Hawker Typhoon

4.4
60 reviews
$40 and under
Vietnamese
Typhoon was created out of a desire to bring well priced, authentic North Vietnamese street food to our Bayside locals.
Set in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with an open kitchen, Typhoon is the perfect place to sample a slice of North Vietnamese cuisine or to settle in with friends and share plates, we cater for all.

Our head Chef Thai is a Vietnam national and has bought over not only his native recipes but his family secrets as well.
Our Southern neighbours ‘Hawker Bar’ are right next door so you can keep the good times rolling with Bayside’s best cocktails.

Hawker has been created with the locals of Highett in mind – as locals, we know what you’ve been missing and we set out to create the perfect bar.

Whether it is a cheeky cocktail or an off-the-train wine before you head home, the team at Hawker Bar have just what you are looking for.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured special offers

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I'm here for dinner (and drinks)

Dine in
Starting Jun 27, 2020·Sun 16:30-20:30, Wed-Sat 16:30-20:30

Hungry? Select this option so we can seat your table in a prime eating spot.

I'm in it for the drinks!

Dine in
Starting Jun 25, 2020·Sun 16:00-22:00, Wed-Sat 16:00-22:00

Here to drink? Great, this makes it easier to seat your table in a prime drinking spot.

What 60 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

Booked dinner... the only time slot available was 8.30pm. Which was fine... but as soon as we got there, they asked if we were eating because the kitchen was closing. They packed up chairs. The waitress sat on the stairs like we were holding her up. Don’t take bookings for dinner at 8.30 if you don’t want people to come for dinner at 8.30. Felt rushed and awkward.

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OliviaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great night catching up with friends. Food was great. Service attentive. We enjoyed sitting in what’s usually the bar area, very nice fit out

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SuzieT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend will definitely be going back. Cocktails are amazing

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MaisieMoo
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and great value for money. Good atmosphere as it was quite busy, though the train noise gets very loud in the courtyard. Mask wearing by staff was inconsistent.

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Mangia
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

The staff at Hawker bar ( we thought we would be seated at Typhoon) were not initially accommodating to moving us from a bar stool dining set up to a table.. ( we booked for DINNER not drinks) and when they finally told us we could move to a table ... they then told us we had to move again to a lounge ( not with a proper table) as the table we were sitting at was not supposed to be used due to covid reasons. The service was inconsistent, not at helpful and the waiter tried to accuse us of getting them a covid fine! This as I told him was not our issue.. we are the CUSTOMERS. Disappointing and disastrously managed. Food great so stick to take out!

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robyn
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are great the food is served hot and fast and the drinks are always prompt and cold I cannot fault this venue. We just keep coming back.
Thank you

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SuzanneD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Stopped in for drinks only. Loved it. Great atmosphere. Great cocktails.

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AnnaB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent services and space. Loved our dinner with friends. We had the cutest booth. Highly recommend.

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PeterG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

I understand that businesses want to make up for Covid, however 90 minutes is not good enough

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LisaG
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it ! Great food, friendly staff, perfect place to catch up with fiends .

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NikH
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious fresh food. Staff were amazing and also loved the cocktails. Absolutely recommend this place.

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SoniaZ
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service was second to none and beautiful wines. Will visit again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. Love everything about Typhoon!

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2020blue
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Booked for drinks, disappointed we were taken next door & upstairs - not what I was expecting - would have preferred to be in the bar venue I thought I had booked. The room had no real ambience and an unpleasant smell.

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vipCath
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing food and service. My first dinner there was fantastic and I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, fresh and tasty. Staff extremely friendly and helpful

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Rachel
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Typhoon was such a nice restaurant with lots of lovely tapas options which were all amazing! The service was also great and the cocktails were so good. Great value.

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JanetM
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere, the staff were very attentive. Thanks!

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SheridynB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, friendly staff, yummy food and drinks!

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PetahT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great to be out, the food and service were fantastic

CG
CarmenG
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Just good vibes all round. Love the atmosphere

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RebeccaN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Amazing food, staff where very friendly. Took a while for drinks to be delivered to the table but food was nice and quick.

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, staff and drinks! My favourite place to eat and drink in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and great vibes

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ChrisH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Vibrant local that provides very tasty food at reasonable prices and interesting wine & cocktail list. Super friendly service for staff working in the COVID normal enivronment.

Ask for your food to be spaced out - it came all at once for opur party of four and we would have liked a gap between the numeorus dishes we ordered.

90 minute bookings due to CV feels a little rushed

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Jana
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service! Love the place :)

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MaryG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Excellent food and wine. Great introduction into eased restrictions with efficient use of a QR code.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and really nice food, portions could be a tad bigger but everything else was spot on. We had a great night.

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robyn
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the staff as always were terrific even though it was really busy

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Melanie
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, value for money and great vibe. Typhoon delivered in all areas. Our new fave local restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy Vietnamese with a cool chill vibe. Great cocktails served by neighboring Hawker Bar.

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Christina
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The food was ok, but the service was non existent. We had to ask for menus, serving utensils, drinks etc. We were seated right by the busy take out window/payment spot, with the window wide open all night, when there was so much space around us.

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Juju
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks, much better than expected. We’ll definitely come back.

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VictoriaN
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was quick and attentive the food exceptional! The cocktails were also delicious. Will definitely be booking to dine at Typhoon again:)

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RichS
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Eat next door at Hawker Bar, so all good. Covid 19 social distancing observed and staff ran back and forward to deliver food expeditiously. Thanks!

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AaronC
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have a great time at Typhoon as always. Service was great, food and drinks also great. We will be back again soon.

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NickZ
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Have been there a number of times, great food, great atmosphere, great beer, very reasonable pricing, would recommend to anyone.

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service! My favourite spot in Melbourne.

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robyn
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

typhoon is always a terrific place to drink and eat the staff are amazing

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MaxPax
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, nothing too much trouble. Friendly staff, we were a party of 4 and had a private booth which was nice. Everything was disinfected which is good in these unprecedented times.

FAQs

Hawker Typhoon offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9998 7415.

Hawker Typhoon is rated 4.4 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.