Oriental Tea House - Chapel St

4.6
408 Reviews
$41 to $100
Chinese
A long-time favourite for dumplings and yum cha on Chapel Street, Oriental Teahouse is both traditional teahouse and innovative Chinese restaurant, where friends and family come together to sip on tea and dine on their favourite Chinese dishes. Our Chapel Street venue provides a unique teahouse experience that eases from daytime to nighttime, where patrons can enjoy delicious Chinese restaurant fare and the old-world charm of a Shanghai drinking den, all under the one roof. Sure, we offer all the classics, such as Shu Mai Dumplings and our BBQ Pork Buns, but we’re not afraid to serve juicy parcels stuffed with chilli wagyu beef or even white chocolate. Tucked away upstairs is Zhou Zhou Bar, our 1930s Shanghai-themed bar. With two private rooms available, our space is perfect for corporate functions, birthdays, and special occasions of any size.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 408 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeniS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going here for years. Always good here.

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Philit
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Would definitely return.

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AndrewT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing I loved it! The best food and cocktails. So much choice!

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KyzaSoza
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect meal. It may be one of the best meals I have had in Melbourne so far. The dumplings were super yummy and interesting flavours that reminded me of an equally good dumpling experience at Mr Wong in Sydney. The shredded beef with the sweet sauce is delicious and a must have as well and the salt and pepper calamari was incredible. The calamari is so perfectly prepared so there are no stringy bits and was really tender. Love loved the meal. Thank you.

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RossG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic!! We had a selection of dumplings and they were great.

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DianneT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is our third time at the restaurant and it was still great
Will go back again and again, the staff are really lovely which is a bonus

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Beezley
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, patient and attentive staff; Delicious food that was served quickly; Lovely atmosphere - will be back soon!!

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Yolandi
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Nice food but expensive - never have an issue paying for good food but certainly not value for money. Sweet beef delicious. Pork belly tough. Chinese broccoli tasty. Vegetarian fried rice average and overpriced. Little choices for wine by the glass. Overall enjoyable but somewhat disappointing

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Babb
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was great from start to end. The noodle stir fry and salt and pepper tofu were amazing. Staff was extremely friendly and inviting. Venue was warm. Great experience.

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lovely food - will def be back . Been previously with a large group and now with family - who all loved it too

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NicoleG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We made a booking for Sunday afternoon. was very easy to book online. had a lovely table. Ordering was quick and easy and food came quick too. Couldn't fault the food or the service.

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GeorgieV
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, super friendly service and quick delivery of food. Cocktails were delicious also. Well priced, good atmosphere, clean restaurant.

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MarS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All items ordered were fantastic... with a great range of plant based options

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NaomiD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here.
I brought my family and friends here for the first time and they are dying to come back!
Everything is outstanding
The food is divine truly delicious
And the drinks made perfect.

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CeskaOz
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food across the board and wonderful service. Refreshing to see that quality hasn't been compromised over the many years of service, thank you kindly!

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EdithC
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This venue has great food and ambience. I enjoyed all the dishes we tried, many and varied. I would have liked a 2 hour sitting rather than 1.5hrs but understand the difficulty with Covid times.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and good bar selection, quick service and friendly staff!

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JIMc
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food - excellent service - will be a regular diner - thank you

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Foxtrot038
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is always good, and the service was friendly and helpful. But the music was too loud.

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Just ok food , dumplings bland filings, roast duck a bit tough, and noise levels way to high for anyone over 40 ...all hard interior decor surfaces, so music plus voices make a footy match seem a quiet affair

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DianneT
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

After losing our Chinese restaurant to COVID awe have been looking for another and we found it !
Our new favorite restaurant with riendly staff and great food, we’ll be back

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LeighB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! Vibes was great. Food was delicious as always!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Can't fault anything on the menu and you can taste the quality of the ingredients. Fantastic drinks as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

A little bit expensive for what it is but still a great meal!

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CMac
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

OK vibe but all our dishes came out one plate at a time. The meu is about sharing plates but this process made the meal drag and the staff didn't seem to know what was going on. It would have been nice to have a table full of delicious dishes to pick from but it just didn't happen that way so we were really disappointed with our experience here.

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JaydeG
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food best service fast yet beautiful food

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StefC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant for a good reason! Everything we ate was delicious and arrived promptly. The portions were good too!

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LoDo
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had chose to have the banquet which was perfect, everything was delicious. Service was great, with each dish explained and which dipping sauce went best with each dumpling. We were easily out within the 90 minutes and did not feel rushed.

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KirstyR
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing every time. Staff are lovely. Restaurant very clean.

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was ok food was average drinks were good service was ok food came very quickly though

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Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Felt a bit rushed by the waiters e.g they were often hovering waiting for us to order. They had set dining times (6:30-8) so perhaps they should consider having longer dining times so they don’t have to rush their guests. Food was very tasty and it is a cool place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another really good meal, all things Prawn.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Good value for money.

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HelenG
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Quite a loud restaurant as it’s very busy but good food & excellent service.

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SophiaP
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and good atmosphere. Would go again and recommend to friends

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LeeV
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and atmosphere was great!

Affordable and everything came out relatively fast. Will definitely be back

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JeremyB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and authentic for good weekend yumcha the staff were excellent and friendly and we didn’t have to wanting around forever to take an order or for food to arrive going earlier helps around 12pm it’s quiet and a nice looking building inside we had great meal there and intend on eating there again and not pricey

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, quick and friendly service. Great for kids as well

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KerriD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing!!! Do not leave this place without ordering Chicken satay dumplings, to die for. But then every dish I would recommend, the fried rice was the best I've ever had. And the service was great, they were friendly and attentive.

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Tracy
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Friendly wait staff. Awesome food. Perfect dumplings. Beautiful cocktails.

FAQs

Oriental Tea House - Chapel St offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9826 0168.

Oriental Tea House - Chapel St is rated 4.6 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.