White and airy, gently elevated above street level, and with one long window perching you above Liverpool Road, Viet Garden is a lovely space. Suited better to its Islington setting, perhaps, than the rough and ready Kingsland Road spots might be.
The food is similar, though. Dishes range from summer rolls, pho noodle soups and fried tofu in lemongrass to deep-fried seabass in fish sauce and mango, beef fried in a tangy tamarind sauce and bo tai chanh - a cold dish of rare beef steak with herbs and lime juice. Vietnamese style noodles also prove popular.
Keep an eye out for lunch specials and good-value set menus.
It’s a family run restaurant priding itself on fresh tasting authentic Vietnamese cuisine. We use only the freshest ingredients in order to bring you Vietnamese food at its best. Low in fat, aromatic and always delicious. Vietnamese food is simple but tasty.
With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide.
A must try for a first timers are our noodles, pancakes and hot and sour soups which are full of colour and flavours, and our bun xa and bun (vermicelli rice dishes) which are light, refreshing and filling. We hope you enjoy our food!