KL's Best Vietnamese Restaurants

KL's Best Vietnamese Restaurants

For rainy days, foodie adventures and casual date nights, keep this trusty guide in your back pocket for yummy Vietnamese fare. Here are 10 places in town for hearty and pocket-friendly beef pho, French-Vietnamese style grub in the heart of KL and family-style meals over tasty Viet dishes.
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Pen down this neighbourhood joint in Damansara Jaya for pocket-friendly bowls of comforting pho on rainy days. The hearty Vietnamese Beef Stew Noodles (RM9) with silky rice noodles is stellar and "full of beef brisket flavour including the sweetness of red onions and fragrance of Chinese Five-Spice", according to Burppler Nicholas Ng. Also good is the classic Vietnamese Beef Noodles (from RM8.50) with tender slices of beef. To share, order the crispy Vietnamese Crispy Spring Rolls (from RM1.50) and sweet-savoury Vietnamese BBQ Pork Skewers (from RM3).

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What started as a humble stall in Chow Yang coffee shop is now a full-fledged restaurant serving authentic Vietnamese nosh in SS2. It’s typically packed for dinner, so swing by for an early meal to beat the crowd. There are five types of soup noodles available – our picks include the spot-on Hanoi-style Beef Noodles (from RM12.50) with rare beef and brisket slices and the Hue-style Spicy Beef Noodles (from RM17.90), which Burppler Nicholas Ng declares has a “nice kick” from the chilli. When the sun’s out bright and beaming, the tangy Hanoi Grilled Pork Noodles (RM15.90) with grilled pork patties is a delight to devour. Pro tip: Make weekday lunch plans here as set lunches start from as low as RM9.90!
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This highly acclaimed 17-year-old Vietnamese establishment is an excellent choice for date nights – expect great food, generous portions and romantic music as you dine. Start with the crispy Deep Fried Spring Rolls (RM22) before moving onto the refreshing bowl of Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Salad (RM22). If you're longing for more, go for their French-influenced dishes like the Duck in Orange (RM38) or the flavourful Beef in Young Coconut (RM38) – they recommend having the latter with a bowl of fluffy white rice. Complete your meal with a glass from the extensive wine menu. Pro tip: Drop by between 12:30pm to 2:30pm from Tuesday to Friday for their value-for-money lunch sets!

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While its name will leave you guessing, we’re happy to reveal that this underrated joint in Kota Damansara dishes up some of the best pho in town. The star is the killer broth – think beefy and salty yet mildly sweet as seen in the affordable Australian Beef Pho (RM15.90). Apart from the regular beef, they also serve Chicken Pho with a poached egg (RM10.50) and Fish Pho (RM13.90). Dine-in customers have the luxury of loading their bowls with a free-flow selection of fresh herbs, chilli and more from the garnish table. For something less filling yet equally delicious, look to the freshly made Pork Banh Mi (RM8.50).

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Banh mi lovers, journey to Kepong for these made-to-order sandwiches. Order the Ham and Pate Sandwich (RM8.50) featuring freshly baked baguettes stuffed with thick slices of ham and assorted vegetables along with a generous spread of savoury pate. For another crowd favourite, try the just-as-good Pork Chop Sandwich (RM9.50), which features marinated tender pork chop sandwiched between the fluffy bun. Pro tip: Drizzle some chilli sauce on your sandwiches for that spicy kick!

Find this stylish restaurant which dishes up consistently good grub in malls all over the city – from made-to-order banh mi, to Australian beef pho and quality fresh spring rolls. The community is a big fan of the refreshing and zesty Spring Roll & Lemongrass Chicken Vermicelli (RM14.90) filled with springy rice noodles topped with fragrant chicken and crispy spring rolls (the latter is a speciality which warrants an additional order). Also popular is the Famous Vietnamese Baguette (RM11.90) – French-style baguette filled with pickles, pork liver pate and more. Wash it down with a strong and aromatic cup of Vietnamese Drip Coffee (RM7.90), best had with a dash of condensed milk.
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Fans of food capital Hanoi, bookmark this casual eatery for the city’s classics under one roof. You’ll find staples like pho, but we’re here for the Hanoi signature, Chac Ca La Vong (RM21.90) – a perfect rendition of this classic Hanioian dish, which sees grilled fish with tumeric and dill served with vermicelli. Other popular dishes include the Grilled Vietnamese Pork Chop with rice (from RM15.90) as well as the Braised Pork Belly in Coconut Juice (from RM15.90). Pro tip: To avoid wastage, choose your rice or noodle portion (small, medium or large) based on how hungry you are. Double pro tip: Make sure to wipe your plates clean as the restaurant donates RM0.10 to Food Aid Foundation for every meal finished.
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Located opposite NSK Kuchai Lama, this corner shop makes for yummy family dinners over Vietnamese classics and more. Come as a big group and tuck into mouth-watering dishes like the BBQ Pork Ribs (RM15), Lemongrass Squid (RM13) and Claypot Ca Loc (fish, RM16), best had with a bowl of White Rice (RM2). Try their signature sides as well, like the Banh Xeo (RM15), a crispy and savoury egg pancake stuffed with meat and crunchy beansprouts. For a solo lunch, look to the Pho (RM14.80) filled with thin slices of beef or the Vietnamese Pork Chop & Spring Roll Noodle (RM12.80) that will make you happy you're not sharing.
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Take Burppler Louise Lee's word when he says this trendy joint flaunts "tasty Vietnamese food and good ambience". Highly recommended by the community is the Aromatic Grilled Lemongrass Chicken & Crispy Spring Roll (RM14.90), featuring a generous bowl of vermicelli, fresh veggies and meats with tasty sweet chilli sauce for dipping or mixing – you decide. Meat lovers, tuck into the signature Melbourne-style Medium Rare Sliced Beef (from RM16.90) with eight-hour boiled beef broth chock-full of imported Aussie beef slices. You’ll also find dishes with flavours close to home like the super spicy and addictive Hearty Attack Fried Rice (RM17.90) topped with a perfect fried egg.
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Residents of Puchong may be familiar with this lively spot. Enter the charming space with Vietnamese music playing in the background and dive straight for their pipping hot bowls of Vietnamese Rice Porridge (from RM12) that's excellent comfort food. Other must-tries include the signature Banh Mi Thit (RM8) with juicy roast pork and ham slices in a fluffy baguette, and the Pork Chop Rice (RM12.50) – think generously portioned flavourful grilled pork chop, fried egg and pickled vegetables. Pro tip: The baguettes are available for purchase at only RM2.50 each!
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