Vietnam House Restaurant
Welcoming restaurant providing simple but seriously tasty Vietnamese food.
Vietnam House Restaurant is understated and full of life. Cha gio (fried spring rolls) for starters are generous in size, wonderfully crispy on the outside with by delicate, fresh flavors inside. For mains, the thit heo kho (braised pork in caramel sauce) is a winner, a surprisingly light pork dish infused with a tasty sauce and punchy star anise. Alternatively, the xoi ga (lotus chicken rice) is a simpler, but still satisfying, dish with chicken, shrimp and shitake mushrooms, which add a real depth of flavor amongst the carefully steamed rice. Be sure to try the Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk and ice as a creamy, refreshing pick-me-up post dinner. If you’re off caffeine, the Vietnamese dessert is a sweet basil seed drink with lychee and coconut jelly. All in it’s an enjoyable experience for a low-key meal.
- High point: Simple, satisfying dishes.
- Low point: Tables quite tightly packed in
- Notable dish: Thit heo kho (braised pork in caramel sauce)
- Private dining: Up to 16 covers
- Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 36
- Largest group: 16
- Open since: 2010
- BYOB: £1.50 per person corkage
Reviews & features
Pho Vietnam House - Restaurant review1 Feb 2011
Vietnamese cuisine represented well in west-end of Edinburgh
Vietnamese cuisine is hallowed by returning backpackers and adventurous tourists, but it’s poorly represented locally compared to other Far Eastern cuisines. David Pollock found a tiny outpost in western Edinburgh