic... over priced, over rated & over talked about!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 8 May 2021

We had an extremely rude waiter, who seemed to just be annoyed at us the whole night. Totally unnecessary interjections from this waiter at every single interaction, from first greeting to paying the bill. Some examples: - after making a reservation and being seated by...the person managing the entrance, he asked us “whether we had been shown the table or we had just taken it upon ourselves to sit there” - stated that “we needed to order a mix of hot and cold items otherwise we would be burdening the kitchen” - took a drink order, then when placing it on the table, states that “we were breaching responsible service of alcohol because another drink had not yet been finished”. If that was the case, why did he take the drink order and why did he place the drinks on the table?? Totally unnecessary, and could have been entirely avoided. - encouraged another drink order after finishing our meal, then after the drink arrived stated “you are now well over your allocated time, we’ve been patient but you need to hurry up”. Felt like a set up!!! - when paying, we asked to split the bill in half. He stated “you need a calculator because I’m a waiter and I don’t do maths”. I don’t know what went on for this waiter last night - maybe there is some explanation. I don’t want to call him out publicly, but if management sees this, I’m very happy to provide additional detail to you including the waiter’s name. Will not go back. It is overpriced for what it is, and the service is absolutely appalling. Plenty of better options in Melbourne CBD for this kind of food and much nicer experiences. I’m actually very embarrassed that this place is rated so highly, because standards in Melbourne are much MUCH better.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 May 2021

This restaurant is the perfect place for lunch! They have an amazing deal during lunch time- 35pp for 5 sharing dishes, definitely a bang for your buck! Despite its reasonable pricing, the food did not lack in its taste or quality. We often take our...clients here for lunch and meetings. The place is always buzzing but it’s not too loud, so it’s perfect for a client meet-up or just a casual catch-up with some friends. We’ve never been here at night but we’re confident that they can impress us with their dinner menu, since their lunch offerings are spectacular.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 14 April 2021

Hope you like being a yuppy and spending money then going home hungry.Food tasted nice but such tiny portions. For an outlay of $40 each it was so megre leaving us all hungry. Never go again...Financial rip off !

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 9 April 2021 via mobile

My husband and I had a fabulous time here. I think the amazing waitstaff added a lot of our experience. We couldn’t fault either males were dealt with. Both were extremely attentive and friendly. Our meals were delicious and whilst they appeared small I was...unable to finish my share and my husband was too full to eat the rest of mine. The cocktails were delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed my lychee one The stand out meals for me were the samosa salad and the beetroot curry. My husband loved both of his meat ones. (I’m vegan he is Omni so we split the 5 shared) We’ll be back for sure.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 7 April 2021

Really impressed with this place and not just because it was our first post lockdown excursion back into the city. The service was great - with expert advise, attention and care. We were outside in the lane on a hot night and this was a...perfect evening. Cocktails and hot spicy food were excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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HighstandardNats
1 October 2019|
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Response from the_short_charlie | Reviewed this property |
all the dishes i are there had no nuts but you’d have to check to make sure your food isn’t contaminated by them
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lkamphuis
24 November 2018|
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Response from harleywendt | Reviewed this property |
Just show up they don’t take bookings. I recommend going soon after they open . All the best 👍🏾
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Rice Paper Scissors is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5