Chao Ba - Chatswood

Average price $35
941 reviews

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $35 Special request
Banh khot

Crispy savoury coconut & turmeric flavoured mini pancakes w. prawn

Banh bot loc

Vietnamese clear tapioca shrimp dumplings topped w. crunchy fried shallots & chives

Banh beo hue

Little steamed rice flour cakes topped with dehydrated shrimp, pork crackle, mungbean & chives

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Ratings & Reviews

based on 941 reviews
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Quality of food :8.3/10
Service :7.1/10
Setting :7.9/10
  1. Ali V.
    Ali V.
    • one review

    I heard about the restaurant through a gluten free group on FB & visited on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The food was great - i’ve missed dumplings & was pleasantly surprised ! My main was pork belly & rice - very nice & I will visit again soon .

  2. Guy F.
    Guy F.
    • 12 reviews

    Best Vietnamese North of the harbour bridge with a super friendly attentive owner. Highly recommended

  3. Chizuko S.
    Chizuko S.
    • 5 reviews

    Service was poor. I put special request as that was for my son’s birthday, but no recognition at all.

  4. Sally S.
    Sally S.
    • 11 reviews

    Authentic food and great location

  5. Rachel W.
    Rachel W.
    • one review

    Great food but for some reason the staff were not great. I asked for something and twice the waitress ignored me but answered to my friend. It was the weirdest thing but it made the experience disappointing.

  6. Kirstin M.
    Kirstin M.
    • 2 reviews

    The staff are always welcoming. The service is always very good and the food is fresh bright and delicious. Really enjoy having dinner there before a concert or show.

  7. Ross K.
    Ross K.
    • 14 reviews

    Lovely food, and great location (for our theatre trip) but the service was a bit slow and stressed. Not enough staff on for a busy Saturday night. If they fix that, we will definitely be back.

  8. Tracey B.
    Tracey B.
    • one review

    Super Delicious food and a delightful Host who made sure we ate well and finished in time to make our movie. Highly recommended! The $39 pp banquet was a perfect way to taste all the best dishes. New fav!! Thank you.

  9. Natalie J.
    Natalie J.
    • 4 reviews

    Very small dishes, no air conditioning on a hot day.

  10. Michelle K.
    Michelle K.
    • 2 reviews

    Great food. Pity my favourite dish Banh Xeo wasn't available at lunch :( but the food quality was good. On a hot day like today, would have appreciated some aircon!

  11. Jane T.
    Jane T.
    • 2 reviews

    Considering it’s next to concert venue very poorly staffed and took far far too long for all to be served. Otherwise it’s a lovely place. Need more staff to handle crowds!!!

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews

    Really good food, great for group of friends to share variety of dishes

  13. Victoria S.
    Victoria S.
    • 8 reviews

    Very nice

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews

    Our favorite restaurant!

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews

    Good for friends and families casual gathering.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 275 reviews

    Been here a few times, great food. They were busy on Wed night so service a bit lacking. Had to get my own chopsticks and wait to order. Overall good pre-theatre dining.

    Chao Ba - Chatswood

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  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews

    We went as a group for dinner. Terrible service. Food and atmosphere was fine.

  18. Bruce P.
    Bruce P.
    • one review

    Always a very pleasant occasion.

  19. Alison H.
    Alison H.
    • 13 reviews

    Great place for a team dinner. Excellent banquet, quick service and easy to find.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews

    Food was amazing! Service was a bit slow however was still a great night.

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How to get to the restaurant

Shop 5409 Victoria Avenue, 2067, Chatswood (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Chatswood, Upper North Shore

About the restaurant

Steamy noodle heaven

If classic Vietnamese cuisine is enough to excite you alone, clear your schedule and tell your friends that Chao Ba is next on the list. The welcoming vibes and steamy bowls of noodles created from family recipes will want you coming back for more. Whether you’re gossiping with friends on the casual outdoor verandah or having an early dinner with the fam, you’ll certainly feel right at home.

Find a cosy spot on the couch and warm up with a big bowl of Pho noodle soup or have cocktails and nibbles outside where you can spot the Vietnamese basil and mint growing in the little Asian herb garden. Slurp down some Banh bot (clear shrimp dumplings) and share the delicious lemongrass beef rice paper rolls. With so many yummy dishes on the menu you’ll want to make sure you come with a crew to try everything!

Best dish: Banh beo hue imperial (little steamed rice flour cakes topped with dried shrimp, pork crackling and mungbean and chives)



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