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374 Victoria St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
(03) 9428 7948
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Today
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

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good value-for-money Vietnamese food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Joseph B
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 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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Bairnsdale
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The staff were friendly enough but some had trouble understanding me. (I have a strong Australian accent.) But they were able to get our meals right. The food is fantastic. We live in Richmond and have eaten at many of the places and this is one of the best. The food is fresh and super tasty. Highlights are the duck... More 

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54 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Ordered the standard Vietnamese dishes (broken rice, spring roll, seafood etc), but the stand out dish was the Barramundi Sweet and Sour Soup ($20 regular, $30 large). They put herbs, tamarind, vegies, chilli, and pineapples into the broth - the soup was bursting with flavour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I went there as the chef (otao kitchen recommended). Love the chicken and rice Great food and the guys are lovely.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Our family have been visiting restaurant for many years. Like the rolls and stir-fry.... Love overtime, highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Really good food, inexpensive prices and good service. Definitely worth going to eat there regularly

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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170 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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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: Vietnamese
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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