Red Emperor Chinatown

131 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
$$$ Chinese

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 131 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Cuisine: Chinese |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Diners Club | JCB | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (03) 9021-1099
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Private Room, Takeout Available, Happy Hours, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Lunch noon - 3 p.m.
Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday
Lunch noon - 3 p.m.
Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Lunch noon - 3 p.m.
Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Lunch noon - 3 p.m.
Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Lunch noon - 3 p.m.
Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday
Lunch 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.58 out of 5 stars based on 197 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 10, 2024
Joy A.
We were celebrating our anniversary and chose this restaurant for yum chai. We have not had yum cha here before. The dumplings were exceptional and the extra dishes of calamari and broccoli were very well done. The trolley did not constantly come around and everything was hot, which is not always the case at some yum cha. The dessert selection was adequate but not overwhelming, with our favourite - custard tarts available. The wine list list was extensive and well chosen, With good wine available by the glass. We understood why this list has won many awards. We were not rushed either and easily finished in our allocated time . Great lunch.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 25, 2024
Shayne K.
We had a guest who is gluten free and has other dietary requirements. The staff were very attentive and ensured the food was safe for her to eat.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 08, 2024
Elaine B.
Delicious meal. Everything was perfect. Service was friendly and attentive. The gluten free options were extensive and staff catered for the coeliac in our group without any concerns.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 05, 2024
Lynn E.
Great yum cha lunch!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 30, 2024
Alan H.
Excellent food and service. Highly recommended!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 18, 2024
Michael G.
A lovely meal as always at Red Emperor. Keep it up!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 04, 2024
Harry W.
Very happy with our meal at the Red Emperor. The service was efficient and friendly and the food was great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 14, 2024
Rangeeta K.
Loved the Lychee Cocktails and impeccable service. Kudos to the staff that day.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 06, 2024
Braden G.
The best tasting gluten free Chinese in Melbourne.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 23, 2023
Jason W.
Service is immaculate. I have been to many 5 star restaurants in my time and nothing beats the time, attention and detail we received during our time here. Thank you for such a great time!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 04, 2023
Greg S.
Nice atmosphere, friendly and warm staff, delicious food. Will be visiting again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 04, 2023
Jon E.
Best yum cha I’ve eaten- awesome service and good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 24, 2023
Amy M.
We love coming to Red Emperor. The food is amazing, the wine list is extensive and the staff are wonderful. Thanks!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2023
Peter B.
We had an awesome experience for my wife’s birthday. Best Yum Cha we’ve ever had. Our waiter Scott was fantastic. He was fun, entertaining & efficient. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2023
Aileen W.
Service with passion.snd caring. It is a memorable experience having lunch in China Town.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 26, 2023
Anna L.
We had an absolute blast at Red Emperor in Chinatown. We had a yum cha lunch booking for a table of 11 and we enjoyed a variety of different yum cha items. One additional positive is that Red Emperor cater for gluten free and coeliacs so enjoy your food when you dine there. You wont be disappointed.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2023
Hilary J.
Best yum cha in Melbourne!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 26, 2024
Terrence O.
Great experience. Food amazing.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 04, 2024
Mark W.
Amazing!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 29, 2024
Carole C.
We were in a hurry to get to a live show and asked if we could get served dinner quickly. They did and we even had time for dessert. Great food.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 20, 2023
Peter L.
Excellent yum cha, service was attentive and the restaurant had a relaxing feel . Highly recommended

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 15, 2023
Steve C.
We had overall a nice dining experience We were on the top level It was a little warm in terms of temperature and the waitress spilled softdrink on me, which was an accident and i understand these things happen.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 20, 2023
Carole H.
We had a booking which proved unnecessary because that information as ignored when we arrived. My husband's entree was not the one he ordered but similar so he didn't complain. All the waitpeople were very pleasant and friendly. The food was delicious and the timing of presentation of courses suited us well.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 05, 2023
Adele T.
Good attention to GF and dietary. Thankyou

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 25, 2024
SHERYL M.
ABSOLUTELY LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE DINING EXPERIENCE. SERVICE WAS FANTASTIC. FOOD, WAS THE BEST BANQUET WE HAVE EVER HAD. SO YUMMY. ONE THING THAT LETS THE PREMISES DOWN IS THE TOILETS. HOWEVER, OVERALL WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND. THANKS FOR A LOVELY NIGHT

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 07, 2023
Michael K.
Really good food & wine. Good service for our large table. Will definitely go again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 26, 2023
Edna F.
Service was excellent with friendly and helpful staff, the seafood dishes was perfectly cook ( 10 out of 10) specially the lobster with noddles was the best in town so far, I couldn't find any better than your one but the fried chicken was bit dry. the only complaint is access to the toilet. Would love to come back again either yum cha or dinner

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 16, 2024
Mei D.
Yum Cha is ok , steam prawn rice noodle sauce not nice bit salty , steam veggies sauce not nice taste salty and chicken feet nice just a bit salty as well. Crispy Prawn bean curd too salty .