Rice Paper Scissors CBD

4.6
417 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
BORN OF A DREAM FROM TWO BEST MATES SITTING CURB-SIDE ON THE STREETS OF BANGKOK, SAIGON AND SINGAPORE – STUFFING THEIR FACES AND EMBELLISHING MANY A STORY WITH AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR (TWO TOO MANY!)
A dream to open a place that embraces the well-loved style of Asian street food. A place with no rules but to have fun with a beer in hand… a place that weary travellers to South East Asia know and love.

Way back in 2013, the boys fulfilled that crazy idea of opening a restaurant where you only used your hands to eat. The food was great, the cocktails… even greater, but best of all were the amazing experiences shared. Food tastes better this way.

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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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 417 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Meredithb
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food, large variety especially if you don’t eat meat or are vegan. Cocktails are delightful

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StevenA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing can’t wait to go again.
Great value
Great portion sizes
Great flavours

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good meal over all. Great value for the price. Beef cheek curry was great but sauce had bit more of Italian feel (very tomatoey) rather than Thai.

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FionaL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Highly recommend. We were on a time limit and the staff made sure our food came out quickly.

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AmeliaT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Service was slow, took ages to get a drink and order food. When we got the food it was excellent. Very good value for money. The new location with the lit up carpark for the view is not as good as the one on Liverpool street was

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HaileyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the vegan banquet. And everything was absolutely delicious!

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, another little Melbourne gem. We will certainly be back again.

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DebbieL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff make the place! Waiter Alex went above and beyond to make our night perfect.

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MarkL
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly & efficient service. Tasty, well presented food. Thank you.

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LucetteH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Such a great combination of dishes and so tasty! Just the love the fusion food aspect of the restaurant!

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lost a star as the bill didn’t come, had to ask for it, still didn’t come, so had to ask for it again! And music was too loud. Food brilliant

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DanK
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were really disappointed with our dinner. Service was slow, had no sensible order in the service of the dishes and we were left feeling very underwhelmed and disappointed. Will not be back unfortunately.

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Alisha
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were amazing! The coconut cups are a must try. The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

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zoeg
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was very poor so unfortunately it ruined the experience …. The female waiter wasn’t overtly rude but she didn’t smile once, skimmed through the menu (first timers) and seemed annoyed at us taking too long to decide our drinks order without any friendly suggestions or top picks. Good was divine though. Thanks

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AnKeRi
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the experience very much. The staff were very welcoming and attentive. Overall the food was very good but we felt a couple of dishes could have packed a harder punch. We like spice! I would have otherwise given it 5 stars.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Left feeling very satisfied. Service could not have been better. Overall a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious. Everything was well portioned . I love the idea of how the menu works. We got to try different things in smaller portions. We had a great night.

The team was super lovely. We were very well taken care of the whole evening.

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KirstyH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fresh flavours, every dish enjoyable. Waiters wine knowledge was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and delicious food.

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CheeT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food took awhile to be served and portions were quite small. Service was good.

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RichyT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great, great atmosphere and the place decoration was on point for a fusion Thailand place.

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Marlia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, delicious food, friendly staff! Cosy and funky restaurant!

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LAURIEB
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, just as amazing as it was pre covid times … interesting Asian flavours, done a bit differently

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NeilM
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RPS is a favourite in the CBD of Melbourne. The food is always consistently very very good and the service is good as well.

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NadeneS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious menu and very accommodating for all dietary requirements. Everything we had Wes really nice.

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AmyJ
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service as always from my favourite waitress, Darsha! Great team, good vibes and delicious food! Always a good time in this lane way treat!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow, so not the fault of the people actually working,but they seemed understaffed. Felt for the ones working and run off their feet.
Food was good, portions pretty small so wasn’t a massive meal overall as you would expect from 5 dishes and for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Was misled by free cocktail for your birthday on website. Also poorly explained by night manager. Out of the five dishes we selected three were terrible especially the kangaroo. Extremely disappointed as the last time we were there it was sensational. Would be very hesitant to go there again

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JoeyL
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Having enjoyed the great service and exciting food at Rice Paper Sister before the pandemic, we were disappointed with the uninspired tastes of the dishes we ordered yesterday. While we really want to support our restaurants in these difficult times, we will not be returning to Rice Paper Scissors.

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Tamdesi
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We shared 5 dishes. $45 per head. Only criticism is that we ordered 3 dishes that had similar sauces and taste. Would have been good to have had more feedback from waitstaff. Waiters recommendation of prawn sugar cane dish was the highlight.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Venezuela
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Great food and good value! Not the best location but the hide it with the umbrella's which make it work!

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Stevebro82
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had been here and wanted to take me. I was very impressed, loved the pork suckling buns and crispy pork belly I'm particular and cocktails were on point!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional.. service friendly and accommodating.. we had such a wonderful time! The vibe was amazing!

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food was delicious the service was great. I would definitely go back.

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TheresaK
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our share 5 dishes meal, so many yummy flavours. 5 out of 5 for flavour and great staff. Just feel $65 for a bottle of wine is too steep, that is my only complaint.

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SueB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service I’ve received in Melbourne. Such lovely people. And the food was equally amazing.

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AdrianO
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food atmosphere and even better service 👏

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Asian food done well and at an excellent price point. Service is fun, high energy and very accommodating which only adds to the vibe of this place. Cocktails are really good particularly the spicy margaritas. Only thing that lets ROS done is their wine selection, below average. Perhaps they could add one more red wine at a higher price point? Highly recommend!

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JudithH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters were very friendly and helped us with our menu choices. They seemed happy to be back working the tables and ensured we had a great dining experience. The food was magnificent!

JB
JodieB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome, favourite go to with girlfriends after work

FAQs

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

Rice Paper Scissors CBD is rated 4.6 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

Rice Paper Scissors CBD does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://giftcards.nowbookit.com/cards/card-selection?accountid=ddabfa01-5408-46ff-a5f9-a6580e2f774b&venueid=2442&theme=dark&accent=118,106,75.

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.