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Rice Paper Scissors CBD, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Rice Paper Scissors CBD

4.6
4.6
686 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


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 686 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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. HI

    HelenI

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience with fantastic service and delicious food. We were guided through the menu and thrilled with the recommendations that we followed. The food was delicious and a good night was had by all. It was a lovely alfresco dining experience and we would all love to go there again. I definitely recommend the broccoli salad and the lychee cocktail.
  2. T

    Tassie

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live in central Victoria and this was our second time at RPS this year. Food is so very fresh and high quality. Cocktails are great and its become our go-to place when visiting our daughter in Melbourne. It can be noisy at peak times, but if noise is an issue for you, just ask for an outside table. Its in a laneway, so its pretty quiet out there. They have a modern and clever menu with delicious food and a young energetic staff who do a really great job.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, we ordered the choose 5 dishes for $90. Staff were very friendly and attentive. A great night, highly recommended.
  4. K

    Kolourful

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Food excellent. The barra! But masa an curry cold? And the replacement dish v v v small for 3 people. Not good.. The worst was the air in the restaurant. Your extractor fans /vents need attention before the the kitchen catches fire! We asked to be moved outside when we arrived .. the air was so stuffy and heavy w kitchen fumes. .. sadly no tables … we had to wait to get outside and then virtually ran out as our eyes were stinging w the fumes. You erre my favourite !!, but I won’t be back unless you can assure me the air is cleaner
  5. RK

    RebeccaK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was absolutely divine from the first mouthful to the last. We took advantage of the sharing 5 meals - everything we chose was fresh, delicious and the service was excellent.
  6. OB

    OscarB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very small portions, wasn’t anything amazing. Expensive for what we got
  7. MW

    MaddyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The flavours of every dish were impeccable! The banquet is a great way to try a variety of dishes. Love it, every time.
  8. R

    Rens

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Visited a few weeks ago when visiting Melbourne with some friends - really enjoyed it. Returned to dine solo - did not enjoy it. Limited menu options - serving size was small. Ended up paying more than their shared menu. They could take a leaf out of supernormals book in terms of their menu offering for solo diners.
  9. MK

    MurrayK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A great find, food was tasty (we had the 5 course selection), a few hits and a few misses (our taste rather than the food), staff were excellent, friendly and informative. Busy place, so booking recommended.
  10. AM

    AnnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend this establishment. Booking on line was very easy to do. Arrived to be greeted by very amiable, friendly staff. Our waitress was accommodating, helpful and nothing was too much of a bother. Her recommendations of dishes and cocktails were spot on. Appreciated little things like replacing napkins between entree and main dishes. Allowing us to split the bill and the fact some of us paid cash and others by card was not an issue and appreciated. Lovely staff, lovely ambience, delicious food and cocktails - a great place.
  11. JJ

    JJJW

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Only ok on this occasion. Dishes were out of balance lots of sweet and sour but where was the salt! The hot dishes were more warmish. Service excellent and friendly. Wine and cider good too.
  12. C

    Caroline

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Restaurant was freezing. The serves were tiny and we were told that they would be adjusted for four. The broccoli salad was just boiled broccoli on pea purée. Not very impressive at all. Service was poor. Took twenty minutes to place order for drinks, another 15 to order food. Kicked out after two hours on the dot. Very expensive for what you ate.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic. We tried the 45pp for 5 dishes and portion size was perfect. There is a 10% service charge on weekends fyi
  14. j

    jeannetten

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food with particularly fabulous desserts! Highly recommend this restaurant. Our wait staff were helpful & friendly. We were from Adelaide & really enjoyed this restaurant
  15. RC

    RebeccaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely delicious plates. The banquet for over 5 is a great idea, each of us loved every dish we chose. So much so, one was booking to come back right away.
  16. JD

    JamesD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely awesome experience.. thank you. Dinner last week, service, food and ambience were fantastic, and great value for money. Hard to find this combination since covid given staffing shortages, thoroughly recommended.
  17. KB

    KerryB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

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

    Lahea1

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

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

    StephanieD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    SophieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    LeonieJ

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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.
  22. NM

    NeilMACD

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    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
  23. M

    Michelle

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    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.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The buffet model works fantastically
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. HD

    HelenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great staff, good food, great value with the banquet
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. CH

    ChrissyH

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such an amazing restaurant!! Beautiful food and staff, a must go when in Melbourne!
  37. 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!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Tasty food and really decent serves- banquet good value
  39. 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
  40. 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

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 686 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


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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