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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” (150 reviews)
“ceviche” (77 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:30 Hours
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great place to share delicious food with friends. Perhaps too noisy for some but the quality and variety of the food on offer is worth the bustling environment. The banquet option is great to get a taste of five different dishes - and all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 259christinew
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky to get a table at this cafe as it is incredibly popular. Once you have tryed the food you will why. Our lovely waiter took us thru the various dishes and we ordered on his most popular dishes. It was better than...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Joan M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dropped in as was walking past and saw someone eating sticky ribs and wanted them. No regrets! Definitely recommended, also try adding they roti bread (I think they called it Malaysian flat bread) to soak everything up at the end. Some nice beers on tap...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tuaw2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Finally had the opportunity to visit Rice Paper Scissors from interstate, after hearing excellent reviews. We took the five dish lunch option for $59.00 along with a good selection from the epic cocktail list. We were extremely impressed with all of the dishes we tried,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Olivia_HBT
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A most delightful experience from the alleyway conversation with Travis the night before to our lunch today. Every morsel a riot of flavour and the service team were extraordinary. Freda such a sweetie and could not help but hug Travis as we left to fly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pjthommo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you love asian food, love eating with either chopsticks or your hand, love sitting in a cozy environment and having a good time with friends or family, then THIS is the place. Amazing restaurant all around and a nice chill neighbourhood in one of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank KristofferUlbaek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must! While small this little restaurant serves fantastic fusion food and has very friendly service. Try one of the cocktails and on first visit we were told a 45 min wait. The team grab your phone number and text when tour table is ready...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vossies
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for somewhere which was open early (on a Saturday evening around 5pm), had good food and was quick and easy. Rice Paper Scissors ticked all the boxes. Asian inspired fusion of tastes that were to die for. The service was excellent, great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best food I had in Melbourne over my 3 days there. Staff was so friendly and I cannot say even 1 thing I would change about the food. Bellini's were super yum too! Worth the 1hr wait so don't skip it! Definitely coming...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank travel_with_ang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Wow! Wow! I was really impressed with the quality and taste of the food served at this restaurant. It was a delightful experience to dine here and we sampled so many of their dishes which were really special and unique. Well done!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank IvyB493
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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Questions & Answers
23 November 2018|
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Response from harleywendt | Reviewed this property |
Just show up they don’t take bookings. I recommend going soon after they open . All the best 👍🏾
11 April 2018|
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Response from JulieS700 | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure. Would be best to contact the restaurant direct. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.
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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 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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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