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133 Ormond Rd, Elwood, Port Phillip, Victoria 3184, Australia
+61 3 9531 4900
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Today
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I saw this restaurant on the SBS Chefs Line and it looked good. Went on a Thursday lunch and booking was easy on line. It's hard to find as it has no real street appeal and could use better signage. However walking in the ambiance was great. We were seated next to the garden wall open to the sky, fabulous.... More 

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Thank Anne S
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was great, lamb shank curry just fell apart. Peking duck rice paper rolls were very fresh and great tasting but a tad pricey. Crab spring rolls were fantastic. Service was very helpful when trying to decide on basically the whole menu as it all sounded fantastic. But were run off their feet and twice forgot about the beer I... More 

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Thank Dion T
Benowa, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mouth watering fresh flavours that pop in your mouth. Pho is like medicine. Dessert was amazing too.

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Thank 861melissa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good atmosphere Great service Clean and the food well presented Reasonable priced Large serves. But the food missed its mark, it was ok. Maybe I had greater expectations due to all the awards and great reviews previously given. But I wouldn't class it as The best Modern Vietnamese restaurants in Melbourne. Did we have a good time? Yes Was the... More 

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1 Thank Gabbyz1977
Brisbane, Australia
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter and son in law stumbled on Dandelion when they first moved to Melbourne and it is now a firm favorite. Not a cheap eat but worth every penny. Food is modern, fresh and delicious. Staff are lovely and offer suggestions without being intrusive. It will be on top of our list every time we visit Melbourne.

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1 Thank Mrst1956
Victoria
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dandelion is far from a cheap eat but your dollars are spent well. Delicious and at times adventurous interpretations of classic Vietnamese dishes -- and newbies to boot... I'm a sucker for the pork knuckle but there are plenty of lighter and vegetarian dishes and options. The food is a highlight but service is good -- if at times the... More 

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1 Thank Mike S
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten at a lot of Vietnamese places in London and I found Dandelion to have some effective and delicious twists on dishes I've had elsewhere. The crab starter and the pork main course were the stars of the show for us. Our waitress was very friendly, patient and helpful in guiding us through a tough menu to choose from... More 

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2 Thank Adam S
Melbourne
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113 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are frequent visitors here - especially on Valentine's Day (4 years in a row now). Modern Vietnamese is quite an apt description. Well know chef. Always something new on the menu. It's Special Occasion Menus are well put together. Their Full Moon Mud Crabs nights are a must for all to at least try once. Smallish in space but... More 

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3 Thank ERIC L
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is pretty expensive (our meal for 2 was $170) so save it for a special treat, but the food was absolutely beautiful! Unusual dishes I've never seen before and huge portions. Great service too. Still dreaming about the cracker with coconut crab and pork hock with lettuce wraps... yummmmmm

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1 Thank Carlygaga
east benteleigh
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You really please yourself but the good food is everything that you expect and a lot more flavour taste sensory extremely exciting smells texture oh angina come to me

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1 Thank molatman01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Ormond Rd, Elwood, Port Phillip, Victoria 3184, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  Elwood
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9531 4900

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