The Mella Dim-Sum and Noodle Bar was born out of Dion and Camilla Forlee’s unbridled passion for eating and preparing a variety of dim-sum dishes. Having had twenty years’ experience in the restaurant business, the dynamic duo prepares taste-infused, authentically Asian cuisine.


While the bar is small in size, regular diners and holidaymakers enjoy a dining experience at Mella Dim-Sum and Noodle Bar because of its trendy vibe, good food and wine, and festive music. The interior’s décor is understated and simple with the walls painted a soft, earthy brown. A black and white mural of a blossom tree gives an air of tranquillity about the bar, urging customers to relax as if they are in the comforts of their own homes. Patrons who wish to be outside can sit at wooden, oblong tables on the terrace, while watching the hubbub of city living.


For starters, slurp on a hearty bowl of Won-Ton Soup – choose between pork and prawn, chicken, or prawn and coriander. The ‘On the Bone Shanghai Ribs’ is the recommended dish for mains. Make your way through a generous stack of ribs, well-seasoned with salt and pepper. For the vegetarian diners, try out the ‘Deep-Fried Tofu’. This dish comes with a serving of sweet and spicy chilli and is slathered with kewpie mayo and Hoi Sin. Alternatively, try out the speciality dim-sum dishes – the four-piece ‘Beef Pot Stickers’ are served with a sweet vinegar dipping sauce.

End off the meal with the mouth-watering ‘Sukima and Ice Cream’ - a decadent delight for patrons with a sweet tooth.

Please note that we do not take bookings - first come, first serve!




Travel on the N2 towards Port Elizabeth. Take exit 742 for R102 / Kaapweg / Cape Road toward Port Elizabeth. Merge onto Cape Road (R102). Continue to follow R102 and after 8kms, turn left onto Moffat Street. Take the 1st right onto Raleigh Street and then turn left onto Bain Street.


-33° 57' 34.69''


25° 36' 40.83''
15 Bain Street
Richmond Hiill
Port Elizabeth


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Food Served
Average Price$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Thursday:
Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00

Friday - Saturday:
Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner: 17:00 - 22:00

Lunch: 12:00 - 16:00
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Outside Seating
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Outside Catering
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