Ph: (03) 8638 9070

22 Sutherland Street
Melbourne, 3000 VIC
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Opening Hours

SUN closed
MON closed
TUE 6:00pm - 10:00pm
WED 6:00pm - 10:00pm
THU 6:00pm - 10:00pm
FRI 6:00pm - 5:00am
SAT 6:00pm - 5:00am

The Details

  • Chinese
  • Dinner
  • Late Night

A green-painted wall of a restaurant in a CBD laneway.

The Verdict

Fusing two of Melbourne’s truest loves, the unexpectedly brilliant Yum Sing House seems to have been purpose-designed for scratching that much-needed venn diagram of Cantonese cuisine and Karaoke. Situated down on Sutherland Street in the city, the 1960’s Hong Kong-Inspired venue has taken over the former late-night stomping grounds of Hugs&Kisses.

Coming up to the one year anniversary since opening, Yum Sing has a very different look to its predecessor with a vibrant green painted exterior and inside, the former labyrinth of the nightclub has made way for a sleek open-space dining area, with raw concrete walls as well as bar, booth, and table seating. In the back are five private Karaoke rooms, purpose-built for accomodating a group of devout singers and which have all been styled on distinct Honk Kong neighbourhoods. 

Leading the charge in the kitchen is Aiven Lee, former Mamasita and Longrain alumni he’s crafting traditional Cantonese and Southern Chinese into seasonal menus with dishes like Flame-grilled T-Bone steak with supreme jus and XO butter and honey soy sticky pork ribs with pickled green chilli.

A big drawcard to the space is the private dining option, you can opt for a selection of dishes from your t-bone to lobster noodles all served up as you’re belting one out. Speaking to the director, Kiet Diep, we asked for a little insight into what tracks are often on the cards; “It’s a bit of a mixed lolly bag, we get a lot of early 2000’s RNB requests with Usher and Beyonce, but then there’s also a tonne of Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber happening as well,” says Kiet. 

The late-night bar and diner is open until 5am on Fridays and Saturdays, making it that perfect weekend destination. 

Image credit: Stephane Spatafora & Julia Sansone Berry Studio.