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Spicy Fish Restaurant

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209 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 1885
Today
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a quick meal before a night final for the AFL. Food was good, spicy and tasty. Service was a bit off hand but they were busy. If you like chilli meals, here is good

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Thank Graham B
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chanced on this restaurant when we were wandering through Chinatown.The staff were efficient and helpful. We had the Spicy Fish for a main plus the Black Fungus in Chicken Stock.The waiter asked if we wanted the spice turned down in the fish dish but we said we'd be fine. Wow! It was lovely, and fish was very spicy but... More 

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Thank Ksw59
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice staff and great food, I had the lobster (38$) was really nice, third time there. Good menu selection and if you like chilli I'll see you there

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Thank Mick S
Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I ate here with one of my daughters before the AFL Grand Final. Naomi loves chilli food and was not dissapointed. I had a more "subdued" dish but it was tasty and fresh. Not "high class" Chinese cooking but very acceptable and a very large menu to chose from. Service quick and polite. I had to ask twice for a... More 

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Thank Graham B
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Name say it all. Good food and good price. Not for you if you can't tolerate chili's. Quick service and value for money

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Thank Darshana V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Dumplings were delicious, friendy staff, nice atmosphere... Would recommend it to others. In het hart van Chinatown, authentiek Chinees eten in een net en gezellig restaurant

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A friend and I recently had a quick lunch before a theatre show. We had the chicken and corn soup, spring onion pancakes and san choy bow. All meals came out piping hot and very quick. Thoroughly enjoyable. The staff were friendly also. I have eaten at Spicy Fish many times and keep returning because the food is always good.... More 

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Bendigo
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132 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Wondered to china town with many restaurants . This restaurant looked inviting . On entering staff very friendly and looked after us. Explained dishes well. We chose their signature dish of spicy fish, and a couple other dishes. Wow wow . I am going back again to have that spicy fish dish. All meals looked good on other tables and... More 

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Thank MarimBendigo
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I am regular to visiting spicy fish, intact I used to go with my team for dinners even every week. I was away from Melbourne for few months. After coming back, I have tried two times , the food taste, quality and service has been really down. The food now is oily, tasteless and service is not up to the... More 

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Thank Shivaraj S
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The food at SPICY FISH is always fresh and flavoursome also the $5.00 beers help it go down - service is also good

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 9
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 1885

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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