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Viet Grill in Shoreditch really stands out from the competition on a road famous for Vietnamese food. The elegant decor incorporates hand-crafted wooden furniture, subtle light fittings and decadent flock wallpaper creating a warm and relaxing environment. Pick your way through the extensive menu containing familiar Vietnamese classics or order from a selection of predominantly meat dishes which you grill yourself at the table. There is also a selection of wines hand-picked by wine critic Malcolm Gluck.

Ranked #749 of 5241 restaurants in London
"Sitting on the famous Pho Mile, our Vietnamese restaurant in Kingsland Road, Shoreditch emulates the hustle and bustle of busy Vietnamese life, and is the perfect backdrop to serve up the light and aromatic flavours of Vietnamese street food. Sit at our bar and enjoy slurping a spicy Pho and delight in our unique menu of authentic dishes and Vietnamese-inspired cocktails. As at all of our Vietnamese restaurants across London, we pride ourselves on offering you an authentic taste of Vietnam creating classic dishes using the finest of ingredients. At Viet Grill we encourage our guests to share a selection of dishes making sure an array of flavours, textures and aromas are experienced. Our menu ensures our guests have the opportunity to experience dishes that are showcased across Vietnam and taking influence from our neighbours. Viet Grill take a lot of care in the creation of their classic dishes. Take our classic beef Pho for example, which takes over 18 hours to make! Likewise, our wine list is carefully selected by Bitten & Written's Zeren Wilson to match the aromatic dishes on the menu. Ideal for group bookings and private events, our basement bar and restaurant is ideal for celebrations and corporate events for up to 70 guests. With a late license till 1am, you can relax and enjoy your party without the worry of watching the clock."

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

11:00 - 23:00

TUE

11:00 - 23:00

WED

11:00 - 23:00

THU

11:00 - 23:00

FRI

11:00 - 01:00

SAT

11:00 - 01:00

SUN

11:00 - 22:30

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By Sheila S.

Food is ok. Service is bad and slow. I would be concerned about hygiene. Tables not cleaned properly. Rubbish is dragged through restaurant before leaving outside entrance door for collection. Pretty disgusting sight for diners.


By Howard S.

I was there as part of a leaving do, and was recommended the quail curry, which turns out to just fantastic, so much so it inspired me to try and cook it the following day, mine wasn't good, in fact it was a bit of a disaster! Also this place gets busy, fast! fortunately we finish early on Fridays, so after some drinks at the refurb Owl and Pussycat, we arrived just before 7pm, within 30 minutes upstairs, and downstairs was packed, but the staff, were very efficient, and if we need more drinks (we did) you could get their attention easily! My 1st experience of Vietnamese food, but certainly not my last!


By Dave R.

Great food, one of the best Vietnemese in London BUT I feel they are not treating their customers fairly. I am a regular and have been going for about 6/7 years now and the prices go up more than once in a year and to add the portions and bowl sizes are decreasing as well. I am sure your restaurant is doing very well because you serve good food but please put a cap on your prices and seriously a soup is only a soup and for just some noodles few peices of meat and some herbs there is only so much you can expect someone to pay for it. There is some greediness showing in your pricing. Apart from charging more for the same dish and making it much smaller at the same time, the small portions only encourage people to but more or leave with an unsatisfied hunger if they dinner budget was small. Again great food but ovcer the years your pricing strategy has become ridiculous. Regular


By Dave R.

Great food, one of the best Vietnemese in London BUT I feel they are not treating their customers fairly. I am a regular and have been going for about 6/7 years now and the prices go up more than once in a year and to add the portions and bowl sizes are decreasing as well. I am sure your restaurant is doing very well because you serve good food but please put a cap on your prices and seriously a soup is only a soup and for just some noodles few peices of meat and some herbs there is only so much you can expect someone to pay for it. There is some greediness showing in your pricing. Apart from charging more for the same dish and making it much smaller at the same time, the small portions only encourage people to but more or leave with an unsatisfied hunger if they dinner budget was small. Again great food but ovcer the years your pricing strategy has become ridiculous. Regular


By Sally B.

We go back time and time again to Viet Grill as it never lets us down, good food good service. It does get very busy so is a good idea to book a table especially if its for quite a few people.


By Howard C.

My whole class has gone, everyone knows it even if they haven't been. It look as though it is expensive especially in Viet Grill but it isn't.

The best thing is that they actually have good wine available picked for the meal.

Its so simple but dont let that confuse you, with a bar downstairs and proud to be one of the only 100% fresh Vietnamese dishes and the fact is has hands down beaten all other restaurants in terms of reviews its pretty clear that the Vietnamese Kitchen chain: Viet Grill (Shoreditch) and Cay Tre (Hoxton) is the best Vietnamese food available in London.

We know they are the best in East London for sure so if you live there stop faffing around and go to one of them.?

The best Vietnamese in London, or outside Vietname maybe. They do Pho and other things like traditional vietnamese lotus stem salad so goooood.I was in Hoxton last nite, Halloween night, and ws queuing for 45 mins even I have booked.

I was so angry but requested to see the manager but somehow no one there is manager, I wanted to leave for the others Vietnamese in Kingsland Road.

The lady on the table next to me told me that you were lucky to have a table, and let give it a try.Then the food come. Soooo amazing, I have tried pho at westfield, pho at Song Que, pho in Vietnam, in France, in Australia, in London, in California but this is the winner.

The broth is so fragrant, the meat is so beefy, the onion is so fresh. Then the lotus salad is so crunchy and tasty, the oven baked markerel with lemongrass is one if the best way in the world to cook fish.

I so love it.I forgive the mess up with the booking, and will be back here to try the rest of the menu. I love it, Cay Tre in London


By Gab D.

Despite its Westernized, modern and contemporary look, Viet Grill serves all kinds of authentic Vietnamese food.

I have tried Vietnamese food in other restaurants along Kingsland road but then, I stick with Viet Grill.

Dark wood furniture with white paint give this restaurant a clean, simple but impressive appearance.

The food and drinks menus in here rarely change but they have ‘seasonal food menu’ instead. I especially fall in love with all kinds of soup noodles with some rolls and wraps for starters.

For main course, you really should try their duck or beef dishes. Though it’s seemingly busy all night time, the food is still well served and flavorous.


By Alannah S.

A recent refurbishment has placed this already well-loved Vietnamese restaurant in a league above its neighbours on London’s ‘Pho Mile’. But though the décor has changed, the home style Vietnamese cooking remains the same.

The Venue
A far cry from the formica tables and neon strip lighting of its Kingsland Road peers, the décor in Viet Grill is luscious and inviting. Verdant jungle leaves on the walls might lead you to believe you’re sitting in the tropical heat but the dark wooden tables and elegant lanterns capture the ‘French Colonial’ feel the owners were aiming for in their recent refurb. The restaurant is capacious but never feels large – it’s surprising to find a whole other floor filled with delighted diners downstairs.

The Atmosphere
At the weekend you’ll jostle for a table alongside asymmetrically coiffed hipsters and large groups lining their stomachs for a night out in some Dalston den - but book ahead and you’ll avoid any frustration. Once seated you’ll see why people flock to the place – it’s fun and buzzy, and Vietnamese staff are swift and smiley in equal measure. Just don’t expect special attention on a Friday night – party atmosphere is all well and good, but if you want someone to explain the menu to you, you’d be best to visit another time.

The Food
A mixture of sizzling hot street food-style dishes that you might found in downtown Hanoi and more up-market dishes from the fine dining spots in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Grill prides itself on serving up contemporary Vietnamese cuisine using the best ingredients. The menu is designed for sharing, so the bigger your party, the more you get to taste.

You could go for the amply proportioned sharing plate for a minimum of two people – and the gasps and delight this draws from nearby tables suggests it's a good choice – or you could mix and match your own starters. Summer rolls are a perennial Vietnamese favourite and the Viet Grill ones are perfection in a roll – light, crunchy, healthy and ultra-fresh, they are the perfect prelude to any heavier dishes. The cutely named piggy grilled aubergine is slightly less inspiring, Western palettes being perhaps more used to aubergine with a healthy glug of olive oil rather than the squeaky clean strips of flesh served here.

For mains, the menu offers a substantial roll-call of variations on the popular noodle dish pho, as well as plenty of enticing meat and fish options. Crispy seabass fillet with mango is meltingly soft and perfectly flavoured, and a campfire beef dish succulent and smoky. Take your pick of the accompanying greens – they are all fresh, healthy and delicious, like most of the food here. In fact, you may walk out of this restaurant feeling positively virtuous.

The Drink
A perfectly ample wine list focuses mainly on white wines to complement the piquant food. There are even a couple of Oriental wines for the more adventurous (the Vietnamese plum wine is served by the glass, on the rocks). For the over the top option which will draw envious looks from your fellow diners, go for the giant sharing jug of special Viet Grill punch, which with its layers of jasmine tea, mango juice, elderflower syrup and Russian vodka is sure to get the evening off to a juicy start.

The Last Word
A fancier pho than the other restaurants on Kingsland Road, this pretty restaurant nonetheless maintains the same great prices as its neighbours.

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