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Straight Outta Saigon, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Straight Outta Saigon

4.6
4.6
498 Reviews
$40 and under
Vietnamese
Born out of the wok-tossed flames of Vietnam and introduced into the bustlin’ heart of urban Melbourne, Straight Outta Saigon's serving eastern flavours for it's CBD crew. Immerse yourself in 90s hip-hop mixtapes, swim in our offerings of tropical elixirs, and bask in the taste of street-side viet-fare without the frills!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9654 2024

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Straight Outta Saigon can cater for a range of different events or functions. Order with us for your next corporate lunch meeting, team lunch, private work event or birthday! Call us at 0396542024 or place an enquiry on our website.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you partying like it’s your birthday, rolling through with the work crew or celebrating putting a ring on it - we got you! Our cosy venue caters up to 45 people inside or 20 outside with our chefs happy to work with you on a menu that suits.

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    138 Russell Street 3000 Melbourne VIC

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Russell Street - Stop 7 (Trams), Parliament Station (trains)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Baby Got Banq

    A$45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our ‘Baby got Banq’!’ offers our larger groups a swag of delicacies straight from the flamin’ street-side woks in the motherland of Saigon! Enjoy a bevy of individualised starters and followed by a cascading roll out of signature larger dishes to be shared banquet-style across the table with accompanying sides dishes! This menu is easily amended to suit most dietary requirements! As a large party reservation, you will be dining on our pre-determined banquet offering and be allotted a two hour dining timeframe for your reservation. Please inform our team of changes in patrons numbers or last-minute cancellation up to 24 hours before the reservation to avoid the cancellation/amendment fee of $50 per patron incurred at the venues discretion
  • Get Dishy Wit It

    A$39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Each pair chooses 2 smaller dishes, 2 larger & 1 side (for an additional person add 1 small, 1 large & 1 side)

Popular dishes

What 498 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Pre/post theatre

  • City Centre

    Best Value

  • City Centre

    Hot Spot

  • City Centre

    Pre/post theatre

  • City Centre

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. MJ

    MichelleJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Started off poorly with checking, however redeemed themselves quickly. Sensational food and great value for money. Would definitely fo back
  2. KW

    KirrilyW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection. Beautiful food at a really good price. Emily the waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. We sat outside and the heating was perfect (still need to wear your jacket ) but it is winter after all. Alcohol list was extremely good, great selection. Highly recommended.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant has a very cool ambiance. The food is tasty and great value for money. Great wine list too. Service was super. Will definitely go back there.
  4. JW

    JoelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and staff were great. They were short staffed so food was a little delayed, but the staff kept as advised. Really a great experience and would recommend to anyone.
  5. SP

    SusanP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The vegetarian smaller plates/entree lacked flavour and sauce, the chicken and crab were very good. Main dishes were good. Great service.
  6. JD

    JasmineD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing but service was really slow and hard to get outside. Would definitely come back but might pick inside next time.
  7. TS

    TiarnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food and cocktails were amazing and the service was friendly and fast!
  8. P

    Pearle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food was almost inedible. Pork boa was a large lump of cold, hard fatty meat, no other fillings, no sauce, no taste. Fried rice with prawns had limp white tasteless prawns and hardly any other ingredients. Veg/tofu curry had no tofu and was thick and tasteless. Spring rolls inedible, oil soaked and tasting only of oil. Whole fried fish was ok. We went there hoping for tasty Vietnamese, but were sadly very disappointed.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very delicious! Service wasn’t the best though. Still an enjoyable night.
  10. L

    Letstrythat66

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service on a busy Thursday evening. We enjoyed the rice paper rolls, chinese broccoli with crispy tofu and the Vietnamese coleslaw with beef. Unfortunately, the restaurant is small and cramped and noise levels made it difficult to have a conversation.
  11. LT

    LindaT

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fabulous and patient service, good food and plenty of it.
  12. TF

    TinaF

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good atmosphere. Food was served quickly and was mostly tasty. We ordered 4 cocktails that were not as described with ingredients clearly missing. When we pointed this out, they denied it. Expensive for the quality of food.
  13. JF

    JohnF

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Wonderful ambiance.
  14. F

    Foodstar

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Fast service with a smile! Food was good, not excellent but certainly not bad!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Exceptional food and service. I will being a return customer
  16. PN

    PaulN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely flawless, amazing food! Staff were knowledgeable, friendly and attentive.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Genuinely one of the best Vietnamese joints in mebourne! Your grilled prawns and lamb skewers are too good !! A must stop if you have the chance
  18. SF

    SarahF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food, excellent service, was busy so we sat outside - heaters make it fine to do so. Vibe was great. Highly recommend it.
  19. BH

    BecH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very enjoyable meal and great service! I was worried about sitting outside, being winter but the heaters kept us nice and warm. Food and cocktails were delicious! I highly recommend lot's of small share plates so that you can try a bit of everything.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner then Hamilton the show
  21. WR

    WendyR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and accommodated our request for take away when we had booked. Would definitely recommend. Many thanks Wendy
  22. TJ

    TJT10

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great menu selection to choose from - would like you see a couple more vege sides. Authentic Vietnamese.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and the value is exceptional. We enjoyed the sharing option menu with additional drinks and enjoyed every bit. We were late to booking so had an outdoor table but will come back to enjoy the ambience inside next time.
  24. B

    Bree

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, great cocktails, great vibe and great value!
  25. MC

    MichelleC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was great value and delicious but decor was a bit unclean
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Highly recommended for big groups. The service is beyond incredible. They are very accommodating with dietary restrictions. The food is great. They share a toilet with the taco bell nearby which makes it a little inconvenient.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Every dish was delicious, fresh and good portions.
  28. PL

    PetulaL

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic well presented and very delicious. Food cake out quick band loved their set $39 set menu was worth it
  29. NM

    NatalieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Staff were friendly and helpful, a little slow. The food was incredible and the vibe was great! Will be back for sure!
  30. JA

    JoAnne

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks and service! Would highly recommend
  31. K

    Kate

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Made an 8:15 booking only to wait outside and be seated half hour later. upon enquiring with staff we were told someone was seated at our table, however the table we sat at had been empty the whole time and ready for us. Once first greeted by staff she checked for our name and responded to give her a few minutes, in this time a walk in cut the line of numerous people waiting and their orders were then taken prior to ours. Had to get the waiters attention to be able to order, drinks and food were pretty good service not so much.
  32. BD

    BonnieD

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great menu with option to do a deal, 2 small, 2 large and a side dish! Made it easy to share and try lots of different things
  33. CW

    ClareW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing value and delicious food. Few hiccups with the service and wrong drinks being sent out, but aside from that, our dinner was fantastic!
  34. K

    Karly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for dinner. Good vibes, just a little bit loud when at full capacity.
  35. CB

    CB123

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous modern Vietnamese menu - everything was delicious.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were really lovely! Food was a dream and cocktails delicious! This was my second time here and definitely not the last
  37. MH

    MicheleH

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was second to none, very friendly and informative. Would highly recommend as the food was da bomb.
  38. CS

    ChristineS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and great table service by friendly staff in this vibing Little restaurant. Highly recommended!
  39. V

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Straight Outta Saigon we are glad you are in Melbourne! Great staff, great vibe and tasty, fresh food that is terrific value in a central CBD location. The soft shell crab bao was delicious! We really enjoyed our pre-theatre dinner with you on Saturday night and will definitely recommend SOS to friends and family.
  40. ZH

    ZacH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You should get the Asian Broccoli and so should everyone who is dining with you. You won't want to share.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Straight Outta Saigon does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Straight Outta Saigon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9654 2024.

Straight Outta Saigon is rated 4.6 stars by 498 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Straight Outta Saigon

138 Russell St Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    138 Russell Street 3000 Melbourne VIC

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Russell Street - Stop 7 (Trams), Parliament Station (trains)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9654 2024

  • Catering

    Straight Outta Saigon can cater for a range of different events or functions. Order with us for your next corporate lunch meeting, team lunch, private work event or birthday! Call us at 0396542024 or place an enquiry on our website.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you partying like it’s your birthday, rolling through with the work crew or celebrating putting a ring on it - we got you! Our cosy venue caters up to 45 people inside or 20 outside with our chefs happy to work with you on a menu that suits.

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