Go Viet

4.6
102 reviews
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£25 and under
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Vietnamese
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
After the phenomenal success of Chinatown’s Viet Food, chef proprietor Jeff Tan opens his flagship, high-end Vietnamese restaurant, Go-Viet, in the heart of leafy 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.

Jeff combines the finest quality Vietnamese ingredients with Western cooking style, injecting healthy elements to Vietnamese cuisine and gives it a modern twist. His menu at Go-Viet celebrates Vietnam’s vibrant culinary heritage. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vietnamese, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Thu 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 10:30pm
Fri 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 11pm
Sat 12pm - 11pm
Sun 12pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7589 6432
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jeff Tan
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Catering
Available, call or email for more information
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Public Transit
South Kensington Underground Station
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 102 People Are Saying
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HH
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food portion is small compare to price and the standard of the restaurant. You cant find authentic Vietnamese taste here
I chose to try this restaurant because the chef was a former in hakkasan where I like the food a lot. Go Viet is lower standard compare to hakkasann obviously but I was so disappointed with the food: seafood salsa, crispy frog legs, egg fried rice, lobster tail. As this is a fusion Vietnamese and Western restaurant so I did not try Pho or spring roll. Decoration are simple and garnish was even wilted. Service was average as well

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c
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, a really special place.

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NY
London
22 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Told right after being seated that we had an hour and a half to dine. Dinner service was rushed with everything brought together. Food was ok. Won’t go back.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

the food was not authentic at all. it was very simple and disappointing compared to other Viet restaurants. it was even more disappointing given that it was quite expansive for what was on offer.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning food, outstanding service. Highly recommended.

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L
Berkshire
12 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice food beautifully presented - happy to recommend!

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SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The tapas were excellent; the noodle dishes were rather bland and uninteresting.
Stick to the appetizers and you will have a delicious meal.

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L
London
60 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Both my friend and I had the pho (rice noodle soup) – she had the chicken pho and I had the wagyu beef pho. Compared to other vietnamese restaurant, I don't think these pho are the best ones... the soup stock tasted light and healthy (no msg), but the noodles were not as smooth and portions were quite small.

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SP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and service. Looking forward to going back!

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JS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Vietnamese food done with a modern flair. Still retains all the best flavors and freshness of traditional Viet cuisine. If I lived in London they would know me by name.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I thought it’s a “high-end” restaurant... however, a bit disappointed.

Food was ok. Except for beautiful display, No surprise.

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HH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely wonderful. The food was inventive, fresh and delicious, and the service was outstanding. Highly recommended.

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C
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

El restaurant es pequeño pero acogedor.El servicio impecable y la comida SENSACIONAL.
Lo recomiendo.

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GK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Deliscous food. Knowledgable , pleasant waiting staff.
A very lovely evening spent with friends. We will return .

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RF
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

great food and good value, good service too, we had delicious summer rolls and Vermicelli noodles topped with cucumber, herbs salad, peanuts & fish sauce, this place will be my canteen

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AM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Very poor food, the menu is large and ambitious but most of the food wae really unpleeasant and in some cases inedible. The worst meal I have had in London for a long time. Definitely avoid.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great. Would definitely go again

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p
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, very tasty and fresh. The service was attentive although the restaurant wasn't very busy.
I thought the price was a bit expensive, 81.00 for 2 including 2 beers

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NA
10 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food and service. Noisy young children unfortunately spoilt the atmosphere but not the Restaurant’s fault.

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GR
London
21 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Go. The menu was interesting and service was friendly and efficient. Our starters of chicken and summer rolls were excellent. We also liked the beancurd with aubergine very much and the vegetable curry was good but was our least favourite dish. We are hoping to return soon to try some other dishes out.

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M
London
61 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food never disappoint at Go, it's definitely more of a vietnamese fine dining than the hole in the wall Pho place, but the staples like Bun Bo or Pho do not disappoint. The staff is great and very nice and full of attention.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly amazing.

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RS
London
20 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service and good atmosphere

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LB
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant. The service cannot be faulted, food is served fresh from the oven and is beautifully presented. The atmosphere was relatively peaceful and I like the funky music in the background. The staff are friendly and remember me from my first visit over a year ago. Definitely going back soon to try a new dish.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Very disappointed. Went to this restaurant for post theatre dinner. The staff made us feel very uncomfortable as they wanted to close the restaurant. One waitress stood there and continuously watched us eating which put us off greatly. Don’t understand why they take reservations that late if they are clearly not interested in service my customers.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb food and a decent wine list. Cannot wait to go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Light and delicate food expertly prepared with beautiful presentation. Staff is very friendly and attentive.

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RB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Needed somewhere to eat whilst in the area and Open Table came up with this little gem. It was quick, it was friendly, and the food was very good.

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and excellent service. The waitress went out of her way to explain the dishes and make recommendations.

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SG
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Very unexpected. A friend had recommended it si we went and were very pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent, and the service equally good. The decor is very simple and you dint expect the food to as good as it is. A true gem.

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EF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, being a vegan there is plenty to choose from but they will tweak dishes to suit.

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KN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb. The staff were friendly and helpful. There was a good fun atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back. Worth the trip from Bristol.

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G
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, especially the smoked salmon. Wonderful table service. Appreciated their was an allergies menu for one of our group who is gluten free. Highly recommend.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed an excellent meal, as always. Food is fantastic and service is really friendly.
Will be going back soon.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Loved the food, super tasty and healthy, combining not just flavours but colours originally.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here to celebrate my other half’s birthday and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a more mature and refined experience compared to the Viet Food in Soho which is a more rustic environment/atmosphere (with tasty food!).

The food and drink was absolutely delicious - in particular the coconut coated prawns, pho with wagu beef and their Mr Black cocktail... Delightful! Definitely will make another visit here for both food and environment. Perfect for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries.

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really amazing and culinair vietnamese food. Take the special menu for 2! Our waiter recommended it and it was fantastic!! Thank you so much! Made our 30hours visit to London a blast!!

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c
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local favourite, amazing dishes, carefully prepared and served by people who care about the food. A true gem.

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PP
London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was excellent as was service. Only thing lacking is the decor as no ambience. We did say this to our very helpful and friendly waiter, Jimmy.

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal here starting with the appetisers. Chef's selection seafood dish was outstanding. Live in the area and the food is consistently outstanding.

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