About Silky Apple
Whether you’re a smooth operator looking for a place to convene for a perfectly romantic rendezvous, a family looking for a smooth spot to sit down and dine together, or a Melbourne city slicker looking to host a business lunch or function, Silky Apple has 30 years of hospitality industry experience and the Chinese cuisine to grease the wheels when it comes to good eats. BYO or order refreshments from Silky Apple’s ample cellars – they’re fully licensed – while you peruse the long list of traditional Chinese delights. Look out for special menus for special occasions, and let yourself be tempted by the lavish banqueting options at this hotspot down Armadale’s High Street.
- Monday 18:00 - 21:30
- Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
- Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
- Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
- Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
- Saturday 18:00 - 21:30
- Sunday 11:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
There are more dishes on the menu at Silky Apple than you can shake a spring roll at. Entrees range from duck san choy bow through to steamed crystal prawn dumplings via beef and chicken dim sum and then you have the entrees – wasabi king prawns, Shanghai-style pork dumplings, fried quail with chilli and Chinese spices, and braised tofu with enoki mushrooms. Soups, rice and noodles, and dishes comprised of fish, calamari, scallops, prawns, pork and lamb, beef, chicken and duck round out the main courses, but it’s the house specialties you’ll want to indulge in. Silky Apple’s kitchen in Melbourne’s Armadale has an uncanny ability when it comes to Szechuan-style beef and barramundi, kung po chicken with cashews, barbecued pork with beancurd and, of course, Peking duck.
If your appetite isn’t already whetted, perhaps Silky Apple’s banqueting menu will when you’ve got a good excuse for a celebratory feast. This Chinese restaurant in Melbourne’s Armadale can hold up to 120 people in its spacious and elegantly outfitted premises along High Street – book it in part or in its entirety and indulge in a menu specially prepared by the expert team in charge. Four options are available, including a kiddie-sized banquet, two for two or more people and the most lavish for four or more. This latter begins with seafood san choy bow and a basket of mixed dim sum, classic Chinese chicken and corn soup before hitting winners such as Peking duck, tai chi prawns (for a meditative meal), chicken bird’s nest (ideal for lucky hen’s nights), black pepper beef fillet (another house special), special fried rice, Chinese-Singaporean noodles with banana fritters or fried ice cream to cram in at the end. Put it this way, you’re going to need the calmative effects of Chinese tea if you opt for this, and whatever way you choose to dine you’ll need to book ahead.
Great food. Great service. Great experience. A must go place. I have been going there for years, and enjoyed it every single time. Do yourself a favor.
Silky Apple has excellent food choices and high quality food. The staff are very attentive and you do not wait long for your dishes. It is a good choice for kids & family gatherings.
Always great to return to Silky Apple. The food is reliably very good. The people are pleasant, aim to please and a delight to watch as they serve people. We always enjoy going there whether we are on our own or without grandchildren.
The food is amazing! We had the Peking beef which was heaven. First time we've had it and it won't be the last. They serve the best sweet and sour pork. The honey chicken is nice but not the best. The fried rice is delicious! The service is great. Can't wait to go back again!
We were really disappointed with our dinner this time at Silky Apple. Our previous visits have been fantastic but last night it was as if the chef didn't even try. The food lacked flavour and our fried icecreams weren't even crisp or warm on the outside... Frozen solid all the way through. When I asked why the fried icecream wasn't "fried" the Manager's response was that it depended on how hot the oil was!!!??? Didn't offer any apology and just took my uneaten dessert without offering anything in return and still charged us all for the uncooked fried icecream. Very bad service.
The dishes always delicious with the service always top notch. Been going to the a Silky Apple for 30 years and standard has never wavered.
Fantastic old school Chinese decor and super friendly staff. Family friendly and spacious layout. Yummy black bean & chilli king prawns! Fried ice cream with a lovely delicate lemony coating and a flaming garnish was a special experience.... We will be back again soon.
It was a very nice meal at a reasonable price. I go to Silky Apple each week for lunch as its food is very good.
We had a great meal with great service Restaurant was warm on a very cold winters nightand cqarpeted floor meant we could talk . Very friendly and obliging staff
The food and atmosphere was good and everyone enjoyed their meal it was very fresh and lots of it the drinks were good as well
Great Banquet at a reasonable price. Peking duck our favourite dish, along with the birds nest. Restaurant does look a little tired, but has been around a long time.
Amazing food and such humble service. Would def return. Food was a bit slow but the owner came & apologised they were down 2 staff members.
Good food, pleasant atmosphere, good service. Some really nice dishes; an enjoyable dinner experience. Very good staff. Easy to enjoy, for families and couples as well.
Yum cha was very yum and excellent value. Service was good. Spring rolls, pork buns, sui mai and ha gow - all delightful. Will be back!
It was very cold through the dinner. We didn't even take off our coats. Food's very pricey,not appealing at all,covered in starch. Many years ago use to be one of the best Chinese restaurants in Melbourne, unfortunately not anymore
We had a Very nice dinner, although the Service was a bit slow. However, the restaurant is always pleasant and comfortable. Not quite as good as the previous time.
This was one of my favourite restaurants. This time when I went there was no variety they put us on a table that was too small, because they had given and table away. It was supposed to be Yum Cha but we had to keep asking for the different food and they kept missing the tables in our section. It was one of the worst Yum Cha lunches I've had. I spoke to the girl after and she didn't seem concerned!
Absolutely disgusting there were hardly any dumplings and the ones they brought out were soggy and horrible not going back it use to be good