Vietnamese cuisine has always had a loyal following in Hong Kong, but it seems to be more popular than ever now. Here are a selection of our famous places to go for a range of mouth-watering delicacies from a steaming bowl of beef pho (remember, it’s pronounced “fuh”, not “foh”) to rice paper rolls.
An Nam is one of Hong Kong’s best-known Vietnamese restaurants, and has had critics, bloggers and everyday foodies gushing over it for some time now. It strives to serve authentic Vietnamese cuisine, in fine-dining style. Its signature dishes include the wok-fried tamarind crab and clay pot lemongrass clam. An Nam draws on Vietnam’s colonial French heritage to provide an elegant, exquisite Vietnamese experience.
4/F, Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay
Looking for delicious food at a reasonable price? Head to the cosy JK Kitchen, tucked away in a small corner of Causeway Bay, and serving hearty, tasty pho and small Vietnamese starters. Best for small groups and close friends or family, JK Kitchen has a cheerful, welcoming vibe – perfect for late-night catch-ups that last all the way through to dessert.
Circle Tower, 17/F, 28 Tang Lung St, Causeway Bay
Run by two Chinese Canadians who wanted to bring a taste of North American-style Vietnamese pho to the 852, Fûhn is an excellent choice for groups of friends who all have very different preferences. This place offers more than enough choices for everyone, with variations in portions, types of noodles, and different cuts of beef. Don’t eat beef? Don’t worry, Fûhn has you covered! You’ll also find shredded chicken pho, and several vegetarian options, on the menu.
1/F The L.Square, 459-461 Lockhart Rd, Causeway Bay
Opened by award-winning chef Peter Cuong Franklin, Viet Kitchen is just a stone’s throw away from Hong Kong’s vibrant CBD. The playful simplicity of the environment (street-style chairs and tables) is meant to remind customers of Hanoi’s outdoor eateries. The dishes – Saigon pho and noodle soups, along with a starters like crispy tofu and pork-and-mango skewers – are simple, but all the more tasty for it.
G04 & G06, Nexxus Building, 4 Connaught Road Central
In the midst of our metropolitan city, Café Locomotive is keeping old Vietnamese traditions alive – specifically, a secret recipe developed by an elderly hawker who sold beef noodles at a railway station in Saigon. Its signature dish is simple: a steaming bowl of rice noodles in beef broth, with a deep, rich flavour. Accompanied by a large selection of side dishes, including various types of steamed rice paper rolls, Café Locomotive is sure to satisfy everyone.
G/F, 11 Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang
Nha Trang Hong Kong
Nha Trang has seven eateries across Hong Kong, including Causeway Bay, Mong Kok, Sha Tin, and Taikoo Shing. Its beef pho is a stand-out dish, with the restaurant boasting a 10-hour simmered broth made of beef brisket, beef bones and many spices. With plenty of starters – ranging from pork belly to lotus root and fish sandwiches – even the pickiest eater will find themselves digging in.