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Rice paper

#137 of 3,322 Restaurants in Melbourne
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245 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 3088
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10:00 - 22:00
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Phuket, Thailand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Like the food there, good location. Quick service and very attentive. I've dinner there on first night then back to have lunch again. Recommended.

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Thank Molly P
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cheap eats, had pho and rice paper rolls. Very quick as well. Good location. Highly recommended

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Thank krystafrew
Singapore
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119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The soup base of this beef pho is lighter as compared to that of Mekong, just next door, however some may like it here instead! The rice rolls are really good and some rolls like the lemongrass pork can get sold out fast! Only thing to improve is to look into ways to remove the house flies, which can get... More 

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Thank TravelCharger
Rice P, Public Relations Manager at Rice paper, responded to this review

Hey TravelCharger, thanks so much for your positive review of your experience at Rice Paper. We apologise about the house flies and will look into this issue for you. Thanks again for dining with us! Natasha @ Rice Paper More 

Adelaide, Australia
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So good Thats the short version So many menu options I wanted to try... too bad I am leaving and can't go back. Communal and individual tables. Reasonably priced for all meals.

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Thank Craig S
Rice P, Public Relations Manager at Rice paper, responded to this review

Hi Craig! Thanks so much for your review of Rice Paper. We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us and would love you to pop in and dine with us if you're ever in Melbourne again. Thanks- Natasha @ Rice Paper More 

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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a nice fresh look and service is quick. I had a good pho and most people around us were getting rice paper rolls or pho. Normal prices.

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Thank Dorawil
Rice P, Public Relations Manager at Rice paper, responded to this review

Hi Dorawil, We're so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. Thanks for letting us know, we look forward to serving you again in the future. Natasha @ Rice Paper More 

Quebec City, Canada
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

For almost $40, we had 6 okay rice paper rolls and a bowl of vermicelli that didn't quite fill our tummies. Then we paid more for this visit by running to the toilet all evening 😵 It was ironic that while eating here we were discussing how we might not be able to trust the rice paper rolls on the... More 

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Thank TOsunnyfirst
Rice P, Public Relations Manager at Rice paper, responded to this review

Hello TOsunnyfirst, apologies for the late reply. I only just saw this review as I've been away on leave. We are so very sorry that you all experienced upset stomachs after dining with us. We pride ourselves on keeping our food fresh so I will look into why this happened. Can you let us know which night in particular you... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The canteen style restaurant had a lot of street appeal and lured us in. The funky looking wooden furniture and casual, friendly staff tempted us in the door. We were not disappointed. The service was quick and efficient, and we were quickly delivered delicious, fragrant and comforting food. There was a lot of lovely Vietnamese favourites to pick from on... More 

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Thank yippopotamus
Rice P, Public Relations Manager at Rice paper, responded to this review

Hey Yippopotamus, Thanks so much for your kind review of Rice Paper. We take pride in our food and service and we're so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to serving you again! Natasha @ Rice Paper More 

Melbourne, Australia
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141 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

After walking the Melbourne streets for half an hour looking for a decent place to eat, we came across "Rice Paper". The place was busy (always a good sign) and we could see fresh food in the display cabinets near the doorway (another good sign). Food was amazing, fresh, delicious, perfect mix of flavours. All four of us thought our... More 

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Thank dazman_family
Rice P, Public Relations Manager at Rice paper, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review dazman_family. We're so pleased you enjoyed your meal and would love to serve you again when you're next in Melbourne. Thanks for your feedback! Natasha @ Rice Paper More 

Goa, India
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260 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Nice decent place. . Nice Vietnamese paper rolls and pho is really well done.. They serve fresh pressed sugarcane juice which was V yummy.y.. nice place for a quick snack

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Thank suhel2016
Rice P, Public Relations Manager at Rice paper, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your meal with us suhel2016! I agree, the sugarcane juice is one of my faves too! Natasha @ Rice Paper More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food was reasonably priced and of good quality and quantity. The service was very prompt. There was a good crowd there so it was a little noisy which made it more difficult in trying to have a conversation.

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Thank Rob S
Rice P, Public Relations Manager at Rice paper, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Rob S! I'm so pleased you enjoyed dining with us and I know it can get a bit noisy when it's crowded but we hope the noise wasn't too overbearing for you. Natasha @ Rice Paper More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 3088
Description
Vietnamese Street Food in the heart of Melbourne.

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  • 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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