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San Choi

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298-302 High St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
+61 3 9852 9119
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Lunched at San Choi yesterday and it was a pleasant experience. This is a bright and comfortable restaurant, with very good, but not pushy, attention from cheerful staff. There is interesting food on the menu, including a number of crispy egg noodle dishes and tasty udon with pork and noodles. Something different. Servings are generous and prices are reasonable. San... More 

Thank NOEL M
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Discovered this gem years ago and is the one place of delighted conversation for years and into the future. Have the regular dishes and also those to challenge and delight. From for ends first dates to family get togethers to catch up with fiends - the food always delivers. When thinking of this place I cannot do so without a... More 

Thank S J
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Banquet was just ok, we had the second banquet which was nothing special, must admit that I was slightly worried after reading bad zomato reviews, this was after ordering....Fried ice-cream is my favourite and was a disappointment...

Thank Alex S
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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251 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We have dined here several times, the food is always good and there is a large menu to choose from, serves are generous and promptly delivered to the table, albeit dishes are a little on the expensive side. The thing I don't like is the impersonal and clinical service, maybe if we were Asian it might be different, but I... More 

Thank Jude D
Townsville, Australia
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015

We live just down the street from this Hong Kong seafood restaurant, so it's our local and thank heavens it's so good. We have been going every month or so since they moved from Hawthorn to their current location. As regulars, we have eaten many of the choices on the menu as well as custom-prepared seafood for celebrations. The service... More 

Thank jarthurw
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I've eaten many times at this restaurant over the years with my family. I went recently and was poisoned by msg I the first few mouthfuls. The staff were apologetic but basically said it was my fault for not asking first, unfortunately three mouthfuls was enough to make me unwell for the entire night which means there must have been... More 

Thank Sarasmish
Tullamarine, Australia
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is a superlative restaurant for connoisseurs and dissenting tastebuds. Starting with the cold dish entree to vet the apetite. Even the condiment of sambal is good enough to be a dish of its own. The organic steam chicken is the smoothest, tastiest ever enhanced by the ginger chives condiments. The porkstrip is done to perfection. Murray cod freshest ever.... More 

Thank Yen A
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I've travelled to mainland China & HK many times and I'm always on the look out for authentic Chinese food in Australia. This restaurant has it - the food came out quickly and was delicious. Very authentic mainly Cantonese and traditional Chinese style. The seafood (crab, steamed fish) in particular was exceptional.

1 Thank John P
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

We had a family celebration here tonight. We pre-ordered the Eight Treasure Duck & Deep Fried Pork Knuckle which were cooked to perfection. We ordered additional 6 dishes & had the Lotus Nut Soup on-the-house. As soon as we sat down, the duck was presented on the table, then removed to be portioned individually. The individual portions were returned to... More 

1 Thank oztravel6
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Since I do not have to pay for the meal, I do not know whether it is value-for-money. The restaurant is fairly large and not all the tables are occupied for the ( Saturday) night. The ambiance is good, and the waiters are obliging. The dishes come out in a wrong sequence. The eight-jewel duck comes before the soup. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 298-302 High St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Kew
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9852 9119

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?