A Taste of Vietnam in Reykjavík
Reykjavík’s culinary charm is quite impressive for a small city, with a growing number of choices to suit all tastes. While there are traditional Icelandic restaurants serving up fresh fish and tender lamb fillets, there are also fantastic eateries specialising in food that you may not expect to see in Iceland. For instance, Vietnam Restaurant features classic and inventive Vietnamese food in two locations in Reykjavík.
Quality ingredients, friendly service and a cosy environment make Vietnam Restaurant a favourite among locals and travellers. The menus feature many of the staples you expect to see such as savoury summer and spring rolls, tasty rice and noodle dishes, and glorious bowls of Pho. Pho stands for meat, vegetables and rice noodles in a clear broth with grilled ginger, charred onion and an array of spices.
Main courses include delicious options like fried lamb with vegetables and satay sauce, grilled lobster with spicy Tamarind sauce, and fried beef in a delicate oyster sauce with vegetables. There are also sandwiches, salads and dessert options on the menu, as well as wine, beer and cocktails. There is truly something for everyone.
Non-meat eaters will feel more than welcome as Vietnam Restaurant has a large vegan section that is big on flavour. For instance, guests can enjoy vegan noodle soups and bowls of pho, and even deep-fried spring rolls with tofu, carrots, mushrooms, cabbage, mung beans and a mouth watering sweet and sour sauce, among several other dishes.
Two wonderful locations
The Vietnam Restaurant at Suðurlandsbraut 8, which is conveniently located close to Hilton Nordica Hotel, City Park Hotel and Reykjavík Lights Hotel, is the original outpost. It has a cosy atmosphere and friendly staff that are eager to ensure you have an ideal dining experience. The newest location at Laugavegur 27 is located in the heart of downtown Reykjavík. It’s the perfect place for a meal after some time exploring museums, shops, and cafes in the trendiest and liveliest part of Reykjavík.
Suðurlandsbraut 8 / Laugavegur 27