Venture through the golden-roofed gateways and let the hanging lanterns guide you along Little Bourke Street into Australia’s oldest Chinatown.
In this iconic strip, between Spring and Elizabeth streets, neon lights hint at hidden bars, while dumplings, yum cha, karaoke and Asian fashion beckon from arcades, laneways and windows.
Visit at any time of year and you’re bound to find delicious food and inspiring sights, or see Chinatown come to life with festivals like Chinese New Year, Moon Lantern Festival and the Asian Food Festival.
The ultimate guide to Chinatown
Where to eat, drink and karaoke the night away in Melbourne's famous Chinatown precinct.
Museum preserving and displaying the history of Chinese immigration.
206 Bourke Street
A gateway to the Chinatown district and a unique retail and dining destination.
Eating and drinking
Flower Drum Restaurant
An iconic upscale Cantonese restaurant serving delicious food.
Chinese and Shanghainese cuisine, including dumplings, wontons and noodles.
Supper Inn Chinese Restaurant
Supper Inn has been serving authentic, yet affordable, Cantonese food for over 35 years.
Chine On Paramount
Cantonese restaurant that uses fresh ingredients to create a range of innovative dishes.
HuTong Dumpling Bar
A three-level dim sum restaurant recreating the moody ambience of a Chinese dumpling house.
ShanDong MaMa Dumplings
Traditional eastern Chinese cuisine mixed with diverse, multicultural influences.
Section 8 Bar
A funky outdoor bar with drinks served from a converted shipping container.
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