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Straight Outta Saigon, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Straight Outta Saigon

4.7
4.7
1039 Reviews
$40 and under
Vietnamese
  • Lively
  • Good for groups
  • Good for special occasions
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

9:30 pm


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Lunch Sat, 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

  • Pre-Theatre

    $44.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Let us look after your Pre-Theatre dinner! Select 2 smaller, 2 larger and 1 side dish (per two guests) from our delicious menu, which will provide a nostalgic yet reinvented culinary journey. Minimum 2 Guests - Maximum 5 Guests
    Pre-Theatre photo
  • Saigon Social (Lunch)

    $44.50 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). Minimum 2 Guests - Maximum 5 Guests
    Saigon Social (Lunch) photo
  • Saigon Social

    $44.50 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). Minimum 2 Guests - Maximum 5 Guests

What 1,039 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Best Value

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Vegetarian-friendly

1,039 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific, great little venue, great food and lovely staff. The menu is so delicious. Highly recommend.
    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 7 July 2024
    Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words for the food and the staff, and your recommendation means a lot to us. We look forward to your next visit

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  2. Sam28

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Value for money is second to none. Everything on this menu is delicious. Cannot go wrong with the Saigon Special. We had Callum as a server and he made all diners feel as valued and as incredible as he is.
    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 7 July 2024
    Thank you for your enthusiastic review, Sam! We're thrilled you enjoyed our delicious menu, especially the Saigon Special. We're also delighted to hear that Callum provided excellent service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another fantastic dining experience!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing, SOS never disappoints! I will be back.
    Straight Outta SaigonResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the 5 star review and for the kind words - we appreciate your patronage and support and look forward to your next visit with us!

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  4. Sonali

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and cocktails, great service!!! Would definitely recommend Out of Saigon
    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 30 June 2024
    Thank you for the 5 star review, Sonali! We appreciate your kind words for the service, cocktails and the food, and we look forward to providing you with many more wonderful dining experiences in the future.

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  5. FilB

    New South Wales

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful meal but the beef was a Little tough Waiter was enthusiastic and recommended dishes to us But are observing him at different tables his recommendations changed with each diner So that was a little disappointing as we wanted the lamb skewers but he recommended other small Dishes ( which were delicious) but two of our recommendations were too bready ( one bread item is suffice) which filled us up for our mains But that’s just an observation Service was good but 2 of our 3 mains came out and the third came out at the end of our meal By than we were done Just a timing thing But will be back now I know wat to order 😊
    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 30 June 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that overall you enjoyed your meal at Straight Outta Saigon. However, we apologise for any inconsistency in the recommendations provided by our waiter and understand your disappointment about not being able to try the lamb skewers. Regarding the timing of the mains, we apologise for the inconvenience caused by one of the dishes arriving late. We understand how important it is for all dishes to be served together for a seamless dining experience. It's wonderful to know that despite these issues, you plan to return and now have a better idea of what to order. We look forward to welcoming you back and ensuring a more enjoyable experience next time.

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  6. WhatKatyDid

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sorry to say that the waiter was over friendly and exaggeratedly greeted every table exactly the same way (my darlings) which just came across as fake. He was nice but we would prefer sincerity. We ordered the Saigon Social, 2 x small and 2 x large & 1 side. All was good except the large beef dish was inedible as the beef was tough. We told our waiter why we didn't eat it and he was so sorry that we didn't enjoy it. We also told the lady who took our payment when she asked how everything was. She was also sad that we didn't enjoy it and would pass that information on to the kitchen. Based on this experience we wouldn't return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and service was excellent!
    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 23 June 2024
    Thank you for the 5 star review and for your kind words for the food and the service. We appreciate your patronage and support, and we hope to see you again soon.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked Staight Outta Saigon based on reviews, as we are from Adelaide and were visiting on a getaway. We chose to book the "Saigon Social" special, based on value and reviews. We were greeted by a very energetic server, who is clearly built for hospitality with his energy. He was always ready to give his suggested, and applauded us as guests for picking "his favourites." We chose to go with the Soft Shell Crab Banh Mi Bites, and Beef Rice Paper Rolls as starters, both were excellent. The bun for the Banh Mi reminded me more of a Brioche, but as it is a fusion restaurant it was a welcome surprise. For the main, we went with the Hanoi-Style Fish and the Chicken Xao Noodles. The noodles were just okay in my opinion, lacking a bit of flavour but nothing that I would've complained about. The Fish was quite nice; crispy skin, fresh carrot and bean sprouts, with tender and succulent meat. My only critique for the fish was that the sauce/dressing itself was quite sweet for my liking, but that very well could be a personal preference. As a side we ordered the Coconut Rice, nothing to write home about but nothing to shake my head at either. Overall, Straight Outta Saigon is very lively and welcoming to guests, I would just alter my order next time to better suit my tastes.
    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 23 June 2024
    Thank you for your detailed and glowing review! We're really glad to have provided you with a lovely dining experience on your getaway trip to Melbourne. We appreciate your kind words for the service, and also your valuable feedback for the food. We appreciate your patronage and support, and hope to see you again on your next visit to Melbourne!

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  9. JanelleW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Set menu is fantastic value. Stand out dish was Shaken Beef
    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 16 June 2024
    Thank you for the 5 star review and for your kind words, Janelle. We are glad you had a lovely dining experience with us, and we appreciate you taking the time to show us your support. We hope to see you again soon.

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  10. TimW

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional street food, great staff so a great place to dine.
    Straight Outta SaigonResponded on 13 June 2024
    Thank you for the 5 star review! We're very happy to know that your dining experience with us was a great one, and we appreciate your kind words and support. We look forward to serving you again next time.

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FAQs

Straight Outta Saigon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9654 2024.

Straight Outta Saigon is rated 4.7 stars by 1039 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

9:30 pm


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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 Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • 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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