The Little Viet Kitchen

4.5
277 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Vietnamese
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Cosy
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vietnamese
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Hours of Operation


Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 10pm
Saturday: 12pm - 10pm
Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
020 7837 9779
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Thuy Diem Pham
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Public Transit
Angel Underground Station
Buses: 19, 4, 43, 30, 156, 38
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wine
What 277 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BJ
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic little restaurant with great food and cocktails. All of the dishes had incredible depth of flavour. A real gem.

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TX
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food and lovely service. Always a pleasure to dine here!

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average and pricey for what it was. The seating was the not properly thought out; the ergonomics was lacking. The table was too high and the chair was not comfortable. It felt like I was lifting my shoulders up. The owner did come over to explain his errors when ordering the tables 3years ago. Definitely not child friendly for this reason; if I struggled, think about the low high chair. It meant that either my wife or myself had to hold my child’s bowl. The only reason I booked this restaurant was because it was within walking distance from my hotel. Can’t say it was authentic Vietnam cuisine, the theme was there. Overall average meal.

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r
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Special compliments to the chef.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect. Food delicious. Quantities are so generous. I have to stop myself from eating here all the time.

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GK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely little restaurant in a charming area of the City. Staff were very friendly and the small dinner we had was delicious.

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

Hidden gem that is well worth the visit. Super food, service and ambience. We’ll definitely visit again when we’re in London.

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AO
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Overrated place. When we ordered still water in the tap they brought us water with lemon and cucumber: undrinkable. Despite the restaurant was full of people (average food), we’ll never come back anymore

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for variety this is not the restaurant for you. If you are looking for Vietnamese fine dining you are in luck. Presentation(of both the restaurant and the food) is what caught your attention right away, but it is the quality of ingredients and taste of each dish that will really blow your mind. Some might find it a bit too pricey, but it is definitely an experience to enjoy.

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Terrific food. Went with a selection of the smaller dishes and they were all superb. Will be back.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue and tasty food! Will keep returning because of the food, service and atmosphere. Hidden gem in the heart of Islington!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, highly recommend the Vietnamese salad. The staff were among the friendliest and most helpful I’ve seen in London.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an extremely good Pho (very tender beef, cooked for 8 hours), tasty and crispy spring rolls, and tiger prawns packed with flavours. The drinks were very tasty and beautiful as well. There are too many other Vietnamese rastaurants out there serving instant-like Pho and food made without passion. The Little Viet shows how things should be done.

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F
London
39 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous fresh flavours combined with great service

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place and amazing food. A bit expensive being really honest.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all round

Food and cocktails excellent

Lovely atmosphere

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly superb food and friendly and attentive staff. A new favourite.

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G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Lovely food, though service was a little slow (they had been quite busy). Although delicious we felt it was a little on the pricey side for simple Vietnamese food.

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GG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love LVK!! Been many times now - Saturday night dinners and also 3 Supperclubs! Thuy and David are fantastic - we always have excellent standard of food and nothing has been disappointing. Must go!!

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pretty restaurant with a small but varied menu of genuine Vietnamese food and tapas style small plates. Service was a little slow to start with and then everything came at once (drinks, starters and mains) so a little rushed in the end. Food was very tasty if not a little too rich - but the whole evening was generally very pleasant so these are all minor criticisms.

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J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience - great atmosphere, welcoming staff, excellent guidance on portion sizes and flavours, wonderful cocktails, a great place to go if you’re happy to order lots of smaller plates although they also do “mains” size dishes (highly recommend the lamb cutlets). The Vietnamese salad is amazing and with 2 small additional plates was more than enough for a filling meal. Will definitely be back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Completely delicious with fabulous service - favourite meal in London in years !

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing restaurant in London, The food is so authentic, the staff so friendly, really worth a visit (or many 🌞🌞)

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MR
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and very nice ambience!
A bit pricy, but worthy

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a
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great cooking; authentic flavours. very cozy and original layout; price isn't cheap but totally worth it.

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F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We've only been to this place twice. The first time was many years ago and we absolutely loved it. This time around in May 2018,i have to admit to being disappointed. The service was excellent but the food was less than the immaculate concoctions we remembered. However it was still a nice meal. Recommended but probably only if you're in the area.

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KM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal at this lovely Vietnamese restaurant near Angel/Islington. Great ambience, superb service, and a delicious menu.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really terrific food. It was a little birthday celebration and couldn't have found a better place. Don't need to order as much I dd though!

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AA
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing to visit with friendly staff and unique home made food that just tastes amazing!!!

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JP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. A bit over priced. Good atmosphere. Friendly service.

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A
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The place is very cozy and perfect for a date that has to be not too binding. The service is frindly but professional and the atmosphere is very warm. You feel as you were at a frind's home.
I definitely suggest it!
Cheers, A

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G
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both great! Would recommend.

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k
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food, nice staff, very friendly,delicious food, romantic atmosphere recommended 👌🏻✨

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SR
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My fiance and I visited this restaurant for the first time at the weekend. The food reminded us of the food we loved when travelling through Vietnam and the service was friendly and welcoming. We very much enjoyed our experience and would recommend. Try the lychee martini, it was fantastic!

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AC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Very good service, with nice atmosphere

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t
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Best food I have had in a long time. Great service. With the music on in the restaurant it was slightly too loud.

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A
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious food and nice decor. I would definitely go back.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food ! It's was a nice experience. Fresh and spicy !

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

quick service, lovely interior, best short rib curry EVER!

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F
London
24 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, fabulous food served with a smile

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