About Us

Red Emperor Chinese Restaurant has been a popular Southgate establishment in Melbourne for more than 23 years. Now located on Level 2, previously on Level 3, the restaurant offers al fresco dining in the terrace which overlooks the Yarra River. Panoramic views of Flinders Street Station and Melbourne skyline add to the nostalgia of out-door dining.

Inside, the warm hues of red, burgundy and gold create the perfect synergy for either professional corporate functions or intimate dinners. The dining room may also be divided in private function rooms. The smaller function rooms can seat up to 30 guests and the larger, up to 60 guests.

Our menu contains true and tested dishes which are the hallmark of Red Emperor. These have been prepared by our highly experienced chefs with a loving heart and great attention to details. We do not use MSG and pride ourselves on catering to requests and many dietary requirements, such as gluten-free. Please either trust our knowledgeable staff to tailor make your meal according to your requirements or choose from our many banquets and a la carte menu. Our corporate all inclusive Food and Beverage packages are also highly suitable for larger family dinners besides corporate functions.

Red Emperor’s daily yum cha is also considered by many to be one of Melbourne’s best. We pride ourselves for making every yum cha items daily in-house to ensure freshness and quality.

Please reserve a table early to avoid disappointment.

Car parking facilities are available in the Southgate Precinct.

New Location - Little Bourke St

Red Emperor Chinese are excited to announce the  launch of our newest location in the heart of China Town in October 2021, located at 131 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne (The former Shark Fin Inn).

With lunchtime Yum Cha, takeaway service, and an extensive A La Carte and banquet menus, Red Emperor Chinese Melbourne provide customers a good chance to savor the famous dishes from Chine without the expensive price tag of the air ticket – or the meal.

Close to different bars, cafes, and theatres and open until 1.30 am daily, RedEmperor Melbourne is the best place for a family gathering, business lunches & dinners, seminars, celebrating special occasions, and late supper after a night out.

And also will be an instant hit for people looking for special function’s catering such as wedding receptions and parties.