The House of Hoi An is based in Windsor, one of the most competitive markets for Vietnamese restaurants in Melbourne, but even among this maelstrom, they manage to stand head and shoulders above their neighbours. Their chef is the secret of their success: Trinh Diem Vy is one of the best known restaurateurs in Vietnam – where they know a thing or two about Vietnamese food – and she has been dedicated to spreading the gospel beyond Southeast Asia. Melbourne is the location for her first foray outside of the old town, and we cannot recommend the House of Hoi An on Green Street in Windsor highly enough: book a table now and head down without delay.
Melbourne is one of the premier places enjoy Asian food outside of Asia, and out in the east of the city centre, it is the cuisine of Vietnam that rules the roost. Not all Vietnamese restaurants in Melbourne were created equal, mind, and when locals find one that is particularly special, they aren’t always too forthcoming in sharing it with the rest of the world. No problems for us though: we’re more than happy to shout from the rooftops about the wondrous delicacies on offer at The House of Hoi An on Green Street in the heart of Windsor. They’re certainly something to write home about: so let us explain why you should book your table there post haste.
The Vietnamese food in Melbourne is often just the same dishes repeated ad nauseum, but at The House of Hoi An in Windsor, they prefer a slightly different approach. Ms. Vy, the chef, eschews the pho and noodle staples and instead specialises in street food from her home city, Hoi An, such as roll your own rice paper dumplings – barbecued pork, shrimp mousse or vegetarian fillings – and home-cooked delicacies like squid stuffed with pork, fish in caramel sauce and rockling with dill. The menu is short but sweet, and what they do, they do well. Head on over to Green Street to find out just how good Vietnamese food in Melbourne can be at The House of Hoi An. Book a table now.
We had a wonderful meal and loved the venue. We will definitely be going back. Staff were very helpful and a good choice of beautiful Vietnamese food. Thank you!
I love this restaurant. I have been to Miss Vy’s restaurants in Hoi An and they are wonderful. Coming to House of Hoi An is the closest thing to actually being in Vietnam.
The Green Mango Salad was truely wonderful. It was so authentic, just like the salad I last had at Morning Glory in Hoi An two years ago!! Will visit again when we are next in Melbourne. Jenny (Canberra)
Great food and service can’t wait to go back. Speedy service all food looked and tasted great just like being back in Vietnam. Thanks House of Hioan
Granted, our visit was on a busy Saturday night, so we (group of three) understood that we could be overlooked, needing to almost stand up and wave to order drinks, and then food. We could have forgiven that it took 45 minutes for the first dish to arrive, and that other dishes were weirdly staggered in their arrival (a "Starter" arriving well after the "Main", and still waiting on a vegetable side-dish 90 minutes after we had arrived and after all the other dishes were finished). We are big enough to acknowledge that things sometimes don't run smoothly on a busy Saturday, and were bummed that the manager couldn't do the same. Maybe it is normal at House of Hoi An to wait and wait because our long waits weren't acknowledged, in fact, any queries we had were put back on us: "You ordered too much food" we were told when we asked if it were possible to cancel that veg dish at 10pm - being one of five tables left in the cleared-out restaurant and having finished mains. I don't mind paying more for food if the restaurant is able to add something, like service or an interesting drinks list, compared to lower-end Vietnamese restaurants in, say, Victoria Street, but on my visit House of Hoi An was underwhelming.
We went to the Morning Glory restaurant in Hoi An when we visited Vietnam years ago, so when we found out that The House of Hoi An was owned by the same woman, we had to go! It did not disappoint. From the gorgeous smiles that welcome you at the door to te incredible food that was created! I could not fault 1 thing about this place. We drove from Geelong and we would happily do it again and defiantly will! Thank you for an awesome night!
House of Hoi An is our go to restaurant for Vietnamese food! I love the food and the staff and service is great! The food has always been on point and i don't have one thing that I can fault! You have to try my favourite dish there the whole snapper, it's absolutely AMAZING!!! Best of the best!
The wait staff were friendly and efficient and the restaurant itself looked really cool but the food was outstanding. I've been to Morning Glory in Vietnam and House of Hoi An made me want to go back! The sautéed pumpkin was unbelievable, and we also had the tamarind prawns and chicken and lime leaf. Just delicious!
Been to Vietnam 4 times & to 2 of Ms Vy's restaurants in Hoi An late last year & also a couple of years ago & absolutely loved the food. However, this outpost has a long way to go to reach that standard. Pick of the food last week was fabulous fried wontons with crabmeat but then it went down hill. Shrimp & pork rice paper rolls with the peanut sauce was all bland. Wonton noodle soup (a sort of pho without the pho long simmered flavour & condiments to add yourself) was just as bland Finally some terrible tamarind prawns (a few tiny & very chewy overcooked prawns wrapped in some sort of hard coating). The final sin was no 'White Rose Prawn Dumplings' on the menu. This is THE signature dish of Hoi An & available in every restaurant but not available here. I queried this but the waiter just looked at me blankly???? We gave it an extra point for being BYO which meant the wines we brought were better than those on the wine list. Prices were high for the food quality. Suggest if you want great Hoi An food pay the extra & fly to Hoi An.
From the exterior walls to the entrances of the restaurant created a sense of being outside of Windsor! We loved the design and decor of the restaurant. The service was great, the food was wonderful! I dont know how I didn't rediscover House of Hoi An sooner!