Bang Bang Vietnamese Canteen

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Bang Bang Vietnamese Canteen. Young hip and cool with a menu that stays true to the punchy flavours and fresh ingredients of Vietnamese cuisine, but with a touch of urban edge. Located conveniently between Warren Street Station and Great Portland Street Station, just off Tottenham Court Road. This is restaurateurs and chef David Le and Jimmy Yeung"s first opening in trendy Fitzrovia. So come along, have a chat and sample their amazing food and groove to the uber cool music on offer.
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J
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food and great location! Service was quick and simple, waitress was friendly and helpful too.

JS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We arrived over an hour late with 10 instead of 20 people but Bang Bang accommodated us with grace and professionalism. Food was great, quickly served and hot. Service could have been a little more attentive but they were very busy

E
London
189 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food. The waitress actually got my order wrong so instead of getting squid as a starter I got fried chicken and but in fact it was very tasty. Good quality pho, could have a little bit more depth of flavour. Service prompt, lots of general chatter around. Good for eating simgly or in groups.

DS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very helpful staff dealing with a booking for 15 people without any problems.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always

T
London
37 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The focus was entirely in the food and that was excellent

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always tasty, but they always run out of salted caramel ice cream. Hasn’t been there the last 3 time’s I’ve been. Apart from that, all good.

AS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. This is the second time I’ve eaten there and both times it’s been great

KB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love Vietnamese food. It was our first time here, though. Normally we opt for a Pho soup, but this time decided to try the Bun Hue Soup...and we were not disappointed! It was so incredibly spicy and tasty - we both loved it!!! We also shared some Salt & Chilli Ribs, which were truly amazing! We will definitely be back :-)

e
London
60 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and good value - convenient location too!

J
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food was above average but service was very poor. Food was brought out before drinks, orders were taken incorrectly, tables were so close together we ended up leaving as the single person on the table next to us may as well have been part of our table and could hear everything.

PP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice lunch bite before going to theatre with friends! Never eat or even try vietnamese cousine and it was nice good suprise. We order all sort of things from spring rolls, salads, curry, pho. It was just tasty and fresh. No doubt we will visit place again!

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service, especially the Bao and summer rolls.

SM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super super tasty food! and served really fast! Really reasonably priced for London too

L
Oxford
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall, a bit disappointing as I’d eaten great pho lately. The vegetarian pho was a bit lacklustre in terms of flavour which was a shame, especially when the broth was supposedly brewed for 18 hours.

The meat-based food may well be more flavoursome, though. Cool place but needs more welly!

Y
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome meal in an awesome place. Bang Bang bangs with excellence.

KJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

BAO buns were immense. Main course was nice but not fantastic as lacked in taste a bit. Service was efficient rather than friendly but overall it seemed good value!

m
London
28 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Still one of my favourite Vietnamese in town.

s
London
79 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as previous visits: the room was swelteringly hot on a warm day with no ventilation, and some maintenance works meant a huge hole in the pavement blocking the door! Some dishes were as delicious as I'd remembered from a previous visit, but some missed the mark a little this time.

G
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another very tasty meal at Bang Bang. I love this place. Quirky and basic setting but delicious food and great value for money.

AY
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good place to have the fresh Vietnamese food! Inside is very noisy and crowded at dinner time.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and good service bar one main came out 10 mins after other three.

MR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Duck spring rolls could’ve used a little more duck, bao was great was was the noodle dish.

Cool spot to grab a bite.

SB
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food, the dining experience and the buzz of the place

OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and was impressed with the food (lovely ‘zingy ‘ salad with my beef) and the atmosphere inside.
Very reasonable pricing too.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We ordered our food and it was ready within 10-15mins.

m
London
17 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok but not amazing. A bit too much onion in this vietnamese (I usually go to the ones on the Kingsland road in Hackney). Service by the lady was a little abrupt.

TA
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing.
We had the pho and the baos and all were amazing.

SC
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Great food but awful service. I booked a table weeks in advance for 3 of us for 9 P.M. One of my friends got there before us and was told on arrival that the booking was for 8. He disputed and proved this by showing the booking email. Of course due to the incompetence of the staff there were no dining tables now available (in the booth) so they gave us the “cheap seats “ in the front. This is the absolute WRONG way to treat paying customers when the fault lies with the establishment.

No sooner had we sat down than the waiter was pushing us to order and this continued throughout- they even brought the bill before asking us if we wanted to order dessert

Sure the food was great but they really treated us poorly . They couldn’t honour the booking correctly and rushed us throughout. Terrible place - no recommendation from me

Bang Bang Vietnamese Canteen
Responded on May 29, 2019

Hi, We are sorry to hear of your bad experience. It was indeed our mistake for getting the time of your reservation wrong and I have already asked the staff to be more careful next time. As for the 'cheap seats' I'm afraid it makes up 70% of our seating as it is meant to be casual dining and I can only apologise if it's not your preferred style of furniture.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always rely on Bang Bang for excellent food - the bao are delicious, as are the noodles on offer. Was also really impressed with the service - they were great. We brought a birthday cake in, which was totally fine - plus they were nice enough to pop a candle in for us

AK
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great and friendly. Ambiance was good. Food was a little lack luster I found, but that could have been because we were in a bit of a rush/I chose the wrong dish.

I am gluten and dairy free. Instead of flicking through a folder to find a dish I could have, it would be great if allergens could be marked on the menu :)

I would go back - but with a little more time to enjoy the food and flick through the folder....

TK
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was ok, a bit average compared to other Vietnamese little restaurants. The place has a nice casual atmosphere. There was a mix up with our order, but other than that it was fine.

MB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had Vietnamese food before, it was a great introduction to everyone - from the not so adventurous to full on adventurous types. There’s plenty of choice, meat options, heat ranges and noodles. It didn’t have the feel of a canteen, a great find. Would love to go back! Found a new cuisine to try over and over again.

EB
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and nice surroundings . Would go back. Thank you.

ST
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good about this restaurant.
Just a little pricy, but considering the area, prob not.
Good indication of authenticity - several groups of SE Asian diners

ER
London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and value, in a really nice casual setting. The music was great, and my only criticism would be that the service was somewhat slow (having a server come to greet us/take our orders/for the bill only. The food itself came out very quickly).

a
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, very fast and friendly service. I would definitely recommend Bang Bang for a quick tasty dinner

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked a table for 10 for a Birthday party, everything went great, good service, good friend and friendly staff

JS
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food we had was excellent. It was a shame that it was let down by the service. We had reserved a table and were shown to it straight away. The waitress came back a few moments later to take our order and the food arrived almost instantly! But after that we were never checked on, or asked if we wanted anything else or more drinks. We would have kept ordering drinks and probably more food but noone asked us for over an hour. We eventually got somes attention (after a bit of trying!) and they were slightly more attentive from then on.

RP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This tiny little place is always full to the brim, so book to avoid disappointment- the food is fabulous, service is efficient and friendly and the prices are unbelievably cheap- 3 courses for 2 with beer and service and you'll get change from £50!! Highly recommended