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“Been here 3 times this week - says it all!”

Southern Star Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #72 of 1,585 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 4 - USD 21
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Enjoy the stunning flavours of Vietnam, just a short stroll from the Concert Hall in the city. Southern Star Restaurant specialises in the finest traditional Vietnamese cuisine and provides diners with consistent, quality food and outstanding service in a relaxed contemporary setting. Open 7 days for dinner and lunch on Thursday and Friday.
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Don't be put off by the fact that it is not directly on the city main road, this is worth walking two minutes down the hill for! The food is just wonderful. I have been 3 times this week, to this affordable venue. The calamari starter is one of the best calamari dishes i've ever had. Really crispy batter sizzling on the calamari. I normally follow up with a pad thai which is full of juicy prawns and really tasty. The bill is totally affordable. Even with a bottle of vino and two courses I only paid about 60 dollars. Really recommend. It gets pretty busy as it so good

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

An open view across the broad green Esplanade to the river and views of distant South Perth. Attentive, helpful staff and a comprehensive lunch menu. This is the second time we have dined here and the food was always first class. Delicate flavours, and authentic Vietnamese mouth feel. Fish cakes, shaking beef, duck and sizzling beef were all excellent. Two negative comments however, which fortunately do not detract from the quality of the food. We were served green tea in a chipped cup and the green tea itself was of the local commercial round-eye Liptons variety. Surely they could do better than that!

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1  Thank Nathaniel G
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

I have been to this restaurant as a couple, with friends and with a large corporate group. The food has always been first class and we will definitely return and recommend to others. They have a large modern Vietnamese menu, the food is freshly prepared, well presented and arrives in a timely manner. The staff are always friendly and keen to assist.

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1  Thank Steven G
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

We went to this restaurant for dinner with friends. The food was great. There was a good range of choices, very fresh ingredients, beautifully presented, and all the food was delicious.
The girl who served us was delightful. She answered all questions about dietary issues and ingredients, and went to find out for us if she didn't know. We had no problems with service. My only comment would be that they didn't come back to ask if we wanted more drinks or dessert. We didn't but may have if we had been asked.
The tables were well spaced and we did not feel crowded in. It had a very nice atmosphere, most friendly.
We had a very pleasant evening and have already recommended it to friends.
They have a second restaurant in the northern suburbs which we are looking forward to trying as well.

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Reviewed 15 April 2016

We visit this restaurant often as the food is always good, the service has never been great but lately it has gotten worse . We decided to go for lunch luckily we were not on a time limit. When we arrived it was fairly quiet we placed our drink and food order at the same time , took ages for our drinks to arrive in fact I had to ask how much longer they would be as since we had placed our order other customers had arrived and all received their drinks before us I thought they must have forgotten our order. There were 3 waitresses on but none had any sense of urgency, we finally got our drinks but could have been on our second drinks if they had been delivered earlier, lost revenue. Customers that had arrived after us began getting their meals ,from the time we arrived to when we finally got our lunch was around 45mins if we had been on an hour lunch break we would have been in trouble. The food as usual was sensational but the service really lets this restaurant down. I have no problem waiting for meals/ drinks when a place is busy and the staff are working hard to provide good service but this is not the case here and over time it has got worse. Eventually I will stop coming here if things don't change as it is really annoying watching the incompancy of the floor staff totally letting this restaurant down

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