We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mean's Vietnamese Cafe

Is this your business?
11 Rathbone Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-430 3464
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (23 reviews)
“pho” (16 reviews)
“summer rolls” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Vietnamese, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
11 Rathbone Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (125)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 125 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The owner is super friendly and chatty. I like the family vibe. The food always tastes fresh, and the chef is more than happy to prepare food as hot or as mild as you like. Staff turnover seems quite high, and they are usually students,...More

Thank 154daniellap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently returned from a trip through Vietnam - this place cook equally delicious, if not better, meals than the homeland. Expect to get authentic fresh Vietnamese. Very efficient service with little wait time. Generous portions and reasonably priced. This place is hard to beat. Mean’s...More

Thank Globalroamer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was good and the waitresses were really quite attentive. Quite the opposite to the other reviews, I've read. It was very busy, as it looked like all the local workers had just come straight from work. The food looked and tasted very fresh....More

Thank EvelynC2385
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is ok but service is awful. Staff spill soup on customer's dress with no regret. Really bad attitude. The WORST dining experience ever.

1  Thank JiamingZ11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bad service of the girl with yellow hair end. As a foreigner traveling around NZ, it is the first time in NZ receiving such a different treatment from kiwi. The waitress explains carefully to kiwi and not a smile to us. Then the waitress even...More

2  Thank claras2335
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fav restaurant for my whanau. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. The restaurant is very casual and relaxed. The food is fresh with delicate flavours. The prawn vermicelli noodles is my fav - check out the photo. The prices are very reasonable.

Thank Fiona T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiance and I have eaten here several times in the past month and can't fault it. The food is absolutely lovely and some of the more authentic that I have had in NZ. The portions are very generous, especially the Pho. We generally share...More

Thank Mongreltodx
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Accidentally came across this place when we were walking home one night. We usually eat Thai but so glad we stopped here. The food is delicious, especially love the lemon grass broth, the staff friendly and welcoming and it has now become our favourite place...More

Thank Petrina C
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is our local, we walk into town, the staff are super friendly, my kids can move around, there are great dishes, very fresh and well priced. A total diamond!

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Went to dinner here after driving up from Auckland. Our experience here was very good. Staff were friendly and attentive with our order taken quickly and the food arrived promptly. We had vermicelli salad bowls (3 different ones) and they were all good. Would happily...More

Thank WinnieTherPooh
Nearby HotelsSee all 34 hotels in Whangarei
The Grand Hotel
42 reviews
.24 km away
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre
298 reviews
.62 km away
Bella Vista Motel Whangarei
108 reviews
.69 km away
Motel Six
62 reviews
.73 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Split Bar & Restaurant
167 reviews
.03 km away
PimarnThai Restaurant
195 reviews
.04 km away
Turkuaz Cafe
102 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum
152 reviews
.54 km away
Town Basin
542 reviews
.52 km away
Te Kakano
46 reviews
.82 km away
Burning Issues Gallery
22 reviews
.44 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Elaine M
9 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from TIFFYBrisbane | Reviewed this property |
sorry not sure but i am sure if you ask they will accommodate your needs the owner was very pleasant
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Rathbone Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-430 3464
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing