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.

Chinatown attractions

The ultimate guide to Chinatown

Where to eat, drink and karaoke the night away in Melbourne's famous Chinatown precinct.

Chinese Museum

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.

Chinatown Cinema

This cinema screens the latest Chinese-language movies.

Eating and drinking

Flower Drum Restaurant

An iconic upscale Cantonese restaurant serving delicious food.

Ta-Ta House

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.

China Red

Chilli wontons, Shanghai shao long bao and touch-screen ordering.

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Museums and galleries

Explore Melbourne's public museums and galleries along with artist-run and commercial galleries.

Theatre and shows

Discover Melbourne's hit musicals, cutting-edge theatre and late-night cabaret shows.

Film

Melbourne has a thriving film scene, with film festivals and screenings at cinemas year-round.

Monthly highlights

Make the most of your visit to Melbourne with our monthly guides to what's on in the city.