Vietnamese in Helsinki

Surprisingly, Vietnamese restaurants have started popping up in Helsinki. One I like to frequent, in the gorgeous neighbourhood of Kruununhaka, is No5 Coffee.

The name of the restaurant is quite misleading, as it does not in any way imply that inside you might find some very good Phô. Do not let that deter you though.

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The restaurant is very busy during lunch hours, so if you are in a hurry, go at 11 o’clock sharp. The table by the window is for anyone flexible enough to sit comfortably on the floor.

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Otherwise, the decor is very Scandinavian.

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The owner’s husband bakes the most delicious bread. You might not associate bread with Vietnamese food. But Finns love to have bread with their lunch, so I’m sure this is why it’s on offer. Do have a taste. Coffee or tea is also included in the lunch price.

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Now for the actual lunch dishes. The food is freshly made and very tasty. I have tested each dish, so I know what I’m talking about.

How about some Chà nem, ie. Vietnamese spring rolls? The portion is huge. The fresh spring rolls are also really good.

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I love their Phô. You can choose to have it with beef or chicken or even both. I go for chicken. I love how there’s lots of cilantro to top it with.

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Chicken with noodles – Gà xào sả.

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Cơm đậu phụ also known as tofu with rice. The mint leaves go so well with both these dishes.

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The restaurant is open Mon-Fri from 10-17.

Address:

Kirkkokatu 5
00170 Helsinki

Are you familiar with Vietnamese food? What are your favourite dishes?

xx

22 thoughts on “Vietnamese in Helsinki

  1. Wow, I passed through this restaurant but did not notice it at all! Great review! Just some adjustments in the Vietnamese language. It is “Phở” and “Chả nem” 🙂 Others are correct!

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  2. I’ve tasted Vietnamese food for the first time in Berlin, they seem to have a Vietnamese restaurant at every corner 🙂 and it was delicious 🙂 we do not have these in BG… lovely post, Suvi, the food looks yum 🙂

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    1. Really, I never noticed that but when I was in Berlin, I was not aware of of Vietnamese food yet ☺ But you guys have Shopska salad! Yum!

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  3. You should try Vietnamese Phở in Asia Aroma restaurant, located at Hämeentie 101. Their Phở (along with other Vietnamese dishes) are the most authentic in town. As a Vietnamese, I can guarantee that 🙂

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    1. Sounds great Anh Le! It’s a bit far for me for lunch but I will have to go check it out some other time. Thanks for the tip 🤗

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