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Chinatown

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Restaurants

Shark Fin Inn

Gather a gang to get the most yum out of yum cha at this Chinatown stalwart serving Cantonese favourites: try the char siu bao.

Bars

Section 8

So much more than two shipping containers in a car park, Section 8 is where Melburnians go for unpretentious drinks and delectable audio offerings.

Restaurants

Flower Drum

Create a special occasion so you can head to Flower Drum for novel Cantonese fare that garnered two more hats in The Age Good Food Guide.

Bars

Double Happiness

Get double the usual happiness thanks to Chinese-themed fun, like Chairman Mao decor, bubble tea cocktails, dumplings and Kung Fu movie nights.

Restaurants

HuTong Dumpling House

Linger long enough at HuTong to give your scalding xiao long bao meat and soup dumplings time to cool, scoffing the rest of the menu while you wait.

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Miss Katie's Crab Shack

Let the feast begin at Miss Katie's Crab Shack, where every meal is a celebration and excess consumption of market-fresh crabs is actively encouraged.

Restaurants

Fukuryu Ramen

Make your way to Chinatown's hidden gem, Fukurya Ramen, and slurp up their authentic Ramen offerings, straight from the streets of Japan.

Bars

Ferdydurke

Head upstairs and perch on a bar stool for beers and beats. On the menu, meet Frank – a Polish frankenfurter cooked in a beer and sauerkraut broth.

Bars

Berlin Bar

Choose a side in this hard-to-find bar divided to represent East and West Berlin: spartan and functional or chintzy jazz age kitsch. You decide.

Bars

The Croft Institute

Launched when hidden laneway bars where still hard to find, the Croft offers a clinical approach to partying, kitted out like an eerie hospital.

Restaurants

Longrain

With their innovative take on aromatic Thai cuisine, Longrain has become a Melbourne favourite and been hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

Restaurants

China Red

Touch-screen ordering and marine-animal-shaped dumplings – if the great food doesn't draw you into this HuTong off-shoot, the novelty value surely will.

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