When in town, try to get to as many of these as you can:
Smash burger @ Rockwell & Sons
Vue De Monde Level 55 of the Rialto Tower if your budget permits it.
Nobu at Crown is quite nice, overlooks the Yarra River.
Chin Chin and Gill’s Diner
Hutong in the CBD is way better than the cheap student oriented dumplings you find on little burke street.
Laksa King in Newmarket.
Addis Abebba, african food in footscray
The Moroccan Soup Bar on St Georges Road.