Looking for authentic vietnamese restaurants - any suggestions?
If you can get into Red Lantern on Crown St, the food is fantastic. I tried to book for Dec 3rd (it's only August 18th at the moment!) and there were no tables available until 8.30 at the earliest... so you'd be lucky to pop by and get a spot.
Across the road is Thanh Long, which is a simple local eatery, good food and easy to get into. The food isn't as good as Phamish or Red Lantern, but if you're in Surry Hills and need a Vietnamese fix, I'd still highly recommend it.
(http://www.eatability.com.au/au/sydney/thanh-long-vietnamese-restaurant/) about 10 years ago
I went to Xage last week and thought it would good. Not really authentic, it was more of a modern take - but the salads were delicious!
The most authentic I have ever found is in Marrickville just as you come out of the train station. I cant remember the name of it, so id head towards the one over flowing with people. almost 9 years ago