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Van Mai Restaurant

374 Victoria St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
(03) 9428 7948
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Ranked #29 of 219 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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- Sep 16, 2014
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English first
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

i've ordered take away from here and dined in, and each time i've been happy with everything. the staff and the food are both great. amazing value as well. definitely recommend this one.

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Melbourne Australia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I and my family and friends have eat at the Van Mai many times over the last ten years or so and the food quality and service have been amazingly stable and good during that period. Victoria St is a Mecca for Vietnamese food but the Van Mai is among the best places on the strip. The location is particularly... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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187 reviews 187 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wonderful restaurant. Further down victoria st than most Vietnamese places but well worth the slightly extra trip.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We went there based on Anthony Bourdain's review, and he was right! This place serves up authentic Vietnamese food, the highlights being the beef coleslaw salad and the cinnamon chicken. The menu is extensive, the food is cheap and is consistently fantastic using fresh ingredients. If you're looking for Vietnamese on Victoria Street, this is the place to go! We've... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Recently returned to Van Mai and was pleased to see it is still as great as it was when I was.a regular 12 years ago Cheap and cheerful with all the usual Vietnamese favorites - fantastic egg noodle soup!

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I have been to Van Mai countless times over the years and the food is always predictably good, and the service is great. The decor is not fantastic, but thats not what you're paying for. If you don't want an average meal, avoid the Western oriented mongolian beef or honey chicken style dishes and aim for grilled fish or more... More

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Wellsford, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The people we went with had dined here many times before. After the meal we could understand why. The food was absolutely delicious especially the crispy skinned chicken and duck with plum sauce. Service was speedy without us being given the feeling of being pressured. Within no time our order was taken and we had our entrees delivered. The prices... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Arrived 6.30pm, entrees at 7 with rice. 9.30pm still waiting for mains - spoke to management after several enquiries about our order to waiters. He simply didn't care!!! Will never go back!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

By far the best genuine Vietnamese restaurant on Victoria Street. Run by a genuine family and full of Vietnamese diners it really says it all. It's very reasonably priced and the stock they use for their soups are so tasty, still BYO at a price. You really can't go wrong here.

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Melbourne
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food was of good quality, the service pleasant and the price reasonable. We have dined there for many years.

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