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Gong De Lin

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L 3 264 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 7878
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This restaurant only has a small sign so keep an eye out when trying to find it, its on the 3rd floor. Lovely asian style vegetarian food and a extensive menu. As I love dumplings I had some of these with my order and they were great. Definitely worth going as a vegetarian, but also nice food even if you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted to try Asian vegetarian dishes as our daughter is a vegetarian. We saw the Buddha photos displaced and thought this would be a nice choice. The dishes we ordered were quite tasty but really ordinary. The presentations were none existence. However the seating and general restaurant is quite plain We ordered 2 Chinese teas ($5 each on the... More 

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United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Being a vegetarian I find it very hard sometimes to find something on the menu to pick from that's new and different. This place is amazing! So many new weird and wonderful meals to pick from. We all ordered differnt dishes and shared. All of them were so good and large servings for a very reasonable price. We will be... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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158 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Amazing vegetarian food, faux meat and vegetables cooked in a variety of ways. Have been here many times with friends and family. Cheerful wait staff, food comes out reasonably fast. Always a favourite now.

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Tucked away on the third floor of a building. Wondered where we were going when we hopped in the lift. Very busy restaurant with so many amazing choices on the menu - making meal choice difficult. Very happy with our choices and food was amazing. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Thank Alison J
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Being recommended by friends, we tried this place a couple of years ago and since then just keep foing back for more. Plenty of choices, lot's to try. Nicely cooked. Not the usual Chinese cooking (Malaysian / Singaporean); it's a different taste. The brand is highly regarded in East/Southeast Asia. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I bought a strictly vegetarian friend to eat here who was visiting from out of state. She was totally blown away by the choice of vegetarian food on the menu. The menu needs some photos or better descriptors so that one knows what to expect. The lift leading to the restaurant from the street sometimes does stop on the wrong... More 

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Los angeles
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

I booked in at Gong De Linn for a work function for 15 people and we were sat at a big round table which was perfect for us. We were a very rowdy bunch and I felt bad for the staff and other customers so I will apologise for that! The food was absolutely delicious, we all loved our food... More 

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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Came here specifically to try to sweet and sour "pork", and was very impressed. The texture was different to what I'm used to, a bit more lumpy than usual mock meats but the flavour of the sauce was excellent. Pineapple and red/green peppers still crisp and not over cooked. Also had fried noodles with veggies which took a very long... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Everything we had was super delicious and the place is nice and stylish and the prices are not too expensive. Very very good mmmmm. ☺

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 3 264 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 7878

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Chinatown
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 up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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