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Straight Outta Saigon, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Straight Outta Saigon

4.6
4.6
531 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 28 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.

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Baby Got Banq

    $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

    $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 531 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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  • City Centre

    Best Value

  • City Centre

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  1. TI

    TINA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location close to the theatres and early sittings perfect for pre-theatre dinner. Also, food was fresh and full of flavour with great options for vegetarians. Staff friendly and efficient.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    beautiful staff, very accomodating and explained the menu well
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. We had the pork bao, soft shell crab banh mi, fried chicken wings, grilled prawns, chicken Hanoi noodles, and the Oreo bao for dessert. Definitely recommend any and all of those items. Note: the wings have some kick. Not super hot, but if you don't like spice you'll think they're very hot.
  4. WB

    WilliamB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, generous portions, great value and the staff were lovely! Can’t wait to go back
  5. HC

    HarrisonC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely amazing experience! The staff were so friendly and were so helpful for our table guest who had dietary requirements. Would definitely return!
  6. JJ

    JambooJen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Can highly recommend the $39/person Get Dishy wit it deal. Bao buns were full of flavour. The Vietnamese curry was super creamy and huge, whilst the vegan duck was superb ( a couple of vegetables would have been nice to cut through the sweet sauce). The jasmine rice size was more of a single serve rather than for 2. Great vibe and fantastic wait staff made this a really enjoyable and quite quick meal.
  7. JM

    JacobM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Nice modern Vietnamese and very well priced with extremely friendly staff. Vegan banquet was good but a little repetitive on the deep fried tofu. Vietnamese salad a highlight. Eggplant curry tasty, but would have been good to get two different curries in the banquet. Fish very nice and combined well with fried greens, salad, and curry, but restaurant is very small. No bathroom! Be aware 2-hour sitting limit strictly adhered to.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Not truly traditional but great ambience
  9. W

    Witchyherbs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our servers were lovely, the food was amazing and the ambience was perfect. We also were celebrating a birthday and all the servers came out to sing happy birthday. Such great service!
  10. DD

    DaveD

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was AMAZING. Super friendly and fast. The prices were very reasonable too.
  11. DB

    DebraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a booking(must do) as we tried another night with out booking and couldn't get in. The food is so good and so much. The staff are outstanding, friendly and helpful with the dishes. The owners are very fortunate to have such great staff. Really enjoyable meal.
  12. LM

    LexyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing service, the waitress named Alex went above and beyond, all of the people who served us did. They all made sure we were happy and all the dietary requirements were met. The banquet is great value for money, with lots of food, was more than enough. Would defiantly go again!
  13. CC

    ColleenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the banquet menu and the food was delicious! So much variety and lots of food. I am vegan and they catered for me so well. Great service and the food came out to quickly.
  14. B

    Bibi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic ! Loved all the food and the staff were so lovely even though we were late. $49 deal is worth it and great value for 2 people.
  15. DM

    DenisseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!..................................
  16. JP

    JimmyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food, friendly staff and quick service. Love this restaurant.
  17. TC

    TimothyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great! Great atmosphere in the room - everyone seems to be enjoying themselves.not to be missed.
  18. J

    Jezzie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time dining here and it was delicious! The portion sizes and variety of the menu were great. We will be back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food - and staff were excellent!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    While the food was delicious it took almost an hour for it to come to the table. It was an early reservation for before a show. I understand that it was busy and they potentially might have been understaffed, but it’s still a very long time to wait for a meal. For a place that’s so close to the theatre district where I’m sure other people have thought it was a great option for a quick bite before a show, the food needs to come out a lot faster.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great night out. Service staff were distracted talking to each other, but when we were finally able to get their attention, they were always lovely.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great vibe and lovely staff! Went on a date and it has quite possibly become my favourite restaurant yet! Had amazing gluten free and vegan options too!
  23. A

    Aaron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Great variety, so fresh, service was fast. A fantastic place!
  24. DB

    DarrellB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    My wife and I had a meal here for our 50th wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed it. So when it because time to select a location to celebrate our granddaughter’s 21st we chose this restaurant again. We had a party of 8, so were required to have the banquet menu with a time limit of 2 hours. Our booking was for 7:30pm and we arrived just before then to be told our table was not ready and to go to an upstairs bar to wait. We returned to the restaurant at 7:45 and had to wait another 5 minutes before we could be seated. We had a non-fish eater and a vegan and this was confirmed on our booking and by our waitress when we were seated. When the food arrived there was insufficient advice as to what each dish was. At one point the dish was meant to be 6 chicken and 6 crab. In fact, we got 11 crab and one chicken. This was corrected subsequently after our non-fish eater had started eating one of the crab parcels. Our mains started arriving at 8:55 and the food was very good. At 9:30 as we were finishing our mains and contemplating ordering more drinks we were advised that we needed to vacate our table as our allotted time was up. We were offered to be moved outside but the mood was lost and we departed. For a group this size 2 hours is barely enough but to be cut short by 20 minutes adding insult to injury. While the food was very good the conditions placed on us which were outside of our control were not satisfactory. All in all not a pleasant experience and would not encourage us to return.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a 10 coming here, staff are fun and friendly. Food is always worth the visit and such good value.
  26. MH

    MikeHN

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a great time, given an outside table with heaters. Service was a bit abrupt but I wonder if it was cause they wanted to keep to time!
  27. T

    Tamsyn

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Vibes were amazing! As a vegetarian, the food was a little underwhelming. Service was great though.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner shared two entrees and two mains this evening. The service was amazing (thanks Chelsea, I think) and the food was just spectacular. Every bite was just perfect. Would not hesitate to eat here again. Such a cool vibe too.

    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 4 July 2022Yeow! Thank you for the amazing feedback! We will pass on this to miss Chelsea!

  29. D

    sarahD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night for a family celebration squeezing into a booth.. great food, exceptional service, and character venue. The night shadowed our family Saigon dining experience:)
  30. JH

    JessicaH

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks amazing, food AMAZING, service even better (young boy in black and white t-shirt so attentive and lovely). We will 100% be coming back
  31. KO

    KevO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super tasty, great staff and very accommodating with a few minor reschedules. Can't wait to go back!
  32. CB

    ChristineB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food; both flavour and portions, service and vibe

    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 1 July 2022Thank you, Christine; thank you for sharing this with us!

  33. MJ

    MichelleJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

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

    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 1 July 2022We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable experience with us! Our team will love to hear about this! Come visit us soon!

  34. KW

    KirrilyW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    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.

    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 1 July 2022Hi KirrilyW, Wow! we really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We love that you enjoyed the Alcohol list as well as Emily's Service. Come back soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    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.

    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 1 July 2022Thanks so much for your awesome review and good vibes. Such kind words! We’re happy that you’re happy, and we’re looking forward to your next visit.

  36. JW

    JoelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    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.

    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 1 July 2022JoelW, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We will absolutely share this with our amazing team to let them know to keep up the stella work and guest experience.

  37. SP

    SusanP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

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

    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 1 July 2022Dear Susan, We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. Your comments show that we can always make improvements- I'll be passing that on to the team. I’m glad you felt the service was great! We hope you’ll come back and see us again soon!

  38. AL

    AdLS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yummy food. We had the$39 share between a pair menu, and we couldn't eat it all.

    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 1 July 2022Wow! we really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We love that you enjoyed the food! See you again soon

  39. JD

    JasmineD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

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

    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 1 July 2022Thank you for sharing your honest experience with us Jasmine! We want you to feel comfortable sharing any good or bad news with us. We’re so sorry that your visit with us fell short of expectations. I have passed on your feedback to our team to improve service where we can! Much love.

  40. TS

    TiarnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

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

    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 1 July 2022Our team are going to love this feedback. We're grateful for guests like you TiarnaS

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

    • Waiting staff 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 531 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 28 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, 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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