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Balloons Oakleigh Restaurant

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1440 Dandenong Rd, Oakleigh, Victoria 3166, Australia
+61 3 9569 4960
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Blue Mountains, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was quickly served. BYO was great and allowed not just wine. We had the squid and the cashew nut chicken. All ok

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Devonport, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Chinese cuisine. Nice to be offered chopsticks. Served fast and hot and was tasty to the end. Drinks available. Good prices. Only disappointment was the view out the window of a neglected garden and fence. Perhaps this could be made into something nice to view.

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Thank debbiegordon7310
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

took 7 people for dinner had banquet meals, and the quality of the food and service was high class, and the traditional food was good to see, and taste, one of the best was one of the best in quality and taste.

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Thank Wayne S
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Was in Melbourne visiting family who live in the area and decided to go here after being curious about the place for many years. Big mistake. The place is very run down and the back is used as a storage area for all sorts of things, the decorations are kitsch and old and the tables are covered in butchers paper.... More 

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Thank Lissa76
Warragul, Australia
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216 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

loved the chinese take on lamb chops, creative and delicious. Service a little slow, but meals tasty and large. Wine / drinks list limited

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Thank nakink
Nambucca Heads, Australia
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

I was staying at the attached Lamplighter Motel and had two quite pleasant dinners in the Balloons Restaurant. I was served promptly and politely. The restaurant also seemed popular with a number of Chinese parties as well.

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Thank Pithypat
Mildura, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Greeted with fantastic service. Authentic Chinese - the real deal ! Lovely people. Stayed at the Lamplighter Motel for many nights and enjoyed many meals at Balloons - Beautiful meals, Clean Restaurant.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2013

This is undoubtfully one of the best Chinese restaurants in Melbourne. It had convenient parking which pleased me greatly as at many restaurants - especially ones in the city - parking is extremely difficult. The menu was unique, with amazing, well-prepared mains complimented by rich authentic soups and side dishes. Everything I tasted on there was simply delicious, especially the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013

This restaurant is attached to the Lamplighter Motel and when I stayed at the hotel for 6 nights we never tried to Chinese restaurant as most of these metro restaurants in Australia are western Chinese which is boring and not authentic. As I travel to China often and my wife is Chinese we usually can find 1 or 2 good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1440 Dandenong Rd, Oakleigh, Victoria 3166, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Oakleigh
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9569 4960

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