Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants: our good addresses, tested and approved

Chez Tanh in Nice

Warm and attentive welcome from the landlady, neat decor, exquisite and fragrant dishes made in the pure Vietnamese tradition, the restaurant To Tanin Nice, it has become a popular address.

Also from the Vietnamese community, that is to say if the specialties prepared here by Tanh’s husband, from pho (the emblematic Tonkinese soup) to the inevitable spring rolls, including mixao (crispy seafood noodles) or banh cuons Vietnamese) are authentic.

Special mention for the lemongrass marinated beef skewers and the lacquered pork (photo above) accompanied by rice cakes and fresh herbs.

And for dessert tapioca, banana and coconut milk… A concentration of pleasures at a very affordable price.

  • 19, rue de Lepante in Nice. Open every day, except Wednesdays, from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 19:00 to 22:00 Tel.
Chez Tanh lacquered pig DR.

Mi u Mi in Nice

To live happily, live in hiding. This could be the motto of this pocket address, well camouflaged yet a stone’s throw from the highly touristic Place Rossetti and its Sainte-Réparate cathedral.

This relaxed venue, which opened in 2019, was originally a tea room. To accompany the steaming cups, Jiajie Hang and Yanou Busquet, from Sichuan and Zhejiang, served up delicious dumplings…which eventually took over.

In a comforting broth or spicy sauce, wontons work their magic. Just like their vegetarian “cousins” with rainbow colored dough.

As for desserts, we’ll have to come back with lighter stomachs to try the astonishing Purple Milk Sweet Potato.

  • 9, rue de la Boucherie in Nice. Open Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 4pm As.
Ravioli with spicy Mi u Mi sauce. Photo JB.

Nha Que in Nice

Near the Nice-Ville train station, Asian restaurants are legion. With its well placed small terrace, this one caught our attention. Good choice, the place has everything from ideal lunchtime canteen.

Far from sky-high prices, very welcoming staff who are not stingy with advice. And also, or most importantly, a delicious pho soup.

For his take on the iconic Vietnamese beef rice noodle soup, Nha Que you need a broth with a precise flavor, not too salty, to be garnished with bean sprouts, fresh peppers and lime.

The “normal” bowl is 9.90 euros, the large one 11.90 euros. Real.

  • 7, bis rue d’Alsace-Lorraine in Nice. Open every day, from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 19:00 to 22:00 Information. and
Nha Que Pho Soup Photo JB.

To Rest And Mrs. Bobun in Nice

This is a family run business. Two brothers (Huy and Hoang), a sister (Van) and two very recommendable addresses.

The “mother house”, TOdelight the neighborhood located near the Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art with its large bowls filled with fried rice, udon noodles with satay or even pho.

Everything can be enjoyed in a neat pop environment, with cute frescoes depicting scenes from Dragon Ball.

The second restaurant, facing Gare du Sud, announces color in its name: chez MAdam Bobonlet’s eat… bobun with funny names (Kill Beef, Tofu’k my wife?, Bubba Gump…) in a pop environment, with Tarantinesque and vintage influences.

  • TO. 4, rue Delille, in Nice. Open every day, except Sundays, from 11.30 to 14.00 and from 19.30 to 22.00
    How. 97. Instagram: @to_resto.
  • Mrs. Bobun. 6, place de la Gare du Sud, in Nice. Open every day, except Sunday, from 11:30 to 14:30 and from 19:00 to 21:30 Tel.
    And – Instagram: @madamebobun.

Hong Yun in Antibes

This is called timeless. Digging through the newspaper’s archives, we found an article from 2007, which extolled the merits of this family restaurant (whose name could be translated as “lucky red”).

At that time it had already existed for a good twenty years. The water passed under the bridge and since then the place has offered refreshment. The quality is always there.

Among so many well-executed classics, we keep coming back to the savory spring rolls, which can also be found in a generous and inexpensive bobun (10 euros).

  • 4, avenue Tournelli in Antibes. Open every day, except Sundays, from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 19:00 to 22:30 Tel.

Houmy in Cannes

Chinese baos with glazed pork, Vietnamese bánh mì with lemongrass beef, spring rolls, udon noodles…

Sophear Hou, of Sino-Cambodian origin, has taken the best of Asian street food to put her gourmand touch and offer it to customers at the Forville market in Cannes.

Sympathetically christened Houumy, a contraction of her name after her favorite, Jérémy, the stand of this former barmaid on a Cannes beach with a passion for gastronomy has been driving adventurous taste buds crazy for a year now.

Chicken satay, Cambodian beef lôc lac, teriyaki salmon and other sauteed dishes satisfy large appetites (€12 a plate) when baos and spring rolls (€4.50 each) are gluttonous.

Everything is done on site by Sophear or her brothers, Billy and Charly, who help out.

  • Forville market, in Cannes. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 7am to 1pm Like.

The moon of China in Toulon

Chinese tradition on the walls and plates. The establishment has been offering its specialties for twenty years in Toulon.

Several Asian flavors appear as promises on the menu, with specialties prepared on a hot plate with, as a bonus, Chinese fondue.

A real convivial dish like its Burgundian or Savoyard counterpart… with far fewer calories!

As a suggestion, the chef proposes in particular lobster tails with flavored salt or cuttlefish stuffed with prawns and chicken…

Prawns in sauce are also offered on the plate. Sharing menus are also very popular.

At lunchtime, appetizer – main course or main course – dessert at 13.90 euros, two other menus are available at 22.90 euros or 26.90 euros.

  • 49, avenue Franklin-Roosevelt, in Toulon. Open every day, except Wednesdays, from 11:45 to 13:45 and from 18:45 to 22:00 Like.
The China Moon, in Toulon. DR.

the Chinese jade in Toulon

Far from a “stereotypical and glutamatic cuisine”, underlines the last comment on Tripadvisor, this month…

And it’s true. Here it is the passion and transmission of Thai and Vietnamese flavors that guide the cuisine of this house.

This discreet establishment on boulevard Cunéo in Toulon doesn’t look like much, and its discretion is matched only by the quality of its culinary offerings.

At Jade de Chine you dive into the heart of Saigon… The house took advantage of the closure imposed by the health crisis to review its premises. It’s cute and the prices are really reasonable.

“Every meal is for us a real moment of pleasure”, still assures customers. You too will be seduced.

  • 47, boulevard Cuneo in Toulon. On site or take away. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm Like.
Chinese jade, in Toulon DR.

The Tamky in Toulon

You have to leave the city center to sit at the Tamky table. The restaurant is located in the heart of the Saint-Jean district, a historic address present in Toulon since 1981.

On the menu, the great classics of Chinese gastronomy with spring rolls, chicken curry, pork with caramel, bo bun… but also some signature dishes, such as “my xao” with meat or royal, with seafood.

For sunny days, the terrace offers a pleasant shaded area. For the more sedentary, childbirth is also possible.

The appetizer – main course – dessert menu does not exceed 28 euros. And there are Vietnamese and Thai flavors as well.

  • 475, avenue Colonel-Picot, in Toulon. Open Monday evening to Saturday evening. How.

The Lotus at the Pradet

A true institution, the Le Lotus restaurant in the Pradet. The environment is classic and simple, enhanced by the sheltered and shaded terrace.

The table is a palette of classic and traditional flavors of excellent quality. Between Vietnam and China, the card is an invitation to travel at very reasonable prices.

Judge for yourself: Saigonese soup (8 euros), prawns with Peking sauce, Vietnamese, Thai or Chinese salad of your choice, banh cuon (5 pieces for 7 euros)…

Everything is prepared to the minute, the staff – the owner in mind – are very attentive… and the sake is never far away when it’s time for dessert.

  • 39, rue Maréchal Juin, in Pradet. Open every day, except Wednesdays, from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00

From Lana in Frejus

A promise of modernity and the desire to mix the flavors of French and Asian gastronomy.

Restaurant From Lanabased in Fréjus, it offers a wide choice of nems, spring rolls, salads, soups, noodles or sauteed vegetables to accompany the dishes.

The diced tofu and fresh vegetables accompanied by homemade sauces are worth a detour.

For the main courses, noteworthy is the loc lac beef marinated in satay spices on a bed of red onion. The classic appetizer-main course-dessert menu is displayed at 24.90 euros.

A vegetarian version is also possible for €20.90.

  • 34, rue Sieyes, in Frejus. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 to 14:00 and 18:30 to 20:00 Like.
Chez Lana, in Frejus. DR.

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