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Red Emperor Chinese Restaurant

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3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 4170
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were lucky to get in for a late sitting last night as the restaurant was fully booked. This restaurant has always been one of my husbands go to Chinese restaurants over the years together with “Silks” and the “Flower Drum”, when entertaining clients. We...More

Thank Lusatia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to find somewhere quieter than the many local restaurants packed with boisterous folks and this place was perfect. The food was excellent and we enjoyed the experience with the maitre d.

Thank andrewlgc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The disinterested welcome reflected the later aloof and limited service. The fried and steamed dumplings were average. The beef noodle was like a soggy sausage roll. Green tea was excellent. The range of Sullivan’s cove whisky also excellent. Overall food terrible. Beverages excellent. Service terrible....More

Thank David O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner on a Saturday night as recommended by our hotel. The entrance is in a shopping mall which looked a bit odd but inside it was amazing. We had a view over the river, the food and wine amazing and the...More

Thank Gertie73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant Looks good but the food is probably the blandest Chinese food I have ever tatsted thes sauzwan Steak was plain steak in gravy not bad but no flavour whatsoever The Peking duck for some reason just didn't have the normal flavour you associate with...More

Thank wesselphil50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service and delicious food in this centrally located restaurant in Southbank. Lovely view of the river and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went looking for a restaurant which provided a pre dinner menu and the Red Emperor ticked the boxes. For those choosing the predinner menu there is a reserved area, and that does not include the wonderful views over the Yarra or Southbank. The restaurant...More

Thank Dencal1945
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location is great with river view . Upmarket pricing . Look cleaner compare with most Chinese restaurant along Bourke st . Service is good . One waitress was careful to wipe the baby high chair with disinfecting wipe . 5 of us had lunch here...More

Thank Happy258
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

After walking by many other restaurants near Hamer Hall that were too busy, many of which I've been to before and do not rate we ventured a little further and tried Red Emporer. Even though we were on a tight timeline we were able to...More

Thank teresasanciolo
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Fabulous location and even better if you score a table on the terrace overlooking the Southbank path and Yarra river. Amazing people watching is about all you will get at this place!! A huge disappointment food wise!!! The service was shocking!!!!! We were given water...More

Thank Marnie M
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Sharon S
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Response from martin c | Reviewed this property |
do not know the answer but visit the red emperor when ever we go to Oz, excellent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9699 4170
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