French-Vietnamese offerings in the Ann Siang Hill neighbourhood
First published on . Updated on 20 Jun 2012.
This Mohamed Sultan Road stalwart checked itself into The Club Hotel in the Ann Siang Hill neighbourhood last year, bringing along its French-Vietnamese offerings. Named after the mountainous region of North Vietnam, the dual menu is French and Vietnamese and we suspect the pull is the latter option. Especially delightful is the wonderfully named cha ca la vong ($32), a sizzling fried sea bass smothered with a paste of golden turmeric and fresh dill. Pair that with a superb pomelo salad studded with prawns and peanuts, and beef pho drenched in an earthy, rich broth. Gold wallpaper, timber panels and starched linen complete the muted IndoChine vibe, though service can be a little patchy.
Overpriced, bad service, underwhelming food... why go to this place?
Posted on Sat 17 Mar 2012 13:41:50
Jean Francois said: “Wine too expensive”
Good restaurant and food, good service, but wine far too expensive.
Not convinced we'll come back due to wine price....
Posted on Fri 18 Sep 2009 23:37:47
Chanelle said: “Expensive”
I have been wanting to try Le Tonkin for a while as I love Vietnamese food. we did not make it past the drinks. The wine selection was poor and there was not a single bottle of wine under $120. Crazy prices.
The food looked ok but was also way too expensive for what it was. I cannot see how they can survive charging these prices.
There is much better value elsewhere .I cannot recommend this place at all.
Posted on Fri 10 Jul 2009 06:45:38
G R said: “lovely”
Despite living on MOhamed Sultan i'd never been to Le tonkin until last night. We had such a great dinner - the service was perfect and the food was excellent. Thoroughly reccommend a visit although it is expensive so treat yourself and sit outside!