The Best Restaurants in Box Hill

Updated 1 month ago


Box Hill is one of the most dynamic and diverse suburbs in Melbourne, and it has the eating to show for it. It’s home to Sichuan hotpot restaurants, Korean barbeque joints, sushi trains, Taiwanese hawker stalls, hole-in-the-wall canteens and more. Outside the CBD, it’s the best place in this city to find great Chinese food from a host of regions (although Springvale and Glen Waverley come close). And it also has a handful of Vietnamese restaurants, including longstanding Tien Dat, which opened in 1983. They’re joined by a constellation of diners serving Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian and more. These are some of the best places to eat in the vibrant suburb, curated by Broadsheet’s food and drink editors.

  • 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.

  • This small eatery is dedicated to cuisine from Shaanxi province, in northwest China. On the menu you'll find dishes such as saucy biang biang noodles and Shaanxi-style sandwiches, among the world's oldest varieties.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Visit this day-to-night spot for inventive takes on Asian cuisine. Come early for fried chicken and waffles (with Sriracha-maple bacon) or stay back for Wagyu skewers. People visit from around town for its internet-famous cream cakes.

  • Look for the crisp red ducks in the window. Enter for a sumptuous feast cooked by Cantonese chefs who have more than three decades of experience. There are two dinner sittings and the restaurant is BYO.

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

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

  • 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.