Monsieur Vuong

It is a must-visit, when in Berlin.

For years I have been coming to Monsieur Vuong in Mitte and it never disappoints. Now, after having been in Vietnam and tried a lot of original Vietnamese street food, I am still impressed by Vuong.

Monsiuer Vuong is an essential Vietnamese restaurant in Berlin with a relative simpel menu and two or three daily specials. It is also worthy of mention simply because all locals eat here, and it has been an institution for years. Table reservations are never taken and it’s not unusual for queues to spill out into the street. But the wait is never too long, and coming early (for families with small kids) there is usually no line at all. We came around 6.30PM on a Tuesday and had a table for 8 people after just 5 minutes. The girls and Bjørn all had Pho Bo (beef noodle soup) and I had Pho Hanoi (chicken noodle soup), Vietnamese spring rolls and Tiger beers – the best Pho Bo we had since visiting Vietnam back in May 2016 for sure.

The hip, young crowd create an atmosphere as vibrant as the bright red interior. Statues of Buddha, incense sticks and white orchids also make for a taste of Asia in downtown Berlin. Everything is kept super fresh (the core of Vietnamese street food) and the service is always good. In a city where cheap Thai and Vietnamese restaurants lurk at every corner, I vote to say that Monsieur Vuong remains the original and the best.

Monsieur Vuong

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