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“Everything on the menu is a winner!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cay Tre Soho

Cay Tre Soho
42-43 Dean Street, London W1D 4QA, England (Soho)
+44 (0)20 7317 9118
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Ranked #4,051 of 17,041 Restaurants in London
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Soho
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Everything on the menu is a winner!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

As we walked into the restaurant, we were greeted by a sumptuous whiff of Vietnamese food and a friendly waiter who showed us to our table. Despite the slight draught fluttering around our table, the friendly atmosphere as well as the big bottles of sriracha and hoi sin sauce on the table made us feel comfortable.

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  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“probably the best Vietnamese restaurant in London.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Pros
- nice location, the restaurant is just a few minutes walking from Leicester Square, we had a nice shopping then walked in the restaurant.
- great food, i'm Vietnamese so my expectation is rather high. We found the restaurant's signature dishes superb, especially "Banh cuon". The other main courses in the menu were very good too.

Cons
- mixed staff's attitude, the Vietnamese staffs were ignorant and impolite, the Western ones were much more friendly.
- busy without booking, we would highly recommend to book in advance, especially during dinner time.
- so-so atmosphere, the dining space isn't big, and some tables are quite close to each others.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very buzzy and good varied menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I'm glad London has got a good range of Vietnamese restaurants as I have never particularly liked Thai food. The value for money was ok, basic tables, felt like more of a cafe than a restaurant. It was well lit and very busy. I went with three friends and we all really enjoyed our dishes.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Recommended by a friend. Ordered Roasted Whole Mackerel and Wild Shrimp Summer Rolls. The Mackerel is absolutely fantastic! It is very fresh and tasty. The summer rolls are good and the sauce is quite special. But I didn't taste the flavour of green papaya of the roll... Not recommend coming at night especially rush hour. It's so noisy and crowded, and I almost shout to talk with my friends..

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“So busy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

My wife and we recommended to eat here and we were not disappointed.
The restaurant is more cafe style and so busy at times there are huge queues so its advised to book in advance.
A good selection of traditional Vietnamese food and of course Pho noodles.
We had a baked eggplant with crab and a beautiful sauce to start followed by a yellow chicken curry which was tremendous and a neck of lamb dish with chillies and lemongrass equally as good in taste and quality.
We will go back and try some of the other dishes and we will reserve in advance.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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