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Yum Sing House

  • Nightlife
  • Melbourne
  1. Yum Sing House interior
    Photograph: Julia Sansone
  2. Yum Sing House food
    Photograph: Julia Sansone
  3. Yum Sing House cocktail
    Photograph: Julia Sansone
  4. Yum Sing House interior
    Photograph: Julia Sansone
  5. Yum Sing House food
    Photograph: Julia Sansone

Time Out says

Step into a karaoke bar inspired by the neighbourhoods of Hong Kong, and stay for the modern Cantonese eats

A two-storey site that previously housed sweat-covered patrons on the dancefloor of Hugs and Kisses Club has since transformed into a karaoke joint that has retained the glow of neon lights.

Inspired by Hong Kong and the many karaoke bars that fill it, Yum Sing House is a hybrid of karaoke and modern Cantonese food in Melbourne’s CBD. Headed by the team behind Tang Australia (the same folks behind CBD bars Ms Collins, Bond Melbourne and Scarlett Saturdays), the venue has a restaurant on the first floor and five karaoke rooms plus a bar upstairs. Each room is themed around neighbourhoods and nightlife spots in Hong Kong. Step into the Mongkok room if you have a small group of seven or fewer; Wan Chai, Kowloon or Central rooms for eight to 15; or Happy Valley for 15-25. Each has comfy sofas, top-of-the-line audio gear and visuals that will make you feel like you're in Hong Kong.

The kitchen here is a big drawcard, offering restaurant quality snacks till very late at night. Head chef Aiven Lee (Longrain, Mamasita and Becco) has created a modern Cantonese menu that features the likes of prawn toast served with creamy tobiko prawn mayo; thick slices of Tasmanian 5+ Wagyu rump and Hong Kong-style milk tea trifle layered with boba and peanut praline. While à la carte is an option, a Feed Me menu is also on offer for $59 per person that features eight of the chef’s favourite dishes, or a ‘Big Appetite’ menu for $75 per person that dishes up 11 shared plates. You can enjoy them in comfort in the restaurant section before or after your singing sesh, or order up in-room snacks to keep your energy up while under the spotlight.

Signature cocktails offer up cheesy titles like the Kung Fu Pandan – the venue’s playful take on the Piña Colada with added pandan extract – and the bar stocks the usual suspects required to provide enough social lubrication to sing one’s heart out in front of a crowd.

And how about a karaoke, drinks and food package that offers it all for a steal? Yum Sing's got you covered with a mid-week function special. From $55 per person, you can get three entrees and a main to share plus steamed rice, $8 spirits and a one-hour karaoke session. It's the perfect excuse to round up the colleagues for a team bonding lunch, or catch up with the friends for something a bit different in the city. For more information, check out the website.

Written by
Rushani Epa


22 Sutherland St
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Opening hours:
Thu 7pm-2am; Fri, Sat 7pm-4am
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