The Little Viet Kitchen

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Vietnamese
Fresh, healthy and most importantly, tasty food from Vietnam; The Little Viet Kitchen started out life as a food blog and supperclub. After a year hosting people from her flat in Angel, Executive Chef Thuy Pham ran a much acclaimed pop-up in Highbury, before focusing her attention on opening her restaurant, The Little Viet Kitchen, in Chapel Market, Islington.
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R
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food. We had a great evening. Staff very friendly & great atmosphere. Only issue was that the drinks took longer to come than the food, despite being ordered before the food.
We’ll definitely return.

CK
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, really good and quick service and everything was fresh. Great cocktails too, can’t wait to go back!

i
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great evening. This is my third visit and Ill be back again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is fabulous! Authentic but not always traditional. The service is great.

R
London
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing Viet restaurant. Food with unique taste, very sophisticated and good!!! We have dinner here from time to time and... each time is better.

YA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The food was excellent and so was the service.

MG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food was delicious, and the service was impeccable.

Highly recommend

SA
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic little restaurant offering delicious Vietnamese food served by helpful and friendly staff who are on hand to share info and recommendations from the menu! Will Definitely be coming back

f
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Too pricey for what it is. There were three of us for dinner and two of us did not really like their mains, it was too salty. Also, the portions are quite small especially for the sides like rice or noodles.

LT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute gem of a restaurant in the heart of Islington.

PC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, nice people, all in all a great little place.

CD
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

very fresh and tasty products; original ; the chef is really passionate and know how to share her passion

CT
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great authentic Vietnamese Kitchen food, in informal setting. Great place for a nice evening out and enjoy delicious food.

DD
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was good. Simplistic and safe option.
What really got me was the service. We briefly mentioned to the server that we had to leave in an hour to catch a show. And promptly after an hour, he showed up at our table with the bill (we didnt even have to ask). He made sure we were not late for our show. Small things like this really stay with you and make the whole experience feel warm and caring. I would love going back to this place. Good ambiance too

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The crispy seabass in tomato and herbs sauce is delicious, as well as the Vietnamese salad. The duck confit curry was a bit too spicy for me -I'm not a big fan of chilli, so I would have appreciated some 'spiciness/heat' advice on the menu. The banana rice for dessert was very tasty. I loved the decoration with white, grey and pink and the delicate lighting. Very clean as well.

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really friendly service.
All of the plates of food were really tasty and looked fantastic.
Cannot wait to return...............

K
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Yes it was yum and tasty food but really prices for the potions are ridiculously expensive. We had rice for £3 and my three years old son was having chicken skewers with them and we needed to order 3 bowls of rice for him and he usually needs only one from any other Asian restaurant...

JI
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. The beef short rib curry has to be one of the tastiest dishes available in London.

DJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great fresh flavours, an amazing selection of dishes mixing authentic and contemporary Viet cuisine, friendly service and great selection of spirits make for an excellent dining experience.

B
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going here for several years and never disappoints, first choice when I've friends or family visiting as it always impresses. Food is delicious, fresh in taste and style, superb!

AR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

light and bright restaurant- welcoming and laid back- nice menu and friendly staff- food full of flavor and a perfect pre theatre bite to eat

AF
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place - great food, staff, lovely atmosphere Thuy and David are so welcoming and lovely - will definitely be back - THANK YOU

SC
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had one of the best meals I’ve ever had at LVK! Every single dish was exceptional. The service was also wonderful, absolutely couldn’t fault a thing. We will be back very very soon. Thank you for such a lovely evening LVK! Huge huge compliments to the fabulous Chef!

C
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived late due to the traffic, but once we arrived, we was given a warm welcome.We was in a rush, therefore I told them to make the food as quick as possible, we was in and out the restaurant within 35 mins.For starters we had tamirin prawns and for the main we all had beef short rib pho. The short rib pho was top notch can’t fault it.

SP
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food , can’t wait to go back

We ordered quite a lot as could not chose , all absolutely beautiful

ND
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful little restaurant. The crab salad starter and tamarind prawns were amazing. The Pho main was also lovely. We went for small bowls and there were probably too much noodles to be able to enjoy the broth fully. We were so full, I don't think we could have eaten half a large bowl. Would love to go back and try more dishes as the currys we saw coming out of the kitchen looked and smelled delicious.

MW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Top notch food. As a big lover of Vietnamese cuisine, I can gladly say it was the best I've had in this country, and in the Top 5 I've had on this continent. The small, bustling restaurant gives off a great ambience and, in true Vietnamese style, the key to the insane quality of food lies in the preparation; so much so that, once ordered, the food comes out in 5 minutes and the combination of flavours is authentic and delicious. They even infuse their own spirits for their unique cocktail twists. Will be going back many times while in London, and a big shoutout to Dave the owner.

TT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good service. Food full of flavour. Definitely will be going again.

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very enjoyable evening with authentic Vietnamese chef and attentive enthusiastic owner. Food is spicy so you really need to like that! Good vegan and vegetarian options too. Sharing plates is a good idea.

LU
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely menu, lovely waiter. Amazing food! Not busy or noisy. Good choice of food. Great cocktails. We'll be coming back 🙃

D
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First visit here and really enjoyed it. The best spring rolls I have ever had was only the start of a fab meal. We will return!!

t
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very delicious especially the Beef Pho and the Duck Confit . I would defo go back for a second time .

AK
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food . Only prob was it all came at the same time . Bit cramped on the table . But will definitely go back .

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

My husband and I went here after our visit to the theatre we saw the little viet kitchen on television and from then wanted to try it The food was really lovely but it came out so quick we felt it was a little over priced and we didn’t realise that the rice wasn’t included with the meal the waiter didn’t say anything he didn’t explain the menu at all either which we felt we could had done with As it was our first time here! we also felt the restaurant had no atmosphere the waiters looked very serious/miserable the only friendly one we get was the gentleman that owned the restaurant he was the only one that made conversation with us.

YD
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and such amazing food!! The staff were very attentive and helpful! :)

PD
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lucky find via OpenTable.

Fantastic little place that towers over its competitors...

Service was excellent, Having never eaten here before, I was guided through the menu in the context of my questions, with a couple of suggestions/recommendations to consider.

The food ??....... just wow! the presentation, colours, textures, and flavours of the food were incredible.

Friendly and helpful staff supported by a kitchen that delivers on so many levels. - you can’t get better than that.

Pricing? - just right for what I’d had - in fact, I thought it would’ve been more given the calibre of what I’d just enjoyed. Pleasantly surprised.

I look forwards to my next visit and have already made recommendations to work colleagues and friends

HT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will visit again. Excellent food and very helpful staff.

C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good - one of the best viet!
We will come back again.. next time we will just be more careful with the chicken which was really spicy!

TG
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is one of the best places in London. I've eaten at the restaurant 4 or 5 times, trying different dishes and all of them are absolutely delicious. The service takes great care in explaining and recommending the menu. The place is beautifully designed, with a warm, relaxing style. I would recommend everyone to go at least one time and try the Pho. After trying it you will go again and again.

EE
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was fresh and tasty, would definitely recommend.