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The Mil Source - Your guide to the 8 best Vietnamese restaurants in Hong Kong

Here is a list of some of our top eight picks for Vietnamese eats in Hong Kong, made just pho you.

While it might not be super convenient to just hop on a plane or train to Vietnam for lunch or dinner, there's no shortage of fantastic Vietnamese restaurants right here in Hong Kong. With its fresh, herbaceous flavors, Vietnamese cuisine is right up there, giving Thai and Japanese food a run for their money in the popularity stakes in this city. Sure, you can easily find your fix of phở or a tasty bánh mì, but there's a whole lot more to Vietnamese food than just those classics. Here is a list of some of our top eight picks for Vietnamese eats in Hong Kong, made just pho you.


MâmAmis

For a taste of Vietnam with a twist of French flair, say hello to MâmAmis, which essentially means "feast of friends," in Sheung Wan. With dishes like Char-grilled Jumbo Vietnamese River Prawns and tender Beef Short Ribs slow-cooked for 48 hours, they've got your Viet cravings covered. Don't miss their Vietnamese-style Beef Carpaccio, which offers a fusion of traditional flavors with European flair. Vegetarians can also enjoy options like veggie pho and char-grilled tofu in nuoc cham sauce. And their cocktail menu is especially notable, designed by mixologist Raphael Holzer and paying tribute to legendary Vietnamese jazz singer Hong Thanh.

Quick facts

  • Where – Shop A & B, G/F, Fu Fai Commercial Centre, 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan

  • When – Monday to Thursday, 11:30 am - 10 pm; Friday to Saturday, 11:30 am - 11 p.m.; Closed on Sunday

  • Price – $$

  • Phone – +852 2893 3309

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Ăn Chơi

For authentic Vietnamese street food vibes, head over to Ăn Chơi in Sheung Wan, which was recently awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for 2024. They shake up their menu daily with dishes like Phở Bò on Sunday through Tuesday or the spicy Bánh Canh Cua on Fridays, along with other tempting options throughout the week. Be sure not to miss their Lã Vọng Grilled Fish, a unique twist on the classic made with halibut and house-fermented fish sauce bursting with flavor. And for drinks, why not try their famous egg coffee or sip on some Vietnamese beer? Just make sure to arrive early to beat the lunchtime queue.

Quick facts

  • Where –  G/F, 15-17 Mercer Street, Sheung Wan

  • When – Monday to Saturday, noon - 3 p.m. and 5 - 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 3:30 p.m. and 5 - 9:30 p.m.

  • Price – $$ - $$$

  • Phone – +852 5286 1517

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Chôm Chôm

If you're craving a taste of Vietnam in Central, swing by Chôm Chôm on Peel Street. This vibrant Vietnamese spot, inspired by Hanoi's lively bia hoi tradition, brings the essence of street-side beer sipping right to Soho. Though it might not quite transport you to the streets of Hanoi, Chôm Chôm's stylish interior by Sean Dix and its mouthwatering street food-inspired menu makes it a top spot for a chilled-out hangout session or a lively night out with friends. Try faves like the Ca Ri Fried Chicken and grilled Ot Sa Glazed Pork while sipping on Vietnamese cocktails like the Kaffir Lime Margarita or Chôm Chôm Espresso.

Quick facts

  • Where – G/F, 58-60 Peel Street, Soho, Central

  • When – Monday to Wednesday, 6 - 11 p.m.; Thursday, 6 p.m. - midnight; Friday to Saturday, 5 p.m. - midnight; Sunday, 5 - 11 p.m.

  • Price – $$$

  • Phone – +852 2810 0850

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XUÂN

Looking for a laid-back Vietnamese hangout? Xuân is the place to be, whether you're on Hong Kong Island or on the Kowloon side. Named after the bold 18th-century poet, Ho Xuân Hương, and led by veteran chef John Nguyen, Xuân embodies a progressive attitude toward Vietnamese cuisine with a northern influence. Be sure to try their signature Beef Pho, featuring Angus prime rib, braised beef tongue and oxtail served with homemade 24-hour beef broth. Other must-try dishes include the Cơm Gà Hội An (HK$168), a modern take on chicken rice featuring hand-pulled chicken, duck egg chicken meatloaf, a fried egg and turmeric garlic chicken rice.

Quick facts

  • Where – G/F, 18 Lun Fat Street, Wan Chai; Shop 2307A, 2/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

  • When – Monday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Price – $$$ 

  • Phone – +852 2891 1177; +852 3702 3399

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Le Garçon Saigon

For Saigon-style delights in Wan Chai, Le Garçon Saigon lets you enjoy a taste of Ho Chi Minh City's flavors in a Parisian-inspired setting. Roll up your sleeves for DIY rice paper rolls filled with pickled veggies and your choice of fillings. Helmed by Chef Theign Yie, their menu boasts dishes from Banh Xeo to the Banana Leaf-Wrapped Barramundi and Cha Giô. Plus, their lunch set combo is a steal at HK$248, featuring mains like Barramundi Fillet or Ranger's Valley Wagyu Bavette paired with sides like rice noodles or Com Tam steamed rice.

Quick facts

  • Where – G/F, 12-18 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai

  • When – Sunday to Wednesday, noon - 3 p.m. and 6 - 10:30 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday, noon - 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. - midnight

  • Price – $$$ 

  • Phone – +852 2455 2499

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Bun Cha

If you're craving a light lunch filled with comforting Vietnamese flavors, Bun Cha is the place to be, with branches conveniently located in SoHo, Sai Ying Pun and Kennedy Town. Since 2015, they've been dishing out authentic Vietnamese bun cha (grilled pork and noodle) and more. Opt for the vegan-friendly Vegie Bun or venture into other delicious bites like the Bún Thịt Nướng with Lemongrass Pork Belly and Bun Cha Nem (fried spring rolls), priced between HK$65 to HK$92. Other standouts include their beef noodle soup, deep-fried roll with dry noodles or banh mi with pork belly for a satisfying lunch or dinner.

Quick facts

  • Where – Shop 1, G/F, King Ho Building, 41-49 Aberdeen Street, Soho, Sheung Wan

  • When – Monday to Friday, 11:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 6 - 9:30 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday, 11:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

  • Price – $$ - $$$ 

  • Phone – +852 2858 1900

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Pho Viet Authentic Hanoi Cuisine

Craving top-notch beef pho in Mong Kok? Pho Viet is worth the wait for their signature Pho Bo beef soup noodle in Hanoi-style. Specializing in authentic Hanoi cuisine, their pho pairs melt-in-your-mouth beef fillet and juicy beef balls in a flavorful broth. Also, don't miss their Bun Nem Nuong at HK$80, featuring grilled pork and cold vermicelli. Wash it down with refreshing sips of Vietnamese tangerine iced tea or passion fruit soda, each priced at HK$30. Despite its cozy size, this spot draws crowds with its charm and stellar dishes, so coming in early is a wise move.

Quick facts

  • Where – G/F, 99 Portland Street, Mong Kok

  • When – Tuesday to Sunday, noon - 3:30 p.m. and 6:15 - 10 p.m.

  • Price – $$ - $$$ 

  • Phone – +852 6884 8898

  • Menu


Brass Spoon

Brass Spoon on Wan Chai’s Moon Street started small, but now it's become a must-visit, especially since earning the Michelin Bib Gourmand – which it's earned every single year since 2017. Chef Sebastien Vong, with his family's Vietnamese restaurant background in France, brings the vibrant flavors of Hanoi to Hong Kong with menu standouts like their signature US Angus beef and Danish pork pho, Lemongrass Pork Chop Rice and Grilled Pork Belly Cold Vermicelli.

Quick facts

  • Where – Shop B, G/F, 1 Moon Street, Wan Chai

  • When – Monday to Sunday, noon - 9 p.m. 

  • Price – $$ - $$$ 

  • Phone – +852 2877 0898

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