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Meet the Chef

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Victor Liong

Originating from Sydney, Victor has worked with some of Sydney’s most innovate chefs; Harunobu Inukai , Mark Best and Dan Hong. Moving to Melbourne in 2013 to open Lee Ho Fook in Collingwood. Cooking a new style of Chinese food using skills and techniques garnered from years with Japanese, French and modern cooking styles. Drawing from the vast and rich areas of Chinese cuisine and cultural and historical repertoire. Lee Ho Fook moved to Duckboard Place in the CBD opening in August 2015.

1246 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.7
1246 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(8.6)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.4)

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

(10)
This is the second time I have been here and will definitely go there again. Food is excellent and both times we were having dinner pre show and the staff made sure we were out on time. Only suggestion I would make is that the wines are very expensive especially by the glass with nothing under $16.
Frank Montero

dined on Sun, 4 Aug 2019

(10)
Great place, great food, great service.

dined on Sun, 28 Jul 2019

(9)
One of my favourite modern Chinese restaurant in Melbourne. Dishes are all well executed with fresh high quality ingredients. Highly recommended.

dined on Sat, 15 Jun 2019

(9)
Surprised with cocktail menu and very nice Asian food twist.

dined on Fri, 31 May 2019

(10)
This was my second visit. I’ll be coming back soon for a third. It was a truly great evening. The food, wines and service were first class.

dined on Fri, 17 May 2019

(10)
Really enjoyed our meal last night. The service was excellent and the dishes we selected which included the lamb char sui, crispy eggplant, king oyster mushrooms, jasmine tea custard and pumpkin seed ice cream were unusual and delicious. Am happy to recommend this restaurant to our friends.

dined on Thu, 2 May 2019

(10)
We were going to a show and let them know. All the food arrived on time giving us plenty of time to get to the show. The food was delicious and service great. Nice gem in a location I wouldn’t have expected to find such a restaurant. Will definitely recommend it. The crispy eggplant and silken tofu and barramundi were to die for.
Glenn Lampard

dined on Tue, 30 Apr 2019

(10)
Very Melbourne heading down the lane-way towards the neon sign, always a treat. It was an early dinner on a Tuesday night, hence the atmosphere wasn't quite like I had experienced previously (when full of activity). Still a great space regardless of capacity. We managed to have a beer downstairs at the bar upon arrival, then wandered upstairs to our table. The staff were very accommodating, and made our every request seem easy. Great service including recommendations, the whole night.
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About Lee Ho Fook

It is thought that in the late 1800s, one in every three Australian cooks was of Chinese descent. Try naming a rural town that doesn’t have a Chinese restaurant… can you? Lee Ho Fook takes that long entrenched tradition of Chinese cuisine in Australia and thrusts it into the modern era with creative dishes like Chong Qing style chicken crackling or ‘Typhoon Shelter style tofu’. The name, Lee Ho Fook, means ‘good fortune for your mouth’ and it won’t take you long to figure out why. With a personal touch to each meal, the restaurant prides itself on being ‘new style Chinese’. Another thing to be proud of is the Good Food Guide hat, which it has now held for several years. Take a stroll down this Melbourne laneway and let Victor Liong and his team show you some new ways with your favourite Chinese food.

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