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Crystal Jade Restaurant

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154 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 2633
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Perth, Australia
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly this is NOT the great Crystal Jade of Asia so that should be known. It's good for dim sum - quick efficient no frills at all but the most efficient on floor trolley service for dim sum you can find in Melbourne - it's Always packed - people in like sardines but somehow it works Flavours of Hong Kong... More 

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Uga, Spain
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491 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

2nd visit to this place however this time I booked and was seated at a great table where I can access the food trolley and the fantastic selection of food. Service was top notch. Calamari was very tender with lots of msg - delicious. They told me the Crab and pork dumpling was a special so I ordered it to... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Classic Sunday Yum Cha with all the normal offerings. Some of the food wasn't really up to par (squid was cold and chewy) but staff were happy to take it off the bill. Do a special order for duck pancakes!

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Thank Anthony K
Melbourne
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

A large variety of dim sum came around with lots of steamed items as well as others. These were the normal variety you would expect and they tasted good. Very busy during lunch hour but they managed to keep the tea topped up.

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Thank cyntwh
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is one of very few Yum Cha places that I have been to with smiling staff throughout the session! This place has amazing food, so fresh and with a great variety! As usual, booking is a must if more than 2 people!

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Thank ElfGirl31
Footscray, Australia
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444 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

i would not have know of jade crystal if our friend had not taken us there. it was massive and filled to the brim! We had chicken feet, tripe, tofu stuffed with pork mince, pork and ginger steamed in soft tofu wrap, beef meat balls, scallops, eggplant and they were all so yummy! service was great as well; staff continually... More 

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Thank 1mightymouse
Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We went at noon time and queued for 20mins. They served dim sum by traditional way...push cart style. Each waitress will have some dim sum in a cart where they push around and show the customers. We have no idea what is on offer until we see all the carts. As for the food...it is very average and for 2... More 

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Thank Cavin78
Brisbane
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48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Sunday Yum Cha, fresh, good variety, good service. Gets very busy here so it's best to get here right on 11.30am when it opens if you are coming for Yum Cha.

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Thank BrisbaneNo1
Melbourne, Australia
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223 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

One of the good one in Chinatown. Usually go for dinners ... now I know their Yum-cha is just as good ... great Melon soup, very tasty, hopefully not the MSG

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Thank Jeffrie T
Australia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I love yum cha, and decided to try Crystal Jade with hubby. Firstly, there has got to be a better system at the foyer. It was too narrow to accommodate customers coming in and leaving at the same time. Had to tell the same staff twice that we've got a booking because she forgot within minutes. We were seated very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 2633

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
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 up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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