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374 Victoria St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
(03) 9428 7948
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Tue 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food at fair prices

Had a very pleasant lunch at this Vietnamese restaurant. We were a bit concerned when a very large bus load of people arrived, thinking this might make for a long wait but this was not the case. We ordered one entree and two main courses and ended up taking 2 take-away containers of food home... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
Julie C
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Melbourne, Australia
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swan hill
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Ate there with friends had been there before Decore improved not sure about the food or service.we had to ask for our drinks after quite an interval meals were not served together and the meat was TOUGH but flavoursome.Not sure the resturant did it self any favours . the Sunday night we dined

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Thank pappi88
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Had a very pleasant lunch at this Vietnamese restaurant. We were a bit concerned when a very large bus load of people arrived, thinking this might make for a long wait but this was not the case. We ordered one entree and two main courses and ended up taking 2 take-away containers of food home with us. The food was... More 

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Thank Julie C
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Our family has eaten at this restaurant for many years but I think tonight's meal was our last at this venue. Our dining experience tonight at Van Mai was incredibly disappointing on many levels. After being seated, we noticed the menu had changed a lot and the variety of choice once offered no longer existed. After our order was taken,... More 

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3 Thank Catherine R
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Wow, wow and WOW!!! My wife and I were blown away by the incredible quality and amazing flavours served to us on our very first visit to Van Mai. With the initial bite of our shared entrée, we knew that this was going to be a great Our shared platter consisted of Pork Spring Rolls, Prawn Rice Paper Rolls, Satay... More 

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Thank geoffp475
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We have been dining at Van Mai for over 20 years! This restaurant never disappoints, my kids fav are the newly introduced Peking duck rice paper rolls. Service is always great, we are always made to feel welcome with wonderful service. Highly recommend.

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Thank Nicole D
Kew, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Very friendly welcome and the table for 4 we had booked was ready. Extensive menu. Started with Pork Spring Rolls, tasty and of course served with lettuce and mint. Recommend these. We then ordered Mongolian steak (sizzler plate) Chicken with cashews, special fried rice. I took Kerry S advice and had to Egg Noodle... More 

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Thank Kewy2014
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to Van Mai for many years on a weekly basis. Although the prices have gone up over the years -- the quality hasn't. It is so fresh and tasty with delightful staff- no matter how busy. I highly recommend the " country pancake" and " mung bean pie" . Also the wonton and BBQ pork soup... More 

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Thank Barbara W
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Van Mai is my local and I love it! I am a regular here because they do my favourite dish so well - Egg Noodle Soup with wontons & BBQ pork. It's perfect and flavourful! And a bargain you can't beat it. The spring rolls are also delicious, crispy with lots of filling. The staff are always friendly so dining... More 

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Thank Kerry S
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It's a delight for both the wallet and the pallet and for Vegetarians and non-Vegetarians which, I suspect, is because they're located somewhat away from the main Victoria restaurant strip so they need to be good to attract and maintain customers. The revamped Menu is streamlined and is suitably complimented by various specials. The staff were friendly and, more importantly,... More 

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Thank Joseph B
Bairnsdale
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Rice paper rolls well constructed, just not a lot of flavour. Vietnamese salad was a far better dish with a great taste. Main meals were pleasant and the plain rice as a side was also cooked well. Drinks were reasonable and service was prompt. Nothing really wrong with the food but nothing really outstanding either, so with many other restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 374 Victoria St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (03) 9428 7948

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?