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Sao Nam Vietnamese Cuisine

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25 Tingkat Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia
+60 3-2144 1225
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12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:30
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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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Metro Manila, Philippines
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381 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best Vietnamese food in KL. Good tasty dishes, nice atmosphere and great service. Definitely on my recommended list.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I've been visiting Sao Nam for years. Selfish as it sounds, I tried to keep it a secret since I'm not a particular fan of being a mosquito bait while waiting for a table. That's what happened this past weekend and figured it got featured in some expat or western publication since we were heavily outnumbered. Regardless, everyone was there... More 

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Staffordshire
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We visited on a stormy night, so it was pretty quiet (my brother had been previously when it had been very busy). A good range of food, quickly cooked and very tasty. Pleasant service and not obtrusive.

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Oxon Hill, Maryland
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

(This is probably closer to 4.5 stars to me.)  Sao Nam's food serves dishes with outstanding flavors.  It's also a very pretty restaurant that made me think of wine "caves" in Europe, with the colors and materials.  And the staff is friendly and patient.  But let me go back to the outstanding flavors!  The appetizers (regular and fried spring rolls)... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Having read much about the eateries based in/around Jalan Alor we were heading in that direction when we happened to bump in to a well-known French Chef who owned two restaurants in KL. In conversation he recommended Sao Nam as 'one of the two best restaurants in KL'......his opinion of the eateries in Japan Alor was not good! (the original... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Sao Nam has long been a favourite place to visit for expats. The must tries are their pomelo and mangosteen salads when in season. There's a dining room upstairs that is a good location for private events. The location is pretty convenient near Changkat Bukit Bintang. I'd like to see a more reasonably priced drinks list though, as I found... More 

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saonam, Manager at Sao Nam Vietnamese Cuisine, responded to this review

Tq for your recommendation of our mangosteen salad and our pomelo salad and bring to awareness about dinning area upstairs. We are not sure why some may think our cuisine does not go well with beer. Our crusine is rather mild to the taste bud because our cuisine is a blend with French and traditional Vietnamese food so one could... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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262 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Although our party of five spent RM361 at this restaurant there was no standout dish. The Pho was ordinary and the pancake a bit overwhelming. OK the fish curry was good and we loved the deep fried spring rolls. But overall nothing that would make you say this is the Vietnamese restaurant we want to return to. Very good service... More 

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Thank Seacroft
saonam, Manager at Sao Nam Vietnamese Cuisine, responded to this review

We are glad that you and your group enjoyed fish curry and pan fried spring rolls out five main dishes. We are sorry that the rest of dishes did not impress you. we are happy to you like our service. More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Plenty of promise at this well situated and decorated restaurant. It's won plenty of prizes but the food was a bit underwhelming. Our party of five loved the deep fried spring rolls (RM22) and fish curry (RM38) but the duck in tamarind sauce was nothing special although it was very tender (RM39). The pancake with prawn and chicken was huge... More 

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saonam, Manager at Sao Nam Vietnamese Cuisine, responded to this review

We are very proud of the many awards given to us both here and abroad almost yearly. It is nice to know that our chefs have been given many compliments from both from our clientele, professional chefs both local and abroad and we have been feature in many travel magazines and gourmet magazines abroad even in Vietnam. Currently our chef... More 

Ireland
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Sao Nam but it won't be our last. We arrived on a Saturday evening without a booking so we were lucky to get a table. Parking in the area can be problematic as it is close to Jalan Alor and Changkat so plan accordingly. The restaurant promotes genuine Vietnamese food and even provides recipes... More 

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saonam, Manager at Sao Nam Vietnamese Cuisine, responded to this review

Tq for the great review that more or less sum up our food , service and dinning environment . We hope to see you again More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I had some friends from Canada visiting Malaysia for the first time and as it was raining that night, I decided to take them somewhere inside (originally going to Jalan Alor). My gf recommended this place and said it was good, so we gave it a try. The restaurant itself is quite interesting with a nice décor that makes you... More 

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saonam, Manager at Sao Nam Vietnamese Cuisine, responded to this review

We are glad that u have dine at Sao Nam on the recommendation of your friend. We are happy to note that u find our restaurant has a nice decor that makes u feel comfortable. We are also happy that u hv enjoy our pomelo salad and the rest of the dishes are average to you and our prices is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 23
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Tingkat Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone Number: +60 3-2144 1225
Description
Fine Vietnam Restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?