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5.0 /6 Excellent 12 Reviews

Tay Do Restaurant

Shoreditch Vietnamese £££ +100
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About Tay Do Restaurant

Vietnamese restaurants in London are going from strength to strength, but – like everything in Shoreditch – everyone says that they were before the trend. When we tell you that Tay Do Restaurant have been in business since 2000, well before the current vogue for Vietnam, we’re not asserting their inalienable hipster credentials, we’re simply stating the enduring popularity that they have enjoyed among the locals in this part of East London. Pay them a visit on Kingsland Road and it won’t take you long to realise why the punters keep on coming back: a simple menu of Saigon specialities, cooked in the traditional manner and served quickly in a welcoming environment. Book a table online today and try them out for yourself.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:30
  • Tuesday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:30
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:30
  • Thursday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:30
  • Friday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 11:30 - 23:00
Tay Do Restaurant, 64 Kingsland Road, E2 8AG London

Further Information

Tay Do has stood on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch since the summer of 2000, and can lay a claim to being among the first Vietnamese restaurants in East London. They pride themselves on their originality: aside from the trail-blazing in terms of popularising their cuisine in Shoreditch they also emphasise the authenticity of their dishes. Thanh Nguyen and Thanh Pham, the husband and wife team that founded the restaurant, recreate the taste of their home town of Tay Do (now called Can Tho) in South Vietnam, through a menu that is packed with the classics of the cuisine and a whole host of street food favourites.

When you arrive at Tay Do on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch, you’re going to head straight for the starters. We’d recommend the house platter, which includes spring rolls, prawn toast, fried spare ribs and crispy seaweed, or the green papaya salad with shredded dry beef or seafood. Follow that up with a proper bowl of pho – Vietnamese national dish, a soup with beef and rice noodles – or a seafood special, such as the special king prawns with chilli and lemongrass or the braised Mekong cat fish baked in a clay pot with caramel sauce. Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed by the food on offer at Tay Do – just remember to book a table before you arrive, as this is one of the most popular Vietnamese restaurants in East London and they will fill up.


12 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 12 Reviews
Service: friendly
Food: delicious
Noise: average
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: short
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1 review so far 6
05.09.2017 10:57

Lovely food, big portions, bring your own bottle, friendly staff. What's not to love? I had the pho noodle soup with tofu and vegetables. I've been going here for 5 years religiously.

2 reviews so far 6
22.08.2017 17:21

Really good food and a great atmosphere. Really enjoyed the meal there and we all had a great evening. I will defiantly be going again.

1 review so far 6
04.07.2017 08:43

Tay Do Restaurant offer great service and great value food for the price. Also it is free byob! what more could you want. does get abit loud adding to the atmosphere. A lot of kiwis come here. highly recommend the crispy pancake as a started and summer rolls mmmm

1 review so far 6
13.04.2017 09:17

Great little restaurant, very good value for money and friendly staff. Would recommend for a casual meal with friends. Good location and easy to find.

1 review so far 6
06.01.2017 08:46

Food was delicious! Especially the shaking beef, rare beef salad and the duck with coconut and lemongrasss. Great that they're still BYO because most of the Vietnamese restaurants around them heave stopped allowing it.

1 review so far 6
08.01.2017 13:21

Really fun atmosphere and very hardworking staff. So fun being able to bring alcohol in, and food doesn't take long to come out. Not the finest cuisine but pretty nice!

1 review so far 5
24.04.2017 12:43

Excellent food and amazing atmosphere! Tay Do is highly recommended and a must try for any person visiting London! BYOB is a bonus but the food means everything! Delicious!

1 review so far 5
24.04.2017 10:53

Great restaurant, fantastic staff. The food is so good there and there is such a great atmosphere. BYOB is always a good place to be.

1 review so far 4
05.02.2017 14:06

Lovely food. Very loud (although very busy also). Seating us was frustratingly slow even though had tried to make a booking so waiting around for 25mins. But definitely would go again.

1 review so far 3
14.11.2016 07:48

The good is really not that great but the staff are very accommodating and put up with our noisy party. It is a BYO which is a bonus. I'd go next door for the food guys... Sorry guys

1 review so far 4
23.01.2017 09:01

It's an amazing place to eat with friends, the food is really tasty but not for a formal or romantic dinner ( ugly and noisy)

1 review so far 3
03.04.2017 08:23

The food we ate was delicious, the service was great. Except when the food first came out and we discovered a hair before we had started eating. :/