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Vanny's Cafe and Takeaway

Asian, Cambodian
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181 Liverpool St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 1457
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:45
17:15 - 20:45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic flavours and really good value. The lamb curry was complex and tender. Chicken satay and peanut sauce delicious. Well worth a visit. Hand written menu and basic but comfortable seating. Easy to miss, but a tasty reward for the keen eye. $1 per person for BYO. This is easily now one of my favourite places to eat.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

I found Vanny's years ago and fell in love with this casual, little place with the most delicious curries that are accompanied by a fresh side salad and yummy peanut sauce. Vanny's never fails.

Thank Debra W
Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Vanny said he has had this place for 18 years, and living in Hobart my entire life the first time I noticed it was a month ago. It looks pretty dodgeville out the front, run down, I actually thought it was closed. Since I am going to Cambodia I decided just to give it a try and had read all... More 

1 Thank EliseT92
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

My wife and I stopped in here for a quick meal before,going out for the evening. The food is already prepared in large trays and so we were served instantly - limited choice of 3 meat and 2 veggie options but along with that were sauces and a choice of 2 rices or noodles. The medium serving was a good... More 

Thank jon S
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

We dropped into Vanny's as we had never eaten Cambodian food. So we can't say how authentic the menu is. But the food is mild curry style and the meat was very tender- no bones or fatty inedibles . The serves were generous. The Cook had her own chilli sauce which was just right. No corkage for BYO. We both... More 

Thank Mel D
Hobart, Australia
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136 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

This place should be filled with diners at lunch time, but strangely every time I go there the place is virtually deserted. I think Vanny must be independently wealthy and only opens the joint for something to do. Maybe he owns the building and doesn't have to pay rent, because, as far as I can see, there is no way... More 

2 Thank Blaz O
Hobart, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Vanny's is a great little store in Hobart that dishes out a quality feed for an excellent price. While there isn't the largest variety on offer (3 meat dishes and 2 veggo ones), what is offered is consistently great. Around 13 bucks will get you a massive beef or lamb curry with fried rice or noodles, or both, that could... More 

2 Thank TheThirstyArgonian
Hobart, Australia
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Basically, the title says it all. I had a huge takeaway serve that lasted me for 2 meals. Delicious curry, with several different condiments available, and Vanny is happy to add as much or as little as you like. Friendly service and a very good price.

Thank Ellen1975
Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Been here a fair few times now. Thought I should write a review as this place deserves it. Really nice service, no wait, extras packed on, and cheap. What else is there to really say about this absolute gem of an experience in the heart of the city. Service with a smile :)

Thank Doc_Roh
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

Have been eating at Vanny's many times over the years. I find the quality is consistently good. The food is freshly cooked. I'm a vegetarian and I really enjoy his Tofu and stir fry. Fresh salad with peanut sauce is available with every meal. Prices are good. Watch out for the chilli! (optional)

Thank EternityTraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Cambodian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:45
17:15 - 20:45
11:30 - 14:45
17:15 - 20:45
11:30 - 14:45
17:15 - 20:45
11:30 - 14:45
17:15 - 20:45
11:30 - 14:45
17:15 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Liverpool St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6234 1457

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