DinnerViet Sub


Viet Sub is a small hole in the wall that serves such Vietnamese delights as sandwiches, salad rolls and noodle soups. It sits sandwiched between a number of restaurants on Robson Street.

Viet Sub is tiny with limited seating for just a handful of people. Sandwiches are plunked into paper bags or baskets depending on whether you’re eating in or taking out. The menu is nice and simple, yet it’s easily hard to decide what to order. We ordered the Special Sub: composed of Vietnamese ham, cold cut meat and meat ball. We also ordered a shrimp salad roll and a bottle of soda.

(Above: Vietnamese Sub — the special, aka Banh Mi)

Our order was quick; the sandwich was nice and warm. Inside, the neatly and freshly assembled French baguette held just the right amount of filling and dressing. Slivers of radishes, carrots and cilantro layed neatly on top with sprinkled black pepper. We could taste the hot green jalapenos in almost every bite, which was nice. The flavors were light but satisfying. Our shrimp salad roll was fresh and served with a side of peanut sauce for dipping.

(Above: Freshly assembled shrimp salad roll with a side of peanut sauce.)

Our bill including taxes and tips came to just under $13, which makes for a nice snack or meal that is easy on the pocket, especially for this part of town. The staff (family, I believe) are super friendly and outgoing which is a huge plus. Although Au Petit Cafe on Main remains our top spot for Vietnamese subs, we wouldn’t hesitate to pop in to Viet Sub when we find ourselves in the area again.

Perfect for: something cheap and cheerful on Robson.

The Details

542 Robson Street, Vancouver

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