Box Hill is home to Sichuan hotpot restaurants, Korean barbeque joints, sushi trains, Taiwanese hawker stalls, hole-in-the-wall canteens and more. It’s one of the most dynamic and diverse suburbs in Melbourne, and it has the eating to show for it.

Outside of the CBD, Box Hill is the best place in the city for finding great Chinese food (although Springvale and Glen Waverley come close). You’ll find restaurants repping all of the country’s cuisines here. They’re joined by a constellation of east Asian and south-east Asian diners.

Tina's Noodle Kitchen


This casual diner – by the Dainty Sichuan crew – is dedicated to Chongqing-style noodle soup. So everything here is hot, spicy and slurpable. Make sure to get here nice and early, because it gets busy fast.

1 Main Street, Box Hill

Shaanxi-Style Restaurant


This small eatery is dedicated to the cuisine of the Shaanxi province, in China's northwest. On the menu you'll find dishes such as saucy biang biang noodles and a sandwich style that's among the world's oldest.

943-945 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

Magic Cuisine


This stall in Box Hill has got cooked meat, entrees and vegetable dishes pre-packaged in takeaway containers, ready for you to grab and take to work or reheat at home. Just add rice.

Box Hill Central 1 Main Street, Box Hill

Little Sichuan


This “little” sibling of hotpot institution Dainty Sichuan uses the same rich broths and variety of ingredients, but specialises in malatang style – or hotpot for one.

Box Hill Central , Box Hill

Zero Mode


This all-day Box Hill eatery serves up inventive and modern takes on Asian cuisine. You’ll visit for brunch menu items like fried chicken and waffles – with fairy floss and stick around in the evening for the ramen served in a beer glass and chargrilled drunk prawns. People come here from around town to try its internet-famous cream cakes.

G03/850 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

Roast Duck Inn


Cantonese chefs with more than three decades of experience serve up suckling roast duck.

29-31 Carrington Road, Box Hill
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David & Camy Dumpling & Noodle Restaurant


One of Box Hill's best-loved dumpling houses.

605 Station Street, Box Hill

Tien Dat


Tien Dat opened in 1983 as the first Vietnamese restaurant in Box Hill. It is still owned by the same family.

3 Carrington Road, Box Hill



Charcoal grilling is the focus here. Either on a grill in the kitchen, or the one built into your table. Think tuna belly tataki with yuzu, seared foie gras and top-grade Wagyu cuts from here and Japan.

G01 850 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill