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Mean's Vietnamese Cafe

11 Rathbone Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-430 3464
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (23 reviews)
“pho” (16 reviews)
“summer rolls” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Vietnamese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
11 Rathbone Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat in or takeout. Best combination fried rice i have had. Great service and well worth a visit

Thank huiashark
Reviewed 18 September 2018 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 9 September 2018 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

1  Thank Globalroamer
Reviewed 30 August 2018

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 22 August 2018 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 22 August 2018 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 20 August 2018 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 18 August 2018

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
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Elaine M
9 June 2016|
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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