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Rice Paper Scissors

19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 9890
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb ribs” (147 reviews)
“ceviche” (76 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent food . Highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed. . We have tried the restaurant several time and the food always good . I will compare it with Rise queen and Village people ( Exellent Asian fusion) .

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank K C K
Reviewed yesterday

The food selection is broad enough to allow you to sample a great range of their dishes. Servings are good size. It has a buzz about it - so not for the romantics! Ask about the menu ordering process, as it is a 5-dish meal...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Greig W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Organised a team lunch at RPS not really knowing much about this establishment. It didn’t disappoint at all in fact, it as a wonderful surprise of deliciousness! This place is small and I am glad that we booked because it was very busy. As we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bacirubati4
Reviewed 6 days ago

Rice Paper Scissors is one of two restaurants encountered during our travels that we have returned to the next day for lunch because dinner was so satisfying. (The other was Sobrino de Botin in Madrid). The BBQ Lamb Ribs were ethereal and the care going...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lindatashker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always busy, but if you don’t mind sharing tables with strangers, you don’t have to wait too long. The waiter was very relaxed and friendly and service was fast. The dishes were tapas style but plenty to fill you up. Very reasonable prices.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jackal2221
Reviewed 1 week ago

Omg Lamb ribs were yum. That’s a must order. Pork belly also a great tasting dish. I could go on but I won’t. It gets very busy so don’t turn up at 7pm on a Saturday and expect a table. Maybe try an irregular time...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sammytaylor458
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Melbourne laneway experience, happening little place and the food was great. We were lucky enough to grab a table early on a Saturday night before a concert. No booking and maybe a 5 min wait. Shared plate experience type of place and also shared...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 617barkly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently awesome food and great staff this time (only got a very good last time due to OTT wait person at front). Small place and you can't reserve - but turnover will be quick. Must order the betal leaf prawn (and pork but they kindly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank amr100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 4 of us visited and all loved the food and service. We had a variety of dishes but the stand outs were the lamb ribs and pork belly. Cocktails were delicious as were the desserts!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Coastal61029
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time last night and got told there would be an hour wait. This was fine but we had tried to book a table and were told they don’t take bookings there’s usually only 20 minutes wait time. When we returned for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sophie G
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Questions & Answers
24 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from harleywendt | Reviewed this property |
Just show up they don’t take bookings. I recommend going soon after they open . All the best 👍🏾
11 April 2018|
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Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure. Would be best to contact the restaurant direct. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 9890
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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.
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