Whether it’s a refreshing vermicelli, a crispy and tangy banh mi or a heartwarming pho, the magic of Vietnamese food is that there’s always a meal on offer for any mood and any type of weather. We’ve compiled a list of the best Vietnamese spots in Melbourne that’ll keep you coming back for more.
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Location: Melbourne, Chadstone
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If you're looking for authentic Vietnamese food in Melbourne CBD, then Mama's Buoi should be your first port of call. This cosy restaurant serves up delicious street food inspired by traditional recipes from the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The menu features an array of authentic noodle soups like pho and bun bo Hue; there are also plenty of rice dishes such as char grilled pork skewers with broken rice or stir fried noodles with seafood and vegetables.
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Hem 27 is a small but well-known hawker style Vietnamese restaurant located in St Kilda. It's famous for its banh xeo (Vietnamese pancakes), pho bo (beef noodle soup), canh bun (water spinach noodle soup) and com ga tam ky (tam ky chicken with ginger steam rice). The place is always packed with people, so you'll probably need to wait for a seat at lunch time or dinner time. If you're lucky enough to get served immediately, then you can expect delicious dishes that are full of flavour and fresh ingredients.
Location: Plenty Valley, Highpoint, Warun Ponds, Geelong, Melbourne Central, QV Melbourne, The District - Docklands
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If you're looking for traditional Vietnamese food in Melbourne then look no further than Old Man Pho. Old Man Pho serves dishes such as pho ga (chicken noodle soup), banh mi (Vietnamese baguettes) and nem nuong cuon (grilled pork spring rolls). The food here is good, especially if you like meaty meals with lots of fresh herbs, spices and vegetables involved!
Location: Melbourne CBD
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I Love Pho is a casual Vietnamese restaurant in Richmond. This family-run business is known for its authentic recipes and fresh ingredients – they even make their own sauces from scratch. Their signature dish is pho, a delicious noodle soup packed with flavourful broth and fresh ingredients like herbs and bean sprouts. You can also try their spring rolls or vermicelli dishes if you're feeling hungry! With a selection of fresh and tasty dishes on offer, you'll be spoilt for choice at this laidback eatery.
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