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Van Mai Restaurant

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374 Victoria St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
+61 3 9428 7948
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Tue 11:00 - 22:30
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great meal, very reasonable prices, large restaurant so not squashed at all. Salted fish rice was lovely

Thank Nicola P
Nelson Bay, Australia
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal at Van Mai. Flavoursome food served in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Worth a visit and certainly value for money.

Thank smithwm
Victoria, Australia
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for an early dinner. There seemed to be a disconnect between the prices and the restaurant fit out. We were expecting bargain Vietnamese food but it wasn't that cheap, although it wasn't overly expensive either. The restaurant decor was tired and broken, in cheap Vietnamese restaurant style, although at least the loos were clean. The food... More 

Thank Daniel M
Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I have been to Van Mai many times now. It is a spacious and friendly restaurant and suitable for larger groups. The food (Vietnamese and Chinese) is always good, freshly made and very reasonably priced. We had an appetizer platter that had several 'tastes' - spring rolls, rice paper rolls et al - and was very good. We also had... More 

Thank B B
Brisbane, Australia
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Fed 5 adults for less than $110. Hands down the most delicious food I've come across. I had chicken and corn soup and Singapore noodles. Made my local look bad. The portion size was perfect for one hungry person or to share, consisted of the right flavours and was well presented. Others at my table ordered, sang choi bow, pho,... More 

Thank QT83LL
Warragul, Victoria, Australia
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is I think the last Vietnamese restaurant on Victoria Street and it is well worth the extra effort to get there. The setting is good, the food delicious, we highly recommend the Barramundi in particular and the scallops although we have not been disappointed with any dish so far. My only complaint is the wine list which is both... More 

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swan hill
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for tasty well cooked Vietnamese cuisine always busy with a cheerful atmosphere .The menu is extensive making it very hard to choose what to have for dinnerOnly problem being getting a car park close to restaurant

Thank pappi88
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I have been eating at Van Mai for a good many years and watched its re-incarnation from a formica topped table cheap eatery, to the lovely place it is today.The one constant is the lovely food, always served with a smile piping hot & totally delicious, my personal favourite, beef in mint leaves, as I live a good 40k from... More 

Thank veedee36
Footscray, Australia
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481 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

unfortunately, compared to loi loi's pho next door, van mai's doesn't compare well. whilst the silken rice noodles and the vegetables are fresh and delicious, the stock doesn't have the depth nor richness of taste, instead watery and insipid.

Thank 1mightymouse
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Love the quickly fried snapper. Love the cinnamon chicken. Love Minh. And his gorgeous kids. It's a little nearer the river than most of the strip but that makes parking easy and whilst the restaurant is licensed now there's a bottle-o on the opposite side of the road if you wanna nice wine.

Thank Six_mouths_to_feed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 374 Victoria St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9428 7948

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