After a trip to the captivating country last year, I have developed a serious love for Vietnamese food and it seems Brisbane has quite a taste for the tantalising cuisine as well. There’s a lot about Vietnamese food that makes it so incredibly appealing, from the freshness of the salads and soups to the French influences in dishes like Banh mi. Tuck into these restaurants to satisfy any Vietnamese cravings you may have. If not, you’ll surely develop one by the end!
The restaurant is always brimming with energy, the staff are efficient and the food is inexpensive and authentic. Mints is BYO, meaning you can pop next door to the bottle shop and pick up a bottle of vino to wash down their tasty dishes. Takeaway meal sizes are generous and quick. Parking can be difficult in the Rosalie Mews complex, but the restaurant provides patrons with car park permits. Must try: Vermicelli noodle salad bowl with pork. So fresh and filling!
21 Nash St, Paddington
Mrs Luu’s, Milton
This takeaway canteen is another venue that is always teaming with customers. The Milton canteen is a hub for local business professionals in the area. The salads and wonton soup are easy and delicious takeaway options for those who are in a rush. The décor is modern but has a straight forward canteen style. Must try: Banh Mi (baguette)
25 Railway Tce, Milton
P 3369 5760
15 Thompson St, Bowen Hills
P 3852 5381
Quan Thanh,West End
Quan Thanh provides inexpensive, no frills dining with extreme authenticity. This is very high on the list for best Vietnamese in Brisbane, purely because of the no fuss, authentic food. Very accommodating for big groups wanting a cheap BYO dining option. Choose from extensive Vietnamese, Chinese and Malaysian menus. Must Try: Pho OR for something more adventurous try the Three Colour Bean Drink (red kidney beans, yellow mung beans and green jelly strips, crushed ice, sugar and coconut milk).
75 Hardgrave Rd West End
P 3846 3849
Fat Noodle, Treasury Casino and Eat Street Markets
Fat noodle, located at the Treasury casino, is an award-winning restaurant run by celebrity chef Luke Nguyen. The menu has a fusion of China, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodian influences. Recently Fat Noodle has held stalls at the Eat Street Markets, giving punters the opportunity to try renowned dishes at a take away level. Must Try: Fat Pho Noodles.
The Treasury Casino
130 William Street Brisbane
PH by Pho Hung
PH is the brainchild of Pho Hung restaurant in Sunnybank. It is the modern update situated in Westfield Garden City food court, but don’t let the location kill your vibe. The fit out is modern and the dishes are authentic but inexpensive. Perfect for a shopping-spree-hunger. Must Try: Wonton Noodle Soup.
Westfield Garden City food court, Mt Gravatt
P 3191 7190
Viet de Lites
Located on Little Stanley street in South Bank, Viet D’lites focuses on “healthy and tasty,” Vietnamese cuisine. They attribute many of their delicious dishes to their special fish sauce that is found in authentic Vietnamese food. Must Try: Bi Xao Dua – Coconut Pumpkin dish.
Little Stanley Street, South Bank
P 3844 8979
The Vietnamese has a rich history in Brisbane and has been on Wickham Street since 1985. The Le family source most of their ingredients locally and some ingredients are even farmed from their own crops. Food is inexpensive but as authentic as they come, with some Chinese influences. Even on a Tuesday night, the restaurant is packed with customers. Must Try: Crispy Duck in Mushroom sauce.
194 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley
P 3252 4112
Libertine the Barracks
The first thing you’ll notice when visiting Libertine at the Barracks in Paddington is the stunning design and décor. The building is heritage listed and pays homage to the history of Petrie Terrace with a French colonial twist. The cuisine has a French and Vietnamese theme and the drinks list is extensive. Must try: Obvious favourite is Canard crepes (duck crepes) while the desserts also hold their own.
Shop 5/The Barracks
61 Petrie Terrace, Paddington
P 3367 3353