Xin Chào: 6 Best Vietnamese Restaurants In KL & Selangor

Xin Chào: 6 Best Vietnamese Restaurants In KL & Selangor

Which are the best Vietnamese restaurants in KL and Selangor? Here are some we personally love. Give them a try, and let us know which one tops your list! (Left: Image by @where_is_eddy_rush. Right: Image by @rasa.viet.)

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There are quite a few well-liked Vietnamese restaurants that you can probably name off the top of your head, like Super Saigon and Pho Vietz. While many of them claim to have the most authentic Vietnamese food (I call this ‘The Battle Of The Authentics’), my unpopular personal opinion is that the most authentic food to you will always be the one that tastes the most nostalgic or comforting.

Similarly, oftentimes you’ll find some places have better pho than others, or you’d prefer a particular banh mi from that one place. With that said, here are some restaurants we love, but of course, it’s up to you to decide which one you think is best!

1. Rasa Viet, multiple locations

Admittedly, Rasa Viet is my one true love when it comes to Vietnamese food. Their Smoked Duck Banh Mi is so flavourful, and their pho is extremely comforting on chilly days. If you’d like something rice-based, the Grilled Chicken Rice will not disappoint.

During non-peak hours, try making your own spring rolls with their Sizzling Pancake DIY. For a special ending to your meal, dig into an indulgent combination of Fried Cempedak with Coconut Ice Cream.

Rasa Viet is a Muslim-friendly restaurant, as they don’t serve pork and alcohol, and their meats are procured from halal-certified suppliers. Visit them at The Sphere Bangsar South, or Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya!

Address: Unit No. G-3A, Level Ground, The Sphere, 59200 Kuala Lumpur; 79, Jalan SS 20/11, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603 2242 1880; +603 7732 9880

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2. Gold Standard Pho, Sri Hartamas

Can you believe the broth used for the beef pho here takes 30 hours to prepare? That is true dedication, and the reason they’re called Gold Standard Pho. Made with halal-certified Australian beef, this exclusive recipe called the GS Pho Beef Broth keeps patrons coming back — the comfort of a lovingly-made broth.

Address: No. 5, Jalan Sri Hartamas 7, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6017 352 0711

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3. Banh Mi Cafe, Puchong

This Vietnamese cafe is no stranger to the Puchong neighbourhood. With its humble beginnings of only four tables back in 2013, it has grown into an establishment loved by the community for its fresh ingredients, feel-good food, and great service. Whenever I’m in the Puchong area, I’ll have my fix of Vietnamese food here.

Dishes you have to try at Banh Mi Cafe are: Banh Mi Bo Kho (stewed beef with Vietnamese baguette), Hu Tieu Suon (pork rib kway teow soup), and Banh Uot Thit Nuong (Vietnamese chee cheong fun with grilled pork and ham).

Address: 1 Jalan Puteri 7/10, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Contact: +603 8060 0127

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4. Pho King, Petaling Jaya

Of course, we have to seize the opportunity to say that the food here is Pho King good! At Pho King, the dedication to quality comes down to the husband and wife team, who both love Vietnamese food. The wife hails from Ha Long Bay and personally tests the food to ensure its authenticity.

Their ingredients are sourced carefully, using premium meats like Australian beef, pork from Sanbanto, and fish sauce imported from Phu Quoc. Even the fried shallots and roasted peanuts are prepared in-house from scratch!

Address: 153, Jalan SS 2/6, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +603 7865 3290

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5. Ruyi One.Cafe, Ampang

During the pandemic, parents Kenny and Vanessa wanted to keep their son, Ruyi, engaged in activities. Since they were apart from Vanessa’s family in Vietnam, food became a way to help Ruyi learn about his mum’s heritage. As time passed, family and friends started ordering food from Vanessa and Ruyi One.Cafe became a reality.

You’ll have to try their pho, as the bone broth is cooked for over 12 hours, and the homemade beef balls are delicious. For something special and different, try the Rice Paper Mango Salad — once you start, you can’t stop! For the parents, fret not, as they have a Kids’ Menu!

Address: Suite G.01, Level Ground Floor, The Grange @ Ampwalk, 218, Jln Ampang, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6012 608 2805

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6. Jane’s Nem, Petaling Jaya

The mastermind behind this restaurant is Jane, who hails from Hanoi. This is why at Jane’s Nem, you’ll find authentic northern Vietnamese cuisine. Here, their joy is in making food with love and from scratch. This is evidenced by their 16-hour beef bone broth, freshly-baked banh mi, and crispy roasted pork. Their signature nem (spring rolls) are also sold frozen, so you can air-fry them at home whenever cravings hit!

Address: Happy Mansion, AG5, Block A, Jalan 17/13, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6012-331 1835

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(they/them) River is a pawrent to 2 cats and an introvert. Part of the UBI (Useless Bits of Information) brain club, inspiration usually strikes when they're in the shower, on the toilet bowl or during commutes.