The Little Viet Kitchen

4.7
530 reviews
£26 to £40
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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
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ClaireL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Without a doubt the best Vietnamese I have been to. Such a great place and unbelievable food. Friendly service and somewhere special. A real gem of a place

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DavidGoose
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Unfortunately as with a lot of trendy restaurants the table was tiny and sandwiched tightly in between two, 3 panelled Louvre shutters which made it claustrophobic, and dark. Perhaps a covid thing.
We ordered 5 dishes and literally 15 minutes later they all turned up at once leaving us scrambling for space. Little plant had to go and water put on the floor. Spring rolls look nice, but were bland not meaty and the diagonal cut made them cold quickly. Sauce was ok. Ribs tasty but over sauced with their sticky sauce, I can see people liking these but I say, salty and overpowering the pork. Whole fish very tasty, the best dish. But all the sauces have a similar theme so we didn’t have a variety of flavours really. Breaded prawns were crispy and soft inside with a Mayo type sauce that was tasty and this dish was different. I think of Vietnamese as more subtle and herby but with the menu that evening it was all a bit “same same but different “ as they say in Asia. We purposely avoided the Pho as we had it many other places. Would have been nice to see the prawn pancakes or other herby dishes that night. We had. Pork ribs, breaded prawns, pork spring rolls, fried sea bass, chicken dumplings. 2 beers £75.
Individually and spaced out nice enough dishes, except the spring rolls, But everything turned up at once and made the meal table busy and rushed . We were out in an hour and bloated. 5/10.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant in London! The pho is unbelievable - highly recommend going here it’s fantastic.

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halil
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here twice in a week, and each time food was superb

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Amyjean
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant in London and our favourite place to visit for the most delicious food, cocktails and everything else! The staff are always so welcoming. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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SallyG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Amazing food, amazing flavours Food prepared with great care. As we are regulars, more veggie/vegan options would be icing on the cake for us but there are still enough to enjoy as is.
Fab cocktails too, we love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and authentic food with great service in beautiful setting

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AnaSofiaF
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I chose the Special surf and turf and it was amazing!!! Very tasty. My boyfriend chose the Pho and he said it has been one of the best he tasted so far in London.

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AlysonS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food in a friendly and Covid safe environment - what’s not to like

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JoAnt
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food matched with superb service. A real treat 😊

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JessicaD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always exceptional! Top quality and fresh ingredients, every dish we have ever tried has been incredible

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HannahS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, brilliant service, lovely setting. We shall return!

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vipAlexiCS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantatsic food and lovely restaurant and service. Best Vietnamese themed food I have eaten in yet in London.

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EmilieB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is just amazing, the chef is there to please and the service is super friendly. Authentic with a twist for the Vietnamese food lovers

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EmmaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to this restaurant, the staff were friendly and helpful. We haven’t eaten Vietnamese food before... we shared prawn crackers and Chicken dumplings they were amazing as were our mains and we shared the lightest cheesecake.
We will definitely return!

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SophieW
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good ambience, tasty food, nice decor and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best bowl of Pho ever!!! Really brilliant food and service, would definitely recommend.

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AmandaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, and incredibly delicious food. Loved it so much even bought the book, which Thuy ( the incredible chef signed for me)🙏

We came here after seeing so many delicious pictures spread across the Instagram pages of celebrities, I thought if these guys are raving about it, then I need to go! I wasn’t at all disappointed! The little place has around 10 tables so be sure to book. I think pre Covid there was a few more but the space I. Their is wonderful and you wouldn’t notice where they used to be. You feel distanced from everyone and have plenty of room to pile up the deliciously authentic dishes.
As Thuy was originally from Vietnam and has been in london 30 years, she has put a slightly different twist on some of the dishes. Some have a taste of Thailand too, which I love!

We’ve been twice in the last week or so as we desperately wanted to try so much in the ever changing menu and didn’t want to miss out..
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, but suffice to say, I left satisfied, full and with a beautiful taste In my mouth..

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Marine
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and delicious cocktails
The sea bass is a a must

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RowD
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service by the staff, the food arrived quickly at the table and was extremely comforting and tasty. The large plates were quite pricy and the rice portion was slightly less than what would be needed accompanied with a large dish however on a whole, would return and try the rest of the menu!

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DanJasco
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly fantastic - perfect restaurant for ordering and sharing a selection of different dishes.

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Belle
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and food. I’m definitely going back!

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EveryDamnDaley
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is as epic as I'd hoped. Fast service (but not so fast you worry about freshness). Every single thing was delicious. Can't wait to go back!

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Kirsty
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, buzzy little restaurant with amazing flavoursome food. Cocktail menu was really interesting! Can’t wait to go back and try more of the menu.

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BeckyD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food !
Table a bit cramped for a 6’4” diner!

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SarahJP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved our visit to The Little Viet Kitchen, such a sweet little setting, warm & friendly welcome, fantastic service and AMAZING food!!

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JoeH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The closest thing to being in Vietnam!
The food was outstanding and had so many layers of taste. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We were made to rush our meal, the waiter standing behind our table until we finished eating. I understand the turnarounds are tight, but this was extremely uncomfortable. All our food arrived at once, and the bill was expensive for what we ordered.

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Jemd
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have an amazing time when we come here. Fantastic food and drinks, great service - one of our all time favourites. Consistently excellent.

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AnnaS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a thoroughly delightful meal at Little Viet Kitchen. The food looked and tasted amazing. The lychee martini also did not disappoint! The service was attentive and efficient. Thank you for a really enjoyable evening.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service!

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ViviK
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious and the staff is wonderful. Have the pho, you won’t regret it.

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AanushaG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The pho was to die for <3 The broth was so clear, yet so flavourful, and the beef brisket was tender to the point of falling apart <3

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about it. The service was the perfect balance of attentive but not encroaching. The food was delicious; we wanted to try everything on the menus but decided upon Pork Spring Rolls, soft shell crab salad and then the beef pho & beef curry completely delicious. Finished off with a mango coconut milk cheesecake which was so light, my boyfriend said it was the the best dessert he’d ever had.
Also felt well managed in Covid times.
Will definitely be back

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Lp261
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and a relaxed atmosphere. Best ribs EVER!!!

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StephanieC2310
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was not our first trip to LVK - every time we come the food is sensational. Every course, the drinks menu, the teas, the service, the wonderful head chef downstairs, all these components make it one of our all time fave spots to eat at. We will be back!

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wabbitpie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been here several times and it's always fantastic. I love the decor, the staff are friendly but professional and the food is delicious. A lot of it is pretty hot so this place might not be for you if you don't like chilli. They also have a few vegan dishes too - I had the tofu and lemongrass curry and the most amazing lemongrass sherbet.

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SophieH
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service- we will definitely be back!

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Beanz
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Vietnamese food. I travelled all over Vietnam in 2017 and ate some of the best food I've ever eaten. I'm constantly searching for good Vietnamese in this country and have found some very good ones indeed. The Little Viet Kitchen is by far the best I've found so far. Every dish was outstanding, cooked perfectly with well balanced flavours and excellent ingredients. The restaurant is quaint and inviting with a well stocked bar that serves really good cocktails. The staff and owners were all friendly and helpful. I can't wait to go back!!

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vipQuiet
London
22 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The food here is normally excellent but felt it was slightly below par on Friday. Crab salad dressing a bit too sweet for me nd the crab was tasteless. I didn’t particularly enjoy a pork dish roasted for 6 hours but that was totally my fault -I don’t like pork belly fat (doh!) - but was beautifully cooked. My husband really enjoyed pork spring rolls and the beef burger. However, the bill for 2 was £90 which for two courses, one glass of wine and two beers seemed steep.

Finally, the menu has been shortened which is totally understandable in these times but there were no pho and no spring rolls. I am sure they will be back when things settle down and we will certainly be back. The staff are terrific.

FAQs

The Little Viet Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Little Viet Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 530 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.