A Chinese New Year to Remember in Perth

It’s time to ring in the Year of the Monkey, and we’re going bananas over these delicious restaurants in Perth! Also, don’t forget to zip over to James and Lake Streets on Valentine’s Day, where the Perth Chinese New Year Fair will be in full swing.

Image credit: Shun Fung on the River

Shun Fung on the River


There’s nothing like a little fine dining to kick off the celebrations. When it comes to Chinese, dining doesn’t get much finer than the award-winning Shun Fung. Settle in for an evening of outstanding service, glorious cityscapes and delectably authentic Chinese cuisine. Make sure you sample the crispy king prawns too, they’re amazing! Find out more

“We’ve come here a couple of times for work birthdays and events, the food is reliably good, service is friendly and fast. All the duck dishes really hit the mark and the fish is very fresh as well. Good for a corporate lunch.” – regcal78

What’s nearby…
•  Lion Dance (James St, Sunday 14th Feb)
•  Fire Crackers (Chinatown, Sunday 14th Feb)

Image credit: Vivisen Teahouse

Vivisen Tea House


If you fancy a low-key, relaxed sort of New Year feast, then you owe it to yourself to take a little jaunt down to Vivisen Teahouse. Something of a hidden gem, this Chinese eatery is a spacious, airy sanctuary of polished wood and marble tables, and the perfect place to indulge in a humungous plate of honey chicken. Find out more

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What’s nearby…
•  Dancing and Fire Crackers (James St, Sunday 14th Feb)
•  Special Performance from Chengdu Dujiangyan (Chinatown, Sunday 14th Feb)


Dessert Story


With over a hundred different desserts of all flavours, shapes, sizes, colours, Dessert Story is here to fully satisfy your cravings for sweetness this Chinese New Year. This is as close as you’ll get to the stuff dished up by the actual street vendors of Hong Kong and Taiwan, so head down and dig into a bowl of sago, coconut milk, grass jelly and ice cream. Pure bliss. Find out more

Have you tried the sweet treats at Dessert Story? Why not leave them a review on True Local?

What’s nearby…
•  Chinese New Year Workshops (Bunnings, Sunday 7th Feb)
•  Chinese New Year Night Markets (Breadtop Westfield Carousel, Friday 26th Feb)


Good Fortune Roast Duck House


If you happen to be a fan of duck, Good Fortune Roast Duck House is probably somewhere you can see yourself ending up in the near future. The Peking duck here simply won’t be beaten, and the rest of the menu’s pretty great too! In fact, if you’ve got a larger group to feed, the set meals on the special Chinese New Year Menu will make you very popular indeed. Find out more

“Duck House is as good as it gets. Their roast duck is the best in town and at the best price. Yes you wait at the door for a table, yes you often share a table but that’s just part of the fun. The succulent meat is served hot and fast by the ever efficient staff, who are also very helpful when trying something new off the menu. Their beans with pork mince is also very tasty (& I don’t normally like pork).” – Digbert

What’s nearby…
•  Kids Zone (Northbridge Piazza, Sunday 14th Feb)
•  Lion and Dragon Dance (Northbridge Piazza, Sunday 14th Feb)


New Moon


Dim sum is pretty much compulsory this time of year, so we’d be remiss not to include the wonderful New Moon here. From Shanghai dumplings to chicken feet, this is dim sum at its rich, lovingly prepared and reasonably priced best. Most folks will tell you the chilli salt and pepper squid is an absolute must try – and they’d be right! Find out more

If you’re a fan of New Moon, please do treat it to a glowing True Local review!

What’s nearby…
•  Chinese Mask Changing (Northbridge Piazza, Sunday 14th Feb)
•  Tai Chi Sword and Guzheng (Northbridge Piazza, Sunday 14th Feb)

If you pop into any great shops, make sure you leave them a review on True Local!

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