Restaurant's page | de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia Printer Friendly Version Email this Restaurant to a Friend

Shark Fin Inn

Address
Address:
50-52 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 3 9662 2681
Cuisine
Cuisine: Cantonese, Chinese
Chef
License: Licensed & BYO (Wine Only)
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
Carparks
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
Send an enquiry to restaurant     Request a booking

Set over three levels at the top end of Little Bourke Street in Melbourne's Chinatown, this authentic Chinese eatery is a must for lovers of Cantonese fare. Shark Finn Inn restaurant has remained a favourite for its authentic yum cha - if you don't book a table for a weekend meal, you're unlikely to get in. Those lucky enough to take a seat can look forward to a table laden with steaming bamboo baskets of Asian delicacies.


Share on Facebook
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
LOCATION
Melbourne's Chinatown.

PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
Open since 1980 in the ever busy Chinatown district, Shark Fin Inn has remained a favourite despite some strong neighbouring contenders. Little has changed since its opening and though the decor has seen better days and some might argue the service has slipped a little of late, the authentic Cantonese-style cooking from chef Tak Kwan Chan has remained a consistent winner. Prices have thankfully remained low and the atmosphere is still relaxed with staff on hand for recommendations.

At lunchtime you can’t go past Shark Fin Inn’s yum cha, or their namesake dish of shark fin soup (made with the fins of various shark species and believed to posses healing qualities). In the evening start with an entree of crispy spring rolls, or the sauteed minced seafood combination wrapped in lettuce. Follow with a selection of chef’s suggestions that might include honey-glazed pork spare ribs with vintage port wine sauce, or roast crispy skinned pigeon served with a lemon wedge and spicy salt. Fresh seafood is also a must here with live Queensland mud crab, lobster and other fish varieties available from the large fish tanks and cooked by the chef to your liking. Finish with almond bean curd and mixed fruit salad.

Veda Wickens
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
- Readers' Reviews
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

Shark Fin Inn - User Reviews

Currently there's no reviews for this restaurant. Be the first to share your experience.
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia Restaurant Review | de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

Have you dined at Shark Fin Inn?

Best Restaurants of Australia invites your comments on your dining experience. You are welcome to share your views with our many readers under our conditions of use*

Display Name:*   (will be displayed on the site.)
Email*:   (will not be displayed on the site.)  
Rate*: Rating Saved!
Please rate
Review*:   (1000 characters max)
Verification Code:
Enter Code:
(Verification is used to prevent spams. Please enter the code shown in the box above.)

* This is not a forum for rants and other unhappy patrons to complain. We invite not only those with a positive experience but also constructive criticism. We reserve the right to cut comments we estimate too long. Defamatory comments will not be published.

All views expressed are those of the writers and may not be the views of de Groots Media as publisher of Best Restaurants of Australia.

de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
Restaurant Features
Late Night Dining
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Takeaway


Promote your Business



Set up our badge
Restaurant Recommended by Best Restaurants of Australia


Quick Links

 
 Restaurant Gift Certificates
 Melbourne CBD
 Albert Park
 Carlton
 Docklands
 Fitzroy
 Hawthorn
 Prahran
 Richmond
 South Yarra
 St Kilda
 Southbank
 Chinese Melbourne
 Italian Melbourne
 Modern Australian Melbourne
 Seafood Melbourne
 Steak Melbourne
 French Melbourne
 European Melbourne
 Asian Melbourne
 Japanese Melbourne
 Wine Bars / Bars Melbourne
 Cheap & Cheerful Melbourne
 Award Winning Victoria
 Function Venues Melbourne
 New Restaurants
 International Restaurants
 More >>>


de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

This site is maintained by de Groots development team.