Muli Express, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | When you walk past a tiny, unassuming former medical centre in Chinatown, you probably don’t even notice it. If you’re Van Tran, however, you take over the lease and turn it into a tiny seafood concept store. Muli Express is the new venue from the family behind renowned purveyors of fresh seafood, DK Live Seafood, and Muli. I recently popped in to get some shots for What’s On Melbourne.

A window looking out to the street features an ice-filled display cabinet, showcasing a selection of oysters, uni/sea urchin, and fish roe. Walk inside, and you’ll find Van or her son David shucking oysters to order. There’s around 15 different varieties available at any given time. The best quality, freshest oysters, sourced from Australia’s top oyster farmers.

As you enjoy oysters with names like Mr Miyagi, Big Jon, and Ms Helen, you’re told the story behind the oyster. Who the farmers are, what they’re all about, and what makes each oyster special. DK Live is known for its commitment to end-to-end sustainability and quality, and that commitment extends to Muli Express.

Oysters are what will get you through the door, but there’s more on offer here. There’s a lobster roll, one that’s not overloaded with mayo, that lets the quality and flavour of the lobster shine. It’s one of the best lobster rolls you’ll find in Melbourne. For a flavour sensation that will excite your tastebuds and challenge your mind, the house-made ice cream – available in oyster or uni flavours, is a must. You’ve not tried anything like it before.

Everything can be enjoyed on-site, or to-go, and you can also take home un-shucked oysters, and a few other things like uni, Yarra Valley caviar and salmon roe, and cans of abalone.

Muli Express

163 Little Bourke Street
Victoria 3000

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Wed – Sun: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Mon – Tue: 12:00pm to 9:00pm



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