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Mao Please

Melbourne CBDChinese
Excellent
5.3/6
20 Reviews

About Mao Please

Dear diners, please be aware that a minimum spend of $15 per person applies to online bookings.

Led by the same folks who brought you Prahran’s beloved Juicy Dumplings, this Little Bourke Street Chinese restaurant offers several styles of Chinese cooking including Hunan, Sichuan, and Cantonese, making it the perfect choice for adventurous foodies and lovers of Chinese cuisine. As for dumplings, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Mao Please, with highlights including xiaolongbao, sheng jian bao, as well as boiled, pan-fried and gluten-free varieties. In addition to the many meat-centred options, the restaurant also offers several vegetarian options including broccoli with garlic and Chinese vegetables with mushrooms. We think Mao would have been pretty impressed with this CBD Chinese restaurant – find out what the fuss is about by booking a table and trying it for yourself!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 4:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Address

Mao Please
214 Little Bourke St, Melbourne CBD
Melbourne 3000

Menu Highlights

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Entrées

Peanuts in Mature Vinegar

A$8.50

Hunan Century Eggs

A$8.50

Fire Roast Fish

A$18.50
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Soups

Free-Range Chicken Soup

A$22.50

Pork Bone Stewed Radish Soup

A$22.50

Hunan Meatball Soup

A$22.50
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Mains

Steamed Pork Slices with Rice Flour

A$24.50

Human Braised Beef Brisket

A$26.50

Oxtail Claypot

A$28.50
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Seafood

Hunan Fried Fish and Shrimp

A$28.50

Hunan Pan-Braised Fish

A$32.00

Hunan Spicy Crab

A$42.00
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Vegetarian

Chilli Shredded Potato

A$15.80

Hunan Cauliflower

A$16.50

Sizzling Hunan Beancurd

A$18.50
Don't miss out on a table!

20 Mao Please Reviews

Excellent
5.3/6
20 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Service:Excellent
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Food:Outstanding
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"Excellent"6/6
Tegan A.2 months ago · 1 review

Great little restaurant. My friends and I had dumplings, pork buns, spring rolls and fried rice and all of it was delicious. The place itself is bright and has a cool vibe, but it is a bit hard to spot from the street, I almost walked past it. would definitely go there again!

"Excellent"6/6
Tony J.3 months ago · 2 reviews

Great value and excellent service. Would recommend for a quick lunch or any work celebrations. I had the lunch special and it was really good.

"Excellent"6/6
Matt L.3 months ago · 1 review

Was a very pleasant dining experience. Food is always great and the staff are just amazing. Bring your own is the best as well :)

"Excellent"6/6
David E.3 months ago · 1 review

The food is great and is prepared very quickly. The staff are very warm, friendly and attentive, and it's only $3 per person for BYO

"Good"4/6
Philip C.7 months ago · 1 review

I went primarily with a view to sampling the gluten-free dumplings. My son praised them highly, while I thought they were quite good. The pork stir-fry contained gluten, so I did not eat it; however, it was pronounced tasty by the three others with whom I dined. The gluten-containing dumplings were acknowledged to be acceptable but rated below what can be purchased elsewhere. There was nothing to complain about the simple, gluten-free plate of greens. The service was sufficiently friendly and efficient. The meal was inexpensive.

"Okay"3/6
Peter V.a year ago · 1 review

Good value restaurant. Ordered a banquet for a group. Much more attention could be paid to cleanliness of bathroom areas for guests. Vegetarian fried rice had some cubes of ham in it - had to request a replacement. Also, I would suggest inclusion of the pork buns or dumplings into the banquet menu. One thing I would recommend at this restaurant is their steamed pork buns.

"Excellent"6/6
Jenni P.a year ago · 1 review

Great food, especially the chilli oil dumplings, lots of choice to suit everyone. Well priced. Dinner for 4 with wine and beers came in at about $40 a head. excellent service.

"Excellent"6/6
Athol H.9 months ago · 2 reviews

great pork and prawn dumplings excellent chive omlette the quality of all dishes was excellent friendly service from Brian our waiter a great night for the ten of us

"Excellent"6/6
Colette C.2 years ago · 1 review

We were a large group dining, and were happy with the service and the food. I had the gluten free chicken and prawn dumplings, and recommend them.

"Excellent"6/6
Nerida M.8 months ago · 1 review

My 8 year old coeliac daughter especially appreciated your Gluten free menu. The service and other food else was great too! We'll be back again soon!

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