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Aloi Na

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Central Business District
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59-61 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 8889
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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168 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I've been coming here for years with people - it's one of my favourite places to meet up for lunch. The East Asian food is consistently good without being spectacular, it's comfortable, and there's a good variety of dishes. The service is usually quick and the prices are average for this area.

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Thank martyvana
Erlangen, Germany
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Again, the same problem on Hardware Lane. So many places to enjoy so many different cuisines, but where to go?If you are for Thai Dishes at moderate price, get in! Ambience: Could be better, cramped place with too many tables Staff: Friendly Food: Tasted very good (but we had to wait for 45 minutes after ordering our food, don't know... More 

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1 Thank Asok M
Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome location. Fabulous service. The food was lovely. It wasn't anything exceptional but having just returned from Thailand our expectations are probably a little high. The roti with peanut sauce was awesome. That sauce was great. The pad Thai was average as was the pad see ew Delicious cosmopolitans and cocktails. They were made beautifully and not with syrup garbage.... More 

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Thank BekBishop
Wollongong, Australia
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126 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent and attentive. Fantastic atmosphere. The food was fresh, tasty and very well presented. We would definitely come again. Good value for money as well.

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Thank Katherine8998
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My second time to this restaurant during a break to Melbourne. Great food, great prices, great service and lovely ambience!! Well worth a visit!!

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Thank Roz J
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was my first visit down hardware lane, the restaurant was cosy and perfect for a small group. We decided to go with banquet A (approx $35PP) there were 4 courses and lots of food, very good value and everyone was full after the meal. To be honest I have had better Thai food but for the value the food... More 

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Thank sammy p
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We wondered through Hardware lane on a Friday night. Its a very busy dining area located in central Melbourne. There are loads of spruikers trying to get you to eat at their restaurants however we chose Aloi Na purely because they didn't have a spruiker annoying us! I ordered vegetarian Tom Yum soup and Pad Thai (vegan) and my gf... More 

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Thank Samsz42
Perth, Australia
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Thai Restaurant in atmospheric Hardware Lane. Staff were friendly and attentive, without being 'in your face'. Food coming out of the kitchen looked fresh and delicious. Prawn rice paper rolls were yummy, the Prawn Laksa was deliciously creamy and Thai Beef Salad was fresh. All portions were generous. Wait time was minimal. Highly recommend.

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Thank Karmyst
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372 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

After walking through a sea of Italian and burger places, this place seemed an attractive option for dinner before a show. It took a little while for the food to arrive and we felt a bit rushed once it did, but I have to say that the food was lovely. We had beef with ginger, a fabulous chicken salad and... More 

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Thank Natalie M
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

As far as Thai restaurants go this one is 'Australianised'. If you want any chilli at all in your dish ask for it as there is no discernible chilli even in red curry or satay. This is second time here and it was the same last time. Not surprising restaurant was pretty empty on both occasions , whilst rest of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59-61 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 8889

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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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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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