The Top 5 Vietnamese London Restaurants We Love
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The popularity of Oriental cuisine has reached its peak, with lots of restaurants, cafes and bistros branching out to cover palatable delicacies of the Japanese, Indonesian, and now Vietnamese. These cuisines even have street-food stalls as well as fast food outlets and chains that are fulfilling everyone's taste and choice. We even give you reasons why we love Vietnamese food so much, and not just because they're healthy! Below, we're going to clue you in on some of the best Vietnamese restaurants to visit in London. Trust that our choices below are going to satisfy your cravings for anything "oriental". The best part? You don't have to fly to Vietnam! See our favourite Vietnamese restaurants below:
1) Keu Soho
Keu Soho prides itself with its classic take on the crusty French loaf filled with meats, terrines, fresh herbs, spiced vegetables and more. The restaurant has been gaining popularity ever since, selling some of the best Banh Mi sandwiches in town (a Vietnamese baguette sandwich). You can choose to eat in or take-away their popular menus such as Keu Classic Bahn Mi, Charsiu Pork Bun and Hu Tieu Saigon. In addition to these delicacies, they also offer Vietnamese coffee, smoothie and beer to match your food.
Location: Keu Soho, 9 Poland Street, London W1F 8PY, United Kingdom
2) Com Viet, Covent Garden
An authentic restaurant in an expensive location is a rarity, but this little gem is both. It might not look so much from the outside, but the interior is nicely decorated with all things Vietname. The service is friendly and it executes the classics (noodle soups, summer rolls and stir-fried squid) perfectly, too! Must-have main course include Vietnamese Beef/Chicken Curry, Stir Fied Squid with Lemongrass and Chilli Service and Wok-Fried Noodle with Beef/Chicken or Vegetable.
Location: Com Viet, Covent Garden, 2-4 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9BH, United Kingdom
3) Mien Tay, Battersea
Named for the South area of Vietnam from which the owners originate, this homely, family-run restaurant has received no end of praise from professional critics and punters alike. We call their food “heaven,” and the incredible value for money (mains are all around £6.50) keeps a band of loyal regulars coming back for more. Their classic dishes include Chargrilled Quail with Honey, Garlic & Spices, Pho with Sliced Beef and Seafood Hot Pot. Make sure to book in advance as it is usually packed.
Location: Mien Tay, Battersea, 180 Lavender Hill, Battersea, SW11 5TQ, United Kingdom
4) Banhmi11, Clerkenwell
Banhmi11's humble beginnings began from a small Broadway market stall back in 2009, and has since then became one of the most go-to Vietnamese-inspired restaurant in the UK. Thanks to their baguettes and noodle box offerings, they have grown and expanded and is considered the ultimate food bliss if you're looking for anything oriental in town. Get ready for a palatable experience when you try their menu such as Fried Egg Banh Mi, Xa Xiu (pork loin marinated in a hoisin garlic sauce, roasted and sliced), and Veg Mi which consists of organic tofu sauteed in crunchy garlic oil.
Location: Banhmi11, Clerkenwell, 17 Elm Street, London, WC1X 0BQ, United Kingdom
5) Viet Grill
Viet Grill features a modern yet cosy Vietnamese feel in the heart of Kingsland Road, Shoreditch. The restaurant resembles that fast-paced life present in Vietnam, and is the perfect representation of what the country is known for: aromatic flavours and delicious street-food. Enjoy a bowl of spicy Pho or delight yourself with Viet Grill's authentic dishes and cocktails with the taste of real Vietnam. Some highly recommended dishes include Vietnamese Chicken Curry, a mild curry with lemongrass and new potatoes as well as their signature noodle called Mi Quang Noodle.
Location: Viet Grill, 58 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DP, United Kingdom
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