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Shanghai Dynasty

206 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 7770
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible18%
14 Jul 2017
4 Nov 2017
“Go for broke at all-you-can-eat yum cha”
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
206 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

The Shanghai Dynasty is a typical Chinese you cha restaurant. The food is good, with a good variety of dishes on offer. We were asked if we wanted to eat buffet style or a la carte. The buffet style, which includes everything, including most drinks,...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed July 15, 2017

The Shanghai Dynasty is a fixed price "all you can eat" yum cha restaurant. Yum cha means "drink tea" in Cantonese, you have a lot of small dishes. The food is really good. I liked the "phoenix feet" -- melt in your mouth chicken feet...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

The food was 100% fresh and perfectly cooked, our snow crab was full and juicy the lamb so tender you didn't need a knife and the abalone just delicious. The decor was beautiful and the staff pleasant but the staff could be a little more...More

Thank JasonandNataliaR
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Food was awful, Service was shocking Waste of money, time and energy. We actually kept the leftovers as evidence in case we got sick (you can imagine how bad it was)

Thank Justine H
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Impressive decor ,huge restaurant on 2nd floor target centre. Tried yum Cha, reasonable choice but little vegetarian. Pleasant service and enjoyable food at very reasonable prices . Worth a visit . Will return for dinner .

Thank Agmsoton
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Went there for lunch/dim-sum. Unsure what to expect but it was easy to find however, the inside of this restaurant is positively palatial. Food service was efficient, the food sumptions, the prices are moderate with the overall experience top notch!

Thank Martin W
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Many of the staff here have trouble with basic English so the service is rather patchy as a result. The Yum Cha offers plenty of options, we came in with only an hour to go and with only about 40 people in the restaurant, so...More

Thank eggie168
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

We went as a group of ten on a Saturday. Booked for the 11:30 sitting. Like most Chinese places, the service could improve, but that just seems to be the standard. Loved the food though. So many options, everything we could have asked for, all...More

Thank Isabella G
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Ok, so, the yum cha overall, compared to places like Shark Fin Inn and Secret Kitchen would rate around 2/5. $29.80 per person all you can eat for lunch. 3/5 Service, agreed with most is somewhat terrible but the old man boss was nice. 3/5...More

Thank LC888
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

This is the third time we've been and we've noticed the owner and the staff change. The service is terrible and the staff hardly speaks much English. If you are Asian and speaks mandarin then it's easy to communicate, otherwise expect a bit of a...More

Thank Piggy P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 7770
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