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5.2 /6 Excellent 492 Reviews

Hello Auntie

Marrickville Vietnamese $$ +100
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About Hello Auntie

Please note: all reservations at Hello Auntie are restricted to a maximum of two hours. Please bear this in mind when making your reservation.

Tucked away in the Sydney’s inner west down Illawarra Road you will find Hello Auntie – one of the area's most charming Asian eateries. Combining stylish decor with a fusion of traditional and modern Vietnamese-influenced dishes, Hello Auntie is the place to go for pho in Marrickville, while you will also find a wide range of other Southeast Asian favourites, from small tapas-style dishes to main courses and Asian inspired desserts.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Thursday 11:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Friday 11:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 16:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 16:00, 17:30 - 21:30
Hello Auntie, Illawarra Road 278, 2204 Sydney

Further Information

With vintage Vietnamese decorations, exposed brickwork and warm dimmed lighting, this atmospheric restaurant in Marrickville is the ideal location for a cosy meal, romantic date or fun night out. Inspired by traditional Vietnamese cooking, Hello Auntie whips up contemporary Asian dishes with a balance of modernity and motherly care on Illawarra Road in Sydney’s inner west. Everything (except the noodles) is made fresh in Hello Auntie’s kitchen daily, driven by a focus on the absolute best produce available. Designed to be shared, Hello Auntie’s dishes vary in size to suit family eating. There are also cocktails just as creative as the food, beers, wines and Hello Auntie’s trademark slushies – a particular favourite is the whatchamacallit, a mixture of lychees, logan, rambutan and apple juice topped with popping candy for a sweet and refreshing hit very popular with kids (though Hello Auntie offers a version with a shot of rambutan vodka for the adults too)

Gorgeous traditional dishes include banh khot (the Vietnamese answer to pikelets, served with sauteed prawns and smelt roe), ban xeo (sizzling rice pancakes infused with coconut and turmeric) and of course beefy pho – using Auntie’s traditional and time-tested beef stock, the recipe for which is a closely guarded secret. Go the whole hog (or cow) with Hello Auntie’s pho dac biet (‘the lot’), which includes thinly sliced black Angus beef, house-made wagyu meatballs, braised beef brisket and pasture-fed short rib torched to give a heavenly smoky flavour. The bo luc lac is another great choice for beefeaters, seared wagyu in a cold smoked soy, garlic, sesame and wasabi pearl onion marinade, and yes, the bong chuoi vit quay crispy roast duck with banana blossom is just as incredibly delicious as it sounds. As one of Marrickville’s most exciting restaurants it pulls in a crowd from all over Sydney, so we recommend booking for Hello Auntie on Illawarra Road in advance.

CHEF'S CHOICE

492 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 492 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: average
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: friendly
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Jane H.
1 review so far 6
12.08.2017 13:16

Delicious food & good atmosphere. Coconut & turmeric prawn crepe was excellent. Good value for money, will definitely go back to taste more from the menu.

JOANNE K.
5 reviews so far 6
11.08.2017 22:42

Excellent every time! Great attentive waitresses and waiters. Great choice of good & cocktails. The duck salad is to die for as is the spring rolls are amazing.

Sara S.
2 reviews so far 6
10.08.2017 01:16

I always love it at Aunties Consistently amazing food, friendly and obliging staff, lovely relaxed atmosphere, fantastic cocktails and an amazing wine list Hello ... it's perfect !

Bonny S.
1 review so far 6
10.08.2017 00:34

When you have a successful restaurant posing modern spins on classic cuisine it's easy to do two things: Pretentiously overprice and be either arrogant or slack in your service. Hello Auntie manages to deliver amazing culinary surprises in a simple yet artistic surrounding with great ambiance whilst the staff remain both attentive & friendly and prices remain more than reasonable. Booking is suggested as this gem was full on the Wednesday night we visited. A couple behind us who didn't have a reservation were seen to quickly and had a table soon after so walk-ins are allowed. The food was amazing, we were a little over-eager and were advised that we'd over ordered and they were right, the portions were large, filling and delicious. We cut back on a couple of dishes and still had to bag half of it to go. This is a great place for sharing plates. Bring your friends and don't over look the drinks menu. Even the softs have some tasty surprising addictions. Can't wait to return.

Chris p.
1 review so far 3
14.08.2016 03:06

In Marrickville we are spoiled for great Vietnamese restaurants so when a new supposedly extra special place called Hello Auntie opened up we thought we'd give it a go. To begin we tried to book on the weekend but were told we'd need to book at least a week in advance. Fair enough we thought it's a new place and seems to have created some what of a buzz in the neighbourhood. We ended up booking mid week, no dramas. It was a 6.30pm sitting and we were seated at a table less than a foot from a couple who were obviously on a first date. We could hear every word they said, I actually felt like joining in the chat as it felt like we were at the same table and they seemed like a cute couple. Our first dish came out and it was crispy skinned chicken. It was moist and the skin was deliciously crispy. The second dish came out about 30mins after we finished the first and was the duck pancake. Over all a pretty good version of what most of the other Vietnamese restaurants do, perhaps a hint doughy but over all ok. Last of all and after waiting another 30mins came the twice cooked pork belly. We we really excited about this one as a few reviews we'd had read really talked it up. My fist bite of a 1cm cube piece of pork nearly broke a tooth. The only crackling from this dish would be coming from my teeth shattering. To the wait staffs credit they offered us a free desert to compensate for the pork but by the time the offer came we just wanted to go home. Over all the service was excellent but the food was over priced, the cold bare brick, concrete floors and hard chairs , while good for Hipsters not ideal for the over 30's crowd.

Trish M.
1 review so far 6
28.07.2016 00:02

Hello Auntie is a fabulous restaurant, to eat in and to look at. The menu is not your usual Vietnamese menu, rather Vietnamese with a twist. The food is fresh and so delicious, especially anything with duck!! The Staff are wonderful, very attentive and so polite. They were mindful of our dishes taking a little too long so they gave us a starter on the house, which I thought was an example of excellent customer service. The service is usually fast, but as I saw this time round, they really know how to keep their customers happy. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. I love it!!!

Andrew J.
1 review so far 5
16.11.2016 00:26

We love Hello Auntie and it's good for kids as well. The food is just right, fresh, good tastes with a mix of traditional dishes done excellently and some new creations. I'm no expert on Vietnamese food but Hello Auntie hits the spot. It is pricey but you can get great value by choosing carefully. I do think they could improve by filtering their table water which to be fair no restaurant seems to do. It would make me rate it higher.

Christopher O.
2 reviews so far 5
30.05.2016 23:17

Hello Auntie is always a great experience. The food is sensational, and the whole vibe of the place - the patrons, the layout and design of the restaurant is top class. Most of all the staff are efficient, always friendly and the food comes beautifully presented and on time. I love going to Hello Auntie and taking friends there who haven't experienced it before. Thanks for another great night

Shannon M.
1 review so far 5
26.03.2017 23:20

All the food was great, especially the banh khot and banh xeo. We had one person at our table who had never had Vietnamese food, but he was very impressed. I preferred the more traditional Vietnamese menu items, but the more modern dishes were also very tasty. Service was friendly, and our waitress was forthcoming with recommendations and helped us order the right amount for our group. We fed 7 people for about $40 a head, including a beer each - a bit more expensive than your everyday Vietnamese restaurant, but Hello Auntie is not your everyday Vietnamese restaurant! Will definitely be back.

Michele R.
1 review so far 6
04.04.2016 01:28

Hello Auntie is a dream come true for The Ville and I hope it's a sign of more to come. The food was phenominal and the service was unmatched. The pho - omg I can't stop thinking about it and I didn't even order it! My duck salad was great, but my friend's pho was absolutely heavenly. The whole table agreed, so we will definitely be back pho more ;-)

Tegan M.
3 reviews so far 6
05.06.2016 05:03

As per usual this place didn't disappoint. It is hands down the best Vietnamese in Sydney! And Last night I took my brother I laws there to help me celebrate my birthday. Once again the food was on point we got the chicken Spring rolls, duck rice paper rolls & crispy chicken. For mains we got a chicken & pork banh xeo, pho dac biet (the lot) & hello uncle which is braised beef with crispy rice cakes which a chipolate mayo all which was so fresh and delicious!! Then we had cocktails which were fresh and scrumpticious!!! No matter what you order you will not be disappointed. And the customer service makes you feel like your best friends from way back!!! I can't speak highly enough of this place we go back almost monthly.

Danielle F.
1 review so far 6
12.02.2016 22:03

Hello Auntie never fails to disappoint. We took a group of friends who had never been before, but love Vietnamese food, and they said Hello Auntie was their new favourite! Great customer service, awesome menu with a twist and great atmosphere.

Cassius N.
2 reviews so far 6
06.12.2015 09:39

My second time at Hello Auntie. Great food, so delicious, fragrant, unpretentious, hearty, surprisingly light, and generous servings. The list of wines is good and we were very happy that now the restaurant is licensed, the bottles are very good value (as is the food). Professional, genuinely welcoming service. I look forward to taking everyone I like there for the experience.

Karlene M.
1 review so far 3
31.07.2016 01:37

Our first visit to Hello Auntie was on a Thursday night and it was great. Service excellent and food excellent. Our second visit we went on a Wednesday night, which is the only BYO night. We couldn't get a booking till 8.30pm, which is fine for us. But we ordered with the intention of ordering more if needed (which we discussed with the waitress). They placed the food on our table and instantly we decided to order more, but was told the kitchen was closed. We were then rushed through the whole experience. We all thought our food wasn't as good as the first experience. Maybe it was the rushing that made us think that, but overall the second visit was average.

Jamie L.
1 review so far 6
22.04.2016 23:52

Hello auntie never fails to provide a top notch dining experience. Every dish is meticulously designed to blend flavors to give it maximum impact on the taste buds. Easily the best pho in town the broth is dark, rich and mellow without even a hint of the greasiness you tend to find in other phos. The new wagyu beef dish simply blows your mind in tenderness and flavors. I have eaten a lot of quality cow in my lifetime but their cow is simply amazing. Dare I say the word kobe. Can't wait to return to try their new lamb dish. On paper it does not read very vietnamese like but I am sure it would be quite spectacular all the same.

David C.
1 review so far 3
14.12.2015 05:53

Our biggest letdown with Hello Auntie was the quantities! Both the food and the wine (by the glass) were very small servings. The ‘skewers’ on the starters would be better described as tooth picks! – we shared three entries among 4 people but the quantity would have only been adequate for one person, the mains were no bigger. They also messed up our order; we had to ask where two of the meals were! On the plus side the small amount of food was good, the service was very good if not a bit rushed and they did discount our bill after forgetting the mains. Sorry but we won’t return – there are too many better restaurants in the Inner West.

Joanna F.
3 reviews so far 3
28.02.2017 23:10

I've had lots of great meals at Hello Auntie but this wasn't the best unfortunately. We were 15 minutes late which I completely accept responsibility for but were majorly rushed the whole time and then lied to when we tried to order more food (please don't say the chef has gone home at 9.15pm, one of our partners is a chef and well aware of the late hours worked...a simple 'the kitchen has closed' would have sufficed). The tiny pork belly portion at $33 was a joke. In short, I would not recommend making a 8.30pm booking on a Sunday as apparently they don't have the kitchen staff to serve you. And don't order the pork belly if you're hungry.

Cam L.
2 reviews so far 6
31.01.2016 22:55

We were lucky to have 7 of us, cause we got the chance to order lots of dishes to share and were well taken care of by staff. Everything was superb and beautifully cooked, so rare that all of us (fussy eaters) had nothing to fault! Keep it up Hello Auntie, we're coming back for more!

Tania Cusack C.
1 review so far 5
14.12.2015 00:56

Hello Aunty is all the rage right now. So what's so good about it?. Fresh food. Helpful service and a great floor manager for a start. It is definitely not cheap and cheerful as most of the Vietnamese in Marrickville are but the food has moved up a notch from the average suburban fare too. The dimly lit urban space with a long bar and open kitchen is right on trend and the y quietly pump out the food in quick succession from Vietnamese gold fried chicken to crispy pancakes, rice paper rolls, soups with a deep delicious stock and stirfried dishes with a smoky twang. We paid 160.0 for 4 of us with a bottle of wine and 2 beers. I can't speak highly enough of the floor manager, she's awesome.

Chelsea Q.
1 review so far 6
23.02.2016 22:11

My favourite restaurant in Sydney! The food and service are always amazing, I have now almost tried everything on the menu, after my 7th visit..... Definitely great value, prices are very reasonable for the quality of the dishes, and you can taste the love! Can't wait for my 8th time dining at Hello Auntie :)

Chris M.
1 review so far 6
21.01.2016 05:05

Second visit to Hello Auntie and again food was great. Nice to see menu was different from last time. Did I mention the cocktails? Service was efficient and friendly. For some a little noisy and my companion found the stools and high table uncomfortable and cramped. But hey others didn't seem to have a problem.

Susie R.
2 reviews so far 5
27.04.2016 00:40

Hello Auntie has a really nice feel and friendly staff, what a great addition to the neighbourhood. We really enjoyed our evening and the menu is great, and we especially enjoyed the more 'traditional' dishes' which were superbly cooked and presented. Awesome crispy chicken and crying beef and you can taste every ingredient in the spring rolls - yum! We'll definitely be back - thanks!!

Siobhan O.
1 review so far 6
29.08.2016 23:51

The food was delicious and the service was great. It had such a nice atmosphere and they didn't even seem to mind how long our table took. We really enjoyed the DIY rice paper rolls and even ordered double of the Hello Uncle and make sure try the pikelets! They are a must. I was a bit disappointed in the fact I was so full that I couldn't fit in dessert! I've had the Viet coffee cocktail and the matching dessert on a previous visit and it was phenomenal! I ordered it to share but ended up eating it all myself!

Joanne L.
1 review so far 5
29.07.2016 14:31

Food was fabulous; service very attentive, friendly and speedy; but sadly, the music far too loud - 3 of us dining together and we asked 3 different waiter staff on 3 occasions to please turn down the sound volume, which they did, but within 15 mins or so the volume was blasting again. Most people I know go to dinner with friends to enjoy conversation with them, not to compete with loud music. When will restauranteurs realise that the ambient noise of modern (hard surface) restaurants, plus conversation noise of diners does not need to be added to with loud music.... Please let us converse without having to massively raise voices, or miss hearing what others say, please!

JUlie S.
1 review so far 5
07.02.2016 00:53

The staff were excellent, very accommodating as there was a mix up with our booking, which I will be speaking to Quandoo about, but the maitre de was so helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed what we ordered and what had been recommended by the waitress. The menu is different to their website so don't worry too much about reading previous reviews or studying it before you get there. We probably would give the desserts a miss next time. We got one of each (3) between the 8 of us just to try. The doughnuts were the best but probably didn't need the avocado cheesecake. Not as noisy as most restaurants considering the number of people. A very enjoyable night.

Justine A.
1 review so far 6
25.03.2016 23:23

Great authentic food, excellent customer service and great ambience. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. If you're after a great night out and can't decide what to eat, Hello Auntie is the place to be. The waitress who served us was so lovely, great asset to the business!

Denise M.
1 review so far 4
23.01.2016 23:31

On arrival for our booking after being shown towards our table they realised it wasn't ready for us I.e. cleaned up so we had to wait in limbo mid restaurant whilst they carried this out. We ordered the rice paper rolls on arrival as these take 1/2 an hour we were advised. After our entrees arrived the waitress asked if we had ordered anything else, we advised her of our early ordering of the rice paper rolls and it was obvious this hadn't been logged. They didn't take the full 1/2 hour as I'm sure they speeded things up. Apart from that the food is quite good and their staff and friendly. However the acoustics at the back section of the restaurant is quite noisy. The fact that it is not byo apart from Wednesday nights is prohibitive and doesn't reflect the demographic of the suburb.

Tegan M.
3 reviews so far 6
28.11.2015 11:57

Hello Auntie is amazing. Every single aspect from their service, food & price are on point. This restaurant is easily the best Vietnamese food in Sydney if not the state. I went there the same week it opened and again tonight. I definitely becoming a regular.

Bianca R.
1 review so far 5
17.02.2017 23:04

The atmosphere in Hello Auntie is like no other, very inviting and electric. The staff are polite and helpful, answering any questions you may have about the menu or which cocktail is the best. The food is devine with a large menu to choose from. Definitely would go again and recommend to others.

Justin F.
1 review so far 6
14.08.2016 00:38

We had another great time last night. The food is always delicious and the staff are extremely attentive. When we arrived we were sat at a high table with bar stools, which wasn't going to be comfortable for us. The wait staff were really accommodating and found us a regular table when we asked for one, but if a you prefer a regular table it would be worth adding it in your booking comments. Other than that, I can't fault our experience and will be back again soon.

Angela V.
2 reviews so far 6
02.09.2016 02:19

Modern Viet food with standard offerings as well as modern variations. Vegetarian/vegan menu offered adaptations to some of their main menu items. The drinks menu is limited and expensive as there is only BYO option on Wednesdays. Only a few expensive wines but lots of choice in alcoholic slushies at under $20 each or $4.50 non-alcohol versions. Only 2 beers at just under $10. Service is great until it's time to pay up at the front like a cafe. Definitely not cafe prices though.

Nicole T.
2 reviews so far 4
21.09.2016 23:33

It's my second time at Hello Auntie, customer service was great at the start - very attentive but as the restaurant got busy it was less attentive - we had to ask for the bill 3 times! Nonetheless, we still had an enjoyable night and food was delicious and interesting - Vietnamese with a modern twist! Recommend for anyone who enjoys Vietnamese!

Cem E.
1 review so far 6
10.05.2017 03:22

This is the second time ive visited Hello Auntie and theres a reason i came back the second time round! The food is moderately priced and is an extremely delivious feed. Love the food, the ambience, the drinks and the service!

John S.
2 reviews so far 6
17.04.2016 00:34

To start with the service was exceptional, even as we asked late about nut allergies, they were all over it and ensured our meals were exactly how we wanted them before placing them on the table... As for the food, it was " bloody marvellous " every dish was different, yet complimented each other, and the plosion of different tastes as you ate was the greatest of joys... Would I go there again? You bet, in a heart beat....

Nalan O.
1 review so far 5
01.05.2016 10:07

Hello Auntie is a great addition to the Marrickville Vietnamese food scene. Ryan ensured that my friend and I had a very enjoyable evening by spoiling us with wonderful food and great service! The wine and cocktails were well suited to the dishes. Overall a great night.

Michelle P.
1 review so far 6
18.07.2016 23:26

We had a great night at Hello Auntie. The food was interesting and very tasty, the service was attentive and prices were a little higher than other marrickville restaurants, but well worth it for a special night out.

Katy M.
1 review so far 6
30.01.2016 00:00

We had a great night at Hello Auntie - the Pho 'with the lot' was really delicious, as were the chicken skewers and the cocktails. Service is friendly and efficient, and the place has a good atmosphere.

Rob Y.
1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 22:51

Amazing pho, easily one of the best I've had had in Australia from someone who has eating this dish all my life. The soup base was super tasty and clean (read: no MSG), the beef used was high quality and it was better not only in taste but also in value compared to the more traditional Vietnamese restaurants of Marrickville. The service was very good and interior was modern and sleek. Highly recommended.

Jess B.
1 review so far 6
21.04.2016 06:31

First found Hello Auntie on a late-night whim. Fab first experience led me to bring a friend back there last night. She was as pleased as punch. Amazing food, great service! Winning all round.

Bronwyn R.
1 review so far 5
17.08.2016 00:04

Excellent food. Separate vegetarian menu which is great. Our table was not quite ready when we arrived but staff sat us elsewhere so we could look at the menu until our table was clear which was fine for us. Restaurant was very full and busy but our meals came promptly. Staff were happy to explain different menu items and how to eat them. Will be coming back in a few weeks with a large group and am looking forward to it.

Peter K.
1 review so far 5
23.02.2016 01:19

Staff great - help make the time in the restaurant very enjoyable - its not always just about the food - it is like a movie - you dont like every screen in a movie - but you like the total experience so if the staff were lousey it would stuff the night - them dont - they are v v good. Food - really consistent, been 4 times now & every time has been as good Cocktails - very good

Kate S.
1 review so far 6
31.03.2017 00:48

We really enjoyed our dinner at Hello Auntie. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, REALLY tasty food and really nice staff. Can't wait to go back again to try more from the menu!

Tara G.
4 reviews so far 6
20.07.2017 04:13

Love coming to this place for a feed. My partner and I were in the mood for pho - a quick feed during the colder months. This is definitely my favourite place to go to for pho. We got seated straight away and didn't wait long for our food either. Were in and out of the restaurant in less than 30 minutes which was great.

Beth R.
1 review so far 6
31.05.2016 23:33

This was a great experience. Interesting interpretations of Vietnamese food and a good variety of tastes. Fun cocktails. More expensive than nearby restaurants but the serves are generous and it is really very good value. Our group of 4 had a wonderful time sharing the dishes on the advice of very helpful staff.This is a lively and enthusiastic enterprise that invigorates the taste buds.

Anna H.
1 review so far 6
19.06.2017 22:41

Delicious food, must try the duck salad, chilli crab and banh knot. Great wait service, there's a real buzz and excitement for the food that comes out of the kitchen. As soon as the order has been made, its already done in the kitchen and presented to your table. It's a perfect night out for dinner here. Will definitely come back for more.

Anna M.
2 reviews so far 6
14.12.2016 07:03

Fantastic food, vibe and reasonable pricing for the outstanding quality. A little bit of slopping water over the table and spilling drinks without coming back to wipe up but this is forgiven as the staff were super friendly and pretty efficient. Loved it - have recommended the place already to a bunch of people and we'll be back for sure.

Karen S.
5 reviews so far 6
15.10.2016 03:28

I have been several times to Hello Auntie in the past year. The food us always good, and the Wednesday night byo is great for us. We will return again!

Amy H.
2 reviews so far 4
29.04.2016 00:00

The food is great however every time I have been to this restaurant I have been kept waiting to be served by a staff member to be taken to our table. Other staff members are milling around however only one designated person can take you to your table. This is inefficient in running a restaurant, especially a suburban restaurant not to mention bad customer service. The restaurant is also very noisy so suggestion is not to go for a romantic date or if you want to catch up with friends.

Rebecca B.
1 review so far 5
05.07.2017 22:28

Good was fantastic, cocktail was delicious, service was very knowledgable, helpful and friendly but they seemed a little overwhelmed when it became busy. Overall it was a great experience and I would highly recommend Hello Auntie.

Amy H.
2 reviews so far 5
21.03.2017 21:32

Hello Auntie has the best pho in Marrickville and friendly service. My only complaint is that it can be quite noisy so not recommended for a date or where you need to have lengthy conversation .