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Rice paper

245 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 3088
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pho” (30 reviews)
“spring rolls” (15 reviews)
“noodles” (17 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
245 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love this place and head here often. A great cheap eat in the cbd, all of he food is really fresh and tasty. Mains are around $12-$15 each - great value. A beer or wine will set you back around $8. Staff are all very...More

Thank Elyse D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tripadvisor delivered yet another good choice. I haven't had Vietnamese cuisine for a long time and had forgotten how delicious and fresh it was, Haven't been to Melbourne for a while and my 2 girlfriends and I relied on T/A to deliver a suggestion for...More

Thank icebear1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly efficient service offering multiple types of spring rolls, bun and pho. Good for a quick lunch if you happen to be on Swanston Street. The prices are fair. There are a few beer selections along with coffees, tea and soft drinks. Not fancy. Not...More

Thank TravelAgentDave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with a friend and was very pleasantly surprised. The menu is extensive and authentic. The food we ordered was absolutely delicious and very fresh. The service was friendly and efficient. The prices are extremely reasonable for the size of the portions...More

Thank Tottydownunder
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Authentic atmosphere with the occasional bird flying in :) the food is beautiful especially the noodle Sala bowls. And cheap!

1  Thank srmiab
Reviewed 22 October 2017

For a quick meal that is relatively healthy this is a great spot on Swanston Street. The grilled chicken is a great meal that is a decent size.

1  Thank J1GBas
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We had a enjoyable meal here over the football final weekend. The food came out quickly and was very tasty. Brought back memories of our time in Vietnam. The mango smoothie was delicious. Traditional cafe style seating. Recommended for an "on the go" meal. We...More

Thank felicityc60
Rice P, Public Relations Manager at Rice paper, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Felicity, So glad to hear that you found your meal delicious and love that it bought back memories of your time in Vietnam! Always such a huge compliment. Thanks again

Reviewed 1 October 2017

Had a meal here again last night, 2nd time we have been here. Was a group of 11 of us that had not booked and they got us seated within 5 minutes of arrival. We ordered a variety of dishes to share. Standouts were the...More

Thank lovefoodntravel
Rice P, Public Relations Manager at Rice paper, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks for such a great recommendation. The curry chicken is one of my favourites too! Hope to see you all in again soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We dined here on a Sunday evening. The place was packed. We got a table straight away. Loved the tea that was already waiting for us at the table. Staff were excellent. Thanks!

Thank DanaMcdonald2015
Reviewed 5 September 2017

On busy Swanston Street, the usual large selection of Vietnamese dishes is very busy and table sharing is common here. We both had noodles with (mine) seafood and egg noodles and fish on rice noodles. both were large portions and tasty, came out quickly. Complimentary...More

1  Thank Han_yinu
Rice P, Public Relations Manager at Rice paper, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thanks for your review meguin. Great to hear that you found your meals tasty! I'll pass on your feedback on the rice paper rolls.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 3088
Vietnamese Street Food in the heart of Melbourne.
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