From afar down Springvale Road you see a bold brick building with a subtly peaked Chinese pagoda roof, and from up close you get a whiff of the steamy, aromatic air that confirms this is the local temple to Chinese cuisine in Forest Hill. In a large, spacious dining area with plenty of natural light, Overseas Seafood Restaurant runs the gamut of Chinese cuisine, with a strong emphasis, of course, on seafood. Live scallops and oysters are brought even more to life (if that’s possible) by delicious ginger scallion sauce and the like, luscious lobster comes in various forms including foie gras accompanied or steamed with shao hsing wine. There are long menus of Chinese roast specialties, abalone and air-dried seafood, alongside countless non-fishy options like braised pork trotter, beef spare ribs in red wine, barbecue char siew, salt and pepper quail and much more. If you’re looking for unforgettable Chinese food in Melbourne’s outer east, do not look past Overseas Seafood Restaurant.
Overseas Seafood Restaurant in Forest Hill is a glorious destination for anyone around Melbourne who finds themselves craving traditional Chinese food on the reg... It’s clear that a lot of care and attention has gone into Overseas Seafood Restaurant’s extensive menu, which spans over 32 pages of brilliant Chinese appetizers, mains and dessert. There’s so much food on offer that there’s sure to be something to tickle your fancy at this Springvale Road spot! With dim sum, delicious deep fried entrees, coconut king prawns, and Chinese lamb brisket on offer the hard part, really, will be deciding what to order!
If you’re planning an evening out with a group of friends or family, you should most definitely book ahead in order to reserve their three course duck banquet, which is very reasonably priced at $58.80 for up to four people. Alternatively, pre-order their steam boat option and cook the food together at your table in bowls of steaming broth accompanied by fresh meat, fish, vegetables or sea food. What a lovely, sociable way to eat out in Melbourne’s Forest Hill area... Quickly, book your table at Overseas Seafood Restaurant today!
The food is good and price is very reasonable. The Peking Duck is highly recommended. Yum Cha is good also. Strongly recommend, except parking might not be sufficient.
The food is good. Restaurant is rather noisy as not be good for someone who wants to eat and chat. During payment, the cashier and a waiter tried to convince us to purchase the food vouchers, which is confusing!
First visit that did not disappoint. Traditional Cantonese dishes executed well. Portions were small relative to similar ilk establishments vis a vis pricing. Overall experience warrants a second visit.
We love coming to this place for family gatherings. They have great food with service to match. The Peking duck is must have when you visit.
Food was good. However, service was very slow despite only 5 tables at 7.30pm. The waitress was more interested in upsizing and getting us to spend more instead of cultivating a win win to encourage repeat business! We were really full after over ordering, then the fish was served- a really fresh and nice fish- but way over sized and the price reflected this last dish for the night! Therefore, nice, but not nice. Hope they improve their intentions and service to encourage more genuine patrons! Looking at the empty tables, I cannot help understand why. Hope they take it in good spirit and hope for a win win next time!
Went to the restaurant last night. The services was pretty good. Environment was quite nice and comfortable. Food was a little over priced and some dishes were too salty. e.g. the beansprout with the shredded duck. The three course peking duck was average. Having said that, the duck and pancake were generous - 16pcs of pancake. The duck soup was just pickles vegetable soup and the second course for the duck is beansprouts with some shredded duck meat. This dish was a little too salty.
Very rushed Birthday dinner for grandma. Service was ok but hurried with a smile. Felt pressured to order extra after waiter suggested that it was inadequate. It was an expensive last minute addition of king prawns $85 for 12 prawns! It was served very late & we were too full to eat. Had to take home. We were there by 5:15, ordered dishes promptly, encouraged to move along, bill handed to us by 6:45. We managed to have the cake & song, photos cheerfully taken by waitress, cake portioned & served real efficiently quickly. Out before 7pm. Yes, us seniors got indigestion. Too popular to suit us.
We booked two tables about 20 people in total on Saturday 22 Apr 2017. The foods were not bad and reasonably priced. However, we found the restaurant was a bit disorganized. Some menu we pre-booked was not recorded. We waited for more than 10 minutes and no one bother to take any orders until we asked. Teas were ordered but only served after 15 minutes. Overall rating.. good food... but poor service, understaff and disorganized. Jerry Ng & Family
Nice ambience though slightly cramped with chairs too close to the next table. Service was slightly slow due to peak time but this is expected. Food was great though a dish came out below expectation compared to the last time we ordered that same dish.
Keen services. Most dishes were tasty except the red wine beef spare ribs were too chewy and over cook. Reported but no service recover for this compliant dish. Good sales and marketing strategy to sell the coupons before get the value dishes such as Peking duck in $9.90 or Yum Cha dishes in $5.5 each.