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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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Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
3 of 5 bubbles 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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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank yoyobaby88
Jakarta, Indonesia
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The last time I was here was in 2007, they are still at the same place, same setup. The place was always full and you need to wait outside the restaurant before the waitress call for your queue. Prices are ok and within reach. Portion are big, so for women who likes to eat little, this is not the place... More 

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Thank Benedict S
Singapore, Singapore
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272 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Waiting line was short and was seated after a few minutes. Ordered the pho with beef and tendon while family had the beef and brisket. Service was fast and piping hot pho complete with mint, bean sprout and coriander. The soup was lightly flavoured, rice noodle soft and beef and tendon quite tender. We also ordered the fresh spring roll... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

I always come to Mekong for the Pho, even when I was studying in Melbourne. The heavenly bowl of soupy goodness is extremely warming during the winters. The crisp spring rolls are great as well. Do take note there maybe times you have to share a table and the waiters can be a little bossy. Still, don't let it stop... More 

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Thank Florina89
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Real vietnamese taste. If you want a tasty, savouring asian food, real pho, just in front of chinatown, go there. It's not expensive and the best pho in city center.

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Thank Gabriella M
Portland, Australia
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I come here every time I visit Melbourne and it never let's me down. The Pho is to die for. Great service and short waits. Don't let the queue phase you...that's a good sign. Simply awesome.

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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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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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