Royale Vietnam @ Starhill Gallery

Royale Vietnam

Recently, I brought hubby for a simple birthday celebration at Royale Vietnam, Starhill Gallery. Famous for its authentic Vietnamese cuisine, this restaurant is ideal for those who prefer a quiet place to enjoy traditional Vietnamese food. As we entered the restaurant, we were greeted with a beautiful interior design and friendly waiters as well as waitresses. Since it was a weekday, there were not many customers in the restaurant, which made it just perfect for a peaceful, private dining experience.

I was craving badly for something hot and sour; and was totally delighted to see the Vietnamese Sour Prawn Soup on its menu. However, to my disappointment, it wasn’t served as illustrated in the menu. I suppose it’s true when they say pictures on the menu are just for illustration. As far as taste was concerned, it was fairly satisfactory. Though generous amount of pineapples were added, somehow it didn’t produce the sourish flavour at all, instead it was more to sweet flavour. On the bright side, its large shrimps were very fresh and juicy, which balanced up the taste of the soup eventually.

Vietnamese Sour Prawn Soup: RM23.00; Taste: 7.5/10; Presentation: 7.5/10

On the other hand, hubby made a right choice in his food selection. As usual, his favourite Vietnamese dish was none other than the Traditional Hue Style Spicy Beef Noodle Soup. It was served in a big bowl, with generous amount of herbs and vegetables sides. The pho broth was superbly rich in its flavour with some kick of spiciness from the chilli oil. Additionally, there was also generous amount of sweet and tender beef brisket, which was best eaten with thick rice noodle. It’s definitely comparable to the one in Pho Vietz Restaurant.

Traditional Hue Style Spicy Beef Noodle: RM32.00; Taste: 8.5/10; Presentation: 8.5/10

To satisfy our herbivore cravings, we ordered the Stir Fry Hong Kong Kailan with Imperial Sauce. It was absolutely tasty and crunchy, so much so that it could be eaten just on its own.

Stir Fry Hong Kong Kailan with Imperial Sauce: RM24.00; Taste: 8.5/10; Presentation: 7.5/10

Hubby ended his satisfying meal by having the Vietnamese Drip Coffee. I recalled him saying how thick or ‘gao’ the coffee was, and regardless of the amount of condensed milk he added, the bitterness was still there.

Vietnamese Drip Coffee: RM13.00; Taste: 8/10; Presentation: 7.5/10

Overall, both of us were pretty satisfied with our dining experience. I was expecting the bill in such a luxurious restaurant to be exorbitant, but to my surprise, I was actually proven wrong. Prices were unbelievably reasonable and we’ll definitely return to Royale Vietnam to try out the other dishes.


Address: 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603  2143 9778

Operating Hours: Monday till Sunday from 12PM-4PM & 6PM-10PM




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