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Melbourne’s China Red serves fine Chinese cuisine in the heart of the CBD. This lovely restaurant specialises in Shanghai shao long bao, a type of dumpling soup that comes served in a bamboo steam basket. China Red is stylish, straddling the line between traditional and modern with its beautiful red lanterns contrasting with sleek furnishings. With futuristic touch-screen menus hanging next to every table, this restaurant impresses in more ways than one. You’ll find it down Bourke Street in the thick of central Melbourne – just steps away from Russell Street Stop 7.
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Was really quiet for a Tuesday night. This restaurant is usually packed when I have visited in the past. Service is fast but I’d take hand sanitizer if you plan on going with the pandemic happening at the moment. Other than that was really good food. Other people were dining here and they are still open. I never have a problem here!
Discovered this place a few years ago and whenever we visit Melbourne, we make a point of visiting. This time was for my birthday - once again awesome food and excellent staff.
One of the most consistent and Chinese restaurant in Melbourne!
If you love Chinese food, prepare to be completely bowled over by China Red. Found in one of the most well-known arcade streets in the CBD – in a ground-floor space on Bourke Street – just steps from the Yarra, this Chinese restaurant is right in the heart of the action. As you walk in, catch a glimpse of China Red’s chefs whipping up Chinese delicacies before your very own eyes. Once you’re seated, order your food using one of China Red’s touch-screen menus and get ready to take your taste buds on a journey to the Far East.
But let’s get down to the best part: the menu. China Red is focused on authentic cooking, specifically dim sim. We recommend ordering the pan-fried pork buns, spicy wontons, prawn and chive dumplings and the shredded turnip pastries. After you take on some dim sim, it’s time to move on to the main event. We just can’t get enough of the braised whole prawns in black pepper sauce, the fish fillet in Szechuan hot chilli oil and the deep-fried diced chicken with chilli and curry leaf. But, believe us when we say that the menu certainly doesn’t stop there. Reserve now and see what else awaits you at China Red in Melbourne CBD!