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Chinatown

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Museums

Chinese Museum

Located in Melbourne's Chinatown, off Little Bourke Street, the Chinese Museum is a living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown. The Chinese Museum...

Restaurants

Flower Drum

Create a special occasion so you can head to Flower Drum for novel Cantonese fare that garnered two more hats in The Age Good Food Guide.

Restaurants

HuTong Dumpling House

Linger long enough at HuTong to give your scalding xiao long bao meat and soup dumplings time to cool, scoffing the rest of the menu while you wait.

Bars

The Croft Institute

Launched when hidden laneway bars where still hard to find, the Croft offers a clinical approach to partying, kitted out like an eerie hospital.

Restaurants

Longrain

With their innovative take on aromatic Thai cuisine, Longrain has become a Melbourne favourite and been hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

Bars

Double Happiness

Get double the usual happiness thanks to Chinese-themed fun, like Chairman Mao decor, bubble tea cocktails, dumplings and Kung Fu movie nights.

Live music

Ding Dong Lounge

From Mark Lanegan to Little Red, you'll find local and international rock, indie and electro acts at this late night Melbourne rock institution.

Restaurants

Fukuryu Ramen

Make your way to Chinatown's hidden gem, Fukurya Ramen, and slurp up their authentic Ramen offerings, straight from the streets of Japan.

Restaurants

China Red

Touch-screen ordering and marine-animal-shaped dumplings – if the great food doesn't draw you into this HuTong off-shoot, the novelty value surely will.

Bars

New Gold Mountain

Take a measure of 1920s Hong Kong glamour, mix with two parts opium den, shake it all up, and you get this very decadent boudoir-like laneway bar.

Shopping

MidCity Arcade

A retail and leisure hub popular with Asia’s expat youth, the arcade straddles Bourke Street and Melbourne’s bustling Chinatown precinct.

Restaurants

Shandong Mama

Try the mackerel and 'Melbourne' dumplings at this unpretentious family-run dumpling house specialising in cuisine from eastern China's Shandong province.

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Food & wine

Dumplings

Melbourne does dumplings by the steamer-basket load. Be the judge of the best xiao long bao and pot stickers at these local favourite dumpling houses.

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Bars

Take an unexpected turn, duck into one of Melbourne's famed laneways, scamper up some stairs and take a tipple in a bar with a distinct personality.

Food & wine

Chinese restaurants

Explore Melbourne's laneways and eat streets to find the best Chinese restaurants for special occasions, all-day yum cha and a quick dumpling fix.

Food & wine

Laneway dining

Dine like a local and find some of the city's favourite eateries tucked away upstairs, downstairs and behind bustling queues in Melbourne's laneways.