Traditional Chinese? Yes, please. If you love Chinese food, then you have to try East Ocean Restaurant in Thomastown, Melbourne. Considered one of the most authentic Chinese restaurants in town, East Ocean Restaurant is renowned for being specialises in fresh seafood and having some of the best Yum Cha around. Typical of Chinese restaurants, East Ocean is a large restaurant with an understated interior, but this has little effect on the delicious, traditional Chinese food that comes from the kitchen. Known for their pomfret fish porridge, San Choi Bao, and home-made dim sims, East Ocean is lively restaurants, used to serving large numbers of patrons throughout the day and night. With a loyal, local following, the restaurant will often stage Karaoke nights, whereby patrons will eat and sing to their hearts content. You’ll love all the traditional Chinese meals on the East Ocean menu. Best Dish: Crispy Tiger Prawn Dumplings.