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Sao Nam fine Vietnamese cuisine

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25 Tengkat Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia
+60 3-2144 1225
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 19:00 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 00:30
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Washington State
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194 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a foot massage at Tropical Spa and then we went next door to Sao Nam…this amazing Vietnamese restaurant. We had reservations so we were seated outside, right under a cooling fan. We looked at the wine list and saw a bottle of BOGLE Petite Syrah…the same BOGLE we used to find at Safeway back home. We ordered it immediately.... More 

Thank busconi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner loves this place more than me. The visitors that I bring here also love the different flavours. For me, there are some good dishes and some are average. Love the pancake and the spring rolls. My friends love the shrimp on sugarcane stick. Mangosteen salad which is seasonal, is very good. Fresh vegetarian spring rolls were so so.... More 

Thank wanming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really authentic Vietnamese food. Kind staff, simple but nice design. Perfect place for family lunch.

Thank 914orsis
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

After reading really great reviews, we decided to give Sao Nam a try. Not many Vietnam restaurants around, so we were very excited. We went on a Saturday, with reservation at 830pm, arrived at 815pm and the place was almost full. Got a cute table next to a Vietnamese manifesto poster. The decor is shabby chic, mellow yellow walls and... More 

Thank BudiMohdYunus
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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157 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant serves authentic and tasty Vietnamese food. It is not a Pho shop, however, and only has 3 kinds of soup. Their selection of sides and mains is wide and we enjoyed most of it very much. The fresh spring rolls with shrimp (not fried) were really good as was the Duck Tamarind. The fried veggie rolls, however, were... More 

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saonam, Manager at Sao Nam fine Vietnamese cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words on Sao Nam Claudia. We are happy that we able to fulfill your expectation on good Vietnamese food . Sao Nam has been operating in the same premise for about 15 years and has been consistent with the food quality and has been a designation restaurant both for local and expat living here in... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Hidden away from the famous jalan alor food street. Sao Nam has gained reputation for its good taste, by looking at the walk in customers referring trip advisor reviews! The mixed vegetable with steam rice clay pot is ideal for a single person, full taste of sauces and generous servings of mushroom too! Steam eggplants with Vietnamese sauce of strong... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place is so overrated. It's very expensive for the type of food they are serving. I don't think the food is refined enough to justify the pitch "fine Vietnamese cuisine".

Thank Laura W
saonam, Manager at Sao Nam fine Vietnamese cuisine, responded to this review

We are sorry we did not live up to your expectation on what a fine Vietnamese cuisine should be Laura. Sao Nam Kaula Lumpur has be awarded for many years by Tatler and is also listed in the Mielle awards and the Australian Gourmet travelers and many travel magazines worldwide. All of them has a very positive review on us.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! Recommend the prawn starter and the Vietnamese curry...if I was here another night would go back and try other dishes which looked delicious!

Thank SDacre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious meal here, the prawn and chicken wraps as a starter were delicious and definitely a good size to share between two people. Vietnamese curry was amazing, succulent chicken and sweet potato in a very tasty sauce with rice. It's a lovely place with very friendly staff, I very much recommend, might be wise to book, we got... More 

Thank And2904
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite to eat before a night out in KL. The spring rolls are great. Food came on time and was delicious. All in all a good experience and definitely worth checking out.

Thank smarlin77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Tengkat Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone Number: +60 3-2144 1225
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?