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“Hidden gem, good food, great view, close to Concert Hall” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Southern Star Vietnamese Restaurant

Southern Star Vietnamese Restaurant
132 Terrace Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
618 9325 1868
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Ranked #80 of 1,471 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $26
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Enjoy the stunning flavours of Vietnam, just a short stroll from the Concert Hall in the city. Southern Star Restaurant specialises in the finest traditional Vietnamese cuisine and provides diners with consistent, quality food and outstanding service in a relaxed contemporary setting. Open 7 days for dinner and Monday to Friday for lunch.
Perth WA
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“Hidden gem, good food, great view, close to Concert Hall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I probably wouldn't have known about this if I hadn't looked for a parking spot on Terrace Road before a concert at the Concert Hall. I have 2 other 'usual places' on Adelaide & St George's.

Southern Star's menu may be shorter/more compact than one expects from a Vietnamese Restaurant and there are things I expect to see that haven't made it to the menu, but it has a section where one can essentially 'design your own dish' which appeals and especially works for parties of more than two. Food is made to be shared in such restaurants and fish eaters are catered for. VPFD (vegetarian-piscean?!-fellow-diner) likes this place but probably has fewer choices here than we have had at other places. Most recently dined on tofu & vegetables in a cashew & chili sauce, vegetarian pad Thai. We each got a cup of rice ... would suggest they adopt a practice of other restaurants that serve rice in insulated or covered containers ... or maybe dish out the rice as diners need more. Ensures rice stays nice and hot.

When we were there for an early Sat dinner (1745H) before a 1930H WA Symphony Orchestra performance, there were already a number of tables occupied and a few visits before, one of the diners was carrying a case for a large stringed instrument. True!

A few more vegetarian options will ensure that more tastes and diners are catered for.

Look for this, only a few metres from the corner of Victoria Avenue. Parking can be a challenge but there are often bays across the street, if not right out the door. Concert goers may wish to look this up.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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“Good Vietnamese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I ate here with my family in March 2014.

I am not overly fami,iar with Vietnamese cuisine but decided to eat here based on the other reviews on TA and we were not disapointed.

The restaurant is in a nice location and inside it's spacious, modern and clean. The service was friendly and polite throughout the meal despite one of my elderly family members being rather trying to say the least!

The food was great and the servings were huge - we ended up taking about one third of all the dishes home with us so almost two meals for the price of one!

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  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Attentive service, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Overall a nice restaurant. The food was very good (not great) and very enjoyable. The service was very attentive (bordering on intrusive at times) but that is certainly better than no service. Overall a nice evening. We dined early but by the time we left the place was busy and it was a Wednesday night so would recommend booking. It is obviously popular.

Visited May 2014
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Orange Beach, Alabama
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“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The food that I had was average, with my husband's choice of a beef sald being 'good', if not a bit too salty.Service was nice! all in all ,could be better!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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“Even better than before & that was amazing !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Found this restaurant some years ago on a discount voucher website. Was not disappointed and have taken many friends to enjoy the same high standard.

Noticed recently it was available again on a discount voucher and jumped at the opportunity to share with my special friend.

The menu is not limited and includes the extensive dinner selections.

Decided to share all three courses to expand our experience.

Began with quail as well as soft shell crab - delicious.

Followed with a main of duck as well as ginger barramundi - mouth-watering.

Concluded with tiramisu as well as blueberry cheesecake.

The serves were so generous and delicious.

Love this restaurant and will continue to share with family and friends. No surprised it has won a national award recently.

Visited May 2014
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