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Van Mai Restaurant

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374 Victoria St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
+61 3 9428 7948
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Tue 11:00 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Perth, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Not pretentious or fancy - but good quality & taste. Pricing says good value Well worth a try & if you're on a budget -also BYO

Thank trevorjmc
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Kids and I stopped in for lunch - the kids had their first pho ever and were hooked. They now want to visit Vietnam just to eat more Vietnamese food. The chicken satay and rice paper veg. rolls were fresh, flavourful and yum. Super fast service, too. Thumbs up all around.

Thank MariaTS48
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had for entree rice paper rolls - they were frozen and stuck to the plate making them not all that great to taste. For mains we shared mongolian lamb - very nice, salt and pepper calamari - big pieces of squid in a very light batter - nicely cooked, not rubbery, scehuzan chicken - nice spicy flavours, fried rice,... More 

Thank Fiona S
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Every time, early evening, late before closing, always welcome, always considerate and always fresh food to make you not only eat well, but feel good too. A total experience without being cheek by jowl up the road. Calm quality for us to support. Always! Woof x 5

Thank CharlieandVic
Bendigo, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

On a recent trip to Melbourne for a family dinner I called into this restaurant for a take away meal to share with seven members celebrating my father's birthday. I can strongly recommend the stuffed chicken wings and the rice paper rolls but our other choices were also of a high standard. The gentleman who greeted me on my arrival... More 

Thank Judy S
Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Van Mai is a family favourite. We have never had a bad meal here. I am one of those people who doesn't like fatty meat or chicken and every dish is always fresh and spot on. The staff are friendly and helpful, the service quick, food is consistent and always perfect. We dined here a lot before children, now it... More 

Thank MMTF3000
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Food here is reliable and good value plenty of room for large groups BYO wine . Also had take away from here and it was quick and good

Thank NanaK28
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

My wife had been craving some stuffed chicken wings and when we checked the menu online we had a candidate. A relaxed and comfortable restaurant in Richmond. The stuffed chicken wings were part of the order along with stuffed crab claws, beef salad, stuffed boneless duck and rice.Yes a lot of stuffed food!!. All of it wonderful..

Thank Steve S
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229 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Had a lunch special today and it was fast and efficient. The meal was okay without being great - broken rice combination. I'd come back, but would order something differently next time.

Thank Greyhound77

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?