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48-50 Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8941 0933
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Vietnamese food

This is a gem in Darwin. We've eaten Vietnamese in Adelaide, Sydney and Ho Chi Minh City. This restaurant was great, offering typical Vietnamese dishes at reasonable prices. The main we shared was barramundi in a soy and ginger sauce. Service was attentive and friendly. We initially had trouble... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
MurrayN17
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I went here with friends by accident and so glad we did. Great menu with amazing flavours in the food. By far the best Vietnamese food I've had in Darwin. It's not expensive either, very reasonable. I will definitely be returning here.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a gem in Darwin. We've eaten Vietnamese in Adelaide, Sydney and Ho Chi Minh City. This restaurant was great, offering typical Vietnamese dishes at reasonable prices. The main we shared was barramundi in a soy and ginger sauce. Service was attentive and friendly. We initially had trouble finding the place as the street address was Smith Street Mall... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food here was very tasty but was let down by cold plates and very small portions for the price. Disappointing especially as the flavours of the food were so good.

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Katoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Highly recommend the Lemongrass beef noodle salad, quite tasty but could be served with more actual salad ingredients such as bean sprouts, carrot, cucumber, mint which is the norm for Vietnamese salad. Mum chose the Well done brisket Pho' and said it too was tasty although she had problems with the slippery rice noodles! A good place for a quick... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very tasty noodle salad with lemongrass beef although some more actual salad would be nice, eg bean sprouts, mint, cucumber and carrot. Mum chose the 'well cooked brisket Pho' and said it too was nice although she found the rice noodles a little slippery to eat. Would recommend this restaurant in centre of Darwin City for a quick meal but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great food for a Saturday night in Darwin. Service (for the drinks in particular) was VERY slow. Noisy place across the plaza means eating inside is suggested.

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The best expensive pho soup in town. This evening was relatively cool especially in Darwin so pho soup would make us warm inside. Of course the soup was superb. I will go there anytime. It is not a very exciting looking restaurant but it does has good food especially pho. There is no need to pho pho this place. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We visited Ruby on our last night in darwin and had a very nice meal. We sat outside on the large balcony and shared a green papaya salad for entre which was tasty ( although not quite as tasty as the one we had at Mindil Markets earlier in our stay). We then shared sizzling beef and stir fry eggplant... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Amazing...... Service can be lacking sometimes, but all in all excellent food always. The curries and entree tasting plate always go down nice. We often eat here as it is a quick meal with hug flavour

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My partner & I ate here recently. The main food was delicious, I had an XO seafood dish & my partner had the beef massaman. Both were ever so tasty. The pork spring rolls to start were a little disappointing, the smallest spring rolls I have ever had. Staff were not attentive, I had to call them over a few... More 

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Address: 48-50 Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8941 0933
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

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  • Address: 48-50 Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8941 0933

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

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