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Shanghai Dumpling House

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25 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 8555
11:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy dumplings and super cheap and very very quick. Not the best dumplings out there but still pretty good.

Thank Kaitlyn D
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We pretty much always eat here every visit to Melbourne. Contrary to other reviews, i don't think the quality has changed much, if at all. What you get is super fast, cheap, predictable dumplings with surly service in a run down "restaurant". We laugh about it on our way in, and then we get stuck into the fried pork &... More 

Thank Buddy_Franklin_Mania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice variety of dumplings and other dishes. Value for money for quick eats and beer. Great pork steam dumplings.

Thank Garry N
Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value eat in a lane way in China town. Well worth stumbling upon. The food was lovely and the service quick.

Thank Meagan S
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a circus. If you're young, with a big party, like a lot of noise, and don't care too much about the food then this will probably suit you. The service was terrible. Drinks were constantly forgotten. We were a party of ten and were given no choice but to the order the banquet which meant our table... More 

Thank Rose L
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here years ago and was a bit hesitant to revisit after reading reviews. We expect dodgy in terms of furniture but the dumplings were still good! 4 plates of food and a soup for under $40. You can't go wrong!

Thank Carlee D
Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Shanghai Dumpling was *the* place to come and enjoy the most delicious dumplings in Melbourne 2-3 years ago. But today it's just run down, dirty and the food is awful. The place was always filthy, but now the splatters on the wall are thick and no superficial effort is made to wipe it off. The soy sauce is also cheaper,... More 

1 Thank Clara C
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Just visited this place with my sister for a cheap & quick lunch, the service was swift however the dumplings had no taste. We ordered pan fried pork dumplings and chilli oil pork dumplings and both lacked in flavour. There are plenty of other good places in Chinatown for cheap and TASTY dumplings but not this one! Never again!

Thank Radhika V
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The place was okay and so were the dumplings but the noodles tasted like cigarette smoke!? I thought at first someone had lit up inside but when I smelt the noodles it was strong and gross. Be very selective in what you choose to eat.

Thank ToriMT
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I have been visiting this restaurant since I was born! Unfortunately, the dumplings don't taste as good as they used to, the filling has changed over time. I still enjoy their food, the shanghai noodles are my favourite as well as their sweet and sour pork, yum!! The service is pretty average but the food comes out very soon after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 8555

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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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