Tay Do Restaurant

Restaurants , Vietnamese Hoxton
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The guys behind this Kingsland Road Vietnamese restaurant must be doing something right - they've got another venue (Tay Do Café) just down the road. As with most of the Pho Mile spots the focus is firmly on the food - we're miles away from fine dining frippery.

There's certainly plenty of choice here. Dishes range from summer rolls, char-grilled lamb cutlets in chilli and lemongrass to green papaya salads, sour soup with mekong catfish, spicy frog's legs, pho noodle soups and deep fried sea bream with salt, lemongrass and chilli. 

It's unlicensed but diners are welcome to bring their own bottles, with a corkage charge of £1 per person. Soft options include fresh juices, homemade lemonade, green tea and Vietnamese coffee. 

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Tay Do Restaurant says
The name ‘Tay Do’ comes from a city in south Vietnam, which is now known as ‘Can Tho’. With three generations of chefs from both sides of the family, food was always a passion for both Mr Thanh Nguyen and Mrs Thanh Pham.

Our menu contains many south Vietnamese dishes, such as Vietnamese hu tieu noodle soup, which is one of our specialities, but also many grilled dishes where you can wrap your food in rice paper. (The city of Can Tho is known for its floating market and being the village of rice paper making.)

As well as many south Vietnamese dishes, we have also taken inspiration from classic street food dishes as such as the very popular and traditional pho noodle soup and also the Vietnamese pancake. Using the finest ingredients and the knowledge from our expert chefs who have had more than 30 years' experience, we aim to capture the aromatic flavours of Vietnam.

Since the opening of Tay Do Café, in 2008, we decided to open another branch right across the road, and have since included Chinese dishes, allowing our customers to experience the different flavours of south-east Asia. We remain, though, predominately a Vietnamese restaurant.
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Venue name: Tay Do Restaurant
Address: 60-64 Kingsland Road
E2 8DP
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Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

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Clovis D

 Awful place. Bland food, no flavour, zero service. One dish we ordered never showed up, and we got tired of trying to get the staff's attention, only to be ignored. I didn't really fancy using the old, 'stand up and shout Oi!' technique. It didn't stop them trying to add it to the bill though. Then being told that they only take cash at the end really took the biscuit. After I left my date on her own, wandering up the road looking for a working cash machine, I got angry and walked back to ask where the nearest one was, only to be told that I could pay by card at the bar. Tax dodge? Possibly, but still poor customer service. As for the food? Well, I suppose if you like dinner that only has flavour if you smother it with the ketchups on the table, then this is the place for you. Wasn't cheap either.


One of Vietnamese restaurant has been trustful in shorditch. I love to come their with my own drink. Excellent starters: fresh summer rolls, grill beff on betel Leefs, nem nuong(grill mince fork), there are one of my favourite...would recommend.


Come here all the time, always great. Organised a group dinner of 15 or so recently and was surprised to see a few bad reviews. The people who answer the phone cant speak english but they know the basics to book a table. Dinner with a large group went perfectly. Service was fast and all our meals came out at the same time. Cheap, BYO and tasty as hell. £200 for 14 people - starters, mains and corkage - about £13 each! Was a great night and everyone LOVED the food.