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 Lunar New Year, Moon Lantern Festival and the Asian Food Festival.
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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.
This cinema screens the latest Chinese-language movies.
The Paramount Corporate Centre
Three-level retail centre in Chinatown with a licensed food court.
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.
Chilli wontons, Shanghai shao long bao and touch-screen ordering.
Oriental Teahouse is an authentic Chinese teahouse re-imagined for modern times.
Located in Melbourne Central, New Shanghai offers Chinese cuisine of the Shanghai region.
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.
Chef David fire up the barbecue with their Sichuan BBQ grill menu.
Enjoy Hong Kong street food, Asian cuisine and desserts.
Cheap, authentic and spicy food from China's Sichuan province.
Spicy, numbing Sichuan, stir-fried to order.
Chatime Melbourne Central Lonsdale
Serving a delicious range of freshly brewed iced tea.
ShanDong MaMa Mini
This tiny dumpling eatery is tucked away in a Melbourne laneway.
Dainty Sichuan Food
Noodles and spicy hotpots cooked on your own personal cooktop inlaid into the table.
Da Long Yi
Spicy hot pots, with a variety of various sauces, soups and ingredients to select from.
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