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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.


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.


MidCity Arcade

A retail and leisure hub popular with Asia’s expat youth, the arcade straddles Bourke Street and Melbourne’s bustling Chinatown precinct.



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.


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.


Supper Inn

Soak up the bustling atmosphere of late night dining in Chinatown and tuck into a tasty Cantonese menu, featuring favourites like suckling pig.


Shandong Mama

Try the mackerel and 'Melbourne' dumplings at this unpretentious family-run dumpling house specialising in cuisine from eastern China's Shandong province.


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.


Chinese Museum

A living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown, the Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Chinese Immigration to Australia....


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.


New Gold Mountain

Take a measure of 1920s Hong Kong glamour, mix with two parts opium den, shake it all up, and you get this very decadent boudoir-like laneway bar.


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.


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Chinese restaurants

Explore Melbourne's laneways and eat streets to find the best Chinese restaurants for special occasions, all-day yum cha and a quick dumpling fix.

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Melbourne does dumplings by the steamer-basket load. Be the judge of the best xiao long bao and pot stickers at these local favourite dumpling houses.

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Laneway dining

Dine like a local and find some of the city's favourite eateries tucked away upstairs, downstairs and behind bustling queues in Melbourne's laneways.