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Cây Tre

Cây Tre

Vietnamese Restaurant££££
Hackney, Shoreditch
  • Susanna S.
    "Tried the Saigon Pho with extra tendon, just blew my mind!"(53 Tips)
    Stelios K.
    "Saigon beef Soup was amazing!"(6 Tips)
    "authentic vietnamese kitchen with real vietnamese coffee."(3 Tips)
    Rhydian F.
    "good but the salt and pepper squid is the best in the world."(3 Tips)
149 Tips and reviews
  • pho
  • Vietnamese food
  • lively
  • authentic
  • healthy food
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  • Mary L.
    Mary LJune 3, 2015
    I was really craving Vietnamese meatballs and the meatball pho more than satisfied. Amazing depth of flavour in the broth, utterly decadent with a generous helping of shrimp chilli oil.
  • Bình H.
    Bình HàNovember 21, 2014
    For the love of food, try classic Pho add an egg york, put the egg york into your bowl of Pho and beat it into the broth. This place offer the best/most authenti Pho in London I've ever tasted so far.
  • J P.
    J PowerDecember 22, 2014
    Pho is good obvlsy but you MUST try the other mains too - and be more adventurous about the appetisers than just getting a usual roll! Bring some time to wait for getting seated during dinner service.
  • Susanna S.
    Susanna SooJuly 22, 2015
    Tried the Saigon Pho with extra tendon, just blew my mind! And the Vietnamese ice coffee is just the right intensity and sweetness too!
  • A.
    A.December 14, 2011
    No east London food guide is complete without Vietnamese and for vegetarians Cây Tre is up there. Mushroom pho is a good alternative to the meat fave and their unique veg spring rolls are delicious.
  • The Times and Sunday Times
    My favourite of the Vietnamese restaurants down this end of town. The owner is a genial nutter who brings the place alive and plied me with “mock dog” and chicken gizzards with muop. Read more
  • umi Hotels
    umi HotelsNovember 25, 2011
    A very nice touch of Vietnamese food with authentic cuisine. "Phở" (Beef noodle soup) and "Bún thịt nướng" (BBQ Pork Loin with Rice Vermicelli) are winners! Really good value for money, excellent food
  • Petru D.
    Petru DimulescuOctober 25, 2015
    The classic pho is awesome. The brisket is perfect and the atmosphere is cosy. They are a bit slow when it comes to serving (only in the evenings from what i noticed)
  • Hannah P.
    Hannah ParvazFebruary 28, 2016
    Delicious summer rolls and the bun sa tofu bowl is so good. Lots of vegetarian options, but not in the lunch deal.
  • Mel
    MelJuly 28, 2013
    Roast pork vermicelli was amazing. Really tender and well seasoned pork. As close to home cooked as you can get, according to someone that knows what that tastes like.
  • Cecilia C.
    Cecilia ChenApril 3, 2015
    Nice food with good atmosphere. The portion of pork belly is huge and so tasty. Will def go back to try more other main dish. Not so impressed with the beef pho.
  • María
    MaríaNovember 20, 2015
    My mushroom pho was great, although I had the sinking feeling that it was made with chicken broth. Strict veggies/vegans beware!
  • Eva S.
    Eva SchnarrenbergerFebruary 22, 2016
    Definitely a spot to try but only if you don't mind waiting ! It's usually packed ! The staff is super nice ! They got us free starters because we had to wait so long ❤️
  • Natalija T.
    Natalija TrestinaNovember 18, 2014
    Absolutely loved this place! Summer rolls with shrimp and papaya, and Bun Sa with chicken were simply amazing! And the plum wine is very yummy too
  • PDT B.
    PDT BlogNovember 26, 2016
    Good food. Try the smoked duck & blossom salad and bun cha. Definitely skip the pho sate, not a pleasant dish at all!!
  • James L.
    James LittleOctober 11, 2015
    Very authentic Vietnamese (I'm told by Vietnamese colleagues) try the table griddle beef, chilli salt and pepper softshell crab, Vietnamese curries, not sure if anything here isn't good!
  • Dasha B.
    Dasha ButuzovaMay 10, 2015
    Small and authentic, the restaurant offers true Vietnamese Pho and amazing starters. Very friendly!
  • Simon C.
    Simon CornwellJanuary 30, 2014
    Busy and noisy at lunch... fantastic Pho, friendly service, the kind of place to go with friends just so you can taste more of the menu!
  • James B.
    James BillinghamMarch 9, 2015
    Best pho I've ever had. They also are very generous with the quantity of beef. I had the classic pho, plus meatballs. Awesome.
  • Simon W.
    Simon WillisonApril 16, 2013
    Really great Vietnamese food, a bit more expensive than the places on Kingsland Road but the menu is exciting and full of excellent tasty things.
  • Mel
    MelAugust 11, 2014
    Excellent Pho and noodle bowls. Summer (rice paper) rolls have more lettuce/mint filling than noodles so tasty and healthy.
  • Zuz
    ZuzApril 16, 2016
    Great food, nice atmosphere and people that go there. Order sizzling seafood and look out for the owner in a cool hat with pompom
  • Angela L.
    Angela LiuJanuary 13, 2015
    Very nice vietnamese with a great variety.. I personally think the old street branch is even better than the one in soho
  • Ana L.
    Ana LaraFebruary 19, 2015
    Healthy portions of well cooked food. They have menus including a starter and a soup with the main. Try any of the Pho.
  • Cecily M.
    Cecily McMahonMarch 12, 2014
    Absolutely phenomenal Vietnamese food, authentic as in Hanoi. Classic pho, chilli pork belly and the aubergine are all top choices.
  • The Guardian
    The GuardianApril 25, 2012
    "You could spend a long time trying to discern exactly what has gone into the clear, light broth that makes Cay Tre's pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) stand out..." Read more
  • Simon B.
    Simon BeckermanDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I think this is one if the best Vietnamese of the area. You must eat the tapioca and coconut ice cream desert!!
  • Mette S.
    Mette Schou AndersenNovember 8, 2014
    Summer rolls and chicken pho - delicious. They also have a few must-try non-alc cocktails on the menu
  • Michael A.
    Michael AmbjornAugust 21, 2016
    Nice little Vietnamese place on two levels - bring a friend or five - and share some of their tasty classics.
  • Khan A.
    Khan AhmedJuly 7, 2015
    Been to this place many times over the past 7-8 years and the food is still awesome... still a little cramped inside..!!
  • Harry E.
    Harry Earle-MundilAugust 29, 2016
    Yummy aubergine and tofu rice dish. Impressed that they found a dish for the vegetarian who doesn't like spicy food
  • Max
    MaxMarch 5, 2015
    Great Vietnamese kitchen, nice atmosphere, super friendly and efficient service. What else would you want?
  • Ben R.
    Ben RobraJune 8, 2016
    Very good rice vermicelli and I'm general a very nice place. It can get very busy and noisy though.
  • Freddie H.
    Freddie HarrisonJanuary 16, 2016
    Really busy, so book ahead. The Okra and Aubergine curry is super spicy but amazingly good.
  • James M.
    James MorrisAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Top, high quality Vietnamese. Replaced Tay Do as my favourite due to their audacious price hike.
  • Blondie
    BlondieNovember 2, 2014
    Perfect resturant - very nice staff, delicious and healthy food and the prices are not to high.
  • Richard P.
    Richard ParkerJuly 1, 2010
    Love, love, love Cây Tre. Usually have to wait a couple of minutes for a table but always well worth it. Great food, busy atmosphere, fun times.
  • Johan B.
    Johan BasbergJune 30, 2013
    I really enjoyed the Lemon grass sautéed tofu.
  • Mylin P.
    Mylin PMarch 17, 2013
    BBQ Pork with vermicelli is tops! Fish sauce already underneath all that goodness.
  • Marie S.
    Marie SteinthalerMay 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has some of the best Vietnamese good in London, and ginormous portions.
  • Laura C.
    Laura CFebruary 1, 2013
    Good food but staff very pushy to get you out as soon as possible. Still paid the 12.5% tip though. Thems the beans.
  • Ranjan D.
    Ranjan DSeptember 11, 2013
    Always book a table. It gets busy. Tasty food and buzzy atmosphere.
  • Jade L.
    Jade L.July 19, 2011
    The broth for the pho is excellent. Would've liked bigger portions though...since it's so good!!
  • Adam K.
    Adam KarpFebruary 8, 2015
    Wow best Pho I've ever had. Really, after living in Asia for 7 years I found Vietnamese heaven in London
  • blanca g.
    blanca garciaFebruary 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    various lunch dishes at 6 quid + service is a bargain at this place. be quick though, as it's always packed for lunch.
  • Karam
    KaramOctober 16, 2014
    The garlic pho is amazing! With tripe it's heavenly!
  • Cat
    CatJune 11, 2013
    You won't get full with the vegetarian version mushroom pho, and I believe they use msg, my mouth feels funny after eating it :( not up to the hype.
  • mel s.
    mel starkJanuary 23, 2012
    Vietnamese special fried rice a winner, the spicey sausage a welcome extra!
  • Jinnie G.
    Jinnie GimApril 21, 2014
    Tiu bowl is absolutely amazing. Like mind-blowing amazing.
  • Alix D.
    Alix De GrezMarch 24, 2014
    Try the assorted mushroom pho or the spring bowl!
  • Joe T.
    Joe TJuly 13, 2013
    Not your run of the mill Vietnamese place; well worth seeking out. Service isn't too bad either.
  • James W.
    James WeinerMay 20, 2013
    £10 lunch set menu is good but you can't get a vegetarian pho as part of it :(
  • Paul L.
    Paul LauNovember 14, 2014
    Just get the ox cheek pho and thank me later.
  • Russell B.
    Russell BarnesMay 23, 2016
    Classic noodles and Hanoi pho were both delicious.
  • Bedi
    BediApril 7, 2015
    Delicious pho. Will be back on a Saturday afternoon for my hangover remedy
  • Yoonie S.
    Yoonie SNovember 17, 2014
    The bun bo hue is really flavoursome and hits the spot!
  • Lizzy N.
    Lizzy NakielnyOctober 26, 2011
    One of the pricier Vietnamese places but worth it. Always busy.
  • Simo
    SimoOctober 2, 2016
    Most awesome food I have eaten since months!!
  • Francesco P.
    Francesco PighiDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The pho is amazing. Amongst the best I've tried.
  • Joanne W.
    I'd prefer more fresh herbs, but he pho ga was nice and delicate
  • Eliza D.
    Eliza DropkinMarch 16, 2012
    Order the saigon pancake and the bean curd curry.
  • James N.
    James NortonMarch 21, 2016
    Bustling little place with tasty authentic Vietnamese
  • Alexia K.
    Alexia KSeptember 8, 2014
    Probably the best pho in kingsland open until late
  • Danny L.
    Danny LewisJune 28, 2015
    Lobster was great, noodles not so much.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BeestonApril 9, 2016
    The butterfish curry was delicious and spicy.
  • Phil C.
    Phil CaoFebruary 6, 2016
    Excellent phô but not as cheap as other spots in the area.
  • Tom S.
    Tom SzekeresMarch 23, 2015
    They now *say* they don't accept American Express, but if you say that's the only card you have, guess what happens…
  • Boris 🌐 v.
    Boris 🌐 van HoytemaApril 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Beef phō, eat the beef while still raw.
  • Sharon M.
    Sharon MathesonJanuary 25, 2013
    Amazing Pho Chicken!! Great restaurant. ALWAYS book!!
  • Claudio
    ClaudioSeptember 23, 2014
    authentic vietnamese kitchen with real vietnamese coffee.
  • Ajay P.
    Ajay PondicherryNovember 16, 2012
    Huge menu that just begs to be sampled. Gets pricey though!
  • Rhydian F.
    Rhydian FisherMarch 5, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    It's all good but the salt and pepper squid is the best in the world. Not my words, the words of 'Top Squid' magazine.
  • Ben X.
    Ben XOJanuary 28, 2016
    Great Pho! Portions are large!
  • Salme T.
    Salme TranApril 15, 2013
    Great Vietnamese. My com saigon tasted very authentic.
  • Stacie B.
    Stacie BrunnerDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The classic pho is seriously amazing.
  • Janice C.
    Janice ChowOctober 11, 2015
    Pretty good Vietnamese food! Located in the hipster hood of London
  • Mat A.
    Mat AApril 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The slow cooked catfish is amazing, highly recommend
  • Nick D.
    Nick DonnellyJanuary 9, 2011
    Beef rice paper starter is excellent and cook your own fun!
  • Constance |.
    Constance | @croostifoodiNovember 15, 2015
    Food is just ok, the quality of the meat (beef and pork) could be better. Tables and chairs are not so clean. Authentic but too expensive.
  • Owen G.
    Owen GriffithsApril 12, 2012
    Get the chilli pork chop on jasmine rice. It's the best thing to eat for miles around.
  • Steve A.
    Steve AndroulakisAugust 13, 2014
    Saigon Pho was great in every way.
  • Levent A.
    Levent AliDecember 17, 2014
    Pho. Chilli salt and pepper squid / soft shell crab.
  • Stefanie R.
    Stefanie ReisSeptember 7, 2014
    Good portions and super tasty food.
  • Dimitri R.
    Dimitri RoussosApril 30, 2015
    Best vietnamese I've ever had in my entire life
  • Catherine S.
    Catherine SiviterOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pick anything you pretty much can't go wrong
  • Jen L.
    Jen LiangMay 31, 2015
    Still very tasty pho in east end.
  • Phil M.
    Phil MoehringMay 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the punch, but ask for a few extra shots in there. Read more
  • David T.
    David ThairOctober 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If it's takeaway you're after, the One Dish Meals are essential. Generous portions, proper food.
  • Rory M.
    Rory McClellandNovember 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They don't actually take AMEX so you'll be disappointed if you're hoping to use the £5 cash-back AMEX offer currently running.
  • Giota P.
    Giota PapJuly 9, 2016
    The food was very good and the service friendly.
  • eda b.
    eda bAugust 20, 2014
    The clasic pho is delicious
  • Yvette R.
    Yvette RedmondJune 13, 2012
    Chilli salt squid- I still haven't found it better than here
  • Ivan E.
    Ivan EnglerOctober 19, 2014
    pho!!! small, authentic, easy. yumm
  • Anjali R.
    Anjali RamachandranApril 29, 2016
    The pho is excellent
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngSeptember 28, 2014
    Legit Vietnamese. Order everything.
  • Rob G.
    Rob GibsonSeptember 29, 2014
    Chilli pork chop is amazing.
  • Andreas Y.
    Andreas YiannikarisDecember 22, 2016
    The Pho is top notch!
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmOctober 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You all realise this is overpriced, horribly muted Vietnamese food, right? Okay.
  • Jonas
    JonasNovember 20, 2011
    Noisy, different menu than Cay Tre Soho, rude service and full of mediocre people from Essex on their big night out in Shoreditch. I hate everything about this place. Nice food though.
  • Phil M.
    Phil MoehringAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The crispy chicken thing was preetty good.
  • inspector c.
    inspector clouseauFebruary 14, 2016
    Насчёт аутентичности не скажу - во Вьетнаме не был. Но объективно вкусно, берите закуски и шарьте их с друзьями. А ещё владелец смешной - гламурный вьетнамец ))
  • 7161440
    7161440October 11, 2014
    Хорошее меню. Приятная атмосфера. Симпатично и уютно.
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