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Shark Fin House

Address
Address:
131 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
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Contact:
Tel : +61 3 9663 1555
Cuisine
Cuisine: Chinese
Chef
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
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With a string of accolades, Shark Fin House is a Melbourne's CBD institution that has certainly earnt its hype. Found in Chinatown, this three-story eatery has a vast interior, efficient staff and a menu of over 100 items to taste from. Best known for its all day yum-cha, Shark Fin House is equally busy in the late hours, with large groups sharing noodles, soups and seafood prepared from the tanks in the restaurants foyer.

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In the heart of Melbourne’s Chinatown, between Exhibition and Russell Streets.

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Shark Fin House has been serving quality, authentic Cantonese cuisine for more than 20 years and can still be relied upon to provide a sense of occasion to any dining experience. This three-storey restaurant with its vast interior, bustling, efficient staff and menu featuring more than one hundred items can be a little overwhelming at first, but it caters to morning yum cha, business meetings or special occasion dining with equal ease. Waiters are on hand to help diners negotiate the lengthy menu, which features many seafood dishes, including the restaurant’s famous namesake shark fin soup, as well as Cantonese specialties, hotpots and banquet options.

Fresh seafood is this restaurant’s specialty, with lobster, abalone, mud crabs, king crabs and rock oysters available to be steamed, fried or deep-fried from the tanks in the restaurant foyer. A number of shark fin soup variations are also available. Alternative options are varied and include san choi bow, Peking duck, diced fillet mignon with ginger and shallots, minced pork and eggplant hotpot with Szechuan sauce and rice and noodle dishes such as Singapore noodles. The daily yum cha makes choices a little easier, with bite-sized Cantonese delicacies circulating the tables and encouraging more adventurous dining. It is very popular, so book for groups to avoid joining what can often be a lengthy waiting list.

Angela Costanzo
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Molly:

Why do they serve shark fin soup? Very rude waiters.review  05/03/2013

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Restaurant Features
Function for 100-300
Function for 50-100
Late Night Dining
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Takeaway


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