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“Wonderful food and hostess”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Viet-Thai

Viet-Thai
Ranked #242 of 1,808 Restaurants in Leeds
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Thai
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Phone: 0113 257 0893 email: vietthai.cuisine@yahoo.com R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and hostess”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

This really is a gem of a place. The food is fantastic, the owners so friendly and accommodating. Cannot recommend it highly enough. My favourite meal is the mango prawn starter, with a dressing that's delightful, really light (no mayo etc), then I really can't decide the best main course. If I HAD to pick it would be a noodle dish, possibly the hot and spicy one with tofu. My mouth is watering writing this !

  • Visited September 2013
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West Yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Warm, friendly and enthusiastic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

An incredibly warm welcome and kind attention. If you like sweeter sauces or sweet and sour than you will probably enjoy the food here.

Visited September 2013
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Leeds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Great food and outstanding service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Viet-Thai is a very small restaurant (it's probably more cafe sized), so you won't get a lot of what you might expect from a chain or larger restaurant. Instead, you'll likely get one of the warmest welcomes you've had at any restaurant and hugely tasty food that's been cooked with care and attention.
I've seen people come in and be put off by the toilet - there's nothing wrong with it per se, but you do have to go out the front door and round the back to get to it. My advice would be to not let this put you off, as the food and service are worth a visit.
Oh and they also do take-away... but beware because it's addictive!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank sarilypuff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice food and casual dining”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We had heard a lot about the place and decided to give it a try the mains we had were really nice. We had the traditional green curry and the Vietnamese curry. Both very tasty if a bit mild for our tastes so we would ask for a bit more chilli next time. The starters (chicken wings and chicken satay) were perhaps a little overpriced for what they were but tasted nice - we would not hurry to order them again though and would try something different next time.

The restaurant is not licensed and is one where you can bring your own which we did not know before hand as its not on the website apart from in a review. They do serve soft drinks but £1.80 for a can of coke is a bit extreme in my book. All in all a nice local restaurant and a two course dinner for two with soft drinks came in at £35. Quite reasonable. The host was really nice and took time to have a little chat with us before we left. We will go back and sample some more.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Michael C
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fresh and well made food with excellent service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is one of those places we return to, either eating in or take-away. I haven't been to Vietnam, but the food here is very good. Seems to be a good mix of Vietnamese and Thai food, with a menu that isn't overwhelmed with myriad choices. Can recommend the squid in batter, which is light and crispy; the pork in five-spice, which is rich and filling, and the aubergine side dish, which complements the mains very well.

The service is very good. Huong is attentive and friendly without being overbearing. As a sign of the food quality, I have often seen local restaurant owners eating there.

The food appears to be at the higher end of the price range, but many restaurants recoup costs through alcohol. Viet-Thai is unlicensed, but the free corkage still keeps an evening out on a budget. Three courses for two with coffee is less than £50.

  • Visited July 2013
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