What is the best Vietnamese Restaurant in Canberra?

toadstool 21 June 2010 28

We love our Vietnamese food.

Who can tell me the best one in town?

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28 Responses to What is the best Vietnamese Restaurant in Canberra?
Rcubed Rcubed 6:23 pm 07 Jun 11

Green Bamboo Vietnamese Restaurant Address
Swinger Hill Shop
Shop 14, Ainsworth St
Mawson ACT 2607

vvestcap vvestcap 9:00 pm 10 Nov 10

I’ve found them. Former people from Vietnam Village Inn in Page just open GREEN BAMBOO Vietnamese Restaurant at Swinger Hill Shop, Ainsworth St, MAWSON. Ph 6286 4383 GREATER THAN BEFORE !!!

toadstool toadstool 4:57 pm 23 Jun 10

Thanks for all the suggestions. We ended up going to Mys. The food was delicious! Especially the duck rolls, prawn and zuchini fritters and fish with ginger and coriander. Service was great and very friendly. We’ve had takeaway from there before, but the first time we have eaten in. I highly recommend it!

dundle dundle 8:51 pm 22 Jun 10

Kinh Do in Macquarie!

Nark Nark 3:58 pm 22 Jun 10

Another vote for C?n Th? in Belconnen. It’s the best IMO.

P.S.: I’m Vietnamese and grew up in Cabramatta so I know a thing or two about Vietnamese restaurants.

Ian Ian 9:53 am 22 Jun 10

andym said :

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

I think “used to be” is the operative word. Don’t think it is near as good as it was under the original owners. Still quite ok though.

Postalgeek Postalgeek 8:05 am 22 Jun 10

I get my pho from Ho Hau in Kingston, and Griffith Vietnamese if I’m in the mood for ginger beef.

Mimiboo Mimiboo 7:30 pm 21 Jun 10

Can Tho in Belconnen is awesome – they have both chinese and vietnamese, but vietnamese is really their speciality. I’ve been disappointed with Griffith Vietnamese the last few times I’ve been there.

taninaus taninaus 6:45 pm 21 Jun 10

Erindale Vietnamese is always good value and good quality – just ignore the decor.

+1 for My’s but avoid busy nights if you want to chat to your table mates in its new location. i hope they go better than the many other tenants in that location since it stopped being a pub!

etc etc 6:30 pm 21 Jun 10

Griffith Vietnamese is the best! Great food and great hospitality from the owner. Eat in though, the food doesn’t travel too well/tastes bad cold.

Tudo at O’Connor is overrated – their soup is very maggi noodles.

ns ns 4:29 pm 21 Jun 10

The Vietnamese at the Pearce Shops. I think it’s called Saigon or something similar.

clp clp 3:53 pm 21 Jun 10

I don’t know if a “first date” qualifies as being labelled “your intended” – that already sounds a bit keen (as would Vietnam for a first date if the truth be told)

liability liability 3:23 pm 21 Jun 10

I’ve been going to the Erindale Vietnamese for almost 20 years and have always found the food to be fresh and tasty and well priced. But it is not a place to take a “first date”, as the decor is somewhat down market [but clean and tidy].

I don’t know if it is true, but I have been told by several different sources that the Griffith Vietnamese and Erindale Vietnamese are owned by the same people. The menu and general layout seem very similar in both of those restaurants, although from memory the Griffith Vietnamese is slightly more expensive.

eyeLikeCarrots 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 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 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 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 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 johnboy 1:06 pm 21 Jun 10

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

Holden Caulfield 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.

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