Song Que Cafe
134 Kingsland Rd, London, London, E2 8DY
- Tel: 020 7613 3222
Song Que Cafe is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant serving traditional dishes, with a takeaway service available.
Services and products
- Vegetarian Dishes
- Air Conditioning
- Air Conditioning
- Vegetarian Dishes
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Terrible staff who are extremely rude.
06/01/2013 by AmyI
I'm afraid I can't actually review the food as I never got to taste it due the abominable rudeness of one of the waiters there. I was there yesterday afternoon with my baby who was having a nap in her pram. The waiter said that I would have to wake the baby up if I wanted to eat. I politely informed him that this would not be possible and he humphed for a bit and then went to find me an appropriate table. I thanked him for this and said that I would be happy to wait He went away for a bit and when he came back he seemed a bit agitated. I said again that I was happy to wait and he shouted at me that I had to wait my turn. I was a bit confused by this as I'd already said that I was happy to wait. He went away again and when he came back he pointed out a table on the far side of the restaurant and said that the people would be leaving soon and I could have that one but I would have to position my pram in a certain way. As I had never been there before I said ok, I'll have to have a look when I sit down to see what you mean. He then shouted at me again that I had to have that table and put my pram in a certain way. I calmly said to him that I had never been there before so did not know the layout of the restaurant and also the table was too far away for me to see properly. I then pointed out to him that I did not appreciate being shouted at twice as I had not raised my voice once and was happy to wait. He apologised and I said I will wait here. He then shouted again that I had to wait for that particular table. I pointed out that he had shouted at me again and that I found it unacceptable. He apologised again and I said that I wasn't sure why he was shouting in the first place. He then shouted AGAIN at which point I decided that I really didn't want to eat there and the conversation was going round in circles. I informed the waiter that he was extremely rude and then left. In the end I ate up the road at the much more polite establishment; Mien Tay which I WOULD recommend. I can only conclude that the staff at Song Que are either extremely stressed or are a bit strange and think that it is acceptable to insult prospective customers. Avoid.Report this
14/10/2009 by LittleIsla
I didn't really find this place the Holy Land of London Vietnamese restaurants that some do. It was ok, but very ok. I found the cuts of beef in my beef pho really chewy, and the stock a bit bland. I ate my food, but have been to much better places, so won't be trying it again here.Report this
love it :)
01/03/2009 by meldoy
was recommended by a friend and fell in love with it! it's always packed on friday night/weekend. should always book to avoid waiting. Love the raw beef noodles soup ^^ rice paper roll grilled beef wrapped round with leaf grilled pork + vietnamese spring roll noodles salad the best thing of it - IT's CHEAP! but quite a walk from the tube station ..Report this
13/11/2008 by curlynewf
I have a friend into her Vietnamese who isn't keen on this place. And because she knows her food and I trust her opinion, each time I visit, her words of disapproval echo in my ears and try to convince me that what I'm eating ain't so great. But it doesn't work. I can't help loving it. Perhaps her bar is set too high, and mine too low - but who cares, the heart wants what it wants. I only wish I lived closer so I could go more often and order my favourite, bbq pork and spring roll bùn. So good and refreshing. My body thanks me every time.Report this
Can't stop going back
16/08/2008 by Alita
I really want to try more of the non-Song Que Vietnamese cafes along Kingsland Road but this restaurant draws me back time and again. Choose the right dishes and you'll get a selection of some of the most cheap, fresh, delicious food to be found anywhere in London. Avoid the deep-fried starters and chinese-y stuff and order some rice paper rolls, a Vietnamese pancake, a bowl of decent Pho and top it off with a Cendol for dessert. You will not be disappointed and will probably come away with change of £30 for two.Report this
I love this place.
07/03/2008 by neilgrayshon
I have little else to add but that it the complete opposite of the word sombre. Please visit and eat a small piece of sunny heart like love. Really, words are not sufficient. Be warned, the clumsy, ineloquent and alarming turquoise interior will stay with you and you will go back. Luckily, it is also rather cheap.Report this
More addictive than crack
05/11/2007 by DavidMuir
There is something about Song Que which means if you haven't been for a wee while you start to encounter withdrawal symptons. The beef pho is absolutely stunning. If you are feeling a bit down with the cold or recovering from flu this stuff will put you back on track. Comfort eating of the highest orderReport this
Good Vietnamese Find
07/10/2007 by cpque1
An authenthic value-for-money Vietnamese joint - If you have ever had one of those days where you were pining for a big steaming bowl of vietnamese beef noodles that taste like what it should (most aussies will know what I mean) without having to fork out a ridiculous sum of pounds, this is it! The location ain't so fab, but hey what the hell, its one of those places where you have a quick satisfying lunch and shoot to continue the rest of your day :)Report this
Cheap, tasty, authentic. Recommended.
14/08/2007 by ChrisAdams
Was introduced to this restaurant by a friend who spends a fair amount of time hunting for places to eat in East London, and I am in his debt. We came on a Sunday at lunchtime, when is was packed, but were lucky to get a table right away. You can tell right away that the money is spent on the food, not the decor in the place - portions were mammoth, and the food was really fresh, and bursting with flavour. There are over 180 different dishes on the menu, with some a range of Vietnamese 'Pho' noodle soup variants. Service is friendly, if slightly forgetful, but for but when three of us ate like kings for less than 40 quid, that can be forgiven.Report this
song que cafe
18/07/2007 by gilka
credit to my friend Angelina who took me there! Just like it says on the card- Authentic Vietnamese Food it is great, fresh and very cheap. Went there twice already and it was amazing experience. The shrimps are delicious! You might have to wait for a table.Report this
Excellent Vietnamese Food
11/12/2006 by mundek
Located on Kingsland Road, Londons Vietnamese restaurant mile, Song Que is probably the best Vietnamese in East London. The Pho (beef noodle soup) are consistently good, as are the grilled pork, spring roll, herb and vermicelli noodle combos. The spicy squid starter is sublime. Generally everything on the menu is around a fiver so you can eat well cheaply. Downsides, some of the other less Vietnamese more Chinese dishes can be a bit hit or miss. And in true Vietnamese style *some* of the waiters can be somewhat abrupt and forget drinks orders and so on. But on whole this is an excellent place to go for Vietnamese food.Report this
The best and the cheapest Vietnamese food in town
21/07/2006 by Adisa75
A lively café restaurant – always very busy – There is selection of over 150 dishes, and 28 types of pho’ alone (noodle soups) and you should definitely include one in your meal. At around £5 a dish, you’ll actually spend quite a lot because it’s all so lovely. Highly recommended.Report this
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