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Golden Orchids

126 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 1101
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“satay” (37 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
126 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here on and off over the years and it’s been pretty stable. We found the hovering of waiters amusing and a part of the charm. The food is quick and tasty if you’re in a hurry and there are plenty of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 27 September 2018

A changing group of us has been having Friday lunch here for 40 years. We bade it -- and proprietor George Chen -- farewell today, after the usual great but simple meal. It will operate for the last time at lunchtime on Sunday (September 30)....More

Date of visit: September 2018
3  Thank Swaggie
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Golden Orchids has been an institution in Chinatown for over 45 years but is set to close at the end of September. Is open every day for lunch and dinner except Saturday where it is open only for dinner. Has a bottle shop next door....More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank MarkWRus
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We have been here on many occasions and have enjoyed the food. Unfortunately our latest visit was very disappointing. The 'famous' satay sticks were okay, though some of the chicken was under-cooked. The honey chicken was cooked to a crisp and was dry and tasteless,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Little-d2307
Reviewed 28 August 2018

there was nothing i didn't love about this experience.. we ducked into this restaurant before seeing the Rocky Horror Show at her Majesty's theatre... we walked down little bourke to the end and jumped into here on the the way back.. best decision ever.. it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank eng7177
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We had dinner here last week. We will definitely be back. Had a lovely window table & the service was very good. We chose the banquet for two. All 5 courses were delicious. This is a hidden gem, so tell your friends to be sure...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Julia M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Girls trip to Melbourne we decided to go find a nice place to eat and we found it. We loved our meals so good we just shared everything. Great price, we are coming back next time in Melbourne our new favorite place to eat.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Susan T
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The always excellent satay stick were the highlight of our lunch on 6 June 2018. At this location serving Malay & Chinese food for 40 years – you can’t go wrong.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank A-Reel
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This Malaysian restaurant has been producing most enjoyable meals since the early 1970s. I think my first visit was in about 1974. And I have returned regularly since. At least five or six times a year. The satays are delicious, Singapore fried noodles so moorish,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AnneM44
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Mixture of Chinese and Malay dishes. Well cooked, fast and efficient service, recommended!! Prices are moderate as well.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank NeilGAB
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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Response from didee08 | Reviewed this property |
Yes BYO. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 1101
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