Viet Grill Restaurant Review, Shoreditch, London

Viet Grill, 58 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London

Julia Pearson reviews…

The Viet Grill is located on Kingsland Road amongst a host of other Vietnamese restaurants. But despite stiff competition from their neighbours the Viet Grill still manages to be bustling every night. The décor is nice, the staff are great but as I found out the food is the real winner here!

We started off with the Mango salad and Beef Vinh both dishes recommended by the chef. The Mango salad served with Sun dried squid, mint, smashed nut, julienned mango and sweet chilli sauce was fab. This was the first time I had tried mango salad usually opting for Papaya but it won’t be the last!

The Beef Vinh a roll of five-spice charcoal-grilled beef fillet was cooked to perfection, the meat was tender and the spices really complimented the meaty flavours.

For mains I opted for Seabass Chien Gion, a personal favourite from my visits to Cay Tre, Viet Grill’s sister restaurant, Bong xao sup lo, egg fried rice and plain noodles with bean sprouts and onion. First up the Bong xao sup lo, pork with tiger prawns, shitake mushrooms, cauliflower, wood ear mushrooms and Thai celery, what a dish! For £9 you could literally feed a family of four on this, I had never come across a dish that listed tiger prawns as an additional ingredient and actually contained more than three. Great value and a big thumbs up!

The Seabass served with mango in fish sauce was tasty, a good piece of fish in a light, sweet sauce. As one of my favourite dishes it never fails to impress. The noodles and rice were good, both none greasy and massive portions that we struggled to finish. There is also a good wine menu which you don’t often get in Vietnamese restaurants.

I finished with a glass of Thanh Mai, fermented plum apricot wine, on the rocks, a Hanoi local drink. A little too strong for me but worth a try.

All in all a quality meal and great value. Definitely one of the best Vietnamese meals I have tasted!

Viet Grill, 58 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8DP

About Julia Pearson:

Julia Pearson has travelled the world tasting the best dishes from every continent. She is now living and eating in London and her mission is to find the best restaurants and share them with you, our readers! She knows just how frustrating it can be visiting a new town or trying a new restaurant when the food is not up to scratch and it is her personal goal to stop that happening to the public by giving honest, genuine reviews!

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