About Tea House at China Town

This is one of Chinatown’s best kept secrets, hidden just off Little Bourke on Cohen Place. In a district so loaded with dumplings it takes a lot to stand out, but Tea House at China Town really do manage it with lavish servings of authentic Cantonese and broader Chinese meals, cooked to traditional recipes using super-fresh ingredients. Popular with Melbourne CBD folk for a satisfying business lunch, Tea House at China Town is invisible among the throng of more ostentatious Chinese restaurants around, but it’s irresistible once you do find it. They do a superb range of banquets (lunch or dinner) to give you a taste of everything, or simply pick your way through the enticing menu, from drunken pigeon to classic Peking duck and of course mountains of steamy dumplings, sweet desserts and plentiful seafood and vegetarian options. Don’t tell too many people, but Tea House at China Town is well worth a visit.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Tea House at China Town
11-17 Cohen Place, Melbourne CBD
Melbourne 3000

Menu Highlights



Pan-Fried Shanghai Chicken Dumplings

2 pieces

BBQ Pork Tenderloin

8 pieces

Sliced Quail Fillet with Szechuan Dry Chilli


Chef's Recommendations

Steamed Egg Custard with Spicy Seafood sauce


Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab with Spicy Salt


Baked Crab Shell



Braised Pork Belly


Charcoal Grilled Whole Squid


Prawns Lightly Deep-Fried with Wasabi Sauce


26 Tea House at China Town Reviews

26 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Maria L.3 months ago · 1 review

Great food great service . Thank you Would defenitly return to this place the food was amazing easy to book online once again thank you.

Glenis M.4 months ago · 1 review

Was wonderful thank you carnt wait to Get back there for my sons birthday later on in the year and for my daughters birthday excellent 👏🥂✌️

Andrew M.4 months ago · 2 reviews

Went there for Lunar New Year, Dancing Lion was very impressive as was the Lobster Omelette and Peking Duck. Our host was very attententive! Will be back soon!

Ryan N.10 months ago · 1 review

All the staff at the restaurant are very nice and accommodating. The food tastes absolutely fantastic and the portion sizes of each meal are so big.

Bruce S.5 months ago · 4 reviews

The Tea House is one of my favourite restaurants. The food was excellent. It is not cheap, but not very expensive either. The stuffed Garfish was delicate and tasty. The fluffy lobster omelette delicate but flavoursome. Peking duck was both beautifully meaty, cooked to perfection with magnificently crisp skin. The crispy skin chicken was all beautiful plump and tender meat. There were many choices of wine by the glass. We were early as we had a five year old to get home but, even so, I was surprised that on a Friday night there were so few diners there. All those people who join the latest craze to queue in the street for Ramen or Singapore "street food" should try a real dining experience!

Kelly M.a year ago · 2 reviews

The food was delicious and the staff were attentive without being annoying. We went after reading a positive cantonese duck review, and the duck truly was magnificent but so were the dumplings, spring rolls, steamed rice roll, chicken ribs and the stuffed garfish. We will definitely be going back!

Pam C.4 months ago · 1 review

The food was 10/10 The service good but could follow up with drinks better.. ie I said I didn’t want an alcoholic drink upon arrival so they assumed I didn’t want one all evening and never came back to me .. yes I could have asked but a good waiter would follow up

Kym B.a year ago · 7 reviews

Lovely service, fresh food, decent prices. We were expecting Yum Cha so we were a little disappointed that they didn't offer this service. They made up for this by providing our own version.

Lincoln H.a year ago · 1 review

I have been going to the TH for many many years. The food and the service is still great after all those years. The wine list is good and the menu excellent

Richard M.2 years ago · 1 review

Easy to book, very clean, magnificent food, good selection of quality wines, impeccable service from all staff from the welcome through to the food and wine waiters