You should never judge a book by its cover and this proves true for Viet Hoa in William St Northbridge. From first glance you may have second thoughts about entering with the daggy decor and food hall type set up. You then wonder why the restaurant is so full and buzzing and decide to give it a go?
For entree we ordered fresh Pork Vietnamese Rolls that came out within 10 minutes of ordering. For two rolls they cost $7 and were big in size so offered quite good value for money. Mains followed shortly after and at first we were pleasantly surprised. The Satay Beef and Sweet and Sour Fish were quite tasty. There was a delay in the third dish to come out which was Chicken Broccoli and Ginger stir fry and I do wonder why. This dish was very plain and lacking flavour. 2 out of 3 ain’t bad and this was certainly the case for the mains that were ordered. From what I could tell the traditional Vietnamese dishes, especially the Pho looked very popular and may have been the better choice.
Like all good Asian restaurants the service you receive is fast and friendly. The wait time for the food was minimal and I think this is what makes this place so popular. Overall the food was nice, but I personally wouldn’t rave about it. If you are after a moderately priced, basic restaurant, where the focus is more on the food than the experience and your in the area then give Viet Hoa a go.