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“Good cheap Pho”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mekong

Mekong
Ranked #405 of 4,059 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Hervey Bay, Australia
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373 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
“Good cheap Pho”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

If you want decent Pho in Melbourne, Mekong is the place to go.

It's been around forever and is always packed, filled with people from students who want a huge meal for less than $10 through to suits who know they can get a quick and decent meal.

The service can be a bit slow, but you expect it in a place like this and the toilets aren't the best. However, when you consider how little you are paying that you can have unlimited Chinese tea for free, you'll soon understand why it's always packed and why you want to keep coming back.

  • Visited June 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good and cheap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

It is a busy place for quick and good food. Service is transactional but that is what you expect.

The lemon and mint ice is a little sweet, but tasty. People watching is good too. Don't think it ever slows down much.

Pork chops were good.

  • Visited June 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Authentic Vietnamese Food in the heart of Melbourne CBD”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Mekong Melbourne has good value for money. I enjoyed the broken rice combination and the pho and rice paper rolls were delicious as well, Definitely recommended but it can be extremely packed during lunch hour 1 - 1.45 pm. The restaurant may be small and crowded but don't let that put you off as the food is worth the money.

  • Visited May 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good and tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Ordered a beef special as well as chicken fillet pho. Both portions were big even though we had ordered small. Good meal to have on a cool day. Not exactly the cheapest around but situated in the middle of the city, it is still a bargain. Free hot tea is available on all tables. If one does not like the taste of raw bean sprouts, you can ask for them to be boiled first.

  • Visited May 2013
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great pho!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Easy to find in the CBD. Great value for money, with generous portions. Both the chicken great and the beef combo pho were amazing! The pickled onion, bean sprouts, basil, and side sauces were fantastic. I can't wait to eat here again!

  • Visited May 2013
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