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9 Best Vietnamese Food in Penang [2024]

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Vietnamese Food Penang

Best Vietnamese Food Penang
Best Vietnamese Food Penang

If you are ever in the mood for some delicious Vietnamese food, Penang is the place to be! There are plenty of great restaurants serving up traditional dishes like pho and banh mi. Here is the list of the 9 Best Vietnamese Food in Penang.

1. Saigon Bowl

Key ServicesVietnamese Food Penang
Websitehttps://m.facebook.com/saigonbowlmy/
Address23, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10300, Georgetown, Penang
Phone0174713720
Emailinfo@saigonbowl.my
Operating HoursDaily 11:00AM—10:00PM

From a distance, Saigon Bowl’s two-story colonial building, which was built in the early 20th century, will catch your attention. Saigon Bowl opened its doors in September 2017 and seeks to modernize traditional Vietnamese food in order to offer Malaysians while keeping the distinctive Vietnamese eating experience. There are some traditional Vietnamese bamboo handicrafts hanging from the restaurant’s ceiling, and the interior decor oozes elegance and cleanliness. Saigon Bowl’s food is affordable and suitable for most budgets.

Key Differentiators:

  • Reasonable price
  • Great food
  • Excellent food

Customer Testimonial:

“Love the clean tasting soup! Really nice and yummy. Healthy rolls too!”

MH H

2. Saigon House Cuisine

Key ServicesVietnamese Food Penang
Websitehttps://saigon-house-cuisine.business.site
AddressNo.77, Jalan Sri Bahari,, 10500, Georgetown, Penang
Phone042612301
EmailSaigonhousecuisine@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 11:00AM—10:00PM

Saigon House Cuisine serves regional Vietnamese fare such noodles, seafood, sandwiches, hotpot, and desserts. The ambience is exceedingly plain and austere when you walk into the restaurant, which is similarly housed in a colonial building. Only a few bamboo trays that are hung against the walls and traditional Vietnamese cone hats, which are meant to brighten the room, serve as decorations.

Key Differentiators:

  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Large menu
  • Healthy options

Customer Testimonial:

“Authentic Vietnamese cuisine, made me miss Vietnam a lot! Food here is really nice and ambience is good as well.”

Jo Jan

3. An Viet

Key ServicesVietnamese Food Penang
Websitehttps://www.anviet.com.my
AddressB1-32A,Gurney Plaza, 170, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Georgetown, Penang
Phone042933481
Emailhello@anviet.com.my
Operating HoursDaily 10:00AM—10:00PM

An Viet uses top-quality ingredients to make genuine dishes. The interior of the restaurant has a modern aspect, with lighting that goes well with the little bit of wood, green, and blue. One of their defining dishes is certainly the pho they serve, where the beef balls are made entirely from fresh cow meat. Try their deep-fried sticky rice balls if you have the chance; they are made with a lot of effort and deep-fried at the perfect time. 

Key Differentiators:

  • Creative cuisine
  • Best brunch
  • Healthy options

Customer Testimonial:

“Pleasant and flavorful Vietnamese food in a relaxing space in this busy mall. Even though it’s part of a chain, the food is nicely prepared, well presented and tastes great. The sets are good value.”

Speed Master

4. Vietnamese Pho Shop

Key ServicesVietnamese Food Penang
Websitehttps://m.facebook.com/Vietphoshop/
Address102 – H – 25, New World Park, Jalan Burma, Georgetown, 10050 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 12-429 4896
Emailnthaingochan@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 10:00AM—10:00PM

A chicken and Taiwan basil pho is available at the Vietnamese Pho Shop. It’s a herbal cuisine that is simple to digest. Cost per spring roll is 5RM. Their sauce has a delicious flavor. Spring rolls have sticky skin and noodles.

Key Differentiators:

  • Great food
  • Excellent service
  • Creative cuisine

Customer Testimonial:

“Moved from Queensbay Food Court, very good Pho & Banh Mi…updates Beefy Australian ribs.”

Woo one

5. Que Huong Toi Vietnamese Cafe

Key ServicesVietnamese Food Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Vietnam%20Qu%C3%AA%20H%C3%BA%C3%B3ng%20T%C3%B4i/260535064087079/
Address56, 6, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11600, Jelutong, Pulau Pinang
Phone042810633
Operating HoursDaily 10:00AM-10:00PM

Que Huong Toi Vietnamese Cafe offers authentic Vietnamese food. The restaurant’s interior design has a strong vintage and oriental feel. Unquestionably the restaurant’s most well-known meal is the pho (beef/chicken), which is reasonable and, of course, authentic. If you have a sweet tooth, they provide a selection of sweet Vietnamese desserts, like Banh Flan and Che Bap.

Key Differentiators:

  • Authentic sweets
  • Creative cuisine
  • Reasonable price

Customer Testimonial:

“Very autentic homemade banh mi(baguette) & pho(beef noodles). Pricing is very reasonable & taste good.”

Michael L

6. Banh Mi Kitchen

Key ServicesVietnamese Food Penang
Websitehttps://m.facebook.com/banhmikitchenpg/
Address86, Jalan Zainal Abidin, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone+60 18-213 6168
Emailbanhmi.kitchen86@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 9:00AM-9:00PM

Combining traditional Vietnamese ingredients creates a Banh Mi Kitchen. The union of French delicacies and Vietnamese cuisine results in every bite being as vibrant on the tongue as a lion dance. They also offer enormous quantities of a variety of stuffings and crispy baguettes. Along with the prawns, fish cakes, and cold vermicelli, you’ll love it when the sweet and sour sauce is drizzled over it.

Key Differentiators:

  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Large menu
  • Creative cuisine

Customer Testimonial:

“It was my first visit. They have a great varieties of Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwich). To my surprise, both the Grilled Lemongrass Pork Neck and Saigon Chicken Banh Mi that we ordered taste so good. The lime sugarcane drink is refreshing too, highly recommended.”

Queen M.

7. Saigon Sister Vietnamese Streetfoods

Key ServicesVietnamese Food Penang
Websitehttps://m.facebook.com/sgnsisvnsf/
AddressKompleks Makanan E Garden, Persiaran Halia 3, 10470 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone+60 16-411 1025
Emailsaigonsisters.penang@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 4:00PM-10:00PM

When preparing cuisine, Saigon Sister Vietnamese Streetfoods pays attention to every detail—from the ingredients to the flavor to the presentation to the service. Roasted pork, lemongrass chicken, and freshly baked soft and crispy Vietnamese baguettes (Banh Mi) are all to die for, and their Vietnamese iced lime tea is wonderfully stimulating.

Key Differentiators:

  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Great food
  • Healthy options

Customer Testimonial:

“Definitely one of the best Vietnamese in Penang. The roast pork bahn mi is the star here, crispy roast pork pieces in freshly baked bread. The bun thit nuong is a close second! The lime juice is refreshing too.”

Vincent Teh

8. Roti Babe

Key ServicesVietnamese Food Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/Roti-BABE-117054253471633/
AddressJln Lembah Permai, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone+60 16-629 8808
Emailrotibabe8@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 11:30AM-9:00PM

Roti Babe is a kid-friendly restaurant that offers scrumptious Banh Mi Buns, delicious Lemongrass Vermicelli, and refreshing spring rolls. Groups and families can also enjoy this restaurant’s informal atmosphere.

Key Differentiators:

  • Perfect for family treats
  • Creative cuisine
  • Great food

Customer Testimonial:

“Veggie very fresh and the dish very delicious and yummy. Friendly boss lady. The stall is at Sure Win food court.”

William Tan

9. Hometown Vietnam Taste Restaurant

Key ServicesVietnamese Food Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/people/Hometown-Vietnam-Taste-Restaurant-%E8%B6%8A%E5%8D%97%E9%84%89%E6%9D%91%E9%A2%A8%E5%91%B3-H%C6%AF%C6%A0NG-V%E1%BB%8A-VI%E1%BB%86T-NAM/100057586173811/
Address134 Lebuh Noordin, Penang Island, Malaysia
Phone+60 16-524 5523

It is essential to try the pho at Hometown Vietnam Taste Restaurant. The serving is just right for one person and costs RM13 for a small. For meat enthusiasts, extra meat is highly advised. You should also try the sandwich with pig belly. I can see why this restaurant is hailed as a truly authentic Vietnamese restaurant because of their nice personnel. Despite being very modest, the location is cozy and nostalgic. The food comes in huge portions, tastes well, and is reasonably priced.

Key Differentiators:

  • Reasonable price
  • Creative cuisine
  • Authentic food

Customer Testimonial:

“It’s a delight to dine here. The ingredients used as fresh, environment is cozy and clean, owners as friendly. Always love family run restaurant because they do everything with their heart.”

Yiki Koay

Vietnamese Food Penang

Whether you’re in the mood for a classic Banh Mi or something a bit more creative, these ten Vietnamese restaurants will have your taste buds singing with delight. With such an array of delicious options to choose from, we can promise that you won’t be disappointed with any of the choices on this list. So what are you waiting for? Visit one now!

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Malaysia. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Malaysia. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Malaysia has to offer.