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Things to do

Chinatown

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Restaurants

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.

Shopping

MidCity Arcade

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

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.

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

Shandong Mama

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Museums

Chinese Museum

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

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Take an unexpected turn, duck into one of Melbourne's famed laneways, scamper up some stairs and take a tipple in a bar with a distinct personality.

Food & wine

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.