Best restaurants in Cabramatta.
Cabramatta’s food scene is attracting hungry diners from across Sydney. Noodlies, Sydney food blog has been asked so many times for restaurant recommendations in Cabramatta, that I’ve updated a previous post. This post is specifically about eateries in Cabramatta that I love and the dishes I recommend.
Here’s 14 of my favourite restaurants in Cabramatta and what dishes you should order, from pho, banh xeo, yum cha, Peking duck… through to crispy chicken and taro spring rolls!
Enjoy, this noodlies’ Cabramatta Eating Guide.
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Bau Truong 42 John St, Cabramatta 9727 4492
Hands down the best family restaurant in Cabramatta with delicious home-style dishes that will make you want to come back for more. Taro spring rolls are a must and all of their goi (salads) are delicious, but if you’re adventurous order lotus root goi.
Battambang Cambodian Restaurant Shop 4, 156-158 Cabramatta Rd, Cabramatta 9724 7307
Hu tieu is actually a Chinese dish, but the Cambodian version of hu tieu nam vang (Phnom Penh noodles) is exquisite. Here it’s a dry version (hu tieu nam vang kho), with the soup coming in a side bowl. The meat and noodles sit on a more-ish, sweet and salty sauce.
Dong Ba 40 Park Rd, Cabramatta 9755 0727 Bún bò Huế, is literally translated as beef noodles from the central region of Vietnam (Hue being the capital). As you can see it’s much fiercer in taste and appearance, predominant flavours are chilli, prawn paste and lemon grass. There are several types of meat include pork; quite a fatty cut, beef and even a pig trotter or two. It’s not the sort of dish you’d think people can have regularly like the much milder pho.
Dong Son, 44 Park Road, Cabramatta 9724 4551 Hu tieu nam vang soup noodles (see Battambang above) is fried garlicky delicious! But their Chinese-Cambodian version of hai nam chicken (they call it boiled chicken) is delicious too.
Cambo-Chinese chicken rice fix
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Duy Linh Vegetarian Shop 10, 117 John St, Cabramatta 9727 9800
The best of six vegetarian restaurants in Cabramatta. Over 200 dishes to choose from can be bewildering and just about everything is delicious. I’m a fan of bun canh chua (vegetarian sour soup with vermicelli noodles).
UPDATE: Duy Linh is no more. Vego lovers should head to An Lac, the oldest vego in town.
Iron Chef 84 Broomfield St, Cabramatta 9723 6228
Flash Chinatown restaurant feel comes to Cabramatta, popular Iron Chef is best for yum cha and delicious, glistening, mouth-watering Peking duck. Beware, queues are long on weekends.
Papaya Kitchen, BKK International Food Court, 53 Park Road, Cabramatta 9728 3181
On weekends hordes of foodies flock to Cabramatta for fantastic Vietnamese, unbeatable pho, crispy chicken noodles and more. Just off the Cabramatta gates is a tiny but hugely popular food court. The longest queue is for Papaya Kitchen (Thai/Lao), taking up two stalls towards the carpark end. Tok tok salad (below) is too good for words and I love their beef larb, oh and huge sticky rice is just $2 – amazing bargain.
Pho Tau Bay Shop 12, 117 John Street, Cabramatta 9726 4583
What can I say? The critics and bloggers often name this place as the best pho in Sydney. The long queues don’t lie.
Que Huong Shop 16, 70 John St (enter via the alley), Cabramatta 9723 9916
This little restaurant is one of Cabramatta’s best kept secrets. It’s a humble ma-and-pa eatery serves up lesser known Vietnamese dishes that are still so popular back home. Regulars order banh xeo (Vietnamese pancake) – it’s crunchily, crazily good. Banh uot is a slippery and delicious street food dish that they do particularly well here.
UPDATE: Sadly after several decades in Cabramatta, Que Huong is no more. If you want to sample these pancakes, head to Bau Truong (above).
Tan Viet Shop 2-3, 100 John St, Cabramatta 9727 6853
The best crispy chicken egg noodles in town. The Best. Luke Nguyen rates it as one of Sydney’s best cheap eats.
Viet Hoa John Street (Hill street end), Cabramatta
24 hour pork rolls, yes, any day and anytime pork rolls – what could be better?
Vinata’s hot bread Shop 13-14, Cabramatta Plaza, 1 Hughes St 9724 3378
My pick for the best pork roll in Cabramatta. And lovely folks too!
Do you have a favourite dish or restaurant in Cabramatta? Please leave a comment and share with the world.
Great suggestions for Cabramatta eating places. I did my own foodie tour today and tried a few of them.
Really loved the Phnom Penh noodles from the Battambang Cambodian Restaurant. What a bargain at $7.50 Also enjoyed the Taro spring rolls from Bau Trong as well as the fresh juices and vegie buns from the BKK food court.
I debated whether to keep eating but eventually decided on a takeaway bamboo shoots salad from the Papaya kitchen to have at home.
Would like to come back and try some of the other restaurants and dishes on the Noodlies list.
That’s really good to hear mate. I love Battambang, they are such a hidden gem!
Loved these recommendations Thang – I’ve been to most of those, but have yet to try Pho Tau Bay. That’s a dear mistake that needs some quick-smart rectification.
The food are quite affordable … great suggestions!… thanks
Definitely saving this one for later Thang!
I’m the self-appointed tour guide for a group of 6 friends who are coming to Cabramatta this Thursday. This list has made my job so much easier!! Thanks very much.
I really like the pho at Pho Ann. It’s a lot more peppery, and they add slices of beef roll (gio bo). I also love the goat curry at Tan Viet 🙂
I travel all the way from northshore at least twice a month to get my Pho with beef balls at Pho Ann. They are generous on the Thai basil, clean and fresh. The food comes out quick with piping hot soup and the staff are always friendly. I love the little pot of chilli/sate oil at the table…possible home made. Have been going there for many years. For Banh Xeo lovers, just out of Pho Ann’s alley onto John St, turn left and just before the chemist there is a fruit drink place that does an impressive banh xeo with generous fresh herbs and lettuce. Lots of oldie viets eating there so you know it’s the real deal. Cross the road to the plaza that opens with a sushi rolls place, go a little further in for a the best Durian shake. Thick and heavy on the good stuff. $8 for a large but worth it since other places are thin and milky.