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The Vietnamese

#129 of 3,250 Restaurants in Brisbane
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194 Wickham Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious

Centrally located in Fortitude Valley near the train station and nightlife, this restaurant is cheap, cheerful and BYO. The decor is as simple and it gets but that does not detract from the food and atmosphere. The salt and pepper squid is to die for.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Sarah C
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Centrally located in Fortitude Valley near the train station and nightlife, this restaurant is cheap, cheerful and BYO. The decor is as simple and it gets but that does not detract from the food and atmosphere. The salt and pepper squid is to die for.

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm not too sure how Vietnamese this is because it might as well have been Chinese, but the food was good anyway. We went as a group of 8, 4 adults and 4 children. The decor is very simple and fairly old, no table covering etc - this is usually a sign of good Asian and it was. There was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This restaurant offers great value for money with an extensive range of food options. Generous portions, friendly staff and lots of smiling diners.

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Stanthorpe, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I was surprised to find a BYO & Licensed Vietnamese restaurant in Fortitude Valley offering an extensive lunch menu for $10 per person. I had Rice Vermicelli with BBQ Pork and my partner had Rice Vermicelli with Spring rolls. Together with a Tasmanian Beer it was a very enjoyable lunch. We could not eat it all and asked for a... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were glad to find this open and still serving late on a wet Saturday afternoon. The pho broth was toothsome and extremely well balanced and authentic. Serving size was very generous - the "small" was more than enough. Service was very friendly. The furnishings are old-school and tired but comfortable, which is a nice change from slick and pedestrian.... More 

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Calliope, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A lovely meal. The dim sims were the best I've ever eaten. We weren't sure on what to order so the waiter recommended a few dishes and we weren't disappointed. Reasonably priced and the food was delivered promptly. Food was fresh and extremely delicious. I would definitely eat here again.

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Melbourne
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Best Vietnamese I've had in a while. The broth of the pho is very balanced and was excellent. We also tried the sugar cane rolls and salt and pepper quails - both were delicious. Food is priced exceptionally well. Waiter is so happy and accommodated my 9 month old. If you want a fancy place with super clean floors and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Cant go wrong; byo, excellent service, authentic cuisine at such reasonable prices. The noodle soups are out of this world. Every time we go there, the restaurant is always busy and for good reason.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

First time eating Vietnamese cuisine and loved it. Interior is basic but food is great.highly recommend fun rolls for starters. The waitress was kind enough to demonstrate how to make them and they were delicious! Didn't expect the combination of flavours to work but they did. Crispy noodles and sizzlers are great but one dish will feed two. Highly recommend!

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queensland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

i have been going here since i was 12 ( a good 30 yrs!), they are reliable the best vietnamese in the centre. Well priced, good service. Book on the weekends as it is often full. Other restaurants come and go, but you can always rely on this place to give you a full belly and a smile on your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 194 Wickham Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?