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City Orchids Garden

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) #2,549 of 3,423 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
119 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 3591
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  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
119 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Located in Melbourne's chinatown, this is an excellent spot for a great feed before theatre. We had a an array of dishes, but the picture menu was great to give us an idea of this fabulous food. TIP: Go for the chicken or beef dishes...More

Thank marksmail
Reviewed 1 week ago

We headed to China town from the 'Kinky Boots' show for a late night feed. Given we were quite hungry and there were hardly any other customers we did expect that the food would be served reasonably quick. 3/4 hour later and still waiting, the...More

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great, we ebjoyed every meal we got. Only thing that was a negative was we asked the door girl if they had pork buns and she insisted they did, to only find they didnt do any whatsoever. But other then that it was...More

Thank Bec M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to China town. The food to start with was lovely until the main. I had a chicken dish, when it arrived it was RAW in the middle, so I sent back and it came back RAW again, I sent it...More

Thank jaynerich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to this place many times over the past decade. Last time I visited was 2-3 years ago. Food is still the same however the service has gone completely downhill. Had to ask for things multiple times like adequate cutlery and water for the...More

Thank TiahDoody
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The food we did get was just ok. Issue was we ordered 5 dishes plus fried rice and got 3 dishes and no rice. Took over an hour for those three to arrive, 10-15 minutes apart and this was on a QUIET night. When we...More

Thank jane4546
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Sadly nothing good came of our experience. Jasmine tea served cold and returned. Dumplings served cold and returned. One main meal didn't arrive. Incorrect bill arrived. Staff attempted to amend the experience but our one and only night together in Melbourne was a massive disappointment...More

Thank kezzstar
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Moderate ambiance and dumplings are poor. Won't come back again.I can use the money for other better restaurants which has higher quality.

Thank lillyjames19
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located in China Town .. there was no line up of people which was surprising. All of the food served was exceptional. The service was quick and the girls always had a smile on their faces. The pricing was cheap and affordable....More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We feel the vegetables way a little pricey. Beef noodles and fried rice is ok. Overall taste is satisfactory. Good staff service.

Thank ilovemiki1704
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 3591
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