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Local Chook, Moonee Ponds, AU-VIC

Local Chook

4.7
4.7
95 Reviews
$40 and under
Vietnamese
Moonee Ponds Local Chook is a favourite among locals for its imaginative/fusion take on Vietnamese cuisine, served in a modern restaurant.
For starters, the Bao Buns are sensational selections. Some of Local Chook’s specialty/popular dishes include the Red Chicken Curry and Twice cooked scotch fillet in plum sauce, as well as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free dishes.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Fusion / Eclectic, Southeast Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9510 5418
  • Payment Options
    JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Moonee Ponds
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Lunch Banquet

    $39.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Come in and join us for our daily Lunch Banquet. Menu includes the following per person: Entrée: 1 Pork Bao and 2 Coconut Prawns Main: Red Chicken Curry, Fried Calamari and Twice cooked Scotch Fillet in Plum sauce. Sides: Papaya Salad and Steamed Rice
  • Lunch Special

    $15.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Come in for our lunch special available Weekdays from 11:00am - 1:30pm Lunch special dishes include: - Traditional Pho or Vermicelli Noodles Included Drink Includes: - Any soft drink from our selection

What 95 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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Loved For

  • Inner City North

    Best Value

  • Inner City North

    Neighbourhood gem

95 Reviews
  1. FranceneH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Vietnamese gem in Moonee Ponds. Friendly family run business, always popular.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff, service & food is fantastic. Highly recommend

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food at a great price - lovely staff and service

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely night. Service and food were awesome. Wine list needs some love but the friendly staff let us know we can BYO with $5 per head corkage next time. We had the platter which was way to big but very yum.

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  5. MatildaS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, a really nice eclectic design with fun things on the walls to look at, we really enjoyed the iconic pop songs plays list they had going on. Really affordable prices and good service. Thanks guys

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  6. Foodiebuff

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Simple, fresh and delicious. Loved it. Noise level is a bit loud.

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  7. MichelleC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Love the food but there needs to be more consideration made for smaller groups. We (a table of 2) were tossed between multiple groups of very loud large, opinionated groups. It’s happened previously and it’s not ok. Our table was booked weeks ago. Consider putting smaller tables at the front and bigger tables at the back. Or lose us entirely.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great time at Local Chook. The food was delicious and service was friendly and professional.

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  9. CarmenF

    New South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The feed me menu for dinner is good value and plenty of food. Good variety and quality and very tasty. A little loud so not for intimate evening but good for a casual night and groups. Very friendly and efficient service too. Highly recommended

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a wonderful dinner here, it was very busy but the service was great and food came promptly. We had the feed me menu and there was so much food. Pork bao and coconut prawns were delicious, as was the chicken curry and scotch fillet in plum sauce. My only criticism was the aircon did seem to be working so it was uncomfortable as it was a warm night. Definitely must visit

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful menu has something for everyone. Servings are generous and great for sharing. Ambience was great and it was nice to hang back afterwards and have a good chat.

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  12. SavS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was absolutely amazing staff were friendly. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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  13. tonyr

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great night , food so Constance been there few times now and all the team look after you Cheers Tony

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  14. SherynF

    Melbourne

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Busy popular restaurant. Lovely staff, delicious food. It can be noisy as it’s always full. Great local spot.

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  15. Helen

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food at reasonable prices. Fresh ingredients and flavoursome. Lovely staff. Quite noisy.

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  16. WandaB

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food great ordered banana 4 serves fritters told there were none even though coles is across the then they charged us $48 for them

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  17. Eleni

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place food excellent as is the staff. Noise level very high but definitely will be there again. Thank you.

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  18. GuliaR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Local Chook ... the food is very good, the staff are very friendly and attentative and the servings are generous.

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  19. Sw3039

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food great service . A few measures to decrease noise level would be great

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  20. PSULL

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The team are always helpful and friendly. Their recommendation for food was spot on. Service was excellent and the food delicious. Will return again soon. Thank you Peter

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  21. Jamo

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Recommended by friends, really nice food, a bit noisy because restaurant was full on a Tuesday night. Super popular and I’ll definitely be taking other best friends there.

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  22. PinaF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, amazing customer service and the food was divine, could eat it everyday!!!!!

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  23. PeterG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant as usual. Ignore the name, this is high quality, the secret is out.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Vietnamese restaurant I’ve been to Fantastic food service ambience and excellent pricing

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  25. CraigP

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great space although a little noisy. Staff are excellent, food is excellent and great value. Wine list although limited has something there for everyone. Will definitely be going back

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasting food and service. Wine selection were terrific. We will definitely be back.

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  27. Fitzy

    Canberra

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great everything. Very noisy.

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  28. 59ers

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and service was good as well. Just extremely noisy.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and attention to detail. Especially with my exploding bottle of sparkling Shiraz!

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  30. Michellet

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the best Vietnamese restaurant I've been to. The wanton are to die for. Will definitely go back.

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  31. SherylL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was a disappointment. Got the feed me menu. Pork bao was lacking flavour. The papaya salad had more cabbage than papaya. Scotch fillet plum had tiny bits of meat with lots of batter. Very noise restaurant, we could hardly hear ourselves talk and there was only myself and my husband at our table.

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  32. AmbiK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food n service was excellent, noise level high. Addressing this would increase popularity. Mat be consider opening for longer hours n limiting the number of diners through the evening.

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  33. DianneN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food - would definitely go again. Was quite crowded so the noise level was quite high!

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  34. LouiseB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food at a reasonable price. Good atmosphere and interesting decorations. Pretty noisy but a good feel. We have been twice and loved it.

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  35. LindsayG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere and extensive menu hard to make a choice.

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  36. JulieM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice service and good fresh tasty Vietnamese food!

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  37. MichaelT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Vietnamese place in Moonee Ponds. Quick and friendly service. All dishes were top quality and delicious. Do yourself a favour and “book the chook” you will not be disappointed.

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  38. PaulD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and brilliant service. Our new favourite restaurant!

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  39. HartiganN

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food and Reasonable prices. It was Xmas and it was full and very noisy

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  40. AmbiK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a busy day, but food was excellent as usual. Still love this restaurant.

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FAQs

Local Chook offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9510 5418.

Local Chook is rated 4.7 stars by 95 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 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Local Chook

9 Hall St, Moonee Ponds, AU-VIC 3039

Additional information

  • Area
    Moonee Ponds
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Fusion / Eclectic, Southeast Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
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