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Summary

£47
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This Vietnamese duo in Soho and Hoxton are a good bet for “hugely tasty” and “great-value” southeast Asian food. Founder Hieu Trung Bui has been a major force in popularising Vietnamese cuisine in the capital for 20 years; he also owns Viet Grill in Shoreditch and the three Keu delis, specialising in ‘banh mi’ (stuffed baguettes).

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “fantastic” Vietnamese food at these canteens “is by far the best I’ve found, and I’ve tried a number of places in London” – although “it isn’t the best for ambience”. There are two to choose between, although the Soho site attracts more feedback than the Hoxton original these days. Top Tip – “the banh cuon (steamed rice roll) has me travelling across town with a craving!”.

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “fantastic” Vietnamese food at these canteens “is by far the best I’ve found, and I’ve tried a number of places in London” – although “it isn’t the best for ambience”. There are two to choose between, although the Soho site attracts more feedback than the Hoxton original these days. Top Tip – “the banh cuon (steamed rice roll) has me travelling across town with a craving!”.

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Vibrant, fresh Vietnamese cooking” is the hallmark of these “buzzy” but basic canteens in Hoxton and Soho.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
Opening hours

Last orders: 11 pm, Fri & Sat 11.30 pm, Sun 10.30 pm

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