Go Viet

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Vietnamese
After the phenomenal success of Chinatown's Viet Food, the founder Chef Jeff Tan opens his flagship, modern fusion Vietnamese restaurant with casual dining, Go Viet in South Kensington.
With its comfortable booth seating, low hanging Asian style lamps, terracotta colour scheme and backlit tortoiseshell wall panels, it is sleek, contemporary and minimalist. From the moment you walk in there is a feeling of warmth and peacefulness.
GO-Viet menu created by Chef Tan and Chef Huang with Chef Jeff’s concept of combines the finest quality Vietnamese ingredients with Western cooking style, injecting healthy elements to Vietnamese cuisine and gives it a modern twist. Fresh and fragrant herbs combined with delicately seasoned sauces and broths, dishes are not only beautifully presented but packed full of flavour, and free from MSG.
A selection of red, rose and white world wines, unique cocktails (as well as non-alcoholic versions), beers, ciders and juices, make up the extensive drinks list.


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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here several,times a month and take our visitors. The best Vietnamese food I have ever had. The soft shell crab and green beans are the best I have ever had. All the tastes are wonderful. The staff is great.

f
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food - amazing staff and a great place to have dinner on a Friday evening- couldn't be happier ! Thank you

s
London
192 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the best Vietnamese in London

ES
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely go back on my next visit to London.

BR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Very surprising they don't care about allergies, so you have to choose a meal and leave 2 third of what you have been served in your plate. Not good for the restaurant either.
Food is good, service average. Not a big help and we had to wait for a very long time to order even the restaurant was not full.

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb and interesting food. Good wines too. Friendly service.

v
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always super delicious, authentic and great service

h
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We ordered two types of soup rice noodles, one is beep and the other sea food. The taste of sea food was good, and that of beep was acceptable, but slightly weak.

DN
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food
Second time I have been here and as fresh and tasty as my previous visit
Definitely recommend it

K
New Orleans
84 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We arrived and they seated us at the smallest table in the restaurant. We are two large men so this was not good start. We ordered several appetizers and mains. The food came out silly nilly with no rhythm. The food was not as good as we get at our local Vietnamese restaurant for 1/2 the price, but bad just uninspired. Not the fine dining experience we expected. The service was also very attentive but not good. They didn’t pour nor help.

FB
Munich
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fabulous meal. We will definitely return. Thank you for making our birthday and anniversary celebration so special.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely setting and great service. The food was generally very good, although not every dish. Not cheap, but it's in South Ken.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Booked this almost randomly after browsing options near South Ken on OpenTable, and I was very pleasantly surprised! The food was very reasonable for the area. There was a good selection, everything was well presented, but most importantly extremely tasty. I will be sure to return.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I was excited to see there is a Vietnamese restaurant in Kensington and after reading some of the positive reviews, I booked a table to go there for dinner.

The menu was quite short but I was keen to try their noodles with homemade broth - I was so disappointed....the flavour was lacking and I don’t understand why they used wagyu beef with the noodles. The beef were thickly sliced and were totally cooked. There were barely any noodles given it was meant to be a main course dish. Did they use wagyu because it is a trendy ingredient? It was totally wasted and unnecessary - a few thinly sliced sirloin or fillet would have been a better choice.

We also had iberico pork which again seemed to me that they only used this expensive ingredient because it is trendy. Vietnamese pork is usually packed with lemongrass flavour but this dish tasted more of just ginger and garlic, reminding me of Cantonese flavours rather than Vietnamese.

The other dishes we had were ok, nothing to write home about and if I hadn’t known it was meant to be Vietnamese I wouldn’t have known, based on the flavours!

All in all quite disappointing and won’t be rushing back.

SC
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with lovely food and ambiance. Look forward to going back!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Vegan options. Friendly, attentive service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great soup and taste. Friendly staff and great experience.

PW
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was actually quite average compared to the pics on the web-site. Asked for two vodka tonics, and tonic was flat, as was the prosecco in the Aperol Spritz. Also, for the food that we received, it was extremely expensive, and we could've probably got a better meal at a more appropriate price at Pho.

IL
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Friendly service. I didn’t like seating in the basement. Starter was ok but main course wasn’t very good. I ate everything because I was hungry

CP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food with fresh ingredients. A favourite that never disappoints.

K
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bright fresh flavors. Welcoming and helpful staff.

a
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A small but very pleasant restaurant serving very inventive and modern Vietnamese cuisine. We will definitely go again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic, experience and please try the Seasonal Tasting Menu, great journey and unique presentations.... Bravo Chef

DN
London
20 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food so tasty and varied
Definitely will come back
Now a firm favourite

s
London
192 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food and service very good quality

C
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was outstanding and service absolutely great. They treat you like they know you. Ordered the soft shell crab which was sooo tasty. The spring rolls were very good and fresh. Chicken foie gras delicious too. The prawns were deep fried with a bit too much batter in my opinion. I 100% recommend this fine Viet place and will go again soon.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant insisted on seating us in the basement though there were free tables upstairs. We have been regulars here and thought they were rude and inflexible. We left. Extremely poor service on this occasion. Highly disappointing.

C
London
24 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food. Staff are pleasant but don’t really know what they are doing. Persistently interrupted conversations to ask how everything was. But generally great restaurant with interesting food.

GW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time Vietnamese dining experience. Will definitely return.

SG
London
15 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is always very good here. The salmon smoked under glass is a particular favourite, and has a nice show value! Lunch is simple, but then dinner gets very interesting. The food is delicious, beautifully prepared and presented, and the quality excellent. Really nothing more to say, but really worth a try!

YO
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food as usual but floor staffs will need more warm attitude to all guests. The customer service is a bit getting less impressive than before. It may be one of important factors to keep food lovers happy.

p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food and service at Go Viet. One of our favorites in London.

s
London
192 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always outstanding can’t be faulted best Vietnamese in London

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been looking for good Vietnamese restaurants in west London for a while- and Go Viet is a great one! Six friends and I went out for dinner on Easter Sunday and we had a wonderful time eating scrumptious, authentic food, drinking delicious cocktails and wine. I had the 24 hour cooked beef cheek dish which was mouthwatering and to die for, and the lychee cocktail which was fresh and sweet perfect for warm spring evening. Excellent service to top it all off.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Not super exciting food, actually tastes a few notches less flavourful then Vietnamese food in, Vietnam of course, but other places in London too. It was missing the punch of flavours, everything was very subdued.

Somewhere on the road to become fusion food it’s lost what makes Vietnamese food so delicious. Bit disappointed in this regards. The price justifies the rent for the building, not the quality of the food. Individual ingredients did taste fresh however, in particular the sea bass was very good!

The service was exceptional. Everyone was extremely attentive and absolutely wonderful. Very warm smiles and attitude from all members of staff. Couldn’t rate the service higher honestly, it was a true highlight.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The spring rolls platter was nice,but What’s a pity me and my sisters cannot eat all of the Beef ,the staff just asking any food allergies with us?
I think they should asking us anything we cannot eat but not allergies........

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Wagyu Pho and soft shell crab!

Would recommend if you are looking for high end Vietnamese food!

FL
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and nice ambiance

f
London
22 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for diner for the 1st time.
Loved it. I’ve tried several Asian restaurants around london (as I’m real lover of Asian flavours). This one definitely packs a punch with strong flavours yet not spicy. Beautifully served and presented. Modern surrounding small place but good ambiance. Very popular with the Asian community which I think is always a good sign. Would recommend the soup noodles and egg plant bean dishes the spring rolls were delicious too. Will go back.
A little expensive but then it’s south Ken & worth every penny & quality is there !

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