Decore is very basic, almost food hall like. Bun bowls were great. Very tasty. Hard to do badly though. One of us chose something else and was very disappointed with what they got. Better Vietnamese is out there we feel. (Nov 17, 2010)
We decided to go back and try this place again (Sept 2012). The decore is still basic but is a little funky too. It does get loud and was full the night we were there. Rice vermicelli bowls (bun bowls) still fantastic! Others tried various dishes and liked most of them. Servings are huge! We will probably come back more often now.
I have been to this restaurant on many occasions and have nothing but praise for the staff and the menu. Very traditional menu in a venue run by a family who care about the patrons and the whole dining experience.
My mate and I thought we'd hang out here since we were both starving and he likes Viet food (I'm sorta sitting on the fence, as my heritage is Viet anyway hahaha).
He said his Pho was delicious, but my broken rice combination dish was so small portion-wise compared to his. Service wasn't all that flash either. For Vietnamese food, I'd say the prices are pretty good, but quality isn't too great.
Might go back again in a few days as I think I'll try the Pho!
I have been taking my family and friends to this Restaurant for years now. Even my 6 year old daughter loves their cuisine. The PHO rare beef noodle soup is perfect and refreshigly light, the Shan Tung Chicken is also marvellous, a more chinese dish being dry chilli beef will not disappoint fussy eaters. Recently this restaurant was graded in the Canberra Times too harshly. This restaurant is a winner, it's value for money, great serving sizes alwyas consistent with the quality and has a relaxed atmosphere.
We went there for a birthday, the entrees took a long time to come out and one of them was served and eaten before the others were brought to the table. We also ordered soup and that came out at the same time as the entrees. The chicken in the crispy chicken was virtually non existent. The service was slow and unorganised. Would not go back again and would not recommend it to anyone.
Great value, but I really don't like the food. It doesn't compare to other Vietnamese places around. Sadly, the best vietnamese in Canberra (Hawker) has shut down. This is certainly no comparison. Food is extremely oily.