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“Good and bad!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Nuoc

Nuoc
12th floor orchard central | orchard rd, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6884 6808 ‎
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Ranked #2,287 of 7,410 Restaurants in Singapore
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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good and bad!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We had rice paper rolls, followed by spring rolls with lettuce and basil, then fried whole garoupa with steamed rice - all of which were good. We had also asked for broccoli thinking it would be Asian broccoli, still crisp but cooked to perfection with a flavoursome sauce, but they brought us a whole head of broccoli which was steamed, soggy, tasteless and devoid of sauce. It was awful! We then had a coconut custard with coconut cream followed by Vietnamese drip coffee with evaporated milk - both of which were terrific. The location had a panoramic view of Singapore and was spacious and comfortable. The food was mixed. I can't see any reason to return.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Backnang, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Delicious food, excellent service, marvelous view...strongly recommended! Will come back and am sorry, not to be able to take this location with me back to Stuttgart/Germany! By the way...Singaporeans are great, I love these people!

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“We are regular customers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We have visited Nuoc more than 10 times and we are always happy and satisfied! We only tried lunch, never dinner. My favourite is Pho - I prefer chicken to beef as beef can have some fatty bits.
Fresh spring rolls are the best! We lived in Hanoi for couple of years so we can compare and Nuoc is quite authentic!
Will be coming back.
Another positive - it is nested on the top of Orchard Central with spectacular view.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Vietinamse Food with a Wonderful View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

NUOC is a wonderful place that is nestled on the roof top of Orchard Center. The restaurant is very roomy and has a darker atmosphere that meshes well with the overall feel. I have to say the menu is well laid out in regard to having both English and Vietnamese descriptions. Some of the more popular and featured dishes have photos as well.
I went to NUOC with a group of friends, we ordered GỎI CUỐN NHÂN TÔM THỊT [FRESH VIETNAMESE SPRING ROLL] - Fresh prawns, sliced pork, lettuce, bean sprouts, rice vermicelli and Vietnamese herbs, rolled with traditional Vietnamese rice paper and served with soya bean sauce, pickles, peanuts and chili. They were wonderful!

Next we ordered SƯỜN NƯỚNG VỚI NƯỚC MẮM - [GRILLED PORK RIB]. The ribs are marinated with caramel and Vietnamese fish sauce. Were ordered a half order of 2 ribs [normal order is 4 ribs].They were a bit on the fatty and greasy side but then again they are pork ribs.

For our main course we ordered LẨU HẢI SẢN - FRESH SEAFOOD HOT-POT. This is a home-made spicy and sour tamarind broth in hot-pot, served with fresh prawns, squid, clams and sliced fish, rice vermicelli and fresh vegetables. Wow there was a lot of food. A generous portion of clams, prawns, fish…easily 2 people could have shared this as a meal. Needless to say we were stuffed by the time we were done.

NUOC is a tad bit spendy…but the food, service and the view is worth it if you’re looking for a restaurant with a nice atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“An oasis of Vietnamese charm with an amazing view of Orchard Road”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

Just spent another lovely evening in the company of good friends at Nuoc. Absolutely love this place which does fine dining Vietnamese in a tranquil garden setting on the rooftop of Orchard Central. My guests are always delighted by the following:-
1) Amazing garden setting with view of the setting sun in the heart of Orchard Road
2) Lotus tea served with crystalized ginger
3). Tri season salad - mix of morning glory greens, prawns, pork & peanuts with a tangy sweet dressing
I'd suggest going with the ala carte specials

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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