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Best of Canberra – Vietnamese

By Canfan - 2 September 2014 14

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Some friends of mine went to Vietnam for their honeymoon a few years ago. When they got back, they were not only all loved up and glowing from the sunny break but also clued in on how to prep some good Vietnamese food at home. It was around then I fell in love with Vietnamese cuisine.

Sadly I have never visited the country in person but to bring my taste buds alive with all that gorgeous fresh flavour, hit me with Canberra’s best Vietnamese.

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14 Responses to
Best of Canberra – Vietnamese
Leighion 10:46 pm 04 Sep 14

Pho Phu Quoc in Dickson is great.

Holden Caulfield 12:19 pm 03 Sep 14

2604 said :

I haven’t lived in Belco for ages, but when I did, The Vietnam Village Inn at Page was the business.

Is that still there? It used to be awesome. Man that was around when I was a boy and that is a looooong time ago now, haha.

MBird 11:38 am 03 Sep 14

My’s Vietnamese at Cooleman Court in Weston has been around for years and just keeps going from strength to strength. We’ve never had a disappointing dish there. It’s busy and crowded, and not the kind of place to linger too long, but the food is spot on every time.

Susan Hutchinson 11:33 am 03 Sep 14

I can’t wait to read your results!

2604 9:29 pm 02 Sep 14

I haven’t lived in Belco for ages, but when I did, The Vietnam Village Inn at Page was the business.

Postalgeek 3:19 pm 02 Sep 14

+1 for the Griffith Vietnamese.

But I always go to Hoang Hau in Kingston for my beef pho. Love it.

Holden Caulfield 2:50 pm 02 Sep 14

astrojax said :

i’ve always found the hype around the griffith place misplaced; been five or six times and was never impressed. i think it is the owner’s personality and its proximity to the house so attracting ‘personalities’, who clearly have no taste.

I’ve generally found it to be pretty consistent (and yummo) at the three locations previously mentioned. And that’s over a period of more than 20 years.

idboys 1:53 pm 02 Sep 14

Just don’t go to Griffith vietnamese and ask them to make you ‘special’ meals not listed on the menu! Left it up to the owner to choose a special meal for our family – some dishes quite nice in flavour, but nothing special than what you could have ordered off the menu. Anyway, it came time to pay and the result was twice the price of what the same amount of dishes off the menu would have cost. Queried it with the owner who said special dishes, special prices. Won’t be fooled again by that! Invoice was also written in vietnamese so we couldn’t tell what was what.

astrojax 12:46 pm 02 Sep 14

i second the tu do at o’connor shops, and would add the pho quoc in dickson.

i’ve always found the hype around the griffith place misplaced; been five or six times and was never impressed. i think it is the owner’s personality and its proximity to the house so attracting ‘personalities’, who clearly have no taste.

Mess 12:41 pm 02 Sep 14

+ 1 for Griffith shops

Ipho in the city (near Gus’s, Cafe Essen etc) is also quite good.

Rollersk8r 12:31 pm 02 Sep 14

Griffith and Macquarie are owned by the same family. Griffith has always been much more popular due to proximity to parliament house.

Macquarie (Kinh Do) is cheap, cheerful and tasty, although always seems like it’s on the verge of closing down. They’ve never, ever touched the decor, not even when a car crashed through the front of the shop about 6 months ago…

James McMahon 12:16 pm 02 Sep 14

Tu Do Vietnamese O’conner shops

XO_VSOP 12:14 pm 02 Sep 14

I rate the Griffith Vietnamese, its the most well known and loved, always go the Canh Chau Tom soup its the best. Chilli and sweet!

Holden Caulfield 11:57 am 02 Sep 14

Griffith Shops.

Not sure what the restaurant’s proper title is, but in its former lives at O’Connor Shops and Hobart Place in the city it was simply called Vietnam Restaurant.

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