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“A quiet place to dine in”

Viet Lang @ the Arts House
Ranked #4,002 of 10,676 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: The Quays
Singapore, Singapore
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“A quiet place to dine in”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

This restaurant is located at the Old parliament house. It was just besides the Victoria theatre which is undergoing renovation now, so you can only see construction in progress if you sit outside to dine.

We went there to have our lunch in a group. That was around 2pm plus and it was over lunch time. The place was quiet, with a few tables occupied. The food was okay but not fantastic. Especially the noodle soup, we all felt that it was not served hot, the soup had already cooled down when arriving at our table. But what I like is their soft shell crabs, it was yummy. The paper roll with prawns was okay as personally I do not like the taste of raw bean sprout. But it was okay. The service of the waitresses was good. Patient, and quite efficient.

Price wise, it was not cheap. You can expect a bowl of noodle soup costs ard 20 over dollars. The food we ordered including deep fried soft shell crabs, mango salad, 6 bowls of noodle soup, paper rolls with prawns, paper roll with soft shell crabs and a few drinks cost us about 300 over dollars and each of us paid $46 for one share. One can order their set lunch which costs ard 30plus dollars.

But as I said, if you can sit down at a quiet and nice environment to enjoy your food with good service, isn't it worth to pay a little bit more.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Authentic Vietnamese food in a good location”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We decided to sit at an outside table as there was a nice breeze for a change. There was some building work going on opposite but it wasn't loud enough to put us off our food. Everything was fresh and delicious, especially the prawn spring rolls, much better in fact than we had in Vietnam! However the standout was the Pho Bho. i have to say i baulked at the SGD 21 being charged until I saw the bowl it came in which was huge and more than enough for two or more people. It was absolutely delicious, perfectly seasoned with a beautifully warm beefy flavour. We will return.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Modern Vietnamese fare”
Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

This is a very well appointed restaurant and a great location( just behind the Parliament House ) in a lovely colonial building. The food here seemed to take on a modern flavour rather than the tried and tested Vietnamese fare. This worked for the starter which was an open plate of rice paper, salad leaves and a beef roll which the guest is required to roll up and dip in the sauce as well as lovely green mango and pomelo salad topped with prawns which was closer to Thai food. The clear mushroom soup had hints of a Tom yum soup. What did not work so well was the main which was grilled fish and chicken.

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“Great food but pressing service”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

I've been in Viet Lang a saturday evening for a bachelorette party.
The restaurant is very quiet, almost empty, in a nice and classy decor. We are 10 for the party, with a reservation at 9pm.
At our arrival, the waitress explain that the kitchen close at 10. Woaw, they should have specify it at the phone when we reserved. We choose our meal quickly, that arrive later with the dessert menu...
Well, let's order the dessert during the meal. I ordered a roasted chicken with lemongrass which was really tasty. Everybody liked the food. And especially the dessert, that we shared. I don't remember all the name, but the caramelized banana with ice-cream is to die for !
However, the waiter bring the check, and press us for paying when we were still eating our dessert.
So, i recommend the place for the quiet atmosphere and the food for a reasonnable price, but with a reservation at 7 or 8pm, to be sure to eat peacefully !

  • Visited January 2013
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“Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine”
Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

We wanted to squeeze in dinner before the movie started at The Arts House, so we decided to grab a bite in Viet Lang. I had spent a few weeks in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi years ago and longed to savor their wonderful cuisine again.

It was 7pm and the restaurant was  relatively busy. We asked for a table for 2 and were shown very quickly and extremely politely to a table by a Vietnamese team member. I was awed by the warmth shown and felt very welcomed. 

My partner and I mentioned that we were in a bit of a rush, so Goi Cuon - fresh salad roll, was recommended as an appetizer. The menu stated that the ingredients was shrimp, basil, pumpkin and vermicelli. Not a huge fan of seafood, I asked for chicken as a substitute instead of shrimp. This was duly noted by the same lady that showed us to our table. Vietnam is, of course, world renown for their Pho, so without hesitation, we decided on Pho Ga - sliced chicken in flat rice noodle soup, as our main dish.

Unlike the Goi Cuon I had eaten in the past, the ones served in Viet Lang was generous. Two huge rolls, each sliced in half were placed on a white plate with peanut sauce on the side. Dipping the salad roll in this sauce that accompanied it definitely enhanced its flavor. Quite a signature dish, I must say!

As expected, the Pho Ga arrived served in a huge bowl. Chunks of lean chicken swimming in tasteful broth mixed with onion slices, noodles and bean sprouts made for an excellent main dish. I would not hesitate to recommend this dish to anyone wanting to try out this restaurant.

The staff was attentive and rendered assistance whenever necessary. It was a pity we had hardly time to enjoy the entire experience, but judging from our short half hour spent in Viet Lang, not only will we be returning soon, but we will be recommending Viet Lang to any of our friends yearning for Vietnamese cuisine.

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