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Manchester's answer to tasty Vietnamese street food, Viet Shack started out life in 2014 in the Arndale Food Market, serving fresh fast food with a Vietnamese twist. After the blooming success of the Arndale, the Viet Shack family expanded into their new home in Ancoats in the Summer of 2018, and people have been queuing up and coming back for more ever since! Good Food & Good Vibes ONLY!!!
PRICE RANGE
£7 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Vietnamese, Fusion, Street Food
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Dog Friendly
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Came here last night and it was great, we were served by Syl, who was brilliant. I’ve been here probably about 10 times over the past 5 years and it has never disappointed. The food is so good and the service is excellent. It’s one...of my favourite casual dining experiences in Manchester, easily. Loads of great options for vegetarians and vegans.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food, amazing drinks, the atmosphere is really welcoming, quick service, Daryna especially was super friendly and helpful :)

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry but it didnt live up to the hype for me……. Lots of people told me big things about it but i was underwhelmed. It was nice but i wasnt blown away…… i had the shack fries and the tamarind cauliflower. The mocktails are nice.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the crispy pork belly to start which was presented lovely and the beef pho. The beef broth had such a depth of flavor and was delicious! I would definitely come back for the pho and it wasn’t a bad price at £13.50 for...a big bowl. Will definitely returnMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Vietnamese food, Stefan was very kind. Thank you so much! I will definitely be back here again to try different dishes.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our fave spot in Manchester !! The food is absolutely incredible so fresh and so tasty. We got the prawn summer rolls, Tofu and Mushroom Pho and Beef Pho. Staff are always so accommodating and friendly, the overall vibe of the restaurant is...so calm and welcoming. This is a place we will always return to!! Can’t recommend enough, pho-nomenal !!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024

Spot on..... Top notch food. Pleasent staff. The steak on top of the fries were to die for... Will certainly be back! This was just a lunch so will be trying more next time.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 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 22 February 2024

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 6 February 2024

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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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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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