Straight Outta Saigon

4.6
331 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!

Experiences

  • Baby Got Banq

    A$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

    A$34.50 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)

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
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
What 331 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
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DebE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, but on a hot day in Melbourne my only complaint was that it was quite stuffy inside.

KP
KPax
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really lovely and attentive service. The food was delicious. I recommend the eggplant bao and flat noodled. Terrific value as well.

RB
ReviewsByH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot recommend this restaurant enough! The service was incredible (special thank you to Chelsea!) and the food was just as amazing.

Definitely get the feed me option, as it's both super affordable and you get heaps of options. All the dishes we chose were incredible. The barramundi and spicy chicken wings were the highlight for me, the crab bao and mango calamari salad were also a hit.

The ambiance and decor added to the experience, really nice touch. Perfect setting for small groups, too.

10/10 experience and I can't wait to visit again!

CS
ChrisS
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and really great service. Did I say great food? It was a lot of fun to spend an evening there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and staff were all awesome. Will definitely recommend people to check this place out

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Random booking after seeing a show in the CBD, picked the restaurant after seeing the name on Google Maps and was not disappointed.

Food and drinks were delicious, service was great (but could tell a little under pressure). We sat outside which when booking was a good idea on a balmy night but given the location it was a little bizarre - probably would’ve preferred inside.

But would highly recommend and will definitely be going back!

SW
StanW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly and professional staff, and excellent company and ambience at the outside tables. What more could you want.

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food.

MJ
MichelleJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food. Never disappoints.?Will definitely be back

N
Nashy
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always super food and cocktails 🍸 if you haven’t been yet make the effort

OS
OliveSew
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great tasting food and really good service - would highly recommend

MB
MonicaB
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, great food. What more can you ask for.

CM
ChloeM
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING
Could not recommend Straight Outta Saigon more highly. The Get Dishy With it option was excellent value and the food was divine providing an array of delectable dishes. While all was delicious the spring rolls and fried chicken baos were to die for.

MH
MoniqueH
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and cocktails. Excellent meal sizes. Overall very happy!

JB
JaneB
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our night here! Service was outstanding and all staff really went the extra mile for us. Will be recommending to friends for sure

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First time eating here and really enjoyed the food, the service was friendly and efficient. Seating for five was a little crowded but would definitely return

SD
SamD
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Really enjoyed the value of the set menu, and the drinks were all fitting with the theme, sour/sweet delights.

SB
SteveB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Social distancing was not adhered to at all. Too many tables half an arm distance apart. An extra chair was added to a table for 4 to seat 5. This extra chair backed onto my wife jolting her.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Terrible food. All dishes tasted off - we couldn't finish any of the courses. Food arrived late so service was poor too. The manager handled the situation well but it was too late. Definitely not recommended

GB
GlennB
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding and our service was amazing, our waitress was fantastic we had a great dinner highly recommended

MO
MarkOM
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, really great service and exceptional value! Highly recommended.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, drinks and food was to die for! You think you’re not ordering enough but think again, we all rolled out of there. Definitely get their espresso martini too because it was lit. Apologies to the poor waiter when my whole table had temporary amnesia and forgot we had inhaled the chicken wings and thought we missed out on the 4th small of our Get Dishy With It banquet. Obviously we needed more espressos to get our act together. Loved it, will definitely be back!

K
Karen
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Nice food but service was horrendously slow apparently due to being short staffed. We didn't even receive all of our food within 2 hrs and left without having the desserts we ordered. Not good enough especially when they could see we had young kids and the booking was at 7.30pm as it was. Cold and noisy sitting outside. Could have put outdoor heaters on. A disappointing anniversary dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service!
The drinks menu (cocktails) looks really good, I’ll definitely come back to try them one day when I don’t have to drive.
Food is in good portion with the price we paid.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got the set menu for 5 people and there was plenty of delicious food options available and at great value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service & food were both amazing !! Will 100% be returning

KA
KarlaA
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are always brilliant and the food is Devine, everyone I introduce to straight outta Saigon is impressed

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious fresh food - warm and friendly service.
Excellent vibes - themed drinks were a star product!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value! We had the get swishy with it package. Heaps of options and all delicious, really nice cocktail menu too and the wait staff were very kind, courteous and down to earth.

ME
MalcolmE
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of our favourite places in the Melb CBD for a quick bite. Friendly staff, lip smacking Vietnamese food and cold beer. What more to add?

PH
PrudenceH
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so much food and amazing quality! Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good and service were 10/10

PB
vipPlantBasedPenelope
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible! Vegan options were to die for and coconut rice that melts your heart!

JC
JacintaC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff were fantastic and accomodating, the food was delicious and there was plenty served with the banquet.

BK
BKsGymnasticsHawthorn
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our end of year staff party here, it was a last minute booking for 10 and they were even able to bump us up to 12 late notice!
Baby Got Banquet was a fantastic selection of food,the vegetarians in our group were very well catered for.
There was almost too much for the table!
Staff were lovely, very helpful and service was very prompt.
Highly recommend!
From,
BK's Gymnastics Hawthorn

SJ
SarahJ
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Fantastic place for a relaxed 30th lunch with family and small kids! Three ginger binge cocktail is delicious 😋

SR
SimonR
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic, went above and beyond to look after our group. Beyond that, the food was amazing. Definitely coming back!

MT
MelT
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time eating here and will definitely be back.
Great fresh ingredients making very tasty dishes. A must if you love Asian food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Good good and yummy cocktails!

VJ
VanessaJ
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a great time - then banquet was perfect for our group because it avoided all of the fuss ordering and receving specific food etc. making it so much more relaxed and fun than other years. The food was delcious with something for everyone and there was SO MUCH of it we couldn't finish it between everyone! Thanks for having us, we'll be back.

FAQs

Straight Outta Saigon does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Straight Outta Saigon also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9654 2024.

Straight Outta Saigon is rated 4.6 stars by 331 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.