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5.5 /6 Wonderful 82 Reviews

Bamboo House

Melbourne CBD Chinese $$ +100
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About Bamboo House

Bamboo House is one of Melbourne’s most traditional Chinese restaurants, and they’re proud to bring you traditional dishes made from the heart and without the usage of preservatives or additives. Found on Little Bourke Street, right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, Bamboo House is making waves thanks to its high-end Chinese specialities that use recipes passed down through the centuries. Let yourself be wooed at this hotspot – book now for some of the best Asian food in town.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday 17:30 - 22:00
Bamboo House, Little Bourke Street 47, 3000 Melbourne

Further Information

Bamboo House isn’t your average run-of-the-mill Chinese restaurant. This legendary hotspot has been dishing out their high-end Chinese cuisine since 1984, becoming a huge hit with local foodies and Chinese emigres alike. The perfect place to impress that special someone, the restaurant’s gorgeous interior is truly stunning, and with some of the friendliest service in town, you’ll feel right at home at Melbourne’s Bamboo House in the heart of the CBD!

This popular restaurant features a beautiful interior and exterior – you can’t miss the neon Bamboo House sign glowing brightly in Chinatown – and is ideal for private gatherings including parties and corporate functions. The menu features a wide range of Cantonese favourites such as sliced lamb fillets with shallots, pork ribs in Chinese vinegar sauce, chicken fillets in curry sauce, steamed tsien tsien cabbage or the sliced barbecue pork noodles. There are so many excellent dishes to sample at Bamboo House on Little Bourke Street in the CBD – book ahead for a Far Eastern culinary adventure!


82 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 82 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
30.06.2017 18:08

Excellent food, great service and not overpriced. Have been going for many years and it is consistently excellent. I would recommend to anyone seeking fine dining Chinese restaurant which is reasonably priced

1 review so far 6
30.06.2017 10:03

Brilliant service, and even better meals. The Peking Duck was divine! I definitely look forward to visiting again with Friends and/or Family. Well done, keep up the great work!

2 reviews so far 6
24.06.2017 21:07

Very good service. The waiters were very attentive to our needs. The food was very good. Overall we had an enjoyable and a very pleasant evening.

2 reviews so far 6
17.06.2017 17:58

Beautiful food, fast service and friendly staff and The Peking duck is to die for! A wonderful night! They never disappoint. Love this place 💙

1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 11:45

What a wonderful restaurant with fantastic staff! We were a group of 9 who had an early show to get to and had an hour to order, eat and get out. We explained this to the very accommodating staff and they did a wonderful job in ensuring that we were on time. We even had them decide our dishes for us to save time, and everything was delicious. Amongst others, we had Peking duck, which was prepared by the chef next to our table, and oysters 3 ways, which were eaten and enjoyed by everyone, even the few who "don't like oysters". One of our party is allergic to all seafood and was served, without fuss, his own equally delicious dishes. The wine list was impressive and reasonably priced. The food was exceptional value. We can't wait to go back and spend a more leisurely time enjoying the food and hospitality.

1 review so far 6
06.03.2017 11:34

Bamboo House is always a pleasure. Professional yet unobtrusive staff look to your every need. Food is delicious, beautifully presented and not too hastily served. Our favourite dish is Peking Duck...yum!

2 reviews so far 6
06.04.2017 12:22

From the moment we walked in we were blown away by the ambience of the restaurant and the hospitality and friendliness of the staff - food was wonderful and tasty - cannot fault it. There was a little misunderstanding re the main meals but once we pointed it out it was rectified very very quickly - will definitely return :)

1 review so far 6
29.03.2016 06:24

The food is always exceptional and the service is great. We have tried many but Bamboo House is still our fav Chinese restaurant in Melbourne.

2 reviews so far 6
01.05.2017 10:02

Best Peking Duck in town!! The service is also first rate. Bamboo House never disappoints, the food is consistently of a very high standard. Bravo!!

1 review so far 6
17.05.2017 13:33

Bamboo House is a family favorite - great food served by skilled pleasant staff. ideal for a special occasion or a relaxed dinner with friends.

1 review so far 6
19.12.2016 10:35

The Bamboo House has excellent food and great service every time we go there. We Love the peking duck pancakes. Favourite Chinese restaurant in Melbourne.

1 review so far 6
16.12.2016 08:42

Have been going to bamboo house for 17 years. Its great for business meals. I highly recommend this restaurant the food is always excellent and the service is very efficient. Tea smoked duck and southern rock lobster are my favorites. There is also an excellent wine list.

1 review so far 5
18.06.2017 13:07

Bamboo House was as good as ever. Food and service was of the usual high standard. Peking Duck and Spicy Lamb Cutlet were delicious. We will be back.

1 review so far 6
02.06.2016 08:00

Anne and the staff are exceptional and the food amazing. I go to Bamboo Palace a few times a month and it never disappoints. Just let them bring out what the specials are for the day - it's a great way to experience it.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 10:22

The restaurant offers probably the best Peking duck comparing to even most Hong Kong restaurants. The favour is truly traditional. However, as the restaurant is maintaining first class service catering to the customers, there is never enough time. The hostess is most hospitable.

1 review so far 6
14.02.2017 23:01

Good ambience for a date night. The service was pretty decent even though the restaurant was packed. The food are served at the right interval and it is really delicious! Pricey but definitely the place to go if you want to impress someone!

1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 16:31

Wonderful food, wonderful service ......would absolutely go back time and time again. Loved the Cantonese noodles and the food overall. Dishes were of generous sizes and very fresh tasting. Definitely give this place a visit if you want a great meal out.

2 reviews so far 6
24.02.2016 11:40

Always a terrific experience. Ann and her team really know there stuff - we don't even bother looking at the menu any more - they just know what we like and what's great on the night. Always a top class experience!

1 review so far 5
12.05.2017 23:13

Great service & food, recommended. Peking duck had excellent tasy crispy skin, inside delicdate thin pancakes. Ssauce was ok, but woukd have benefited from a bit more spring onion & cucumber, which were a bit lean leaving the excellent duck part a litttle unbalanced, but nonetheless, still excellent.

1 review so far 6
07.12.2016 07:48

Amazing service and food as delicious as always .... Nothing was too hard for them to cater to ... Including a banquet for the adults and then different dishes for the kids. Perfect fun birthday venue for my mums 70th

3 reviews so far 6
27.04.2017 12:16

Great quality food as always and excellent service by Annie and her professional staff. Peking Duck is a great favourite and the San Choi Bow was a perfect combination of moist filling and crisp, fresh lettuce cup. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 15:01

Fabulous. The best service and Peking duck in Melbourne in a great setting. Consistently excellent. This is a business favourite and we return again and again. Never been disappointed. Don't miss the superb salt and pepper squid either.

1 review so far 6
11.05.2017 09:59

Fabulous FOOD, STAFF and SERVICE !! Our new go to Chinese restaurant in Melbourne. Convenient to the theatre district and great places to stay. No need to look any further than BAMBOO HOUSE in Chinatown in Melbourne.

1 review so far 6
07.03.2016 07:41

Magnificent food and great service. We had lots of small dishes and the different tastes were superb. The oysters 3 ways are a must to have as are the lamb chops. A great night!

1 review so far 6
12.09.2016 19:36

Excellent service, outstanding food and pleasant setting at the top end of Melbourne's Chinatown. Best to book as the restaurant can get extremely busy although it does not affect the quality of the service.

1 review so far 6
10.07.2016 07:27

Booking was for a Saturday night for 12 and we had been at this restaurant 12 months previous. Great atmosphere and banquet was excellent. Staff very attentive. Everyone had a great night. Fully recommend

2 reviews so far 6
07.04.2016 08:57

As always Ann and her crew and right on the mark. Food was wonderful, staff sensational. We try other Chinese restaurants but always come back... can't beat it for value for money and deliciousness!

1 review so far 6
31.05.2016 21:11

Great tasting authentic chinese cuisine in the heart of the Melborne CBD. It's a place I would recommend to anyone who's in town to look for a Chinese restaurant to bring their guests to.

1 review so far 6
23.10.2016 13:25

Excellent service and quality food for a reasonable price. Peking Duck is always a highlight. Wine selection is comprehensive and prices are reasonable. Would recommend as my favorite restaurant in china town.

1 review so far 6
17.07.2016 09:49

lovely food the dumplings are a must along with the peaking duck. Great atmosphere friendly staff would go back again and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great meal.

3 reviews so far 6
16.06.2016 10:09

Great food and friendly, experienced service. A favourite for anytime we are in the city...theatre show, special occasion or just for a good quality Chinese meal. The Peking Duck is excellent here.

1 review so far 5
25.01.2017 22:07

Great food - we had cold meats and cold crystal noodles - scrumptious! Good wine list with a good spread of price and variety. Service is efficient, friendly and no-fuss. Great spot and a Melbourne icon in Chinatown.

1 review so far 6
14.05.2017 21:37

Consistently good food and service. There is good distance between tables so you do not feel crammed in and the noise level is always reasonable. Staff happy to accomodate menu requirements.

1 review so far 6
05.07.2016 07:16

We have the duck, it was amazing! The service was excellent, especially with the duck, where they come to the table and cut and serve it right in front of you.

1 review so far 6
30.03.2016 18:39

The food was delicious and well presented. The service was of a high standard. I liked the choices of wine. I have been before with a group which was also good.

1 review so far 6
19.12.2016 10:22

We had a great experience at bamboo house the scallops are highly recommended. The service was spot and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this to anyone keen on a cantonese meal.

1 review so far 6
21.08.2016 08:16

Excellent service along with an excellent selection of high quality food. From the time we entered the restaurant to the time we left, we felt that we were being spoiled.

1 review so far 6
09.06.2016 08:41

We were on a tight time frame for the theatre and the food came out perfectly. Great dishes with high quality ingredients. The Peking Duck is a must try.

1 review so far 6
24.05.2017 22:24

Wow, best Chinese in Melbourne, we normally eat at silks at crown casino but this is better. My favourite is eye fillet pan fry dumplings and peaking duck

2 reviews so far 6
07.07.2016 08:02

Great food accompanied by good service. The best pecking duck I ever had in my whole time in Melbourne and the rice paper chicken is a standout

1 review so far 6
05.07.2016 09:16

This is easy to review.. The food is the best Chinese we have ever had and the staff are lovely. We always dine here when visiting Melbourne.

1 review so far 4
25.01.2017 09:56

Lovely food, service ok - might have been better if I wasn't on my own with two very well behaved children? Why is it that when you dine with children, the credibility of being "foodies" goes out the window!

1 review so far 6
30.04.2017 22:54

Food and service make this place. We love the Peking duck there. Sense of the theatre when you have duck there. Wine list extensive. Toilets clean

1 review so far 6
19.04.2017 09:17

Bamboo house has always been reliable, nice ambience, staff always provide friendly service and very attentive. Food has always been good and consistent. will be returning!

1 review so far 6
16.04.2017 16:05

Amazing food every time. This was no different. Authentic Shanghaiese. Service was very attentive. My personal favourite is the Xiao Long Bao. Incredibly fresh and tasty!

2 reviews so far 6
08.04.2017 19:45

Great service and fantastic food. Enjoyable pre theatre dinner where the service was speedy but not at all rushed. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Lovely dinner

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 07:43

Fabulous meal and great attentive and helpful service - also surprisingly good value! Excellent wine list. We will be back and recommend to family and friends.

3 reviews so far 4
21.02.2017 14:18

Had been here a few times, smoked duck was great, however XO lobster did not taste the XO sauce at all, tasted more like a sweet and sour, lobster tail was fresh however the sauce was a let down.

1 review so far 6
30.09.2016 08:00

They have the best crispy duck pancakes on the world. They bring the duck out while and then carve it up right in front of you.

1 review so far 6
06.09.2016 07:48

Great food great service never disappointed.Peking duck and seafood egg rolls were the highlight. We will be back soon! Thanks to everyone for a memorable night.