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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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“lamb ribs” (136 reviews)
“ceviche” (68 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of Melbourne’s great little laneway restaurants. Hard to find, but locals make the trip. Food was Asian fusion with flair. Tasty and interesting. Great bar and cocktail list too. Hard to get a table but the bar next door will keep you happy till...More

Thank Helena201688
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here - some of the dishes were outstanding, of note to us: the barramundi, the wagyu beef and the pork belly. The $65 for five dishes is a great option. We opted for another savoury (at additional cost) instead of a dessert....More

Thank AntarcticChick
Reviewed 6 days ago

Found this place whilst the wife and I walking to the museum and decided to have lunch and chose the five courses. Taste wise lets just say the party is still going on in my mouth and its been a few days. Whilst most dishes...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service from the get go, genuine staff. Food was good. Came out back to front though, richer meat dishes came out first, while the ceviche, salad and pork buns came out last. When wondering what wine to choose, the staff offered some tastings which...More

Thank Eb H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch and had the 5 for $65 all the dishes were delicious Had the Thai Ceviche, Steamed Pork Buns, Crying Tiger, Thai Fried Chicken and Filipino BBQ Pork all were fantastic Service by the staff was great but felt like we were...More

Thank Bbbmp3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thai ceviche & prawn dumplings ,,, both packed full of flavour & completely yum!! Wish I had space for the barramundi which the young man next to me devoured, next time!

Thank DonnaMcI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed by this hole in the wall restaurant. Tasty food with just the right spice. Highly recommend the prawn dumplings.

1  Thank bobl1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make a reservation or be prepared to wait when you come here. It is a small cosy eatery which possibly could just fit about slightly less than 30 pax. The style of the dishes here are in tapas style so we were recommended 5 dishes...More

Thank squirrelflies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really delicious, super tasty food. Sat at outside table with 2 young kids, catered well for them by producing dishes with less spices in. No highchair so youngest stayed in pram, but didn’t affect enjoyment of meal. Would definitely go again.

Thank maggiewilliams84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome... I can’t say much more than that... wait... eat the duck salad. Whatever you do, do that. The service is outstanding and the cocktails (which I don’t usually drink) are perfect with this beautiful menu.

Thank MattSlap
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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26 November 2017|
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Response from Peter T | Reviewed this property |
No but they make great cocktails and wine by the glass
20 September 2017|
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Response from June E | Reviewed this property |
I did find the dishes a bit on the sweet side. A lot of Asian dishes do use sugar in their cooking. There are some salads that are quite zingy but I am sure there is some sugar as well. It is best to contact and get... More
20 August 2017|
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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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