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Rice Paper Scissors CBD, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Rice Paper Scissors CBD

4.6
4.6
670 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Be transported to the hawker dining bars of South East Asia with this multi-course experience at Rice Paper Scissors. The restaurant embraces the traditional share-style culture, where dishes are enjoyed communally in a relaxed, inclusive environment designed to inspire.

Choose five delectable dishes from the à la carte or vegan menu, showcasing the freshest ingredients; sourced organically and ethically when possible. Although the menu changes seasonally, you may be treated to delights such as Thai fried chicken with sriracha mayonnaise, sticky pork belly with a caramel tamarind sauce, or crispy barramundi salad with green apple and cashew nut. Round off your meal with a cocktail (or three) and a dessert.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9663 9890

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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Experiences

  • 5 Dishes Banquet for 5+!

    A$45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    To our guests joining us for a booking of 5+, we can't wait! Please note you will have to dine from our 5 dishes banquet menu ($45 per person): you will be able to pick 5 dishes from the entire a la carte menu and it includes rice. As always, we are able to cater for dietary requirements so let us know in the notes at booking time and your waiter prior to ordering so we can tailor the experience accordingly for your group and take you through the options. You will have 2 hours to enjoy our delish food and cocktails! Please note that a 10% surcharge applies to the final bill on Sat and Sun bookings.

What 670 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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Loved For

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • City Centre

    Most Booked

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  1. KB

    KerryB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Hosting staff were fabulous. Food was delicious. Broccoli dish would taste better warm. Overall we woulddefinitelygo back
  2. L

    Lahea1

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, was told it was good but It was even better. Great helpful staff. Beautiful hot dishes, value for money
  3. SD

    StephanieD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place, never disappoints, often booked out. Great food. Yummy cocktails. Really enjoy it every time I eat here.
  4. SJ

    SophieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were so professional and lovely and the food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.
  5. LJ

    LeonieJ

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Amazing food. Choosing 5 different dishes gives a great variety of food to share. Recommend the Kingfish Ceviche crackers. Get the roti bread too! Helpful waitresses. Good service.
  6. NM

    NeilMACD

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    RPS is always a favorite place to ensure lovely food and always consistently very vey good. We have favorites with their seafood shared dishes and we are always so pleased with the food, friendly service and atmosphere Our favorite place in the CBD
  7. M

    Michelle

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We have eaten here before and loved it. This time though we were sitting near the kitchen and near the staff thoroughfare to somewhere out the back. Not ideal. We were forgotten about initially and had to ask to place our orders. The food was underwhelming and the tempura bao tasteless. Not sure we’ll try this restaurant again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The buffet model works fantastically
  9. N

    Nais

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going and I loved it. We had mostly plant based dishes and they were delicious. It was so good that when I was in Fitzroy for dinner the next night I went back and had all the same food again. Staff were friendly and helpful. Everything served in a timely manner. Highly recommend.
  10. J

    Jodes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Asian food and service fab. Tapas style so you have the opportunity to try dishes. Must book as it’s hard to obtain a table. Highly recommend.
  11. JJ

    JacJac

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, friendly service and a bright happy place to be!
  12. EH

    EllenH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best value for money! Plenty of absolutely delicious food and super friendly, accommodating service.
  13. DG

    DianeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service, we had a banquet, it was good value
  14. DH

    DebH

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, food and drinks at a great price. Will be back.
  15. DB

    DeborahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Genuinely delightful staff, funky atmosphere (tho a bit noisy). Fabulous food! Pork Belly is just out of this world! Truly one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten: sweet mouthfuls that pop and then melt in the mouth! Crispy chicken ribs & roti also outstanding!
  16. DC

    DominiqueC

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fresh take on Asian, with reasonable price point. Family friendly and a fun environment with great staff.
  17. HD

    HelenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great staff, good food, great value with the banquet
  18. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great attentive service from the team. The only let down was the Melbourne weather!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and the staff, everything was fantastic and just felt so welcoming. This is one of my go to places for special occasions.
  20. CH

    ChrissyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such an amazing restaurant!! Beautiful food and staff, a must go when in Melbourne!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had lunch prior to catching a matinee in the city. We were running about 15mins late but called ahead to let the restaurant know and they were so nice about it. This put us in a very comfortable and relaxed headspace to enjoy our visit. The food was of course amazing. 5 meals to share was more than enough and we balanced it by having some lighter meals. The customer service was exceptional both of our servers were professional and friendly it really made the experience extra special. It wasn’t overly busy when we got there at 12.15 but already almost full at 1.20 when we left I recommend reserving a table to avoid disappointment. Service was quick and we managed to catch our matinee at 1.30 with no delays. Thank you ladies well done!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Tasty food and really decent serves- banquet good value
  23. M

    Mexy

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charlotte was AMAZING!! Made our night a special one. Food excellent, faultless. Until next time
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Late night dinner done very well. Fab cocktails and food
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Overpriced and not worth it. Interior felt cheap and tacky and menu was trying too hard to be something it wasn’t. They also made us pay for food we didn’t get. Worst night.
  26. LV

    LeoV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite and did it disappoint! Service was great and food and drink was magnificent.
  27. JD

    JoshD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Bland Asian style food for white people who don’t know any better served in a noisy bar environment
  28. JS

    JennyS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fantastic, service was great, drinks very good. Great value
  29. PB

    PaulB

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed dining here. Amazing food, great customer service and very good value for money. Highly recommended.
  30. T

    Tassie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good fresh an tasty food served by staff who were attentive and had a great sense of humour. We'll be coming back
  31. J

    Jolodo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was excellent, Josh was very accommodating, informative & helpfull. Food & flavours were good, unfortunately the pork belly was over cooked. $45 p/p 5 courses was good value, drinks expensive.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staffs, great food, love the ambience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food is amazing!
  34. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, incredible food, a great night all round!
  35. AJ

    AmyJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great at RPS. Staff, service and quality of food and drinks is always on point, can't go wrong with this city gem!
  36. CB

    ColletteB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, the 5 dish deal is amazing value. Highly recommend!
  37. JD

    JustineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Melt in your mouth pork belly and calamari. Great service, not over the top but attentive.
  38. O

    Ownsome

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, happy and energetic staff who welcomed me immediately on arrival and helped me to choose the food as I was not very familiar with it. Highly attentive staff. Highly recommended. They all worked hard.Thanks
  39. KW

    KathyW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, knowledgeable engaged wait staff, great drinks, and food is amazing!
  40. TB

    TomasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, the staff were super friendly and engaged and happy to help with any questions. The food was delicious!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Rice Paper Scissors CBD does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Rice Paper Scissors CBD is rated 4.6 stars by 670 OpenTable diners.

Rice Paper Scissors CBD does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for Rice Paper Scissors CBD

15 Hardware Lane Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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