In the years after the Vietnam War, Melbourne experienced a rush of immigration from Vietnam. As is often the case in the city, these new inhabitants added to the Multicultural nature of Melbourne, and its great restaurants! In a city that’s filled with Vietnamese restaurants, Pho Dzung Tan Dinh maybe not be the absolute best, but it certainly guarantees a great feed.
Pho is the classic Vietnamese soup which usually has meat, rice noodles and is served with basil, mint, bean shoots and lemon to taste. Pho Dzung Tan Dinh specializes in this classic soup, and that’s pretty much it. There are some other items on the big menu printed on the wall, but Pho is the star. And it’s delicious.
For around $10 you can get a great feed from around 9am to 10pm. Service is not amazing, and they squash as many people into a small place as possible. Some people may not like the communal tables you get put on, or being rushed out the door when you finish, but the soup is great, and makes for a great lunch or dinner. Don’t try to book, it’s just not going to happen, just rock up, and they’ll fit you in.