Review: Non Viet
Non Viet on Sauchiehall Street is Glasgow's second Vietnamese restaurant (no, that's not a typo) and I have been a few times for takeaway lunch. They do an amazing value lunch deal of a bahn mi (filled baguette) for £6 with a summer roll and a can of drink. We were going out out on Saturday night so decided that Non Viet was the perfect place for a quick dinner – especially as it's BYOB!
What's it like inside?
It's a casual restaurant with nice decoration and a bustling atmosphere. The restaurant is pretty large inside and on a Saturday night there was a few large tables of 8+. There's plenty of tables for small groups/couples as well.
What's on the menu?
I was tempted by the set menu at £25pp but we decided to just get the sharing platter for starter and mains instead. Maybe I'm getting more sensible in my old age. The menu has a good mixture of dishes and descriptions which was really helpful. There's rice dishes, noodle dishes and soup.
We had the sharing platter to start, pictured above. This was a beautiful section of delights and to be honest, they were all lovely. Everything was portioned for two people so there was no need to fight over the summer rolls. The waiter explained which dishes went with which sauces as well, which was great.
For main, Graeme had the campfire beef and I had the lemongrass and chilli vermicelli with chicken. The waitress mixed the beef with chopsticks as it was still sizzling with a flame underneath. The beef was so succulent and juicy – I really loved this dish.
Thankfully mine was just as good so there was no need to steal. The chicken was really soft and tender, and there was a good amount of it mixed through the noodles. I liked how the dressing was on the side, and there was a really lovely side salad with it.
For dessert we decided to get the deep fried ice cream. The other option was mango rice paper rolls but I don't love mango so thought the deep fried ice cream was worth a shot.
The picture doesn't quite show just how big these balls were – bigger than an orange! The batter was thick and crispy and I liked the contrast with the ice cream inside. I'm not totally sure I'd get this dessert again though as I couldn't finish it all – maybe it would be better to share.
Our bill for our meal was around £50 for three courses and a few soft drinks. BYOB is free which was great, and made for the perfect start for our night out at Slouch for a friend's birthday. I can't wait to back to try more of the evening menu as it was all so fresh and vibrant.
Where can I find them?
Non Viet is on Sauchiehall Street, near Charing Cross – 536 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3LX.
Want to know more about Non Viet?
Check out their website for their menus. They're also on UberEats and Deliveroo.
Published: 30 October 2017.