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Best Vietnamese restaurants in Canberra

By Z56-2-go - 15 June 2008 57

Hey my wife and I are new to Canberra and we’re just wondering if you guys can suggest to us a good Vietnamese Restaurant. We were in Vietnam for our honeymoon and really miss the food.

Thanks for your help,

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Best Vietnamese restaurants in Canberra
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Spectra 10:44 am
15 Jun 08
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I’m a big fan of both the Vietnam Village Inn in Page, as well as the Kin Do Vietnamese Restaurant, just nearby in Macquarie. Both have decor that hasn’t been changed since the late 70s, so don’t expect five-star surroundings, but the food is great.

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ogrex 11:12 am
15 Jun 08
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I’m not a veggo, but I’m really fond of Au Lac (veggie Vietnamese) in Dickson. I used to live by the motto “it’s not a meal without meat” but these folks have changed my mind. No special decor or setting, but the takeaway is just as good as eating in.

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AussieGal83 11:24 am
15 Jun 08
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The one at cooleman court rocks.

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sepi 11:52 am
15 Jun 08
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PHo PHu Quok at Dickson is great. Gets busy though.

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Morgan 12:12 pm
15 Jun 08
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There is one in O’Connor shops but should not be included in your listing.

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needlenose 12:22 pm
15 Jun 08
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The one at Griffith is great. Excellent food, dirt cheap, and the walls are covered with bits of A4 paper from has-been politicians of all persuasions confirming these views – worth it alone to see them all not only agreeing, but telling the truth.

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Louis 1:08 pm
15 Jun 08
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Griffith Vietnamese is excellent and cheap.
My’s at Coolo is also excellent – make sure you try the salt & pepper squid.

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Flashduck 1:33 pm
15 Jun 08
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As one writing from Hanoi, I’d have to second some of the previous suggestions, such as Pho Phu Quok at Dickson, but can’t go past recommending Can Tho at Weedon Close in Belconnen (6251-3682).

The Can Tho specialises in Southern Vietnamese / Delta food, and can highly recommend their Bun Bo Hue.

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CleptaK 1:47 pm
15 Jun 08
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The place at the Griffith shops is great, as is the one at Cooleman Court.

The hands down favourite, though, is TuDo in O’Connor (What do you mean, Morgan??!). I’ve been eating there for twenty years (granted I’m 22) and never had a bad meal. Cheap, fresh, in close proximity to ANU and oh so tasty! Just be careful about drinking from their glasses – they often taste of dishwashing liquid, egh…

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Clown Killer 3:30 pm
15 Jun 08
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I’ll have to register another vote for the Griffith Vietnamese. Tan who owns/runs the place is a marvelous host and seems to get great people in the kitchen as well. I first enjoyed his hospitality when he had the Viet at O’Connor shops where All Bar Nun is now.

The Tudo at O’Connor used to be pretty good, but I haven’t eater there for a few years.

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Deadmandrinking 4:02 pm
15 Jun 08
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I second Kin Do.

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blub 5:34 pm
15 Jun 08
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Au Lac is fantastic vegetarian – even dedicated meat-eaters will love it.

Huong Viet, On London Cct opp the Theatre carpark, is also a great small family-run place. Delicious noodles!

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RuffnReady 5:46 pm
15 Jun 08
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What are your favourite Au Lac dishes, people? I’m a fan of the ‘chicken’ and vegetable curry, but haven’t tried to many others.

I second the Pho Quok in Dickson – great food, and the coconut milk drinks are delicious!

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Mælinar 6:15 pm
15 Jun 08
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Page Vietnamese, and a hear hear from Mrs Mælinar in the kitchen over my shoulder.

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VicePope 6:20 pm
15 Jun 08
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I’m with the Griffith place. And the owner/manager is a delight. As are the A4 comments from random political figures all over the walls. And it’s BYO.

Bo Kho is one of the best winter foods. Check that it’s on when you book.

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