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, enchanting buskers 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.

Museum of Chinese Australian History

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.

Chef David

Chef David fire up the barbecue with their Sichuan BBQ grill menu.


Niubi serves up South East Asian comfort food in one of Melbourne's iconic heritage buildings.

Oriental Teahouse

Oriental Teahouse is an authentic Chinese teahouse re-imagined for modern times.

Secret Kitchen

An excellent spot for yum cha and Chinese delicacies.

Din Tai Fung

World-class dumplings and other Taiwanese delights.

Lee Ho Fook

Modern Chinese dining in rustic Duckboard Place.

Shanghai Street on Elizabeth

Featuring a variety of Jiangnan-style dumplings and signature dishes.

Dragon Hot Pot

Choose your base stock, then pick from over 100 fresh ingredients to make your own unique hotpot.

Crystal Jade Melbourne

Serving modern contemporary Cantonese cuisine in Chinatown.

Sichuan House

Cheap, authentic and spicy food from China's Sichuan province.


Spicy, numbing Sichuan, stir-fried to order.

ShanDong MaMa Mini

This tiny dumpling eatery is tucked away in a Melbourne laneway.

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