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Hawker Boys, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hawker Boys

4.3
4.3
31 Reviews
$40 and under
Vietnamese
At Hawker Boys we bring you a taste of our Vietnamese heritage through our love of food! We combine our home-grown passion of flavours to authentically deliver quality, fresh and tasty dishes made to share.

Located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD on the iconic hardware lane, we serve Vietnamese cuisine with flavours based on our upbringing. We are vegetarian and vegan friendly and also have many gluten free options.

Hawker Boys is perfect for Birthday Party's, Meetings and casual gatherings for family and friends. We are an inviting venue with accommodating staff, and all food is made in-house with a selection of beers from Vietnam (Hanoi Beer, Saigon Special)!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Chinese
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 8590 4955
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We do offer catering for coporate events or meetings. This is usually discussed through email so we can meet customer needs on their dietry requirements. If you are interested please email us at info@hawkerboys.com.au and we can organise something for your special day.
  • Private party facilities
    We can offer exclusitivity if guests want to hire all of upstairs for a private experience. Price will be negotiated between the guest and the restaurant. Feel free to email us at - info@hawkerboys.com.au. We can provide a set menu for all the guest if they intend to have a private function.
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    85 Hardware Lane
  • Parking Details
    There is also Wilson Parking nearby on Queen Street.
  • Public Transit
    5 minute walk from Melbourne Central Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Feed Me Menu $86

    $43.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Choose 2 Small + 2 Large dishes between 2 people (Additional person $43) Available for Dinner all nights! *Minimum Party size is 2 people
    Feed Me Menu $86 photo

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

31 Reviews
  1. KerryJ

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience dining at Hawker Boys. We found the staff friendly and attentive, and thorough in making sure dietary needs were met (Coeliac and vegan diners). The food was incredible. I had the best Vegan Pho I've ever tasted and we all left looking forward to returning. Thanks guys!

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  2. EMILYS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food fast service great vibe and service - loved the turmeric pancakes with prawns

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  3. Flopot

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good venue and delicious food - we were in a rush and the food came quickly

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  4. RaymondG

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is quite tasty. Short wait time. Hardware Lane ambiance. Big plus is the fact that they take bookings and not restricted to have set menu, especially for big groups 7+. Thank you!

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  5. RNInMelbourne

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was sensational with a good number of options for vegetarians/vegan! Loved their Crispy tofu bao and the family loved the prawn wontons in chilli oil and beef vermicelli bowl! Overall the food, the vibe and the ambience was great! Highly recommend the joint for amazing Vietnamese grub!! Con: the soy sauce dressing for the tofu vermicelli bowl was a tad bit salty! Would be great if they can have a lighter vegan alternative which is sweet and sour!

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  6. Loulou

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have already recommended to three friends. Such tasty and good value food! The Pipi’s in XO sauce were particularly delicious.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing! It would be great if they had a few more drink options but would definitely be back

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  8. ScottR

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service and setting, food wasn’t the best but nothing bad just seemed a little unimpressive apart from the chicken ribs which were outstanding.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff, cute place, decent food, but definitely not the best Pho in town. Soup tasted a bit bland, spring rolls were a bit dry.

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  10. DanDan

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our booking was 8pm on Saturday night. So the dinner peak has already passed so noisy level was on the low side. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Our first dish arrived within 10 min, and the rest arrived with 5 min apart. That's perfect. We 1 beer and 1 glass of wine, took the "feed me" menu. Average was $50 per person. The food quality matches the price and expectation. Will certainly visit again.

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  11. Majaka

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic and service very good. Feed me menu was diverse and suited everyone in our group. Highly recommend.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Very tasty and fresh. Ambience is good. Would book for a quick, easy dinner, not a special occasion.

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  13. AbbyH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tasty food, at a good value! Not the biggest fan of the Pink Sunset jug, had an artificial taste to it. Otherwise, loved our experience and will be returning soon for a tasty hot pot

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  14. JamesB

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The guys serving us were pretty good but the table was filthy when we sat down. Even after asking them to wipe it down again, it was still sticky. Food was ok, but not sure I'd be back any time soon

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with fast service

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  16. eireannette

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had dinner before theatre reservation. Dinner arrived quickly and food was very tasty. Would definitely recommend.

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  17. NatalieM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food for a great price. would definitly recommend and go again!

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  18. TraceyH

    Melbourne

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and great service. I had the pho which was pretty good. I did miss the mint leaves on the beans beansprout tray though.

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  19. DoreenT

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food

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  20. Pebble40

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited for over 20 mins to order then decided to order at the front counter to ensure we weren't late for our theatre reservation. Once the order was taken, the food was brought out quickly and was delicious. Good sized portions, very fresh and at a standard price. A casual and low key venue. It was enjoyable but there are better places in the city.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food!

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  22. StephanieS

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience Great food Wonderful staff

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  23. NitzS

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Busy and cheerful, young service sfaff was confused at times. Food was fresh and tasty.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Casual and fun, food is fab!

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  25. Alflom74

    Brisbane

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, outside tables too small to put down all food consumed. Enjoyed the dishes and loved the location 😋

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  26. SelinaS

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hawker Boys was perfect for a pretheatre meal and quick geetaway. It was fast, the food was great and quite authentic Vietnamese- I especially enjoyed their vegetarian alternatives of crispy fried tofu ( silken tofu covered in a light cornflour batter which is then fried- delicious). Excellent meal and a great way to start off the evening!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and experience in general, just let themselves down with the overcooked whole fish.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing

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  29. TeiganP

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here as a group of 4 on a Saturday night, we booked in advance though when we arrived there were quite a few tables free. Service was quick and attentive and the food was absolutely delicious! My partner and I had the spicy chicken baos and mushroom dumplings to start - the baos were AMAZING, the chicken crunchy and well cooked and that delicious spicy sauce. The dumplings were also nice though quite expensive given the number you get. For main I got the chicken rice bowl and I was surprised how much I loved this dish. My partner got a noodle dish that he also really enjoyed. Our friends also loved both their starters and their mains. All 4 of us agreed we would definitely return here in the future!

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  30. mikel

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Ok for what it was a quick dinner. Food was as expected and sitting outside was good...had better and had worse tbh

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  31. SusieA

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cheap and cheerful Vietnamese with solid range of tastey morsels at great value for money

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hawker Boys using the Order Online button. Hawker Boys also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 8590 4955.

Hawker Boys is rated 4.3 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hawker Boys

85 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    85 Hardware Lane
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Chinese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is also Wilson Parking nearby on Queen Street.
  • Public Transit
    5 minute walk from Melbourne Central Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 8590 4955
  • Catering
    We do offer catering for coporate events or meetings. This is usually discussed through email so we can meet customer needs on their dietry requirements. If you are interested please email us at info@hawkerboys.com.au and we can organise something for your special day.
  • Private party facilities
    We can offer exclusitivity if guests want to hire all of upstairs for a private experience. Price will be negotiated between the guest and the restaurant. Feel free to email us at - info@hawkerboys.com.au. We can provide a set menu for all the guest if they intend to have a private function.
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