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241 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3288
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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HONG KONG
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1,445 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate a couple of times at Mekong when I was in Melbourne. A busy little restaurant serving authentic Vietnam dishes: Pho (white noodles) and spring rolls. Highly recommended.

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Thank Quack H
Townsville, Australia
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228 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The stock in the pho is to die for. Really. Came here twice in three days just to be certain. Perfect special beef pho. The spring rolls were a great surprise too, really tasty, good texture and served with super crisp lettuce and a better dipping sauce than one usually is served. Highly recommended.

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Thank switchedoff
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the pho with special beef that consists of sliced beef, sausages, brisket, tendon etc. It tastes so good but the portion is too big for the medium one. The spring rolls are recommended too.

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Thank Sukimin T
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Busy place. Went for dinner. Fairly crowded. Luckily we didn't have to wait long to be seated. Shared table with another group of 3. The free-flow warm tea is always welcoming. We had sliced beef rice noodle soup (pho) and broken rice with chargrilled chicken. Both food were delicious. Would have given the place a higher rating if it were... More 

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Thank EstherW15
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Best pho ever had in my life. It gets very crowdy but this is only because of the ridiculously delicious pho noodle.

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Thank Abel K
Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I was told by a local friend that this place is an institution, it has been there for ages. The chicken pho I had was much much better than what I had in Hcmc airport! The herbs and veges are fresh and clean, introducing a crisp texture to the hearty soup. Would definitely return my next trip to Melb!

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Thank globetrotterCKY
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Went back there after 8 years from last visit. Standard of food has dropped drastically. Had Beef Pho. The soup was not fragrant & less rich from before. The soup also had a funny taste. Food was not as fresh as it used to be.

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Thank ClaireAngel
Portland, Australia
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Love the Pho! So fresh, so yummy, so fast and so inexpensive. A must go. I never miss an opportunity to eat here when in Mebourne.

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Thank Tom P
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159 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a Pho Diner. There are a few other things on the menu however they do Pho. It was not ravingly good however it was hot, tasty and dependable. I had the Prawn Rice Paper Rolls, just lettuce, vermacilli and prawns with a sauce. Lacked finesse but then really this pho shop doesn't do finesse. They do slap em... More 

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Thank Shanara1
Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered the raw + cooked beef noddles and the springroll. The soup of the noodles are so good. Definitely no MSG added (at least you won't feel thirsty after eating). The soup is so tasty, then I can't stop eating LOL Beef is tender. everything matches. The springroll is good but not a big wow. It's quite packed, as they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 3288

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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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