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Rice Paper Scissors

19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 9890
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome food, atmosphere and food. Always a queue but always worth waiting for and even that bit is ok because they text you when your tablets ready...

Thank James E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had to wait for about 45 minutes but that was fine as we enjoyed looking around the surrounding streets. We got the 5 meal deal for the 3 of us and it was heaps of food at a reasonable price compared to similar establishments....More

Thank Lucykiwi
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the meal deal which is 5 dishes for $30. Excellent value - about 12 dishes to choose from - including 3 dishes on the specials board. Usually specials are excluded. There wasnt a single dish we rated poorly - everyone enjoyed each -...More

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been wanting to go here for ages and finally made it for a late Saturday arvo lunch. The food is Vietnamese tapas style, really fresh and flavoursome. The kitchen is open til 10pm so it didn’t matter we showed up at 2pm. No bookings...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my second time visit it here. The first time was more than one year ago, but the atmosphere remains the same great and it was as busy as usual. Recommend the lamb rib. It was really tender and soft enough even for people...More

Thank S9895EMkellyt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointing considering its high ranking and good reviews. Service was excellent and atmosphere pretty funky. However, the food wasn’t as good as other options of similar food styles in the area, although cheaper than those other places. Would agree with previous reviews that the food...More

Thank Kez-Bev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends had rated this resturant as a must do in Melbourne. We were so disappointed with the lack of nuanced flavor and creativity. Service was friendly and fast, maybe too fast like they wanted us out for another sitting.

Thank Jcabne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After lining up to make a booking it was well worth the wait . Amazing service and amazing food . Desserts to die for . Loved the Duck salad .Thanks Travis for looking after us .

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool popular joint. Great sized menu, food comes out speedy. Crew really friendly and casual. Streetside best!

Thank WBIJayB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So expensive for so small portions of food. Do not go here IF U ARE HUNGRY. $12 for a small can of beer if I have a good memory, what the heck ... I went to eat somewhere else after that. I was starving. But...More

1  Thank Stephen R
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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11 April 2018|
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Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure. Would be best to contact the restaurant direct. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.
24 March 2018|
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Response from Chantelle_and_Owen | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see this when I was there a couple of weeks ago so I don’t think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 9890
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Rice Paper Scissors is modeled on the hawker dining bars of South East Asia with a shared-eating concept being the focus of our offering. We aim to serve only the freshest ingredients, sourced organically and ethically where possible - and all our sauces, pates and relishes are made in-house.
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