Food is very personal, you either love it or hate it. Everyone has different taste bud. Unlike other cuisines where there’s “in between,” Vietnamese food falls into the first category. Over the years, Vietnamese food in Penang has gained its popularity. Penangites seem to love Vietnamese food more each day, therefore, the demand. Now here’s our recommendation, the top 10 Vietnamese Restaurants in Penang.
Top 10 Vietnamese Food in Penang
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1. Que Huong Toi Vietnamese Cafe
Looking for authentic Vietnamese food in Penang? You know the feeling when some restaurants claim “authentic” but it’s not? Fret not because Que Huong Toi is approved by both locals and tourists for its authenticity. Fresh ingredients, honest price and best of, friendly and experienced staff. There’s basically nothing to complain about this place. All you need to do is sit down, order, and enjoy.
Address: 56-W, Jalan Jelutong, Taman Lita, 11600 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: (Mon,Wed-Fri)10 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. (Sat&Sun)9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
2. Saigon Bowl
Tucked in the hotspot of Georgetown, Beach Street. Saigon Bowl serves simple, hearty Vietnamese food, especially Pho. As the name suggests, everything is served in a bowl, so it’s like a quick-to-go meal. Pho lover would love Saigon Bowl as their menu is all about Pho, plus some snacks. The combination of spices, friendly staff and comfortable ambiance would definitely make you come back for Saigon Bowl, a quick stop for Vietnamese food in Penang.
Address: 20A&B, Whiteaways Arcade, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 Georgetown, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
3. Indochine Cafe
If you’re not familiar with Indochine, we’ve featured them in the previous Father’s Day article. Indochine is nestled in a secluded area of Tanjung Tokong, and just a few steps away from the beach. This place serves Indo-Chinese food which includes Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian food. Though this is not a only-Vietnamese-food place, their dishes are true-to-taste and absolutely delicious. Did we mention the owner is a very lovely lady?
Address: 515a, Jalan C M Hashim, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
4. Pho Viet
Founded in 2016 and had a pop-up at The Saw Emporium (still remember our favourite place?). Pho Viet is one of the few Vietnamese food in Penang with no added MSG and preservatives. They stand firm on using only honest and fresh ingredients. With that said, be prepared to indulge in fresh, delicious meal. They have a wide array of dishes, you could easily get your Vietnamese food cravings fixed.
Address: 496, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Thursday)
5. Saigon House
One of the latest addition to Vietnamese food in Penang, Saigon House has been talked about a few times in our blog. Serving authentic, homey Vietnamese cuisine, your heart will be contented. Saigon House is definitely wallet-friendly, so why not consider bringing your family or friends over to have a meal or two? Don’t worry about the taste as many Vietnamese claimed Saigon House as “home away from home.”
Address: 77, Lebuh Sri Bahari, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
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6. Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated (atas) place to enjoy Vietnamese food in Penang, Mekong Vietnamese restaurant is the perfect choice. With all the Vietnamese food you could possibly call out being available, this restaurant definitely feels Vietnamese. Though price is tad bit higher in comparison, you get to unwind in a much more comfortable place with better quality food.
Address: 403, Jalan Burma, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 11:30 a.m.-3;30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Daily)
7. Little Saigon
You might be thinking “Why so many restaurants with the the name Saigon one?” We don’t know either but Little Saigon does sound super cute. Serving traditional Vietnamese food in Penang, many praised for its oyster soup. Their beef noodle aka Pho and fried pandan chicken are equally scrumptious. The must order drink has to be Avocado milkshake. No joke Little Saigon serves really good stuff.
Address: 37, Lebuh Melaka, 10040 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Closed on Wednesday)
8. Ye Wei Vietnamese Food
Unlike any other Vietnamese corner in this article with nice setting and air conditioned, Ye Wei is just a simple coffee shop that sells really good Vietnamese food in Penang. We think it is so underrated because not many noticed Ye Wei. Run by a couple with the wife being a Vietnamese, you could just walk in comfortably to have a casual meal. From Pho to spring rolls and pork cutlet rice, they’re so good and hearty.
Address: Junction of Jalan Transfer & Jalan Hutton, George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
9. An Viet
Who knew you could also have Vietnamese food while shopping. We’re serious, An Viet could be found in the basement Gurney Plaza, where the food heaven is. Everything, from stocks, sauces, to marinades are made-from-scratch in-house, and is cooked to order. we suggest you to order their sets if you have no idea on Vietnamese food. Don’t forget to pair your meal with Vietnam Ice Drip coffee, the Vietnamese way.
Address: 170-B1-32A, Persiaran Gurney, Plaza Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
10. Little Hanoi
Our last recommendation, Little Hanoi, another name that will stuck in your mind once heard. They have a really wide menu for you to order from. If you’re a Vietnamese food expert, you’ll definitely love this place. Little Hanoi stands out when it comes to ambiance, the setting has a sense of Asian vibe.If you’re looking for Vietnamese food in Penang with better setting, Little Hanoi it is.
Address: 337, Jalan Perak, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Monday)
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