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Rolling in Flavor The Top Vietnamese Restos in Adelaide

Rolling in Flavor: The Top Vietnamese Restos in Adelaide

Hungry for some seriously delicious Vietnamese grub in Adelaide? Well, brace your taste buds for a thrilling ride because we’re about to spill the rice on where to score some!

From Madame Hanoi’s Saigon-style food to Adelaide Pho’s beefy goodness, the CBD doesn’t run out of top-notch Vietnamese delights.

So, put on your stretchy pants and get ready. This article is a treasure trove of taste you won’t want to miss!

Cafe Saba

Address: Unit 7/47 The Parade, Norwood, SA 5067

Contact Details: (08) 8363 2006

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – 10 am to 3 pm
  • Tue to Fri – 10:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Sat – 10:30 am to 8 pm
  • Sun – Closed


Adelaideans often line up to Cafe Saba for their superb bean brews and decadent pastries, but their authentic Vietnamese food draws in several diners too.

Their appetizers are appetizing indeed, with prawn dumplings and chicken spring rolls as the top choices. You also get to assemble spring rolls, choosing from an array of fillings, including sugar cane prawns, pork balls, and grilled chicken. 

Moving on to the main course, their savory pho with rich beef broth and tender beef slices takes the top spot. The Vietnamese broken rice is another premium pick, featuring crispy roast pork, fried egg, and pickled veg.

Sit Lo

Address: 30 Bank St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: 0456 659 841

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon to Sat – 11 am to 9 pm
  • Sun – Closed


Sit Lo’s artsy interior exudes modern chic charm, while its cooks bring timeless Vietnamese chow to the table. Their roast crackling pork is a crispy sensation, with golden-brown skin revealing succulent, salty, and savory pork beneath. 

Vegans, on the flip side, can go for their earthy tofu and sautéed shiitake mushroom. Their pork bao also has a good rep, packing marinated slow-cooked pork, refreshing cucumber, sweet hoisin sauce, and zesty spring onions. 

To top it off, their café sua da is a sweet and creamy Vietnamese iced coffee, popping bold coffee flavors perfectly balanced by sweet condensed milk.

Little NNQ

Address: 125 Gouger St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8231 9778

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Tue to Fri – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm


From bite-sized munchies to large-plate meals, Little NNQ has your Vietnamese cravings handled. 

Their cold rolls are some of the CBD’s best, offering a boatload of fillings. Our usual choices are sugar-cane prawns, grilled pork skewers, and beef carpaccio—all finished with a special peanut sauce for a nutty oomph. 

When it comes to the large plates, their caramelized king prawns are hard to beat. Loaded with sliced capsicums, garlic, and fish sauce, this aromatic seafood treat has a sweet and savory flavor profile.

Chu’s Restaurant

Chu's Restaurant

Address: 40 Unley Rd, Unley SA, 5061

Contact Details: (08) 8272 4455

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Thu – 5:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Fri – 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sat – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sun – Closed


Any foodie looking for legit Vietnamese gourmet food should beeline to the cozy and chic Chu’s Restaurant.

Their Vietnamese mint chicken pops with robust flavors in each bite. You’ll notice a blend of onion, capsicum, celery, broccoli, carrots, mint leaves, and just the right amount of chili kick.

The savory hot pot rice is worth noting too, with its top-tier combo of fried chicken, onion, sausages, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, and a fried egg to tie it all together. 

For the cherry (or lychee) on top, indulge in their lychee ice cream, a fave among kids and adults.

W&W Quan

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Address: Shop T18 Ashwin Parade &, South Rd, Torrensville, SA 5031

Contact Details: (08) 8354 3222

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon to Wed – 9 am to 5 pm
  • Thu – 9 am to 8 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sun – 10 am to 5 pm


W&W Quan is where Vietnamese noodle is king. Those seeking a bowl of pure comfort should check their pho tai, flaunting well-marinated beef slices and aromatic herbs swimming in a savory, thin broth. 

For something a bit different, their mi and wonton is a showstopper. It’s a pleasing mix of wontons, egg noodles, and bean sprouts, all bathed in a chicken broth that’s pure liquid gold. 

Spice seekers should opt for bun bo hue, a beef and pork noodle with a deep and rich broth sizzling with tongue-tingling spices.

Mr. Viet

Address: 8/20 James Pl, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8212 3626

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – 9 am to 5 pm
  • Thu – 9 am to 8 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sun – 10 am to 5 pm


Mr. Viet also has mouthwatering noodles, but we can’t forget their exquisite bun bowls.

Their egg mi soup is made for fans of perfectly savory and subtly salty chicken broth. It’s a bowl of aromatics, egg noodles, and your choice of chicken, prawns, or pork.

Then there’s the smoky and sweet roast pork bun bowl, a palate-pleasing combo of vermicelli rice noodles and vegetables, all dressed with garlic and chili fish sauce.

Yen Linh

Address: 131 Days Rd, Croydon Park, SA 5008

Contact Details: (08) 8340 2999

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Fri – 10 am to 7 pm
  • Sat – 10 am to 4 pm
  • Sun – 10 am to 3 pm


Casual and classic, Yen Linh is one of the best Vietnamese joints in Adelaide for cold rolls and spring rolls. 

They have time-tested dishes here, like cold prawn rolls, with plump South Australian prawns and garden-fresh veggies wrapped in delicate rice paper.

For spring rolls, the chargrilled pork takes the cake, especially with the addition of nước chấm—a sour, sweet, and umami-filled mix of fish sauce, fresh lime juice, garlic, and sugar.

Yen Linh has vegetarians covered too. Their gỏi cuốn chay rolls are stuffed with fried tofu, vermicelli noodles, and a fresh veg medley drizzled with a thick peanut hoisin sauce.

Adelaide Pho

Adelaide Pho

Address: 199 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8212 0997

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Sun – 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 9 pm


Adelaide Pho is the place to be if you’re stomach is rumbling for a steaming bowl of pho.

Their menu is souper delicious, with options like shredded chicken pho, pho-cooked beef, and even seafood pho.

Each hot bowl offers a unique blend of herbs, savory broths, and tender proteins, unbeatable on cold days, stressful nights, and, of course, hangover mornings.

Vietnamese Laundry

Address: 152 Sturt St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: 0434 257 349

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 10:30 am to 3 pm
  • Sat to Sun – Closed


No, Vietnamese Laundry isn’t a laundromat; it’s an artistic resto with attention-hooking murals and tummy-pleasing Vietnamese bread rolls.

Their bread rolls are ideal for time-conscious diners, with the combination bread roll as our go-to. Have a bite, and you’ll savor the dynamic duo of roast pork and lemongrass chicken, all tucked inside a crunchy Viet sandwich.

For the plant-based peeps, there’s the slow-cooked tofu bread roll, which packs all the same flavorful punch without the meat. Expect flavors and mouthfeels of hand-pickled carrot, spring onion, cucumber, and Vietnamese mayonnaise.

Madame Hanoi

Address: SkyCity Adelaide, 125 North Terrace, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8218 4166

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Wed – 4 pm to 10 pm
  • Thu – 12 pm to 3 pm, 4 pm to 10 pm
  • Fri – 12 pm to 3 pm, 4 pm to 12 am
  • Sat – 4 pm to 12 am


A look into Madame Hanoi’s fusion of refined French decor and jaw-dropping Vietnamese artwork, and you know you’re in for a treat. The food also exceeded our taste test, with the fiery and zesty Saigon-style chili prawns as the standout dish.

The plate of sticky vinegar lamb ribs with pomegranate juice is another winning dish. Its tender meat teems with savory richness from the thick marinade and tangy sweetness from the vinegar glaze, while the satisfying crunch of bean sprouts adds another layer.

And for dessert, it’s the coconut pandan panacotta that tops Madame Hanoi’s other sweets. Its velvety texture pairs perfectly with the watermelon sorbet, fresh seasonal fruit, and the drizzle of pomegranate syrup.

Gondola Gondola

Address: 1 Peel St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8123 3877

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – 5 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Tue to Fri – 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Sat – 5:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Sun – Closed


Gondola Gondola’s modern take on Vietnamese cuisine is a flavor-packed adventure. To kick things off, don’t miss their sashimi garden—a Japanese-Vietnamese platter of seasonal sashimi, dragonfruit, fresh herbs, and a zesty green chili nam jim. 

Then, there’s Mama Tran’s Banh Xeo, a Vietnamese egg pancake filled with pork and prawn mince and veggies.

For a bite of indulgence, their GG Wagyu tartare is the signature selection. The addition of coriander and yuzu lime emulsion adds a zesty and refreshing twist, while the spiced carrot purée provides gentle heat almost anyone can handle.

Pho Ha Long

Address: 216-218 Morphett St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8221 6693

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 10 am to 9 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 10 am to 6 pm


Aside from pho, rice dishes take center stage in Pho Ha Long.

They have marinated pork chops, crackling pork roast with rice, and a melange of pork loaf and shredded pork. If you want to up the meaty levels, feast on these deals with their meatball pork skewers or the well-done beef and brisket noodle soup.

Wash it all down with their avocado smoothie with creamy and rich undertones or the durian smoothie bursting with bold and exotic tropical flavors.

The Spot on Melbourne

Address: 125 Melbourne St, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 7225 0612

Operating Hours: Daily – 10 am to 3 pm


Locals on 125 Melbourne St are spoiled with The Spot on Melbourne’s Vietnamese baos. With their irresistible soft-shelled crab bao with the perfect balance of salty and sweet and their smoky grilled chicken bao, this restaurant bun game is strong.

The same can be said about their salads. The front-runner for our team is their chicken and prawn salad accented by pickled carrots, cucumber, and a secret homemade dressing.

Bay’s Vietnamese Cuisine

Address: 17-19 Moonta St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – 11 am to 4 pm
  • Thu – 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Fri – 11 am to 9 pm
  • Sat – 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 9 pm


Nestled on the shady corner of Chinatown Plaza, Bay’s Vietnamese cuisine is an ideal place for superb Vietnamese food and relaxation.

You can spice things up with the spicy noodle soup, prepared with a zesty pork and beef broth and served with rice vermicelli, thinly sliced brisket, and Vietnamese bologna.

Another delightful option is the beef stew, a slow-cooked, spice-braised beef and carrot stew topped with your preferred noodle. The thirst-quenchers here are limited, but their fresh coconut juice and iced Vietnamese coffee still get the job done.

Thanh Thanh

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Address:1 8 Field St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8212 8788

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sun – 11 am to 9 pm


The spacious, classy, and authentically Vietnamese Thanh Thanh is a top dog when it comes to stir-fried and salt and pepper staples.

The soy sauce-based and wok-tossed egg-fried noodles are a favorite among locals and our teammates. Its sweetness and savoriness are well-balanced, while ingredients like bell peppers and green onions add spice and aroma.

As for the salt and pepper meals, you can’t go wrong with South Australian king prawns and squid—both choices renowned for their succulence and crispiness.


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