Singaporeans have easy access to the type of traditional Vietnamese cuisine that is best experienced on crowded curbsides in Ho Chi Minh City or hole-in-the-wall cafes in Hanoi thanks to our city’s multicultural melting pot of cuisines. If you know where to look, you can find plenty of Vietnamese eateries in Singapore that are either owned by locals or recommended by them, even though most of us are probably more accustomed to chain restaurants for a fast pho fix. With that, Glitz has created this list of amazing Vietnamese restaurants in Singapore for an authentic experience.
1. 233 Banh Mi
|Address||216 Joo Chiat Rd, #01-07, Singapore 427483|
|Operating hours||Monday to Saturday (10am – 7pm), Sunday (Closed)|
|Contact||+65 9457 9351|
With four options priced at $5.50, 233 Banh Mi is another excellent banh mi shop in the East. If you want to stay with the tried-and-true, choose the Traditional, which is topped with ham buns and pate, or try the unconventional Tuna if you want to go out. In either case, each order from this Joo Chiat kiosk will include crusty bread, tangy pickles, creamy pate, and seasoned meats. They provide beverages including fruit teas, bubble tea, and drip coffees to go with your banh mi.
Tried this banh mi place in joo chiat. All the staff are vietnamese so it’s very authentic. Ordered the traditional pork banh mi and was served in under 5mins with a few people in the queue before me so it’s a pretty quick service. The banhmi is nice and crunchy with the normal meat fillings you would expect.
Hieu Huynh, Google
2. Moc Quan
|Address||81 Clemenceau Avenue #01-23 UE Square Shopping Mall, 81 Clemenceau Ave, #01 – 23, Singapore 239917|
|Operating hours||Weekday (11am – 9pm), Weekend (11am – 10pm)|
|Contact||+65 6736 0123|
Because it takes great care in being genuine, Moc Quan imports ingredients from Vietnam on a weekly basis to manufacture things like the baguette for its Banh Mi. This Vietnamese restaurant, which is conveniently situated near UE Square, honours the vibrant flavours of Ho Chi Minh. Their beef pho, known as Pho Bo, is noted for its robust broth and the copious number of fresh herbs that are added to every bowl. The Bun Thit Nuong, which some Vietnamese claim to be the greatest in Singapore, is another favourite.
One of the most authentic and frills-free Vietnamese restaurants in Singapore. The bahn mi is well toasted and super good. They give pretty generous filling in the bread. Also ordered the crab pork broth noodle. The soup is super flavorful. Definitely will come back. No water served. Got to buy.
Karen Leong, Google
3. Little Saigon
|Address||3E River Valley Rd, #01 – 02, Singapore 179024|
|Operating hours||Every day (5pm – 12am)|
|Contact||+65 6337 7862|
Little Saigon’s delicious cuisine is a lovely fusion of traditional and modern Vietnamese cuisines. Because their head chef is a Vietnamese culinary genius, you can be sure that you’ll enjoy a fantastic cultural dining experience. Popular dishes include traditional papaya, chicken salads, beef noodle soups, and seafood rolls. They’ve become one of Singapore’s greatest Vietnamese restaurants because of their traditional but modern cuisine that suits everyone’s tastes.
Just enjoying my second consecutive night here before I head home and can safely say I will return. The roast duck salad comes highly recommended as do the spring rolls. I hit lucky booking my table for 7pm, not knowing that happy hour is 7 til 9pm when you can enjoy half price beer and cocktails, Little Saigon is a must visit!
Stephen Bowman, Google
4. Little Hanoi
|Address||350 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238868|
|Operating hours||Every day (10am – 9pm)|
|Contact||+65 9810 5927|
Little Hanoi has two locations in Singapore, both of which are found in the respective Food Republic food courts in Shaw House and Westgate. Affordably priced Northern Vietnamese food is offered at the noodle bar. This includes meals of beef soup prepared from 34-hour-simmered broth with marrow and Bun Cha, which combines dry-tossed noodles with fatty grilled chicken or pig and sausage buns. You are welcome to order the bun cha even if it is not on the main menu.
Most authentic Vietnamese food in town: bún chả (grilled/ BBQ pork noodle), bánh mì (pork/ chicken/ ham pate baguette/ sandwich), and affordable prices. Located at the Food Republic down at basement of Shaw Center, Orchard, at a big corner after a short stairs. This food court is also very special in style… Love that you have hand washing Sinks with soap at all corner. Very clean!
Hue Tran, Google
5. Bami Express
|Address||Blk 5 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #02-02, Singapore 081005|
|Operating hours||Monday to Saturday (9am – 4:45pm)|
|Contact||+65 6443 3079|
Give Bami Express at Tanjong Pagar Plaza a try if you’re looking for banh mi in the CBD. Prices for baguettes, which are freshly prepared on-site, start at under $5 for a traditional Bami Saigon, which includes stewed pig belly, Vietnamese sausage, pork floss, as well as fresh and pickled greens. To add some caffeine to the meal, they also provide Vietnamese coffee. Although there are temporary tables along the hallway if you choose to enjoy your banh mi there, we advise taking your order to go because the little booth is actually just a kiosk.
Crispy buns, pickled vegetables and grilled meat, delightfully consistent shop! They recently introduced a dry vermicelli dish and that has been my go to. It’s affordable but food portion is on the smaller side. But it tastes good to me so it’s still worth it.
Jax Tan, Google
6. Ăn Là Ghiền
|Address||45 Lor 27 Geylang, Singapore 388177|
|Operating hours||Every day (11am – 11pm)|
|Contact||+65 8711 7705|
In Singapore, Ăn Là Ghiền is a legitimate Vietnamese eatery. They provide a selection of authentic Vietnamese dishes in addition to BBQ and hotpot food. Additionally, they provide a wide range of culinary possibilities, including intriguingly flavourful charcoal-grilled meat meals.
They provide Traditional Vietnamese Barbeque and Hot Pot in order to distinguish themselves from the expanding number of Vietnamese eateries in Singapore. Their aim is to want you to have a memorable dining experience with them so that you will never forget it.
Very authentic Vietnamese place, even the decor and set up! Food was good value with big portions and taste was nice. Drinks were reasonably priced. Loved that the menu was very extensive, would be coming back to try their bbq!
Wen Hui Siau, Google