11 Pho-Nomenal Vietnamese Restaurants In Singapore You Won’t Pho-get

Best Vietnamese Restaurants In Singapore

Vietnamese fare has always been a mainstay in Singapore’s food scene with NamNam being a common choice. But there is so much more to Viet cuisine than just beef pho.

Recently, the Vietnamese food trend has picked up with many new passionate individuals opening eateries that bring the very best of the country’s cuisine to Singapore. From authentic street-style charcoal barbecue, seafood and of course, our beloved pho prepared several other ways other than in a beef broth, the options that we have here are pretty substantial.

Whether it’s a proper, comforting bowl of pho you crave or something with a little more attitude, here are the best Vietnamese restaurants in Singapore worth visiting.

Fat Saigon BoyPhoto Credit: Fat Saigon Boy


FAT SAIGON BOY


Skewering away from the traditional and the authentic is Fat Saigon Boy, a restaurant in Telok Ayer that fuses together the sheer rustic nature of Aussie cuisine to good old Vietnamese street food, delighting guests with a myriad of quirky creations that are anything but mundane.

From hefty mains to small plates, the options are pretty extensive. Here, anything goes, meaning you can settle for a hearty bowl of pho or go to the extreme with their Viet Veg Frittata or Soft Shell Crab Sliders—your choice.

51 Telok Ayer Street #01-02,
Singapore 048441
Tel: +65 6221 6784
(Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

Lang Nuong Vietnam

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LÀNG NUÖNG VIETNAM


Every culture has their own version of barbecue and frankly we love them all, but perhaps one of the more underrated ones is Vietnamese barbecue. Bringing traditional Vietnamese barbecue and the first of its kind to Singapore is Làng Nuöng Vietnam.

Serving up authentic Vietnamese street-style charcoal barbecue, this humble restaurant will give you a Viet experience like no other—from its lively ambience to the Vietnamese marinades that go onto their various meat options.

18 Foch Road
Singapore 209260
Tel: +65 9235 3548
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 2am
Nearest Station: Bendemeer

Little Vietnam RestaurantPhoto Credit: Little Vietnam Restaurant & Cafe


LITTLE VIETNAM


Nestled within Grandlink Square, a shopping centre easily overlooked by the common eye, lies Little Vietnam.

This Vietnamese joint serves up an eclectic array of Vietnamese home cooking so you can expect the likes of traditional Vietnamese spring rolls, salads as well as deep-fried quail, cockles served with various sauces and not forgetting, the iconic chicken and beef pho.

511 Guillemard Road,
#01-25, Grandlink Square
Singapore 399849
Tel: +65 6547 8587
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar

Long Phung

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LONG PHUNG


In Vietnam, seafood and beer make up a huge part of the nation’s culinary scene and it can be seen literally everywhere along the streets of Saigon. If you find yourself yearning for seafood and authentic Vietnamese fare at the same time, Long Phung is a good choice.

From cockles, gong gong to clams, the eatery has it all, and the best part is that most of their offerings are designed to be paired with beer—meaning that you can probably expect a fiery kick to come with each bite.

159 Joo Chiat Road,
Singapore 427436
Tel: +65 6440 6959
Daily: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Eunos

Mrs. Pho

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MRS PHO


Located along a row of shophouses along Beach Road is humble Vietnamese eatery, Mrs Pho. This is where you can expect the usual staples from spring rolls, pho and the likes but what sets them apart is their cockles.

Their cockles are tossed in a mixture of garlic, chilli and lard (yes, lard) and stir-fried to yummy perfection. Spicy, garlicky and everything you could ever want in a shellfish dish, this alone is worth making a trip down for.

349 Beach Road
Singapore 199570
Tel: +65 6292 0018
Sun to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway

Co Hai Banh MiPhoto Credit: Cô Hai Bánh Mì


CÔ HAI BÁNH MÌ


While the speciality here at Cô Hai is obviously their banh mi, we must admit that their other dishes are stellar as well. One notable one to try is the mammoth, everything-in-one, Rice Vermicelli with Grilled Pork, Minced Pork and Spring Roll.

The pork itself is well marinated and boasts a smoky flavour and the crispy spring roll provides a nice textural contrast to the chewy noodles and crunchy vegetables. If you’re yearning for a comforting pho, theirs is pretty spot on as well.

359 Beach Road
Singapore 199575
Tel: +65 6291 6435
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway

NamNam Noodle Bar


NAMNAM NOODLE BAR


We are sure NamNam Noodle Bar needs no further introduction—the successful Vietnamese restaurant chain is almost always at the top of our minds whenever someone mentions ‘beef pho’. You can always expect their beef broth—which has been boiled for over 24 hours—to be splendid.

If you are not there for their signature Hanoi Pho, there are also other traditional Vietnamese delights such as Banh Mi, noodle recipes from Southern and Central Vietnam, and small plates.

252 North Bridge Road
#B1-46/47, Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6336 0500
Daily: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Pho 99 Beef PhoPhoto Credit: Nico Nguyen


PHO 99 VIETNAMESE DELIGHT


Quite possibly one of the closest you can get to dining in the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh without having to fly there, Pho 99 Vietnamese Delight promises authenticity and good-old Vietnamese comfort food like no other.

Hidden among the many shophouses nestled along the happening food enclave of Amoy Street, this humble eatery draws in a pretty massive lunch crowd, many of which patronise the place for their delicious pho. Served piping hot and brimming with deep beefy flavours, we can see why people love it.

57/58 Amoy Street,
Singapore 069883
Tel: +65 6410 9600
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 10am – 9pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

Pho-Stop


PHO STOP


Tanjong Pagar may sport a slew of bars, fancy restaurants and hipster cafes but Vietnamese food is probably not something you would think to find there—until you’ve visited Pho Stop.

This is one restaurant that does not skimp and we’re talking about everything from the size of their noodle portions, meat to the fresh herbs that they serve on the side. But generosity aside, their cooking is on a totally different level altogether. The broth of their beef pho is light yet robust in flavour and stands up well on its own despite being so clear in appearance.

6A Shenton Way #02-28,
Downtown Gallery,
Singapore 068815
Tel: +65 9695 6885
(Closed on Tuesdays & Sundays)
Mon, Wed to Fri: 11.30am – 9pm
Sat: 11.30am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar / Downtown

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SAIGON ALLEY


If you ever wanted to get properly acquainted with real-deal Vietnamese street food, then Saigon Alley at Novena Gardens is definitely a place to visit. From their home-made salads, spring rolls to their various other dishes, they will have you falling in love with the cuisine entirely.

We highly recommend their Spicy Australian Beef Noodles as well as the Northern Vietnamese Beef Salad—both feature a generous serving of tender beef plus a unique, flavoursome kick that not many other commercial Vietnamese dishes possess.

273 Thomson Road, #01-05/06,
Novena Gardens
Singapore 307645
Tel: +65 6265 7662
Daily: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Novena

Banh Mi 888


BÁNH MÌ 888


Bánh Mì 888 is a nondescript Vietnamese eatery at the basement of United Square. It looks the most unassuming, like most casual Vietnamese eateries would look, but it has pretty legit pho.
We tried the Beef Pho (S$8.50) and while the broth wasn’t the richest nor the most fragrant, it was rather decent for the price and portion given that it is located in the Novena area. The Bánh mì (Vietnamese-style sandwich) is priced at S$6,50.
101 Thomson Road B1-06
United Square
Singapore 307591
Tel: +65 6354 3858
Nearest Station: Novena