Supper Inn

A long-standing Chinatown institution, where the frills are minimal, the Cantonese eats are generous and the dinner service kicks on till the wee hours.
Libby Curran
Published on November 01, 2023
Updated on January 12, 2024


Nestled up an unassuming laneway staircase above the neon buzz of Chinatown, this Cantonese restaurant is a simple sort of spot with minimal frills; all fluoro lighting and paper-topped tables. But it's also a true institution — a longtime hit with off-the-clock chefs and discerning late-night diners alike, and known to draw a queue. And it won't leave you waiting too long at all to discover just why for yourself.

From the Supper Inn kitchen comes a roll-call of classics done well and served without restraint. It's safe to say no one's leaving here hungry. Tried-and true winners include the likes of a packed seafood chow mein, hor fun noodles with sliced beef, crispy-skinned roast duck served by the half or whole, and sweet and sour pork ribs with an extra hit of chilli and sesame.

You'll find claypots brimming with combinations like chicken, shiitake and Chinese sausage; or eggplant with pork mince and salted fish; along with numerous incarnations of that age-old Cantonese comfort food, congee. And a hot tip for seafood fans: stay tuned to the specials page for plates like XO oysters, sweet and sour coral trout, and plenty of lobster-based delights.

Throw in a BYO offering, and you've got no excuse not to fire up that group chat and organise a feast ASAP.


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