Restaurant Reviews

Long Chim

Long Chim
Basement, State Buildings Cnr Barrack St & St Georges Tce Perth, WA


As neighbours go, it’s hard to picture an odder couple than the State Buildings and its basement lodger Long Chim, a faux-grunge funhouse of brash music, graffiti and food. David Thompson, Australia’s culinary ambassador to Thailand, serves conventional and uncompromising street  food at this sharply styled diner that’s turned Perth dining on its head. Chilli is king and it won’t be tempered to suit timid tastes. So brace yourselves for a chicken larb set to stun and a prawn and fish dumpling laksa so spicy that staff warn some diners off ordering it. Choose your own adventure, from salty-sour sai krok – fermented pork and rice Isaan sausages – to a gutsy red curry of Shark Bay prawns or the popular Prin’s noodles, a charred mess of chicken nubbins and coriander, dried prawns and sriracha. Cocktails like the vodka-spiked, condensed milk Kafe Mao soothe the scalding as do spice-sympathetic beers and wines. Chon gaew!


(08) 6168 7775



Bookings recommended


  • Licensed

  • Bar

  • Vegetarian-friendly

  • Wheelchair Access

Accepted card types:

  • American Express

  • Eftpos

  • MasterCard

  • Visa


David Thompson & Lucas Fernandes

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide’s reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

Food: ★

Wine: ★

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Long Chim
Basement, State Buildings Cnr Barrack St & St Georges Tce Perth, WA
David Thompson & Lucas Fernandes
Bookings recommended
Opening Hours
Lunch daily noon-2.30pm Dinner daily 5pm-10.30pm

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