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194 Wickham Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
07-3252-4112
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
    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
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Doesn't look like much but serves up amazing value food. The salt and pepper quail is ridiculous and their Pho is amazing. Everything that we saw coming out of the kitchen looked great. Definitely a must for anyone looking for a decently priced meal in the valley.

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I went for a work lunch on a Friday . The food was fresh with clean flavors. The service was good. The price was good. If you are after cheap, good quality food the Vietnamese is for you.

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Vietnamese Restaurant in Chinatown Fortitude Valley has very good quality food at very reasonable to low prices. Has been an institution for many years here. Highly recommend a visit.

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 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
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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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35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 194 Wickham Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: 07-3252-4112

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