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Rice paper

#141 of 3,340 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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245 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 3088
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The soup base of this beef pho is lighter as compared to that of Mekong, just next door, however some may like it here instead! The rice rolls are really good and some rolls like the lemongrass pork can get sold out fast! Only thing to improve is to look into ways to remove the house flies, which can get... More 

Thank TravelCharger
Adelaide, Australia
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So good Thats the short version So many menu options I wanted to try... too bad I am leaving and can't go back. Communal and individual tables. Reasonably priced for all meals.

Thank Craig S
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has a nice fresh look and service is quick. I had a good pho and most people around us were getting rice paper rolls or pho. Normal prices.

Thank Dorawil
Quebec City, Canada
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For almost $40, we had 6 okay rice paper rolls and a bowl of vermicelli that didn't quite fill our tummies. Then we paid more for this visit by running to the toilet all evening 😵 It was ironic that while eating here we were discussing how we might not be able to trust the rice paper rolls on the... More 

Thank TOsunnyfirst
Wellington, New Zealand
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The canteen style restaurant had a lot of street appeal and lured us in. The funky looking wooden furniture and casual, friendly staff tempted us in the door. We were not disappointed. The service was quick and efficient, and we were quickly delivered delicious, fragrant and comforting food. There was a lot of lovely Vietnamese favourites to pick from on... More 

Thank yippopotamus
Melbourne, Australia
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141 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking the Melbourne streets for half an hour looking for a decent place to eat, we came across "Rice Paper". The place was busy (always a good sign) and we could see fresh food in the display cabinets near the doorway (another good sign). Food was amazing, fresh, delicious, perfect mix of flavours. All four of us thought our... More 

Thank dazman_family
Goa, India
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251 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice decent place. . Nice Vietnamese paper rolls and pho is really well done.. They serve fresh pressed sugarcane juice which was V yummy.y.. nice place for a quick snack

Thank suhel2016
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was reasonably priced and of good quality and quantity. The service was very prompt. There was a good crowd there so it was a little noisy which made it more difficult in trying to have a conversation.

Thank Rob S
Perth, Australia
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Got seated straight away, beautiful hot green tea in a flask at the table, nice touch and enjoyable. I had the low carb rice paper rolls, 2 prawn and 2 poached chicken, they were so fresh and tasty and I was so full afterwards. Watching what others were ordering, the food looked great and large serves.... More 

Thank Lison2
Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is absolutely amazing! Full of flavour, great portion size, quick to seat and quick to get the meals out. Prices are really good and sugar cane juice is prime. We went for lunch and went straight back for dinner. Lovely place to sit and eat too.

Thank JRen78

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 3088
Vietnamese Street Food in the heart of Melbourne.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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