There will be days when we would just crave a bowl of hot soupy pho, especially on a rainy day. If not, you just love bahn mi or Vietnamese food in general. Either way, here are 10 places that you can check out in Penang for Vietnamese food. Some of you may not know but we actually do have quite a number of places that serve Vietnamese food here on the island.
10 Vietnamese Restaurants In Penang
1. An Viet
An Viet’s location is definitely convenient for those who are in the mall shopping. Besides that, this restaurant aims to minimize the global food wastage by encouraging their customer to only order as much as they consume. So, besides enjoying their good food you’re also supporting a good cause as An Viet sets aside RM0.10 for each person who finishes their entire meal then donates it to Food Aid Foundation.
Address: 170-B1-32A, Persiaran Gurney, Plaza Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: Monday-Sunday (10am-10pm)
2. Pho Viet Cafe
Pho Viet prides itself on serving the freshest ingredients to their customer with no added MSG. Moreover, they have a huge variety of authentic Vietnamese dishes that you can choose from their menu. So, you can indulge in all of their dishes guilt-free.
Address: 496, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: Monday-Sunday (10am-10pm) Closed on Tuesday
3. Saigon Bowl
With the location being in the heart of George Town, Saigon Bowl is one of the best places to grab a quick lunch if you’re in a hurry. Most of their dishes are served in a bowl just as its name suggests. Moreover, Saigon Bowl is known for its modernized traditional Vietnamese food and they’re popular for their pho and snacks.
Address: 20A&B, Whiteaways Arcade, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 Georgetown, Penang
Operating hours: Monday-Sunday (12pm-10pm)
4. Pho Vietz
If the name of this place does not tell you what they’re popular for, well it’s their pho. However, that’s not all. They’re also popular for their crispy Vietnamese spring roll and Bahn Mi that will leave you wanting more. Moreover, they’re located in Queensbay Mall which is perfect for those who plan to spend their entire day in the mall.
Address: Queensbay Mall, 2F-72/73, 100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Operating hours: Monday-Sunday (11am-9:45pm)
5. Indochine Cafe
Besides Vietnamese food, Indochine serves Thai, Cambodian and Laotian food. While they do not solely focus on one cuisine, you can be sure that the dishes are true to taste. Moreover, the location of Indochine is only a few steps away from the beach which is perfect for an evening walk either before or after dinner.
Address: 515a, Jalan C M Hashim, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: Monday-Sunday (11am-10:30pm)
6. Saigon House
With an environment of the interior that will surely enhance your Vietnamese cuisine experience, Saigon House’s dishes are reasonably priced. Moreover, they have a huge selection of Vietnamese dishes for you to choose from. A small and quaint restaurant that serves dishes that will surely hit the right spot if you’re a lover of Vietnamese food.
Address: 77, Jalan Sri Bahari, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: Monday-Sunday (11am-8pm)
7. Little Hanoi
A restaurant with a simple Asian setting that serves authentic Vietnamese food. Moreover, with their friendly staff, reasonably priced dishes, and amazing flavor, you will find yourself returning to this place more often.
Address: 337, Jalan Perak, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: Tuesday-Sunday (10am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm) Closed on Monday
8. Bahn Mi Kitchen
This place is known for its traditional Bahn Mi. If you’re unfamiliar with Bahn Mi, it is a combination of authentic Vietnamese ingredients in a baguette. Every bite of this goodness will definitely leave you wanting more. Bahn Mi Kitchen is also great for a quick lunch for those who are in a rush.
Address: No.86, Jalan Zainal Abidin 10400 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Operating hours: Monday-Sunday (9am-9pm)
9. Mai Thanh Vietnamese
Popular for its Vietnamese noodle soup as its name suggests, Mai Thanh also serves other authentic Vietnamese dishes. The humble interior may not attract you but the great flavor and reasonable price should. You may also get uncommon grilled dishes here as well.
Location: 318, Ground Floor, Jalan C.Y. Choy, 10300 George Town, Penang
Operating hours: 10am-9pm (Closed on Wednesday)
10. Hometown Vietnam Taste Restaurant
This humble location may be missed by most people but it’s definitely the place to get authentic Vietnamese food. If you have not been to this place, it’s time to add it to your list. It may not look like much but after one bite, you will be a regular customer soon. Moreover, their dishes are also reasonably priced and you can also receive great services from the staff.
Address: 56-W Jalan Jelutong 11600 Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia
Operating hours: Monday-Friday (10am-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm), Saturday-Sunday (9am-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm), Closed on Tuesday
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