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What is the best Vietnamese Restaurant in Canberra?

By toadstool - 21 June 2010 28

We love our Vietnamese food.

Who can tell me the best one in town?

What’s Your opinion?

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28 Responses to
What is the best Vietnamese Restaurant in Canberra?
eyeLikeCarrots 2:49 pm 21 Jun 10

There’s always Vietnam ?

The best Vietnamese was a huge pub in Danag run by 2 Hungarian beer makers.

(*this post should be taken with a good dose of salty nouc mam and irony)

Holden Caulfield 2:47 pm 21 Jun 10

johnboy said :

Rubicon on a first date? that’s a bit keen.

Haha, possibly, but it’s a better choice than Griffith Vietnamese, surely.

nutter 2:38 pm 21 Jun 10

I’ll second Kinh Do in Macquarie – super tasty and old school budget prices.

I will also question Ozchicks taste buds. Can Tho is one the nastiest places I’ve ever eaten at. First time I went (table of 10) they got our meals mixed up (unsuprising given that a couple of the beef dishes were almost identical – same vegies, same coloured congealing sauce). The second time they managed to get the tasteless dishes to the correct patrons but three of the eight were cold and I mean stone cold, the rice was straight out of the fridge and they clearly hadn’t re heated last nights sauce anything like long enough as it was barely tepid. Strangely enough they will not get a third chance…..

banjo 1:32 pm 21 Jun 10

Tudo Vietnamese Restoraunt in O’cconor.

It won’t win any fine dining awards but the Ph? is excellent and relatively cheap.

OzChick 1:23 pm 21 Jun 10

M0les said :

Pho Phu Quoc in Dickson is pretty good too – I’ve heard a rumour this is/was previously owned/run by the people running My’s (Yeah – I’m a bit hazy on this).

No, you have it the wrong way around. The owner/chef of My’s used to be a part owner/chef of Phu Quoc.

johnboy 1:06 pm 21 Jun 10

Rubicon on a first date? that’s a bit keen.

Holden Caulfield 1:02 pm 21 Jun 10

If you’re taking a first date to Griffith Vietnamese when the excellent, and arguably more suitable, Rubicon and Aubergine restaurants are so close by, well, you’re just going to look like a massive tight arse. I would suggest the ability to hear conversations at a typically tacky Asian restaurant (decor wise) will be the least of your problems, haha.

clp 12:38 pm 21 Jun 10

well the decor and environment lend it that authentic Vietnamese character.

And its certainly no place to take your intended if you need to still be talking – we take our children there. Up the ante and treat her to Rubicon instead – that will take your relationship to new heights.

eyeLikeCarrots 12:18 pm 21 Jun 10

Griffith is fairly good, but I cannot say it deserves the reputation it seems to have with native Canberrans.

The food is more than passable, but a bit expensive for what it is. If you want a drink you have to go to the supermarket a few shops down and the decor and environment inside is very poor (not a good place to take someone if you want to hear them during conversation – a relationship is never going to have a good start if you have to say “What?” every time your intended opens her mouth to do anything other than put food in it).

M0les 12:02 pm 21 Jun 10

My’s in Weston. They recently moved into the Brierly Street shop formerly the home of the much-missed Fish Tales too.

Pho Phu Quoc in Dickson is pretty good too – I’ve heard a rumour this is/was previously owned/run by the people running My’s (Yeah – I’m a bit hazy on this).

Holden Caulfield 12:01 pm 21 Jun 10

Three posts in and no mention of Griffith Vietnamese. What is going on!

It’s a bit of a Canberra institution and is working its way around Canberra after previously being found at O’Connor Shops and Hobart Place in the city.

Most importantly the food is first class.

marcothepolopony 11:53 am 21 Jun 10

‘My’ at Coolaman Court, Weston, or ‘Fishers Vietnamese’ at the Fisher Shopping Centre.

OzChick 11:28 am 21 Jun 10

My’s Restaurant in Weston Creek or Can Tho in Belconnen.

Spectra 10:54 am 21 Jun 10

I’m a big fan of both Vietnam Village Inn in Page, and Kin Do in Macquarie shops (the local shops on Lachlan St, not Jamison Centre).

andym 10:51 am 21 Jun 10

Used to be one at Page that was pretty good…..

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