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AU$20 - AU$40
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Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

This restaurant captures exactly what makes Melbourne special. It's where to come if you want spot-on food, paired with relaxed but attentive service. All the dishes are fantastic and interesting and perfectly-seasoned. The vibe is spot-on—you feel like you're in a beautiful little Asian restaurant...in Europe. It's nestled in a leafy spot in Nth Carlton village. This is my happy place and I hope I can keep coming here until I'm 100. ...If this place ever closes down I will be legitimately crushed.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023 via mobile

Delicious dim sum and noodles, the tastiest we have had for a very long time. Also, small list but good wine choices by the bottle. It’s a local for us so will definitely return.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2021 via mobile

Dinner with four friends and vegan son. Manager accommodated our request for a banquet for five and did a vegan banquet as well. Set price $56 per person but combination of mixed entree and multiple meals makes it outstanding value. Brilliant flavours and rock ling...equally amazing. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Excellent well priced and great service - recommended highly The entrees and mains fantastic - didn’t need dessert

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

We had a very good end of season team dinner for a big group using the $40 set menu and BYO. A private room upstairs and excellent food with BYO wine and a reasonable corkage charge made for a thoroughly enjoyable night. Can be noisy...though...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 18 June 2019

The restaurant is totally NOT wheelchair accessible. What confirmed to me by the restaurant manager when I called up was not true. The entrance does not have a ramp for wheelchair to roll into the restaurant but needed to overcome a high step to get...in. To my greatest shock, the toilets for customers were upstairs! When I was told to use the kitchen staffs' toilet which was located at the back of the kitchen, it was no way for my wheelchair to go up the two very high steps into the kitchen in order for me to go through the kitchen then to their toilet . It was a very frustrating experience because the restaurant had not been truthful with what they claimed to be a wheelchair accessible friendly restaurant. It was listed as one of the restaurants with accessible by wheelchair on google, and the statement was confirmed by the restaurant manager when I called up. I strongly suggest the restaurant to remove their claim as wheelchair accessible friendly restaurant from google because it is not in compliance with the accessibility guidelines. Other than this negative experience, all other aspects, e.g. food, services were all satisfactory.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We dine at chin chin’s at Koto Moon at least every 8 weeks and never disappoints. The flavours are great, good servings and good variety to choose from. We consider this our local Asian restaurant even though it’s about 20kms drive from home. We are...happy to drive here as we know that we will be satisfied every time. I can vouch for the following: Steamed pork buns Pork and veggie spring rolls Scallops and prawns stir fry Special fried rice Noodles with wontons in chicken broth Teriyaki chicken Mongolian beefMore

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

With a party of eight you often wait quite a while. Not here, the food was fantastic, service great, we all thoroughly enjoyed it all.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Linhku N, Manager at Chin Chin's at Koto Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

From all of your staffs here at Chinchin's at Kotomoon, we thank you Wendy for your kind words and hopefully we could see you again the next time you in Melbourne.

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Who knew that Pad Thai noodles and Hor Fun noodles were actually exactly the same dish? Well they are at Chin Chin. Same strong, sticky brown sauce, practically the same veg and same noodles. All you could taste was the nasty sauce. We were hungry...so we ate the two identical dishes but they weren’t enjoyable. The same strong brown sauce was even on the Peking duck pancakes. I gave two stars for the lovely staff. But we won’t go back. Ever!More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Linhku N, Manager at Chin Chin's at Koto Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you very much Illaria_13 for taking your time to review us on TripAdvisor. For a family business who have been serving locals and inter-state visitors for more than 18 years, we are very sorry to hear that you were not happy with our food....More

Reviewed 25 March 2018

If you like your "Pan-Asian" bland, then this is the place for you. I'm always suss when there's Thai, Malaysian, Chinese etc on the menu. Do one well, rather than a lot of different styles of food not very well at all. The staff are...friendly, altho the space is dark and warm. But the food lacks any heat at all. there are definitely better places to have Asian food than this, but if you like bland, then eat here, you'll love itMore

Date of visit: March 2018
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Linhku N, Manager at Chin Chin's at Koto Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you very much Helen for taking your time to write us a review. For the last 18 years of serving customers, we had tried our best to remake the signature dishes from the countries that we are from. They might not be the same...More

Reviewed 24 March 2018

Friends of mine took me to this place. It was a Monday evening and a lot of restaurants in the area were closed but this one wasn't. I liked the variety of the food and the different types of things on the menu. My friends...ordered and I enjoyed everything. As I don't eat meat there is sometimes not much choice but it was fine here. I went to uni in this area and loved coming back. The restaurant is in an older Victorian house - I liked the atmosphere but there is not a lot of space. All in all an enjoyable evening and great food. The service was personable and friendly too. You could bring your own wine as well.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Linhku N, Manager at Chin Chin's at Koto Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you very very much Sandra for your kind words and specially for taking your time writing us a review. We promise that we will work harder to keep up our food standards and the cosy atmosphere that you have experienced. Hopefully we could accommodate...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018

We now live in Cairns on this recent trip to Melbourne Chin Chin's was a definite must. We met with friends who had not been before and had a truly enjoyable time. The food was as good as we found it 11 years ago. The...service spectacular. Great ambiance. Will go there again again, even if we have to keep flying down to do so.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Linhku N, Manager at Chin Chin's at Koto Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you very very much Leona for your kind words. Your experience are what keep us pushing forwards all these years. Hope you and your family all the bests in Cairns and hopefully we shall meet again on your next trip to Melbourne.

Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Seriously this is one of Melbourne‘s best restaurants get down to Chin Chins Koto moon its Yum Yum Yum.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Linhku N, Manager at Chin Chin's at Koto Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thank you very very much Simon and Sandy. You guys are far too kind. Your friendships and supports are what keep us moving forward. Wish you and your family all the best and see you again soon at Koto Moon. Linh.

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Family gathering for a birthday at Chin Chin's without knowing anything about the restaurant. What a pleasant surprise, it was lovely vibe inside this cosy place and the food was excellent, the crispy skin rockling was delicious (see picture) and the dim sum (water cres)...was a ripper.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Linhku N, Manager at Chin Chin's at Koto Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

From all of your staffs here at Chinchin's at Kotomoon, we thank you for your kind words and promise that we will work harder to keep up our food standards and the cosy atmosphere that you have experienced. Wish you and your family all the...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018

There is a tasty fresh variety of a selection of Asian dishes. The staff are friendly and they will modify orders to suit your taste. We've been going to Chin Chins for 13 years and we are never disappointedMore

Date of visit: December 2017
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Linhku N, Manager at Chin Chin's at Koto Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thank you very very much for your generous review. Your supports and friendship are the force that make us keep going and trying harder to keep this small restaurant moving forward. All the best for you and your family in the year 2018. And see...More

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Chin Chin's at Koto Moon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4