Rice Paper Scissors Fitzroy
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.
Multiple dates availableThe Chef's Table is a long table in a semi-private dining area perfect for groups of 10-16 for that more intimate occaison. The booking is a 2 hour and 15 minute time slot allowing plenty of extra time to celebrate. Guests are required to do the banquet option, which we recommened to all our diners - your party choose any 5 dishes from the menu ($35pp for LUNCH / $40pp for DINNER) and dishes arrive staggered from the kitchen over 45 minutes. For dietary requirements we're able to split a banquet once (e.g. 5 dishes for 4 vegans and another 5 dishes for 10 other guests). If you'd like to know more about our options available for specific dietary requirements please call the restaurant on 9486 0066. See you soon!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
The food is absolutely amazing. The only reason I gave it a 4 was because the desserts and gin cocktail let the place down. Highly recommended everything else.
A fantastic dining experience. Friendly, helpful and efficient wait staff, terrific ambience and delicious food that takes you straight back to Asia.
Amazing food and cocktails! We will be back :)
Food was great - the ceviche and Bahn Mi were front runners - and the service swift and attentive.
Hey Steve Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this great review! Will pass your comments along to the kitchen team, they will be stoked! Glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you soon!
The food was amazing loved it and the staff was super friendly. 😊
Thanks so much for leaving a great review! Hope to see you again soon!
Wonderful service and extra wonderful food! Will definitely be returning for the ribs and the crying tiger - magnificent.
Hey Caitie! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great review! We're so happy you enjoyed everything and hope to have you in again soon for some more delicious dishes!
Food is always delicious at RPS. Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because the lamb ribs was very fatty and we didn’t enjoy eating this dish.
Hey Patricia! Thanks so much for leaving us a great review. Glad you enjoyed most of the food and as always we are always looking to improve ourselves and appreciate any and all feedback. We're sorry the ribs weren't up to scratch but hope to see you again soon for another go!
Really enjoyed our lunch at RPS ✌️ The waitress was kind enough to accommodate us when we arrived quite early.
Thanks so much for leaving us a great review! We are always happy to accommodate when are where we can!
We were a group of 4 (two couples) and seated upstairs with two families seated together with at minimum 6 kids. No other customers were seated upstairs even though there were empty tables.
Obviously, it was very noisy and difficult to hear each other talk.
What was disappointing is that when we arrived there was a free table downstairs but we were allocated upstairs, not sure why?
Hey Lou Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We're sorry your experience did not meet you expectation this time. Unfortunately due to covid restrictions at the moment we have had to be careful allocating tables in correct amounts throughout the venue so as to keep everyone distanced. Hope you enjoyed the food and service and hope to have you in again soon!
Great food, poor service. Our table was way too small for 8 people. The waiters were too busy to take our orders.
Hey Jannine Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback on your experience. We are so sorry your experience did not meet up with your expectations this time. We are always looking to improve ourselves and if there is anything else about your experience that we could improve on we would love to hear it. Hope to see you soon for another chance and some bang up service!
Disappointed the tuna wasn’t available at all. Ordered two cocktails - both extremely weak in taste. Reordered, only got one back. Ordered the ceviche a second time, which lacked the crunchy garnish. Love this place, and know it was a busy afternoon. Will always come back.
Hey Tess Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are always looking to improve ourselves. We are so sorry your experience did not match your expectation. We hope to see you soon for a second chance and will make sure you have a top notch experience!
strange sequencing of dishes and only brought out rice at the very end of meal
This is a great place to share delicious food with friends. My second visit and I'll be back.
Hey Jill Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We look forwards to having you in again for some more delicious food!
Always an amazing experience, we have been there over 5 times and we cannot get tired of it, not to mention the excellence of the food.
The staff is always friendly and kind.
Hey Brauna Thanks so much for the great review! We look forward to having you in again and again for many more amazing experiences!
Great atmosphere for a little date night! Food came out at the right pace, cocktails were delicious and the service was top notch! Definitely one of the must-go places when you visit Melbourne!
Hey Anderson Thank you so much for the great feedback and top notch review! We hope to see you again soon for some moree delicious cocktails and food!
Absolutely fantastic menu at an equally impressive price.
The service was brilliant and we can’t wait to visit again.
Hey Carolyn Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great review! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself and can't wait to have you in again soon!
Amazing food, great restaurant. Highly recommended.
Rice paper scissors has always been a favourite. Amazing food, amazing cocktails and good atmosphere. Pretty reasonable for the amount of food you get and in comparison to other similar banquet style restaurants.
Hey Sophie! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this fabulous review! We're so happy you enjoyed all the food and drinks and glad you left full and happy! Look forward to having you in again soon.
Good food and vibes, outdoor seating was nice and warm for those cold winter days in Melbourne!
Hey Patrick! Thanks so much for the great review! We can't wait to have you back for some more winter warming food, drinks and good times!
Friendly, attentive staff with delicious food! Highly recommend!
Hey Rachel Thanks so much for leaving us this wonderful review! Our staff work hard to make sure everyone has the best experience and we're so glad you enjoyed the food! can't wait to have you in again soon for some more great times!
We had the banquet and there was more than enough of each beautiful dish for all of us. Highly recommend!
Hey Shelly! Thanks so much for leaving us this glittering review! We're so glad you loved all the food and can't wait to have you in again soon to try some more of our yummy dishes.
Everything was delicious as usual. Only thing is our table was booked after us so we didnt have any time given or offered dessert and more cocktails.
Hey Samantha! Thank you so much for leaving us this review! We're so sorry about your rushed experience at the end. We are always looking to improve ourselves and our service and feedback like this really helps! Hope to see you soon for some more delicious food!
Just moved back into the area. Everything was just how we remembered but better!
Other than being very noisy so hard to hear at times, it was fantastic, thoroughly recommend and will be back!
Brilliant as usual. Our waitress was a bit nervous but pleasant nonetheless.
Hey Holly Thank you so much for the great feedback! We're always striving to improve our guest experience. Hope to see you again soon!
Waitstaff were excellent and the food unbelievably delicious. Highly recommend. Special thanks to waitstaff Mel and James for beyond outstanding service.
Hey Sarah Thank you so much for the outstanding review! I will be sure to pass this along to James and Mel. (I know James will be thrilled you liked his playlist so much) Hope to see you again soon for some more great tunes!
an enjoyable night, the staff were great but the food could have been better
Hey Aisha Thank you so much for taking the time to leave some feedback. We're so sorry your experience didn't meet your expectations. We would love to hear any more specific feedback you have and we hope you'll come in again soon to give us another try!
Staff were friendly and down to earth, explained the menu well as it was our first time there. Beautiful place, was busy but didn’t feel hectic so really good if you want to catch up with someone for a good chat, you’re not shouting over each other. Food tasted phenomenal, and the drinks were great as my friend was not drinking alcohol so she had 2 mocktails and they were yum. Overall we had a great time but my only I hope constructive feedback, I think some of the dishes were a little bit too small, eg the coconut cups and the tuna crackers. I feel their price isn't justified by the size, but overall everything was really good!
Hey Den! Thank you so much for the great review! We're so glad to enjoyed everything! Thank you so much for the constructive feedback, we are always striving to improve ourselves and will review out portion sizes, we never want a guest to leave hungry. Hope to have you again soon!
Good food, however they struggle with consistency. Went on a Friday night with friends and it was fabulous. Returned on a Monday night with my husband and it was really average. Some of the food was burnt and overcooked.
Hey Alex So sorry to hear your experiences were inconsistent in quality of your visit. We are always looking to improve ourselves and really appreciate the feedback. If there is anything else you would like to comment on please don't hesitate to contact us. We hope you'll come in again soon for another go and a higher than average experience!
super friendly staff, yummy food, great ambience
Hey Sabina! Thank you so much for the great review! Look forward to having you in again soon for some more yummy food!
Terrible service and average food.
We booked and paid a month in advance for the Mother's day lunch. We were aware that it was a set menu with a variety of shared plates but the portions were bite sized leaving everyone hungry at the end. The majority of the small portions were served cold although it did say on the menu that half were meant to be hot. Not worth the $69 per person. In fact, we all had a banh mi from the bakery next door which was the best $5 we spend all day.
The service was so frustrating. We waited for 40 minutes for our drinks but on asking the waitress the order had never been placed. The vegetarian in the group got missed out 3 times and we had to continually remind them that one person had not received their course. We were almost about to leave when the ice cream sandwich appeared. We couldn't understand how a set menu could take so long. We won't be back.
Hey Pebble Thank you so much for leaving us some very constructive feedback. We are aware of the events from Mothers day and we really appreciate your feedback from your experience. We are always looking to improve ourselves and strive to give everyone the best experience. Again we are so sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us and we hope one day you will give us another try so we can change your mind and blow you away swith the best food and outstanding service!
Delicious variety of dishes, that were very well priced. Excellent customer service.
Hey Jessica! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this great review! hope to have you in again soon!
We like to thank the staff for explaining the menu thoroughly and to cater and service everyone's specific needs. The staff were attentive, extremely helpful and friendly.
Hey Paul! Thanks so much for the great review, look forwards to having you in again soon!
Interesting fusion of flavors, textures and ingredients made all 5 of our dishes a joy to eat. Washed down with some excellent cocktails and supported by efficient friendly service. The coconut cups and oysters were a real highlight. I’ll be returning for sure!
Hey Kat! Thank you so much for the great review! I know the chefs worked especially hard over the weekend and will be thrilled when I pass this along to them! Hope to see you again soon.
Excellent food , small setting and quite loud. Rushed at end to free up table for next sitting, without being asked if wanting dessert.
Hey Julian! Thanks so much for your feedback! We're so happy you enjoyed the food and we're sorry to hear about your rushed experience. We are always striving to improve ourselves and our guest experiences and would love another chance to blow you away with our service soon!
Food was delicious but portion size is SOO SMALL. Hope they can improve on it.
Wonderful as always
Food was nice, but overpriced for asian fusion tapas with tiny portions eg 4 dumplings for $15. We wanted to do the 5 dish selection menu at $40 per person. However with a group of 7, it was unreasonable to expect the entire table was to share 5 of the same dishes as a table with varying dietary requirements (Vegetarians, Vegans, etc) And you couldn't mix and match the Vegan and non-Vegan menu. It was either that or the waitress was unsure and didnt explain it right. Felt like there were too many rules to follow for what was meant to be a nice Sunday dinner with friends.
Hey there! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We're sorry your experience did not meet your expectations for the evening. We do allow guests to mix and match from the vegan and meat options so that was a miscommunication on our part. Our guest experience is of the highest priority to us and we'd love for you to come in again soon to give us a second chance.
Awesome food. My only complaint is they should be clear in their website that a group will be a group set menu as well. Otherwise it was a great night.
One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne! Best value for money deal you can find.
Rice Paper Scissors Fitzroy does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Rice Paper Scissors Fitzroy is rated 4.6 stars by 209 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.