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Mekong

241 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3288
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pho” (107 reviews)
“spring rolls” (23 reviews)
“soup” (33 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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241 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 224 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Ordered 1 pho on the cold winter morning. The soup was too diluted. No amount of fish sauce, basil, onions and chillis can make good of it Had tasted worse so 3 out of 5 for this

Thank Gerryte
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

My husband & I have eaten here a number of times when visiting Melbourne. We can recommend the chargrilled chicken & rice, chicken pho and vermicelli noodle salads. Yes, you are crammed in and it appears the staff would prefer to be elsewhere as they...More

Thank Rachael S
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Very disappointing crammed into a room with twice as many people than it would be legally licensed to hold I was served up a bowl of watered down tasteless dishwater .maybe in years gone by it may have been eatable .but iam sorry this poor...More

Thank david t
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I have a very high expectations to try their pho because of the recommendation from the media but I left with a disappointment. The staff is not very friendly. I didn't taste much from the beef pho except msg. The grill pork rice didn't taste...More

Thank birdy315
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Still the best vietnamese restaurant since year 2000 for me. Have been try a lot vietnamese rest in indonesia. Singapore as well hongkong. But nothing beats mekong. I recommend beef n beef pho and the chargrilled porkchop in broken rice

Thank Welly9898
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We have eaten here at least once on every one of multiple trips to Melbourne. Not flash, wait service very off hand, but often packed , usually mainly Vienamese or other Asian clientele, so usually a good sign. This time we had beef and beef...More

Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Only had the raw beef Pho but it was very tasty and authentic. Quick service and reasonable prices - appears very popular with locals

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, 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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