Pacific Seafood BBQ House

210 Toorak Road South Yarra, VIC 3141

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Features BYO, Vegetarian friendly
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Phone 03 9826 3838

This Chinese canteen, not far from South Yarra station, offers a good feed at a brisk rate. It’s fairly hectic, with queues most nights (booking is advised) and diners crammed into every cranny. The functional interior showcases fresh seafood - on display in big tanks - and so does the menu. Deep-fried calamari with spicy salt and chilli could use more flavour and be crisper, less oily, though a half Peking duck is fantastic: pre-rolled pancakes stuffed with devilishly fattened fowl and wicked plum sauce. Pork sang choy bao is a flavour explosion. Also in Richmond.