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241 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3288
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“pho” (111 reviews)
“soup” (33 reviews)
“noodles” (30 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
241 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my Son on a Friday during lunch time. Took a while to get a table cos the place was packed. We ordered the beef and beef tripe noodle soup and a complete noodle soup which also include the bone marrow beef in it....More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been a regular diner of Mekong over the past few years for their quick service and great Pho. But the latest experience had left me no option but take Mekong off my favourite lunch list. My usual order - chargrilled chicken pho -...More

Thank Angel30O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, recently went to Mekong twice during our stay in Melbourne. It was always packed with other diners and food was delicious - the whole family loved it.

Thank Hayluca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Om our veru first night of our stay in Melbourne ever, my husband and I walked pass many restaurants and came along Mekong which was full of diners which is usually a good indication of good food. The rice paper rolls were the freshest we...More

Thank 81_LOVE
Reviewed 11 September 2017

It has become almost a tradition for us to dine at the Mekong Vietnam on Swanston St whenever we are in the Melbourne CBD. Our recent dinner there was excellent... as always! Potential diners should note that the Mekong is a street food cafe, not...More

Thank skis-gitz
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This place is always full and very popular, good noodle soup and that's it. Crowded, old fashioned, feels like you are really in Ho Chi Min. Noodle soup and a cold beer, do not expect too much from the service, limited English language, would however...More

Thank MLEflyer
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Just up from where I was staying was Mekong in Swanston street. When I walked past it was busy and there were only a few anglo faces in there. I went in and thoroughly enjoyed the food, the vibe and the attentiveness of the staff....More

Thank John P
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This place is nothing special yet it is always crowded. Tons of msg. Prices have gone up - a small bowl of beef pho is $11.50 A plate of 5 chicken ribs is $7.50 - that's more than $1.25 per small rib. Had to ask...More

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We used to frequent this place when we were studying in Melbourne 20 years ago. This round, I brought my family for a revisit. Soup was on the salty side. The chicken was very tender. Service was minimal and the place was crowded as always....More

Thank ssmilezz
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I was there a few years back, the quality of food was good, however, last week when I was there, the quality was not as good as before. The environment is not comfy, too many tables and too crowded

Thank chiffonbear
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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