For locals looking to experience the flavours and smells of Saigon, there’s no need to leave Sydney – Lotus Story in Ultimo has it covered. Serving Vietnamese dishes that are healthy, comforting and traditional, Lotus Story is perfect for Asian-food amateurs as well as aficionados. One of two locations, the Broadway branch can be found on Smail Street, just moments from The University of Sydney, and is open from Monday to Saturday for breakfast and lunch.
Lotus Story’s Broadway branch on Ultimo’s Smail Street is a popular hangout for students at the nearby University of Sydney, as well for local foodies looking to experience authentic Vietnamese cuisine in the heart of the city. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, with a simple modern design that feels clean and light. Lotus Story is known for serving great coffee, so be sure to try one of the simple, bold brews the restaurant has to offer.
Unique specialities here include the baguettes – try the crispy tofu with lemongrass five spice and peanut sauce, the Portuguese tuna or the Lotus Story Classic, a baguette stuffed with mixed ham, house soy sauce and homemade pate. Enjoy mains such as the gong bao tofu with jasmine rice, the herb-marinated pork chops or the Shaking Beef, wok-tossed Wagyu served with edamame and a delicious salad. There’s plenty more rice, noodle and vermicelli dishes to choose from, so stop in at Lotus Story’s Broadway outlet for a delicious taste of Saigon in Ultimo.