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4.9 /6 Excellent 55 Reviews

Nguyen Brothers - Alexandria

Alexandria Vietnamese $$$ +100
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About Nguyen Brothers - Alexandria

Inner West Sydney locals are spoilt for choice when it comes to fantastic Southeast Asian food, whether from a swanky restaurant or from a hole in the wall pork roll kiosk. Those in the know are probably familiar with Yen For Viet on Marrickville. Well, here’s that delicious sister’s brother, or rather brothers. Nguyen Brothers occupies one of those fantastically repurposed ex-industrial/commercial spaces down Alexandra’s Fountain Street, and they’ve done a great job furnishing the place so you feel at home but can focus on the reason you’re here – the mouthwatering, delicately-flavoured Vietnamese cuisine on offer. Book for brunch or lunch and try signature dishes like the Nguyen’s famous Vietnamese rolls or perfectly-balanced pho. Bring on the crispy Vietnamese pancakes to begin dinner before attacking caramelised claypot fish, pork belly slow-cooked in fresh coconut juice with a son-in-law egg – a fried boiled egg that’s a staple delicacy in every Thai and Vietnamese kitchen.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Tuesday 10:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Thursday 10:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Friday 10:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Saturday 10:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:30
  • Sunday 10:30 - 15:00
Nguyen Brothers - Alexandria, Fountain Street 21, 2015 Sydney

Further Information

When it comes to Southeast Asian cuisine about Sydney, those in the know are probably familiar with Yen For Viet on Marrickville – it’s been a go to for some years. Well, here is the brother, or rather, brothers of that Marrickville eatery: Nguyen Brothers. It’s on Alexandra’s Fountain Street, housed in a building which is simply stunning. For those not so in the know about Southeast Asian cuisine, in a nutshell it’s is all about freshness and simplicity. It’s about zing and being able to taste every ingredient, with a constant strong showing of chilli, ginger, lemongrass, then soy and fish sauces.

The menu at Nguyen Brothers is vast, authentic and, sure enough, there’s a good presence of those core ingredients. Stop by Alexandria for lunch and tuck into a Vietnamese bread roll – also known as street food favourite Bánh mì – filled with grilled meats and pickled veggies, or, if you’re over in the evening there’s Vietnam’s national dish, pho, as well as mains in the way of stir-frys, rice noodles or zesty salads. What can we tell you, Sydney, the great thing about Vietnamese food is that because it’s so light, you can keep on eating, and eating, and eating...


55 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 55 Reviews
Food: delicious
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
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clement c.
4 reviews so far 6
22.08.2017 07:31

Excellent vibe, family-friendly, delicious pho the pho soup base was towards "a bit too salty" for me... but I was happy with most things I ordered.

Richard S.
1 review so far 6
07.06.2017 02:07

The menu provides a wide selection of tasty dishes to suit most people Beautifully cooked meals at a reasonable price Friendly and efficient service make the dining experience a real pleasure

Miriam M.
1 review so far 6
01.05.2017 23:23

Great food, great service - not too overpriced. This is a hidden gem which is getting increasingly popular so book a table! Recommend the pork belly, salt and pepped squid and fried ice cream. Yummo!

indie h.
5 reviews so far 6
15.02.2017 01:23

Excellent food good service-we will be going there again & reasonable prices My favorites I had & discovered a new dish caramelised Fish Was a very enjoyable night

Tony B.
2 reviews so far 5
15.10.2016 01:49

Third time at Nguyen Brothers and each time the meal is just right. Last night had the Caramelised fish plus the eggplant and tofu stir-fry with rice. Sufficient bite to accompany the sweetness of the fish and the tofu was delicate and the eggplant creamy. Perfect for a quick meal on a public holiday night and great value for money.

Tony B.
2 reviews so far 5
04.10.2016 01:19

Third time at Nguyen Brothers and each time the meal is just right. Last night had the Caramelised fish plus the eggplant and tofu stir-fry with rice. Sufficient bite to accompany the sweetness of the fish and the tofu was delicate and the eggplant creamy. Perfect for a quick meal on a public holiday night and great value for money.

Leiah W.
1 review so far 5
15.12.2016 20:04

Food very nice - fresh flavours etc. We did have to ask for someone to take our order - which was disappointing as I would expect the staff to notice someone sitting for a while and should come up to ask if they can take our order. It is nice though that this restaurant is now open for dinner - will be back again for dinner.

Daniel C.
1 review so far 6
25.07.2016 04:51

We came to Nguyen Brothers for a meas with friends on a friday night. The food was great, good atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommend!

Paul E.
1 review so far 4
16.04.2016 06:03

Food was great, good selection and interesting foods, all yummy. Their alcoholic drinks are not in menu, but rather on wall, so don't be confused (we didn't realise they had wine and beer so went to Dan Murphy's across the road and got a bottle). Service wasn't great, the waitress seemed to get our order confused and didn't put through half the order which meant they came out very spread out.

Keiron W.
1 review so far 5
22.06.2016 05:57

The service was fast. The food was really yummy. The decor made me feel warm & comfortable. I thoroughly recommend Nguyen Brothers to everyone, so don't delay!

Lisa M.
1 review so far 3
16.04.2016 23:29

A nice meal but the food was a little too sweet. We missed the chilli kick and there was no option to order those beautiful pickled vegetables that the vietnamese do so well. We wished our pork in clay pot had pork that was slow cooked in the lovely sauce but instead they took a short cut and used pork lardons. Having said that the green papaya salad was delicious and worth coming back for. All in all a good local but doesn't make you want to rush back.

Channa G.
1 review so far 4
23.05.2016 23:59

Really great food - you must try and salt and pepper squid. I thought it was a bit pricey as there wasn't anything that out of the ordinary that you couldn't find at one of the authentic places in Marrickville (except maybe the squid). You are paying for the fit-out/ambiance but if you don't mind that you'll love it!

Sarah S.
1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 05:07

Really lovely dining space! The food was great, and the service was lovely too. Some things are Abit pricey, but most of the food was fairly priced for what you get.

Malcolm N.
1 review so far 5
23.07.2017 11:12

Pleasant courteous service.. even though I arrived 20 mins early... seated and made feel welcome. Great selection and nothing we ate was below expectations... efficient delivery of the dishes was refreshing compared to other restaurants I've visited.

Greville B.
1 review so far 4
18.05.2017 04:02

Unpleasant room odour greeted us upon arriving and lingered on throughout the meal. My guest's chicken curry was rather fatty, and my diced beef main course was quite meagre, given it is a $25 dish. Not in too much of a hurry to return...

Anthony L.
1 review so far 5
11.07.2016 01:26

I came here a bit sceptical of the pho, but was pleasantly surprised. I got the wagyu pho, and the beef was perfect, also the broth and noodles, everything was well balanced and very good.

Adelina C.
1 review so far 6
10.07.2016 00:18

Great quality food and good menu. The pho soup is excellent, a real measure of good Vietnamese, and the salt and pepper squid is the best I have had.

Annabelle S.
1 review so far 6
21.05.2016 00:49

The food was really great and lots of options and really reasonably priced, the restaurant had a fantastic environment and the service was great. Overall had a fantastic experience

Emanuela M.
1 review so far 6
07.08.2016 11:37

Good service and yummy food. Would definitely recommend. Easy for a casual dinner for 2 as well as a group of friends. Loads of good dishes easy to share.

Shaun T.
1 review so far 6
16.04.2016 22:57

Great food, great service and great price. This place is a perfect cheap and cheerful just like many in Newtown. Dan murphys across the road for your BYO

Geoffrey S.
1 review so far 4
23.04.2016 22:53

Great food - choice a bit limited unless your a pork fan, fortunately I am. Surroundings are a bit spartan and lack ambiance for my taste. Will definitely eat here again but probably mid-week rather than as a Saturday dinner date.

Cristina J.
1 review so far 6
04.12.2016 21:37

Lovely food and great price. Staff was nice and helpful and the food was great. Good variety of wines and beers as well. We will be back

clement c.
4 reviews so far 6
27.09.2016 22:31

Excellent food Caring service Homy decor What else can u ask for? Would love this hidden gem to stay in Alexandria as long as it can be

Deena C.
1 review so far 6
01.09.2016 00:18

Food is fresh and delicious, service also excellent. Have been back several times since finding this hidden gem. Bonus.. BYO, with a bottle shop across the road.

Cris L.
1 review so far 6
17.07.2016 04:54

The service was excellent, the room was not overly crowded for a Saturday night, and there's easy parking. The food was amazing and tasted really fresh!

Louise M.
1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 05:25

Good food and a great atmosphere. Location is also perfect as there is heaps of available parking for dinner! Do also try the Pandan Green Tea!

Rose F.
1 review so far 5
06.11.2016 21:53

Delicious food! Light, fresh and tasty! The environment has a nice buzz to it and is lovely and spacious. The vermicelli salads are great, as was the grilled chicken and rice.

Neda J.
1 review so far 6
26.07.2016 22:46

Great food and great value in a great and casual space with BYO. The service was very attentive too. Would definitely be going back soon.

Allan T.
1 review so far 6
26.06.2016 13:50

Went with group of 10 friends for lunch. Food was very tasty and service was absolutely brilliant. Couldn't fault anything. Will definitely go back again.

Dianne A.
3 reviews so far 5
10.03.2017 21:36

Good food and very reasonably priced. It is very nice to have a local Vietnamese. This is my second visit and I will definitely be visiting this restaurant again

William G.
2 reviews so far 5
02.10.2016 08:20

Great food and can bring your own wine friendly staff fresh tasty Vietnamese food .. very fast service authentic Vietnamese dishes especially the pho also open for lunch

2 reviews so far 4
14.06.2017 23:58

Went for family meal on a Wednesday night. Service was fast and friendly. Food was good, fresh and tasty. The caramelised fish hotpot was a standout. Would recommend for a casual night out, or lunch.

Sue M.
1 review so far 5
02.07.2016 06:01

Open plan space with high industrial ceilings. The service was attentive and the food was fresh. Salt and pepper squid had a great dipping sauce with good heat.

Holly C.
1 review so far 5
12.10.2016 20:53

Love this restaurant for casual dinning, the interior in really cute, the food is consistently tasty and it has BYO which is great being right beside dan Murphy

Alison P.
1 review so far 2
13.04.2016 00:36

We ordered four dishes - two beef phos and two sugarcane prawns (not share plates) - all on the same number, and the dishes came out one at a time, 10 minutes apart. The first person had finished their lunch before the last person's dish came out. We had to check on our food four times before at all arrived. Not a great experience for a one-hour lunch break.

Dara C C.
1 review so far 5
29.06.2016 06:30

Beautiful fresh food! My local! Highly recommend this place. BYO too. Winning! Loved the baked fish - that was yum yum yummy! Thanks again for the food

Chris S.
1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 06:12

Greta contemporary Vietnamese food. Variety and quality were high. Service was excellent and the speed of the meal delivery was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant highly.

Adelle J.
1 review so far 5
23.07.2016 22:16

Good simple vietnamese food, fast service, nice venue, good for a casual night out with no fuss and not too expensive. Friendly staff and good menu.

Jeff T.
4 reviews so far 5
18.06.2017 02:28

Great place to eat with good service. Food came out quickly, Servings were generous & no compromise on the taste. Will definitely be back for more

Jeff T.
4 reviews so far 5
23.07.2016 07:09

Great atmosphere & vibe to the place. The service was prompt & attentive. Food was tasty & definitely recommend others to try this place out

Lee T.
10 reviews so far 5
22.08.2017 10:27

Awesome desserts, especially the sticky rice with banana! Efficient service and friendly staff. Good for a quick fix of great Vietnamese food. Well priced meals.

clement c.
4 reviews so far 5
22.08.2017 07:34

always love this place good food & drinks; very minimal MSG used the only complaint was: we did not feel too welcomed by the waiters...

Susan B.
1 review so far 5
04.10.2016 23:00

Delicious fresh Vietnamese food with lots of choice. Prompt and friendly service in relaxed atmosphere. Try the Vietnamese Rice pancake and the tofu with lemongrass.

Eva N.
1 review so far 5
20.10.2016 23:33

Outstanding food... consistently! Best Pho in Sydney by far... no need to go to Bankstown anymore! Beautiful atmosphere for a perfectly all-round, casual, dining experience.

Jhunette L.
1 review so far 5
20.05.2016 00:53

Great food options, fresh flavours, reasonably priced and nice wine selection. It was handy having Dan Murphy's across the road if wanting to BYO wine.

Stacey B.
1 review so far 5
20.12.2016 20:36

Food was delicious, large portions, prepared very quickly. Décor was very beautiful. Great place for work lunches. would highly recommend to anyone in the area.

Angela B.
2 reviews so far 5
17.01.2017 21:57

Great food - we had vermicelli salads which were perfect for a hot evening. Lovely space and decor. Polite and friendly staff. Fantastic deserts too.

Mathew E.
1 review so far 5
27.03.2017 23:46

Food was fresh and came out quickly. The restaurant is a relaxed and modern environment. It's a great location for a light & quick meal.

Joyce W.
1 review so far 5
10.04.2016 23:45

Beautiful surroundings, very modern. Great lighting, lovely atmosphere, Reasonably priced food. But the quality of food was average though. Would definitely go back with friends.

Todd S.
1 review so far 4
13.07.2016 12:14

Value for what you get. No frills service. Great sounding menu with some dishes meeting expectation and others falling below. Would come back if I was in the area again.