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Lau's Family Kitchen

4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
8598 9880
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always very fresh ingredients, great service and friendly faces. Never been disappointed. Dont wait, just try it for yourself.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service are excellent, but prices are very high - 6 prawns were $56. The only dish which was disappointing was the crab omelette - it was scrambled eggs with not much flavour and cost $34.50. There are not many options for vegetarians....More

Thank Shaitarna S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Thank you Mr.Lau and Family for allowing us to come into you family home. The food was cooked to perfection,the vegetarian dumplings were fresh and melted in your mouth, the prawns were to die for. We recommend this family kitchen to everyone - give it...More

Thank Suzanna K
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great Chinese food, highly recommend this place. Service was spot on. We shared an eye fillet steak which was sliced and done in a sauce...soooo tender!

Thank Sharrelle100
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We went as two couples, trying to avoid the "I'm having the duck, what are you having?" situation, we asked that the mains and entrees be served as shared meals. The waiter, a lovely friendly person was not just willing, but enthusiastic about helping. So...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My family and I have been diners at Lau's for years and I am here to tell you they never miss a beat with their service or (and more importantly) the food. Michael and Jason (front of house) create a warm 'family' type atmosphere that...More

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I had lunch here with some work colleagues. The staff were very friendly and the menu looked great, not just your normal Chinese fare. The prices were more expensive than your average Chinese restaurant, however, every dish we ordered was delicious. I would definitely recommend...More

Thank Yvettesaf
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of friends. Food was good but far too pricey given what it is; and there are other restaurants with similar fare in Melbourne. Fried rice was disappointing but as I said the rest of the dishes were excellent and the service...More

1  Thank Octaganol
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Outstanding peerless,service boys; Jason and Michael front of house don't miss a beat,as the original founders of the Flower drum this is a pedigree restaurant. Best catered for Chinese gluten free menu in Australia. Try the morish quail san choy bau, delicate salt & pepper...More

Thank Yvonne L
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

If this little place is in pursuit of perfection, it surely has achieved it. Fresh, tasty Asian food immaculately presented and served accordingly But, save up for the outing!

Thank James S
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Lee T
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Response from Annette C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. However, they are very friendly and professional and I'm sure gluten-free is not an uncommon request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: 8598 9880
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