The Little Viet Kitchen

4.6
300 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Vietnamese
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
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 - 9:30pm
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 300 People Are Saying
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EB
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food - can't wait to go again. Would have preferred to be sitting on a chair than a bench (more comfortable).

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AM
London
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely little restaurant and caters very well for groups. Atmosphere is relaxed and they make some yummy cocktails and mocktails.
Yes this is a tad more pricey than other places but I feel the price reflects the quality of the food, service and location.
I had the large regular Pho and it needed the additional sauce to give it some richer flavour. The meat was spot on. The lemongrass curry with chicken was well received by friends as were the lamb chops.
My only suggestion is to include rice or noodles with curry dishes rather than making you have to pay extra. For other menu options sure charge it as a side.

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FF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food. Best Vietnamese in London

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been to The Little Viet several times, it never fails. The food is always stunning and this visit was no different. Great choice of wine that complements the food perfectly.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food, really helpful staff. Would highly recommend

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

One of the best places I’ve been in a while

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b
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch in the restaurant was excellent and catered to different tastes within our family grouping.

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RQ
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Very tasty food & friendly service but particularly small portions, so sides and a mains are needed so works out rather expensive

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CG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Having extensively travelled Vietnam, I can say this is fantastic. My wife is Vietnamese and she approves 👍🏼 What more do I need to add?

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NS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was 5*! Food came quick and our waiter was brilliant! Will come back pretty soon I'm sure!

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GD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, music deco. Disheas are presented well and taste delicious. I generally do not eat spiced foid but here altough spaces were present they did not overpower the full flavour of the dishes. Outstanding cooking

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, every single dish and wonderful, friendly and informative staff. This is one of my favourite restaurants in the whole of London!

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r
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food consistently. Worth the long commute to this place.

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IW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic Food, very authentisch and beautfully arranged.

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CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We spent a loverly night there. The service was really nice and the food super good

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in London, if not the country ... whenever we go Dave and Thuy make us feel so so welcome! Food is amazing and the service is too. Mark

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW - Loved everything about The Little Viet Kitchen!!
We pretty much ate everything on the menu and it was all so delicious. My fav dish was the spring rolls, king prawns and the pho! Loved the Viet sticky rice banana dessert at the end ♡ will be back pho-sure!

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KB
London
82 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time at this gem of a restaurant. This time we took friends who are big fans of south East Asian cuisine. Everything was excellent. Our friends were blown away by the quality of what we had- from starters to dessert it was all superb. Thanks again for a great night out.
PS the cocktails are great too!

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely loved The Viet Kitchen. Food was amazing. The Pho was the best i've had. Although slightly pricey, it was overall delicious. The staff were helpful and warm.

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KB
London
82 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dining experience, the best Vietnamese we have found in London.

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TL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Little Viet kitchen has been a favourite ever since I first discovered it - the food I think is the best Vietnamese in London and the complimentary drinks list is small but perfectly formed. Always delights and never disappoints

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CM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this lovely little restaurant. The food was cooked beautifully and was both light and fresh tasting. Ingredients and cooking method explained in great detail (we asked). With starters, mains and dessert for four (with drinks) coming out at £70, the price was a treat as well. Would certainly go again.

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MM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very quick service, tasty and fragrant food. Perhaps, a real sugar free option would be a nice addition to the menu.

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BJ
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
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
12 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
3 reviews
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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