Viet Grill

58 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8DP - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7739 6686

Viet Grill Restaurant In London
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Overall 0.8
Food 3.0
Service 0.0
Atmosphere 0.0
Value 0.0
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This place used to be great. But its new management in the last year or so have sucked all the soul from the place. The service is so bad its almost comedic, and the price point is ludicras. A saigon beer cost £4.25 compared to an average of £2.40 in other Vietnamese on kingsland road. The food is still pretty good as the same team are in the kitchen. But front of house is deplorable. After around 7 years of our loyalty the last few visits have been so bad that we now have to go elsewhere. Avoid.
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chris dawson
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 3 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0
Saturday, June 28, 2014

Very busy restaurant with beatifully cooked Vietnamese Food.

A bit pricier than its neighbourhood, but you get quality and flavour. Meat and seafood are fresh, Pho has a very strong broth, with very very good beef, brisket and steak I meant.

The bar with smaller menu downstairs offers a quick bite with drink, as it is simple good food with good drink. I really enjoyed the night there, with just a fiver for 2 skewer of very very juicy pork, with a bottle of minus degree beer.

Best spot in Kingsland Road!
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Nathan Lowe - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9
Sunday, December 29, 2013

Really terrible food, and the service left a lot to be desired too.

Ordered vegetable spring rolls. They were made out of a greasy tempura-style batter and appeared to be filled with mashed potato. They had a sloppy greasy potatoey taste. I couldn't identify any other vegetable apart from potato. When you dipped the roll in the sauce, it disintegrated, making the little sauce bowl into a repulsive, sweet and sticky soup. Truly revolting dish.

Next up was soft crab curry. This was a real disgrace. There was one crab, but there was no meat left on it at all. Perhaps the meat had flaked off into the thick, brown gunk of a sauce, but that was so crude and overpowering, you really couldn't tell. This course therefore consisted in my eating a bowl of rice with a little of the sauce mixed in. Again, not pleasant.

I really wished I'd stayed at home and had baked beans on toast. That would have been a far more subtle and tasty dish.

Others have commented on this forum about the rudeness of staff. When my plate was collected with the food unfinished I told them very politely (perhaps too politely!) what was wrong with it. No apology at all. Just said they would inform the chef.

I'll never be going back, and I'd like warn others not to waste their money here either (especially as it's not that cheap...).
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daniel merchant - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 0 stars
Food 0 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0
Sunday, November 03, 2013

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Thursday, March 31, 2011 - Collectively the portions were fine and they all tasted sort of okay, somewhat bland (again). The 'taste' just didn't do justice to the ingredients especially the meat dishes even though all the spices, herbs and MSG were there in full Technicolor glory...Service wasn't that great either; the waiters looked very busy all the time and kept kicking the legs of my chair, then hid behind a giant fish-tank or behind the bar.

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London Eater

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - We ordered the mandatory bowl of pho, this one in particular made 'with tender beef poached in a full bodied chilli broth, smothered in Viet basil and smashed nuts'. It was bloody full bodied alright, a big whack of chilli, like pouring a volcano down the throat. Also present were rich flavours of tomatoes. The soup was cloudy, so I assumed it was coconut cream that I was tasting, along with slices of mango. About the the only thing I found wanting were the noodles, I thought they were a little too mushy.

Cheese and Biscuits

Cheese and Biscuits - 9/10

Tuesday, April 06, 2010 - The mango salad contained fragrant Thai basil, tasty shoots of (I think) lotus stem, a couple of hits of bright red chilli and - best of all - crunchy tubes of salty dried squid tentacles, and it all worked together perfectly...The beautiful, tender, charcoal-seared 'Feudal roasted beef' was one of the more expensive starters, but boy do you get your money's worth. First of all, the sheer quantity of it, and also, the beef itself was superb, powerfully marinated and served with an umami-rich soy dressing.

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