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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

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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
Great food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Bairnsdale
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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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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Singapore
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 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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2 reviews
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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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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164 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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