There’s no avoiding it: if you plan on going to Chin Chin, you’re going to have to plan on waiting. This no-reservations modern South-East Asian spot on Flinders Lane in the heart of the city is a very Melbourne take on Asian dining halls and is always a lot of fun. They’ve been slammed since opening in 2011, and a recent expansion of the space hasn’t slowed things down. Be here well before 7pm on a weeknight, put your name down, and grab a drink at GoGo Bar down the street behind the restaurant. Once you finally get to sit down, you might feel a bit weird saying “feed me” to your waiter, but after you do they’ll start bringing out dish after excellent dish.
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