The 15 Best Vietnamese Restaurants In Sydney

Sydney is one of the most recognizable metropolitan cities in the whole world. Famous for the Sydney Opera House, and the incredibly sunny paradise of Bondi Beach.

However, one thing you might overlook about the history is its wealth of top-class eateries that make the city an essential must-visit for foodies, or anyone who just wants a really good meal!

Restaurants in Sydney vary in flavors, with Japanese, Chinese, and Mexican cuisines aplenty just to name a small few.

The 15 Best Vietnamese Restaurants In Sydney

And while the best restaurant in Sydney might differ wildly in price, one thing they never fail to provide is immense and satisfying flavors to whet the palate!

A particular type of cuisine that is becoming more and more popular across the World is Vietnamese cuisine, which has a unique range of flavors and ingredients that are unmatched by others.

If you’re in the Sydney area, you can’t afford to miss out on these top 15 Vietnamese restaurants that the wonderful city has to offer.

Read on to find out about these restaurants. You’ll find yourself salivating uncontrollably in no time! 

Mekong

Situated in the fabulous suburb of Chippendale, Mekong is perhaps one of the fanciest and most high-class Vietnamese restaurants around.

You can enjoy the incredible flavors of Vietnam, while situated in lush and fancy surroundings, with green walls illuminated by warm lights, and bamboo sticks reaching high into the ceiling. 

If you decide to pay a visit to Mekong, you absolutely cannot afford to miss out on the luscious duck pancakes, which provide a wonderful savory taste profile that will have your mouth watering every time you think about it!

Order it alongside the green mango salad, and you can enjoy a satisfying sweet flavor that perfectly complements the taste of the duck pancakes. The menu is wide and varied, and has something for everyone!

Bay Hong

Creating a modern twist on classic Vietnamese flavors is the goal of the much-loved Bay Hong, situated in the heart of Darlinghurst, New South Wales. This is also reflected in the immensely warm decor that can be found in the restaurant.

Beautiful photography stretched from floor to ceiling,  and lanterns provide a warm glow that makes every bite of your food feel all the more satisfying. 

Bay Hong is well known for its delicious lemongrass chicken curry, which has a fresh and fragrant flavor and scent that fills the room and is bound to have your appetite raring as soon as you step in the front door.

Try the dish for yourself, to really see what the immense hype is about. You won’t be disappointed. 

Bang Tang

Don’t let its small size fool you. Bang Tang has some seriously amazing flavors just ready to burst out of its doors!

The second you step into the airy and light restaurant, you’ll be met with pleasant fragrances that are destined to make you want to taste everything the menu has to offer.

And speaking of the menu, Bang Tang boasts an incredible range of foods to try, such as a variety of entrees, including spring rolls that are packed with ingredients, and gyoza, a Japanese dish which, here, takes on a uniquely Vietnamese flavor.

And if you want something with a refreshing bite, be sure to try the smoked trout. 

Hong Ha

Want something a little more down to Earth? Something with simple ingredients but big flavors? With a range of takeaway flavors served in fresh bread, you can’t go wrong with heading to Hong Ha, at Campbell Parade.

Hong Ha is praised daily by their customers for their unpretentious surroundings and food offerings which provide an incredible insight into the cuisine of Vietnam.

When you visit, you simply must try out the crispy pork roll, which is stuffed to the brim with fresh pork, carrot, and onion to give you a satisfying flavor fix on the go! 

Red Lantern Restaurant

You know that you are in capable hands as soon as you step into the famous Red Lantern Restaurant, situated in Darlinghurst, New South Wales.

Right from your first moments in the restaurant, you’ll be met with amazing fragrances, which are soon matched by amazing tasting foods from their extensive menu. 

The award-winning restaurant features a wonderful blend of modern and contemporary Vietnamese design sensibilities that make for a wonderful setting to indulge.

On their extensive menu, you will find wonderful dishes such as delicious calamari, and rich soft shell crab, which is perfect for sharing!

Marrickville Pork Roll

You may have seen this takeaway joint making the rounds on social media, thanks to its wonderfully rustic but beautiful pork rolls which make for great selfies.

The restaurant is unpretentious and doesn’t waste time on making satisfying food. If you need a quick hit of the wonderful flavors of Vietnamese pork rolls, then you simply must make sure to pop down to Marrickville, to visit the small takeout store. 

Botanic House

Botanic House knows just the right ways to make you feel like royalty. Sit amongst the airy surroundings of the restaurant, flagged on all sides by large glass windows that let in a beautiful amount of sunlight, to give the restaurant a warm and welcoming glow. 

Every dish on the Botanic House menu is of the highest quality, with bespoke ingredients and recipes served up in the most beautiful of ways, perfect for photo opportunities!

And even though the food and the surroundings will have you feeling like royalty, it won’t break the bank!

VN Street Foods

The 15 Best Vietnamese Restaurants In Sydney

Vietnam is well known for its wonderful street foods that offer exciting flavors without the unnecessarily extravagant surroundings. This humble little restaurant lets you experience these wonderful street food flavors, well, on the street!

Tables reach outside of the premises and extend slightly across the street. This allows you to take in the open air while you enjoy refreshing and exciting foods. 

Make sure to try the bun-cha, which you can get as part of a box meal, alongside rice, soups, and a range of drinks. This restaurant knows that less is more, so though it may have a small premise, it more than makes up for it with a wealth of food options, and character! 

Mums Table

Vietnamese cuisine is renowned for its links to the rich culture of the Vietnamese people. Every dish has a special and nostalgic connection to somebody who has enjoyed it before.

If you want to experience some nostalgic foods that will give you a sense of Vietnam’s rich culinary history, then visit Mums Table. 

Mums Table wastes no time in providing you with exactly the flavors you crave. There are no fancy bells and whistles to distract you from classic food that is filled with the passion and love of every chef inside their small kitchen. 

Look up at the roof when you visit this humble establishment, and note the modern decor, with pointed hats hanging down from every corner of the ceiling!

Phamish Asian Cuisine

These guys mean serious business when it comes to satisfying intense pangs of hunger. It’s no surprise how they got their creative name, a play on the word ‘famished’.

No doubt, if you visit this restaurant on an empty stomach, you’ll be leaving the most satisfied you have ever been! It’s that good!

With a range of classic dishes, such as duck and prawn pancakes, salt and pepper squid, which is perfect for sharing, and the supple pork belly. There’s no shortage of amazing Vietnamese dishes to try whenever you visit this restaurant.

You are guaranteed to be satisfied every time you visit Phamish, no matter what you choose to eat, as every dish is made with love and reverence. 

Phomo

If you choose to miss out on this wonderfully modern take on Vietnamese cuisine, you’ll no doubt develop a case of ‘Phomo’! (Get it?) It would be impossible to resist the temptation to indulge as soon as you step into Phomo.

The smells of Vietnam permeate throughout the restaurant, which gets your stomach rumbling, ready to be satisfied by its plentiful menu. 

Visiting Phomo and don’t want to end up with FOMO? Try out the Stir fried beef with broccoli, or the Phomo fried rice, to get a belly-filling meal that you’ll be remembering for months to come.

With a delightfully modern restaurant close to the bay, and with plenty of outside seating, this is a perfect restaurant for those looking for summertime fun with friends! 

Pho Phd Vietnamese Restaurant

Within the delightful suburb of Marrickville, you’ll find the quaint but impressive Pho Phd restaurant, which specializes in bringing the best of Vietnam to Sydney.

Take a seat at this restaurant and let your tastebuds guide you on a journey across its menu. You’ll never be at a loss for something to eat, with something for everyone available, no matter the dietary needs.

This makes it a great place to visit with friends, especially if some of those friends are vegetarian!

Check out the crispy chicken to see for yourself why this restaurant is so adored by its local public, who visit it frequently. 

Pho Gia Hoi

Want Vietnamese wonder on a budget? Head to Pho Gia Hoi. This small restaurant boasts an incredible selection of the best food that Vietnam has to offer, at prices that just cannot be beaten.

If you want a serious flavor fix, then be sure not to miss out on the delicious Beef with Vermicelli noodles, which will fill you up, and taste good while doing it!

This restaurant can be found on George Street, Haymarket, in New South Wales. You won’t miss it, you’ll be able to smell its wonderful scents from a mile off.

Pho LV

Pho LV no doubt got its name from its love for the famous Vietnamese food staple of Pho, a delicious and complex soup of thinly sliced meats, rice noodles, and masses of spices. These flavors are to die for, and should not be missed by any self-respecting foody.

Pho LV has developed a range of pho dishes that are worth trying, each of which has been carefully developed to produce the best flavors and to satisfy the most hungry stomachs!

Phamous Kitchen

When you visit this beloved establishment, you’ll no doubt understand how it earned its incredible name. This restaurant is popular amongst the nearby population in Balmain, New South Wales. The locals just can’t get enough of the hand-crafted food wonders that this kitchen cooks up! 

Want to see what all the hype is about, then you absolutely need to order the Calamari, or the Seared scallops with betel leaves, which has a wonderfully complex flavor profile that you definitely won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Closing Thoughts

There you have it. These are just a few of Sydney’s amazing Vietnamese cuisine offerings, which you can try out today. Don’t just settle for one of these restaurants.

Visit as many as you can so that you can get a true sense of why Vietnamese food is proving so popular across the world!

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