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Travellers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
£7 - £20
CUISINES
Vietnamese, Fusion, Street Food
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived when the restaurant was full. However the greeter took our phone number and asked us to return 30 mins later. We missed the call but arrived exactly 30 mins later to find our table waiting. The service was excellent and friendly. We were...given a good amount of time to read the menu and make our choices. We ordered cocktails too. The food was hot, delicious and beautifully presented. After we chose another cocktail. The price was as expected and I feel it was money well spent. Only one downside was We were seated near an access door for staff which impacted on our enjoyment due to the draught and disturbance.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff were excellent in explaining the menu and how to use the coffee in it's traditional pot. We chose off the lunch menu and chose items to share between the two of us. The flavours were amazing and we will definitely return. Highly recommend...this venue.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit and it didn't dissapoint. Great food and service. Not happy they add service charge to the bill even though you can refuse to pay which I would find embarrassing.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Great cosy place with great food. On top of that the portions are large so that's a bonus for people who like to eat

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Upon arrival we did not have a reservation we were informed it will be about a 15-20 minute wait which , I do believe we waited less than that which was great . Whilst we waited we were handed the drink menu and food menu...to look into , then we were sat . The place did feel slightly crowded it was a bit small . Food was nice good portion of food they do charge you a 10% service charge which I asked to remove simply because it felt like we were being chased out by the waiter . I understand that people were waiting to get a table , but we were never given a time to empty the table so to suddenly than have two people come rushing us so they can provide a table to the next person , I just didn’t like it . I didn’t even get to digest my food they were all in rush like I just find that rather annoying. When they presented the bill the waiter was standing over us ,I had to tell her to give us a minute so I can gather my purse like it just felt like we were pushed out . Yes people wish to have a table , but you don’t just rush customers sat at the table who didn’t get to properly digest their meal so I just didn’t feel it was worth paying the service chargeMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

We visited the Viet Shack in Manchester’s Northern Quarter for a birthday treat this month. The restaurant is nice and relaxed and the food is delicious. We enjoyed the mixed platter and Prosecco deal which was excellent value and the quality of the food was...first class.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

Brilliant staff, unbelievable food. Not one to miss if you're ever in Manchester. The starters and mains (we had no desserts) were cooked to perfection and tasted beautiful. Relaxing atmosphere and a lovely laid back evening treat. You will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023

Vietshack is absolutely amazing! We went as a group of 20 or so people for the start of our Christmas party, Linh and the team were so ridiculously accommodating! They worked with us to ensure the experience was smooth and slick and to top it...off, the food was incredible! Nothing but praise for everyone and the food at Vietshack all night long. You’ve definitely got some return customers! I would 1 million percent recommend it just for the food but the team made it an unforgettable experience from start to finish! Thank you again for everything from Liam and the Castle team!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Visited Saturday afternoon expensive for what it is. Used the WC not cleaned for a while 2 wall ights full of dust dirty walls dirty and did not smell very good, restaurant not much cleaner! in need of a good clean. if I had not...ordered before using the WC i would have left. For 2 of us the bill was £112.00 with drinks, then 10% service charge. NOT STATED ANYWHERE! Took it to £125.00 I hate a place who charge a service charge.it should be down to the customer. Will not return due to cleanliness and service charge.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

I came here with a friend for a pre-theatre meal, as we were headed to Hope Mill. For my stater, I had the Halloumi Chien- superb- followed by the Vegan Chickaan Peanut Butter Fries. Its sauce was a tad spicy for my liking, but there’s...so much more on the menu I would love to go back and try! I’d recommend booking a table.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023 via mobile

Staff are super friendly the food was amazing fantastic choices of dishes The shack fries was delicious meat cooked to perfection

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

Since this place doesn't take reservations and we went at a busy time, we weren't sure if we would get a table but they were really amazing at seating us within 20 minutes! All the servers and bar staff were so lovely and the food...was so quick to come out. One of the servers let us have a look at the menu and order drinks before we were seated which was a really nice touch too! The food was some of the best I've had in the city and we've got some friends coming up in a few weeks so we will both definitely be going there again to try different items since there's so much choice for a vegetarian!! 10/10.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

One of the best vegan dishes I have ever eaten - heavan in your mouth. Great service as well. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

I been there because was looking a place of Viet food. Food was correct and service a little bit slow for what I expect specially because wasn't totally full. Coreect but not explendid. They charge without asking 10% service when really it wasn't so fast

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

The food here is fabulous - I had fish and rice dish and it was superb - really tasty Vietnamese food. Everyone has good food and the dessert special was v good too! Sweet staff as well.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Janeycool
11 October 2019|
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Response from Viet Shack R | Property representative |
Hi 👋🏼 We welcome takeaway orders at all times for those who order in-house, but please be aware of our limited capacity. Waiting times for food are around the same as seated guests would expect. We aim to have food out... More
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Teodorico L
Before ordering I asked if the pho and the other noodles were gluten free. The waiter asked the cook but the cook didn't understand what he was saying, then he asked again but still nothing, then he asked a third time but the cook was confused like he was not understanding. But the waiter then said "yes, yes all our noodles are gluten free". So I took some noodles (not the Pho, but the other one, I don't rembember the name). And....actually THEY ARE NOT GLUTEN FREE! I'm finished eating 3-4 hours ago and I'm still sick (diarrhea, pain..) since then. Gluten intolerance is something really serious: I'm aware of the fact that many people say that are gluten intolerant while they are not...but I really am! Should I show you my blood test next time or what ? And luckly I'm just intolerant to gluten and not allergic, otherwise I could have died! Your is a criminal behavior! never again.
31 January 2019|
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Response from IAmPho | Reviewed this property |
The fact the chef didn't understand the question and it took 4 attempt to get an answer should have raised flags with you and you should have had something else. Why risk your own health when you can clearly see you wouldn't... More
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VIET SHACK RESTAURANT, Manchester - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Viet Shack Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Viet Shack Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4