The Little Viet Kitchen

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434 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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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Tokyo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening, a delicious selection of food. Tastes, textures and visually appealing.

DA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful ambience, service excellent and food just divine . Will definitely go again x

F
London
38 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s always a pleasure to return to the Little Viet Kitchen. The food is delicious and the service is helpful and human. Lovely place to spend an evening.

IG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Smoothly run, well decorated restaurant serving wonderfully flavours food in generous but not overwhelming portions. Staff very helpful. Even bought the cookbook.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Everything was delicious. The most perfect little restaurant.

F
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We heard great things about this restaurant and we weren’t disappointed. The service was attentive and the food was exceptional.

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in London. Great food, great atmosphere, great staff. We never miss an opportunity to go there.

CA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such an absolute GEM! The food is absolutely delicious and all of the people that work there were so knowledgable about the menu. They made great recommendations and spoke with such passion. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed too. Our favourite dish was the Lemongrass & Coconut Curry with Slow Braised Beef Short Rib ... the meat was melt in your mouth and the curry flavour was delicious. Highly recommend.

c
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing - authentic, tasty, good value. Great place for dinner with friends or a date night.

M
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and pleasant place with amazing vietnamese food.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

R
London
21 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Highly recommend

SA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 5 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

CT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

DD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

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 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 12 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

ND
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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 5 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.