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296 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales 2204, Australia
+61 2 8399 0598
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the famous Marrickville cheap eats strip on Illawarra Road (though not as cheap as it used to be) you'll find Nguyen Brothers Marrickville (many listings still call it Yen for Viet, but they're the same place). Good Vietnamese meals and particularly two good fish dishes I'd recommend - the whole fried fish and the fish hot pot. Great for... More 

Thank ChrisMaher
Prince George, Canada
Level Contributor
200 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Many ,many options so hard to decide what to eat. A mix of flavours some overpowering though. The restaurant was full and seemed to have a good flow. The service was quick and polite although few items were missed from our orders . They had a very good knowledge of their menu too. We had many dishes as there were... More 

Thank thcoffeegoddess
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place I got to practice my very limited Vietnamese dining language skills with a waiter working on his English language skills all up good fun and sincere Vietnamese fare. I had the pork hot pot cooked in a mini clay pot my dining guest enjoyed their seafood meal and said it was too huge to finish.The packed restaurant... More 

Thank princesssul
Sydney, Australia
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190 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

There is a long line of Vietnamese restaurants on this strip. One in particular is always booked out. It is a new darling but when you cant get in there, head straight for Yen for Viet. Although it has been here for 4 or 5 years it is still really good. The wine list is very reasonably priced with wine... More 

Thank MyKitchenStories
Level Contributor
75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Good place to experience viet flavours Staff could be slow but food is delicious. Plenty if flavours. Not too cheap but if you wanna try good viet flavours,this is a great place. Vietnamese pancakes,pho soups,lemongrass chicken,seafood and noodles are just amazingly delicious. This is one of the best viet places. Enjoy!

Thank Vikash S
Level Contributor
120 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I was driving nearby yesterday 17th June 2016 so stopped just for a bowl of Pho having read about Yen for Viet on Broadsheet. So whilst there were many attractive dishes on the menu I just ordered the Pho Dat Biet.(Pho special with beef tripe, tendon and halved beef balls). While awaiting my pho I noted that complimentary tea was... More 

Thank poppyboss
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Simple and tasty. Went with a party of four on a Saturday night. The place is a basic set up with no fancy table cloths as you would expect of a cheap and cheery restaurant. We had the pork and prawn pancake which didn't disappoint (light and not greasy), the salt & pepper prawns (small serve but tasty) and the... More 

Thank Tracey M
Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Being a local in this area, we've tried most of the vietnamese restaurant here - there are five others within the same street. Our experience with Yen for Viet wasn't too pleasant. They did not offer high chair despite the obvious of bringing our toddler, communication with their staff is abit challenging and the wait for the food is ridiculous.... More 

Thank danat509
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

They forgot our drinks and we were ignored for ages before we asked if our order could be taken. The food took a long time to come out but it was OK, I have had better, I have had worse. Given how many Vietnamese restaurants there are on that strip, I won't be hurrying back.

Thank Nic B
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Outstanding food no other words are necessary ! Love this restaurant. Caramelised fish in clay pot, lemon grass chicken......beef curry, rice paper prawn rolls and salt and pepper squid yum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 296 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales 2204, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Marrickville
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8399 0598

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?