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Van Mai Restaurant

374 Victoria St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
(03) 9428 7948
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Ranked #34 of 215 restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Most recent review
- Jun 26, 2014
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English first
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
62 helpful votes 62 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Van Mai is on the fringe of the Victoria Street Vietnamese strip which makes for easy parking and is a restaurant that locals keep going back to. A friendly family run restaurant offers dine in and take away, has some large tables for groups and is BYO or licensed. Food is fresh and special diets catered for, ie can request... More

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9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012 via mobile

Have been dining here every Monday for 9 years. Food is great as is the very friendly service. We have our favorites but always safe to ask Minh to choose something for us. He never disappoints. Do come along and try it yourself.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Not too fancy with good service and a wide range of cheap tasty food.

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