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Chinatown

If the bright neon signs and hanging lanterns don't give it away, the golden-roofed gateways will. Melbourne's Chinatown is a hub for the local Chinese community.​​​​​
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Chinese New Year is the biggest event on Melbourne's Chinese calendar, featuring two weeks of celebration and festivities.
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Located in Melbourne's Chinatown, off Little Bourke Street, the Chinese Museum is a living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown. The Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Chinese Immigration to Australia.
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A Melbourne culinary institution, the Flower Drum in Chinatown has been the city’s favourite fine-dining Cantonese restaurant for almost 40 years.
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Shanghai Dumpling House is ever-popular, with its generous serves and speedy service. This unpretentious and unassuming little cafe is tucked away off a laneway, in the heart of Chinatown.
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At New Gold Mountain, old-world Shanghai glamour meets modern, decadent boudoir style in an opium-den-like bar tucked away on two levels: Red and Green.
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China Red is a bustling, contemporary restaurant that offers a modern iPad ordering system for all visitors.
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Shark Fin Inn serves fine Cantonese food at affordable prices, with lunchtime yum cha, takeaway service and extensive a la carte and banquet menus.
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ShanDong MaMa's food is freshly made from quality ingredients hand picked and prepared by Mama herself.
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Named for Shanghai’s ancient alleyways, the popular and tucked-away Hutong Dumpling Bar re-creates the moody ambience of a Chinese dumpling house.
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Dumplings are the speciality at Shanghai Village, in Chinatown, along with cheap and cheerful rice and noodle dishes plus a range of tasty stir-fries. The pork, beef, chicken, prawn and vegetarian dumplings also appear as dim sum for weekend yum cha.
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Crystal chandeliers, marble decor and gilt detailing create oodles of bling at Dynasty, the Melbourne branch of a chain of fine dining Chinese restaurants.
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Juicy Bao specialise in xiaolongbao steamed buns. Bao available include Shanghai pan-fried pork bao, steamed crab & pork bao, and juicy chicken & prawn bao.
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When it's late and you’re feeling peckish, join the happy throng at Supper Inn, the Chinatown favourite that’s been a late-night Melbourne staple for decades. Open until 2.30am, Supper Inn serves mainly Cantonese fare.
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206 Bourke Street is a gateway to Chinatown and Melbourne's most exciting new retail and dining destination. 206 gives Melbourne shoppers and diners an exciting fusion of food, entertainment and retail, with options to suit almost every budget.
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Westlake Restaurant serves authentic Cantonese cuisine and yum cha for dinner and supper, including the signature braised abalone in oyster sauce.
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With access from both Bourke and Little Bourke Street, the Paramount Centre in Chinatown has its own three-level retail shopping centre, The Paramount boasts a licensed international food court with several restaurants, a supermarket and liquor store.

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