China Red

Melbourne CBDChinese, Asian, Cantonese$$$$
52 Reviews
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About China Red

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.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm


China Red
Shop 6 / 206 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD
Melbourne 3000

Menu Highlights


Chef's Recommendations

Braised pork ribs in sweet soy sauce


Stir-fried diced beef with eggplant & chilli


Stir-fried crocodile meat in ginger & onion sauce

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More about China Red, Melbourne CBD

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!

52 China Red Reviews

52 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Merrie M.10 days ago · 1 review

The Food was amazing! And great prices too! Definitely one of my favourites

Jaspal Singh B.17 days ago · 1 review

Always been a great experience with quick ordering and receiving of food.

Annie B.a month ago · 1 review

Delicious! The food is fresh (you can watch them making the dumplings), quick and tasty. The staff are efficient and friendly and it’s BYO, what more could you want!