Chinese is one of the most ancient and varied cuisines in the world, yet often gets misrepresented in Australia. Put down the neon-coloured sweet 'n' sour pork - Melbourne has so many authentic Chinese restaurants more deserving of your dollars and tastebuds. Here are our favourites.


The sister venue of HuTong has a slightly schmicker feel.

25 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

ShanDong MaMa

The fish dumplings don't disappoint.

Shop 7 200 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Lee Ho Fook

Modern as they come.

11-15 Duckboard Place
Melbourne VIC 3000

Spice Temple

Neil Perry's homage to Szechuan.

Crown Melbourne 8 Whiteman Street
Southbank VIC

China Red

Xiao long bao and touch-screen ordering.

Shop 6 206 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC


A tiny outpost of bao love.

Shop 4 19-37 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne VIC

Pacific Seafood BBQ House


Shop 8, 240 Victoria Street
Richmond VIC