To request a private tour for 8 or more, click here.
Authentic flavours of Asia on your doorstep.
Time: Fortnightly on Saturdays at 3.30pm
Duration: 3 hours
Meeting Point: Swanson Street, CBD
Authentic Asian food has made its way into restaurants all over Australia. Now you can taste delicacies, previously only found in the bustling foodie hotspots of Asia, right here in Melbourne. There's even an Asian dessert craze on the menu, to cap off the taste extravaganza!
Over the years, many cuisines have opened up around the city, due to more people trying and enjoying different tastes. Subsequently, Asian food has surged in popularity, not only because the flavours are so bold and different, but also because it is offered in a relatively economic format.
On this tour, Foodi will guide you around a variety of venues, including Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian and Vietnamese, each with their own delicious samples to share.
If you’re new to this style of cuisine, the tour is a great introduction, and will inspire you to try more. And if Asian food is already a firm favourite of yours, this is a great opportunity to discover more of Melbourne’s hidden gems, including a brand new pop-up venue.
During the tour, your host will share knowledge of each stablishment we visit, and you’ll also walk through bustling Chinatown, immersing the culture.
This tour will finish in walking distance of CBD public transport hubs, for convenience and ease, especially if you've enjoyed a bevvy on tour (drinks can be purchased at your own expense).
There will be some walking involved on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella if the weather calls for it.
Vegetarian options are available on this tour but not all venues can cater for all dietary requirements, so please advise dietary requirements at the time of booking. This tour is not recommended for persons under the age of 13 years and if under 18, please note we do offer licensed options on the tour (for guest drink purchases).
To request a private tour for 8 or more, click here.
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice.
Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Terms and Conditions: Please be advised that although we make every effort to ensure that we accurately represent Foodi's service and products, venues are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to make changes to all samples on tours.
Foodi require a minimum of 4 people for the tour to successfully proceed.
Enjoyed the broad variety of food and Alex descriptions of cuisine and it's origins. Desert was out there but most enjoyable. We tasted food we would not normally order has opened our eyes. 5/5 by David Kelly 9-6-2019
5/5 by Taylor Beaumont 9-6-2019
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Alf was a great guide and it was interesting to hear how the restaurants came to be. 5/5 by Jane Garnam 16-4-2019
Loved it, will do it again. ♥️ 5/5 by Sally 14-4-2019
Alex was a great host. Excellent selection of foods too. Cheers 5/5 by Chris Anderson 1-4-2019
A fabulous way to experience different taste offerings from funky eateries throughout Melbourne's laneway district. Alex was a sensational and knowledgable guide. 5/5 by Chris Anderson 31-3-2019
Alex was very knowledgeable and engaging, the places we visited were great. I eat out regularly but had not visited a few of these places and i will recommend this tour to others and go on further foodi tours. 5/5 by Dylan Longworth 31-3-2019
Alex, our guide, was enthusiastic throughout, answered clearly any questions put to him, and mixed well with the group of 11. The restaurants chosen were excellent, they introduced us to a variety of new flavours and foods, and were often tucked away in alleys we probably would not have discovered. An informative and fun experience. 5/5 by Bronwyn Chiu 31-3-2019
The food was great and as a vegetarian I was well catered for. We have now found some alternative restaurants and areas to eat that we were unaware of before.
Our guide, Alex was very friendly and knowledgeable. 5/5 by Wendy Roulstone 30-3-2019
Very enjoyable. Good food and as a vegetarian I was well catered for. 5/5 by Wendy Roulstone 30-3-2019
Great tour guide 5/5 by Alf Zarro 16-3-2019
Had great fun and our guide Alex was brilliant. Will recommend to friends. 5/5 by David Heaney 3-3-2019
We had a wonderful time finding new eating venues we would never find ourselves. Alex was a great guide and the variety of different cuisines we tried was fantastic with a great little dessert to finish with. Now looking at one of the similar walks now. 5/5 by Doug Garlick 3-3-2019
Our group of older ladies thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Georgie was our guide and was very knowledgeable about the areas and the different types of food we were enjoying.
5/5 by Barbara Paroissien 25-2-2019
Loved it, extremely friendly group, amazing weather, and Alex hosted the group in a positive enthusiastic manner. He was more than happy to chat with us all and was extremely inclusive. Good knowledge of the local area. 5/5 by Lorraine Cockram 19-2-2019
Had a great tour. Our tour guide Alex was engaging and informative. Lots of good tips for other amazing eateries. Got to sample a good range of asian cuisines. Loved that there was only 4 of us. Communication leading up to day was good. 4/5 by Kath Basilewsky 2-2-2019
Well organised Good leader of tour The venues were all different which was a good thing Enjoyable group 4/5 by Bev Vines 20-1-2019
Had a great time. Discovered new restaurants. Our guide Alex was friendly and informative. 5/5 by Diane & Rodney Grieve 12-11-2018
Alex was a wonderful tour guide. We enjoyed each place we went to visit. It was great to have background information on the eating places. My husband & myself were impressed with the manners and politeness of Alex. Thank you for a great experience Alex. 5/5 by Pauline Farnan 27-10-2018
It was a great experience not only for the food but the information and history about the CBD. Our guide, 'San' was faultless, friendly, knowledgeable and a credit to your company. I would highly recommend this tour to friends and family. 5/5 by Jenifer Wood 17-10-2018
Excellent tour cannot thank San enough, very informative, catered for my dietary needs. His knowledge of Melbourne’s bars and lane ways far surpassed our expectations as we walked around enjoying the Asian Food Tour.
Terry & Jenifer
5/5 by Jenifer Wood 14-10-2018
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It started and finished on time with a good variety of food on offer. San is a very pleasant informative guide. 5/5 by Patricia Dillon 13-10-2018
Loved it 5/5 by Pat Jessup 2-10-2018
Great way to see Melbourne city and taste some yummy Asian delights! 4/5 by Kirsty 16-9-2018
Had a great time San was very informative and we enjoyed the tour very much . Thank you 5/5 by Fiona Manks 23-7-2018
Great tour, great guide and good food 5/5 by Fiona Manks 22-7-2018
San was an excellent host, friendly and very knowledgeable. All of the food was delicious and I will definitely return to the restaurants to try more of the food. 5/5 by Helen Webb 11-7-2018
We all really loved this food tour. San was a fantastic host, he has great knowledge of Melbourne and you can see his passion for what he does. Really enjoyed the food we tasted and thought the walk between locations worked well. Would recommend to others. 5/5 by Helen Webb 8-7-2018
A great way to spend Saturday arvo and learn a bit more about the wonderful Asian scene in Melb. Thanks San. 5/5 by Julie Falcone 7-7-2018
A great idea and some hidden gems that we now know about 5/5 by Rosemarie Stewart 19-6-2018