An eclectic southeast Asian restaurant serving incredible fusion-inspired cuisine and innovative drinks, Tenpin is the new kid in town who’s quickly become the talk of the city’s foodie scene. Serving stunning Asian cuisine, amazing cocktails, and decadent desserts, Tenpin offers an experience that’s difficult to match in Port Melbourne. Situated on Beach Street, this standout restaurant and bar is open five days a week and found only steps from Hobsons Bay, close to Spirit Station Pier.Go to Tenpin Page
- 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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For delicious contemporary Southeast Asian cuisine, Tenpin on Port Melbourne’s Beach Street is leading the charge. The atmosphere here is hip and sophisticated, featuring an outdoor dining area with gorgeous views of the beach. Swing by for after-work drinks or start your big night off here – drinks with names like Hidden Mule, Smoke ‘n’ Bones and the Bottanica draw in some of Melbourne’s biggest cocktail aficionados.
The food menu at Port Melbourne’s Tenpin is straightforward and to the point, featuring a number of starters, mains, sides and tasty desserts. Share starters like edamame, crispy skinned pork belly or pork and kimchi dumplings to whet your appetite before moving on to hearty mains like the BBQ Wagyu skirt served with nahm jim jaew and green mango, stir-fried tofu and vegetables, the pad Thai or the duck larb made with lime, mint, chili, roast rice, lettuce and cucumber. Round it all off with one of Tenpin’s amazing desserts – go for the banana and sesame fritters, the tropical fruit salad or the spiced coconut cake trifle. It didn’t take long for this Melbourne Asian restaurant to start making waves, so book ahead to ensure a table.
305 Tenpin Reviews
Tenpin was absolutely brilliant!!! The food was excellent, staff were friendly and it has a really nice atmosphere! I usually don't order fish, but I had the BBQ salmon which was AMAAAAZING!! It was covered in beautiful fresh herbs, and a mixture of bitter, sour and sweet elements. The wagyu skewers were unreal too!! good selection of cocktails and in a really convenient location when bringing together friends from across town. Really enjoyed it, highly recommend!!
Busy but great sharing food; noisy but in a nice way. More for a fun group catch-up with friends than a romantic dinner. Great flavours
A fabulous place for anything from a dinner for two to a fun night with friends. Great food, great service, great vibe!!! With cocktails to boast too...
The food and the service is always excellent at Tenpin. We had a lovely time with friends and neighbours we need to eat there more frequently.
It was very quiet when we turned up for lunch. The room is light and bright with good beach views and a very "beachy feel". It really feels like a place to do lunch but it seems that most of the crowd shows up in the evenings. We started with Pork and Kimchi Dumplings and Thai Fish Cakes. They were both lovely but curiously lacked salt balance. I requested some salt (thinking that maybe the kitchen leant towards under seasoning) to be told I was the first person ever to request it. The Thai style Port Arlington Mussels and the Duck Larb that followed were perfectly balanced and the extra salt (thankfully) wasn't needed. They also had a nice amount of heat in them with no attempt to "dumb them down" for meeker punters. Not incendiary "Thai hot", but they didn't miss with the chilli....which is a good thing (and meant I did have to ask for a side of chillies like have to at a lot of places). We finished with a shared White choc chai pannacotta with pineapple and cardamom shortbread...and it was superb. The meal was accompanied by a lovely Italian Vermentino. Tenpin's wine list is reasonably priced, cleverly chosen and very "international" (Aussies made up maybe 40% of the winelist). Beer drinkers are well served too. Overall, a really good experience, although I get the sense that Tenpin is still finding its feet a bit and there is better to come.
Celebrated my birthday at Tenpin with my 3 adult children and their partners Food was delicious and servings very generous The cocktails were absolutely sensational they were happy to make me a cocktail not on their menu that i love and it went down a treat We sat upstairs which looks out over the bay although it was a cold night still a great outlook imagine in summer it will certainly be the place to be for sure great staff my only comment would be main meals did not all come out together but as my daughter suggested maybe they thought we were sharing so they staggered the service not sure !!! Food really fresh and great flavors A fantastic night shared with my beautiful family in a great setting - thank you Tenpin
Michael our waiter was great. Really attentive and knowledgeable. The food was really delicious and we enjoyed the fresh flavors. Slightly too much chilli for us in a few of the dishes. The only concern about the restaurant environment was that the acoustics down stairs were full-on loud and clangy. We couldn't hear ourselves chat easily. It is a common over site in restaurant design in Melbourne and a reason why a lot of guests won't return to a place. Some acoustic panels or soft surfaces carefully designed into the space would have a huge impact on softening the sound and keeping conversational noise contained. Without it the sound ricochets around creating a chaotic cacophony of noise that makes it difficult to hear anything. My job is designing large visitor destinations and interior spaces. Sound management is a big part of the design consideration. It is treated with the same regard as lighting or furnishings in term of its importance in creating an ambience and an enjoyable visitor experience that encourages return visitation. Unfortunately this element is often over looked because it is thought of as expensive and unnecessary. Not the case. It can be really cost effective and easy and is so important. Hope this contribution helps.
We had a great night at Tenpin as the food and cocktails were sensational. The service however was very average. Staff were friendly but very slow. Numerous times we went to the bar to order our drinks as we were tired of waiting to be served and in the end we would order eight drinks instead of the four required just so we didn't have to wait so long for service. The same occurred with food when we couldn't find a waitress to take an addition to our order. We would definitely like to go back as we enjoyed the food although would probably try dining downstairs with the hope service would be a little more attentive.
We loved our experience at Tenpin! We took Mum there for Mother's Day and it was the perfect blend of casual and special occasion. The food was so delicious, fresh and flavoursome! The service was very good as well. Love the setting and the fit out. I will definitely go back, especially to try the white choc chai panna cotta for dessert, unfortunately they had run out because it was so popular!
Friends and I had a great experience at Tenpin over the weekend. Food was amazing and fresh and the staff were all friendly and very attentive. Food servings are generous and great price for what you are getting. Highly recommend Tenpin to everyone.