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Hawker Boys


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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $20
    Special request
Special vietnamese fried rice
Pork or Tofu
Traditional vietnamese slaw goi
Chicken or Crispy Tofu
Vietnamese coconut chicken curry

Dietary options

Gluten free
See à la carte and set menus

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good

based on 87 reviews
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Quality of food :8.7/10
Service :8.2/10
Setting :7.9/10
  1. Arlene M.
    Arlene M.
    • 2 reviews

    Awesome food!

  2. Pam T.
    Pam T.
    • one review

    Very tasty, great flavours. Would recommend

  3. Shreya C.
    Shreya C.
    • one review

    The customer service is really disappointing and rude. After 30 mins of ordering the mains- they tell us that they are out of chicken and we shall choose some other protein option or mend our ways out. This is not how restaurants or customer service works. You should be well known about your kitchen pantry and not be known about it 30 mins after accepting orders. During covid times when you have to make bookings in advance they expected us to find a table somewhere else at 9pm with the rudest customer service. Never going back to this place or recommending anyone else.

  4. Melanie D.
    Melanie D.
    • one review

    Amazing service and amazing food. When Melbourne has only just come out of lockdown these guys are doing such a fabulous job! At the end they even asked us how was everything which you don't hear too much of these days - and apologised if there was any wait....It was so fast and the food was beautiful. Thank you Hawker Boys :)

  5. India Rose S.
    India Rose S.
    • one review

    Both myself and my friend are gluten intolerant and the staff were so helpful and accommodating to make sure our meals were gluten-free and that they substituted where they could! Such lovely customer service! Also an amazing location!

  6. Adam B.
    Adam B.
    • one review

    A great find, great service and the food was amazing!! The bao chicken was the bomb, the xah xah xah jug is a must and people need to try the mock duck!!!

  7. Simone A.
    Simone A.
    • one review

    This place has a cafe vibe but with restaurant quality food. We all had different meals and every single dish was amazing. My favourite was the spicy chicken bao but the dumplings were a close second. Would definitely return. Great value for money too.

  8. Brett S.
    Brett S.
    • one review

    The restaurant staff were attentive and very friendly. The food was excellent especially the fresh market fish. Excellent value, great quality fresh food. Would recommend as a excellent choice to eat when in Melbourne.

  9. Renata S.
    Renata S.
    • 3 reviews

    This restaurant is good for a low key, casual dinner. Service was a bit slow and the staff didn't seem to understand/speak English very well, which made it difficult to communicate at times.. But the food was tasty. The bao buns and steamed dumplings were delicious and full of flavour. I also tried the chicken vermicelli noodle salad which was nice and had a generous serving of chicken. Nothing spectacular, but this is a good solid restaurant option if you're looking for tasty Vietnamese.

  10. Fiona F.
    Fiona F.
    • 2 reviews

    Fantastic food, accommodating staff, food came out quickly and well presented on a very busy night. However...shared toilet had faeces all of the floor!! Could never return!!

  11. Upeka C.
    Upeka C.
    • 4 reviews

    Pretty decent and easy

  12. Kerri-Ann C.
    Kerri-Ann C.
    • 15 reviews

    Great share plates. Loads to choose from & all delicious. Will definitely be back to try other dishes. Not too busy & service was great..........

  13. Vivian W.
    Vivian W.
    • 5 reviews

    Service was quite poor - forgetting two dishes and no apology when it came out. Have been before but perhaps will only come back with a small group

  14. Hati S.
    Hati S.
    • one review

    Really great staff, really delicious food and service! They stayed open for longer just so we could finish our meal and also did not rush us or make us uncomfortable!

  15. Fiona O.
    Fiona O.
    • one review

    staff were very friendly and accomodating; there were no available outdoor tables, so staff set up 2 more tables and squeezed in the outside area so we could sit outside :) food was great- recommend the crab baos!

  16. Olga S.
    Olga S.
    • 13 reviews

    Went to Hawker Boys for dinner.l in a group of 6 people. Had great experience. Great, friendly and attentive service. Nice atmosphere. Dishes came out quickly. Would recommend.

  17. Chikki A.
    Chikki A.
    • 17 reviews

    Yummy food. I wish pho soup was little bit warmer.

  18. Kathryn S.
    Kathryn S.
    • one review

    The restaurant was cosy and welcoming. The good amazing and value for money. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for tasty and delicious food.

  19. Simon H.
    Simon H.
    • 17 reviews

    Very tasty hot pot and dumplings. Excellent chicken curry. Overall, a satisfying meal.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 290 reviews

    Nice for catch up with friends. Not too busy on a Sat night.

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

85 Hardware Lane, 3000, Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

Located down Hardware Lane in Melbourne, Hawker Boys is the perfect spot for lunches with colleagues and dinners with friends. Hawker Boys’ fresh and authentic menus are inspired by Vietnam.

Be prepared to experience tasty drinks and exceptional food including lemongrass chicken, wontons in chilli oil and oreo fried ice cream. Go and experience this amazing Vietnamese restaurant for yourself- the hardest part will be choosing what to order!

Best Dish: Chicken Pho


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