Shark Fin Inn

(03) 9662 2681, 50 Little Bourke St, Melbourne. VIC 3000
Chinese $$ www.sharkfin.com.au
Open Mon-Fri noon-3pm; Sat 11.30am-3pm; Sun 11am-3pm; 7 days 5.30pm-1.30am; Licensed, BYO, Corkage 1.80 person; Cards AE DC MC V, Seats inside 220, Private room 12-14

Chef: Tak Kwan Chan (7-11-07) Owner: Vanessa Lau (7-11-07)

Mietta's Review
A long standing favourite of the industry for supper. Most regulars do not consult the menu but ask the waiter 'what's best today?' These are usually the classic Cantonese dishes such as steamed fish, chicken and abalone claypots and good vegetables. The Yum Cha is also popular but not as highly regarded as that served at its sister restaurant, Shark Fin House, further down Little Bourke St. They run two menus here - Chinese and standard English text. With explanation, best to order from the Chinese (predominantly Cantonese) menu. There is a downstairs room with fish tank at the entrance, a lot of red is used and there is a comfortable private section visible from the main area. Upstairs is one big room and is used a lot for parties. Also at Shark Fin House, 131 Little Bourke Street, City, 9663 1555; 155 Burwood Highway, Burwood East, 9866 5777; and 328 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough, 9798 8788.

Other Published Opinions
Age Good Food Guide 2008

Age Good Food Guide 2006 score 13/20

Age Good Food Guide 2005

The Foodies' Guide, Allan Campion & Michele Curtis,'As lovers of dumplings we simply adore the array here, and also the affodability of them.'

Vogue Entertaining & Traveller, March April 2003



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