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Meet the Chef

Neisha’s journey at Rockpool Dining Group began when she joined Rockpool 1989 in 2014 as Chef de Partie. Determined, she walked into the restaurant with her resume one day and was given a trial. Not only does the Korean chef successfully keep busy tables turning at Spice Temple Melbourne, but she climbed the culinary ladder to become the restaurant’s Head Chef after 12 months as Junior Sous Chef. Her rapid rise through the ranks comes five years after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney.

Restaurant menu

Average price $105 Special request

Chef Neisha Woo recommends…

Wagyu brisket pot sticker
$14
Mackerel and ginger pot sticker
$13
Vegetable spring roll
$12

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.5/10
based on 665 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.6/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Jane W.
    Jane W.
    • one review
    6/10

    Not as special for the money paid. Well over charged for the beers and wine. Rip off to Aussies but probably a catch for the international guests. Not going back

  2. Joel C.
    Joel C.
    • one review
    9/10

    Good service...quality of food generally good but desserts lacking in presentation and uniqueness.price on upper end but quality produce.ambience lovely

  3. Paul M.
    Paul M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing Food. Must have the Lamb Dumplings. Love the flavours. Great Service, everyone is friendly. Nice Atmosphere. 2 thumbs up from us. We will be back again.

  4. Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Our family dined at Spice Temple for a birthday celebration. All food and service was fantastic. Great to see some new dishes on the menu. Well done to the Spice Temple team.

  5. Geeta J.
    Geeta J.
    • one review
    2/10

    Poor service, messed up my booking, had to wait for an hour at next door bar at Nobu. Very average food and forgot to serve some of the ordered dishes, brought somebody’s ordered dish to our table. Very poor and disappointing

  6. Richard B.
    Richard B.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    If you are going to sit people downstairs you need to advise them. I felt more like I was in an eatery thank a top class restaurant. Thanks for listening.

  7. James Y.
    James Y.
    • one review
    10/10

    It’s a signature “fusion Chinese food” restaurant in Melbourne Crown, probably top ten. I have been there 20+ times because my Australian business partner. Chef Neil created a modern recipe by western technique and eastern concepts, which proves he’s “one of the best chef in Australia”. Although, as a Chinese myself traveled and experienced over a hundred cities/towns in mainland for thirty years, had variety foods enough, I would recommend Spice Temple as an interesting/high-quality restaurant, but not traditional/authentic Chinese. Almost all the dishes are fusion modified creation, you can not find any similar in China.

  8. Helen Y.
    Helen Y.
    • 9 reviews
    6/10

    Have more variety of dishes to choose from.

  9. Rahul K.
    Rahul K.
    • one review
    8/10

    Dark ambience, portion sizes too small for cost

  10. Teresa F.
    Teresa F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing dining experien ce . The duck was to die for, highly recommend it. My husband andI had the deluxe banquet, many fabulous dishes totally sarisfied

  11. Sheila  F.
    Sheila F.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Friendly welcome on arrival. Attentive service and very helpful if you need advice on what to order. The food is so delicious, Bang Bang chicken a standout but everything we had was perfect.

  12. Jayne W.
    Jayne W.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    The food lived up to expectations and, if anything, was better and more generous than our most recent experience. Service was good although lacking a little warmth. Would recommend and will definitely return if in Melbourne.

  13. Michael C.
    Michael C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food but was surprised when we got the bill and were charged $10.50 for a glass of water. $42.00 for 4 glasses of water a little excessive!!!

  14. Stephen C.
    Stephen C.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    The table service was disappointing given its reputation. It took 40 minutes to place a drink order after being seated. Food was very good as always but feeling it was overpriced.

  15. Sandra S.
    Sandra S.
    • one review
    8/10

    We were taken downstairs to our table in a small dark room with no windows or atmosphere. The food was tasty overall however the chicken dish had more chillies in it than any other product. Overpriced in comparison to the quality of the of the food, a little disappointing.

  16. Anthony S.
    Anthony S.
    • 5 reviews
    6/10

    Had the banquet (Dynasty) but small portions for the cost. Decent wine list with a few good options. Fairly slow service. Better options in CBD for price.

  17. Frank C.
    Frank C.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Great meal and fantastic service

  18. Tanya C.
    Tanya C.
    • one review
    9/10

    The food here is always delicious and of very high standard and quality. Staff are friendly and attentive and offer lots of help with the menu and what to order.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    6.75/10

    Delicious variety dumplings and generous amounts of pickles. Good spot for a long lunch.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 280 reviews
    8.75/10

    Good was delicious and good size meals. Good service and atmosphere. Nice for a special occasion. Highly recommend

More information

How to get to the restaurant

8 Whiteman Street, 3006, Southbank, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne City, South Wharf, Southbank

About the restaurant

Spice Temple is a modern Chinese restaurant with a culinary focus on China’s lesser known regions. Our menus are designed to be shared and enjoyed banquet style in our intimate and seductive surrounds.

Driven by our philosophy of incorporating world-class service with a deep respect for the highest quality produce Spice Temple offers modern Chinese food as it’s rarely been seen before in Australia.

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