Tay Do Cafe is somewhat of a London institution when it comes to Vietnamese food. Since 2000, the family behind Tay Do have prided themselves on being one of the first (and best) Vietnamese eateries in Bethnal Green, specialising in South Vietnamese dishes such as hu tieu noodle soup and an array of produce from the grill that can be lovingly wrapped in rice paper. Not just that, diners can also enjoy classic street food flavours in the way of Vietnam staple, pho, as well zesty salads and seriously fresh seafood. The chefs here have over 30 years experience in preparing exceptional Vietnamese food with the highest quality ingredients. It’s fresh, it’s aromatic, it’s feel-good. Book ahead, however, because this hotspot on Kingsland Road is popular and can fill up.
While London is certainly no stranger to unique, exotic and fantastic cuisine from all across the globe, it is truly special when you stumble across an authentic gem such as Tay Do Cafe. This Bethnal Green delight specialises in bringing the taste of Vietnamese cuisine to the city, and London locals are just loving it. Take your pick from street food staples, or go for a South Vietnamese specialty, while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere and delightful service, Mr Thanh Nguyen and Mrs Thanh Pham bring to their adored regulars, seven days per week.
Whether you’re in for a lunch time treat, or for a long evening with friends or family, Tay Do Cafe will tick all the right boxes. For lunch, we love nothing better than a warming and refreshing pho soup, either vegetarian or chicken, or the special chow mein brimming with chicken, pork and shrimp. For the night-goers, sampling their fresh summer rolls is a must, followed by perhaps the fried sea bass with salt, chilli and lemongrass, aubergine stirfried with beef, pork or chicken, or the Tay Do Cafe signature of chilli and lemongrass in coconut milk. Whatever your choice, you’re in for a treat so reserve a spot at Tay Do Cafe as soon as you can. You’ll find them in Bethnal Green, just along Kingsland Road.
We went on Mother's Day. The staff were really lovely people, we had some great food and it was very good value. We loved it.
Went here in a large group for my birthday and had a very good experience - good service and tasty food! Thanks Tay Do Cafe Matt
Amazing experience Great service, great staff, great food Came out nice and quick The staff were very friendly and took care of us throughout. BYOB is a major +
The food and the staff very good I want to go more times to have dinner there Also the price is very cheap and i am very happy because they sang me the birthday song
We were 15 minutes late and they already given away our table. However, we could get another table for 5 with a little wait. On the Pho Mile, I like Tay Do because it is BYO with onlya pound a head for corkage. They are maybe a little more expensive than some of their competitors, but they make up for it with larger portions. Of the BYO places on this strip of Kingsland Rd, the Tay Do Cafe has the best acoustics. You don't have to shout to have a conversation, even on a crowded Saturday night. Standout dishes are char grilled lamb cutlets, and grilled goat from the starters. Deep fried whole sea bream with chilli and lemongrass and aubergine stir fried with chicken from the mains.
We arrived 15 minutes late to a reserved table, but the staff were kind enough to keep our table for us when I called to say we were running late. The food was decent - we enjoyed classic beef pho and a variety of rice noodle bowls, all of which came with fresh ingredients. Our only gripe was our server splashed one of us with pho soup when tidying the plates away, but didn't even bother apologising! He just made a joke and laughed it off - we found this extremely rude. So despite the tasty food, we don't think we'll be back unless service improves.
Food was was delicious and bring your own alcohol is always a plus, but service wise we're disappointed. Our extra order never arrived, we got a bill on a table even when we didn't ask for it yet and we needed to ask for a change. We wanted to leave a tip, but that should be our choice, not assuming that the change would be left anyway and not bother to bring it to us. Will get back for food and hope service will improve by then..
The food was fresh & delicious, generous & was great value. Service was friendly & helpful. We would highly recommend Tay Do Cafe. Thank you.
great little restaurant in Hoxton. Food is great and the BYO is just a nice add on. The dishes are really cheap and tasty. I recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap Vietnamese meal
Delicious food, fresh and very very tasty. Excellent price and friendly service. Plus BYO is good. We had an excellent meal here, chose lots of starters to share, can recommend squid, ribs, noodles. Delicious.