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Bamboo House Chinese Restaurant

#123 of 3,179 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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47 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 1565
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been here many times and we are never disappointed. It is a great place to take visitors from overseas to or celebrate a birthday or just visit because we are passing by and looking for good consistent Chinese food. We always have the Peking Duck which never disappoints. The calamari is excellent. The wine list is extensive and... More 

Thank 1Joybelle
Echuca, Australia
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Bamboo house back in 2016 and was impressed then, and we returned recently and the service and food quality is still exceptional. Our favourite, Peking Duck was just as I remembered and presently well. The staff are friendly and quick to respond, and the décor a little upmarket from your normal Chinese restaurant. Situated further up Little Bourke Street... More 

Thank Ashley M
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After advising staff at a city hotel about our horrific dining experience at Shark Fin Inn, they recomended Bamboo House. Well their recommendation was spot on. This fine dining Asian restaurant only has 1 sitting, so you don't feel rushed to complete your meal. The food is awesome, the staff highly experienced. I will be a return diner to Bamboo... More 

Thank Kim W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had guests from New Zealand and wanted some Peking duck and this restaurant did not disappoint and the staff were very pleasant I would recommend to anyone.

Thank Bruce H
Singleton, Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Three Italian friends have never experienced Chinese cuisine before and what an experience. We had a number of meals and shared to allow every one a chance to taste a variety of dishes. From the Sangchowbow to the deep fried ice cream every dish was a delight. The stand outs were the Peking Duck and the combination seafood birds nest... More 

1 Thank Bryan955
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

In terms of price, quality, service, and its overall position in Melbourne's Little Bourke Street Chinese restaurant hierarchy, Bamboo House is nowhere near at the level of the Flower Drum, but it's clearly a cut above the majority of the Cantonese eating houses on that famous strip. Bamboo House offers classic Cantonese banquet style dining. The table cloths are white... More 

2 Thank Professor_JER
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

When our party asked the waiter to bring us a selection of entrees (starters) and main courses, we expected some quite substantial servings. Instead we were provided with only entrees and no mains. While the starters were certainly delicious they did not provide us with the culinary delights that we expected and asked for.

1 Thank Citrus53
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Love this restaurant. The staff are outstanding and everyone is made to feel as though they are special, and the food is just out of this world. Give it a go and you will not be disappointed.

2 Thank Aussie-Travels2010
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The English menu is misleading in its translation and we received a dish that isn't what we ordered. We were given a haughty lecture about how Chinese dishes were called in Australia (we are visiting from Hong Kong) and that it was all our fault. We didn't want it but were forced to pay for it - even in Hong... More 

1 Thank wcfarmer
Gastonia, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We strolled in here for a late lunch. We were seated immediately and ordered a couple drinks. Food was fairly good. The duck I ordered was tender and tasty. My spouse had chicken that was well prepared. Our waitress did not keep us in drinks. We had to flag down Andy to request more. Our server did try to remove... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 1565

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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