This spacious, cool Vietnamese restaurant on the corner of Smith Street and Knuckey Street is aptly named, because it sure is a star of Darwin’s dining scene. The food at Vietnam Saigon Star is authentic, traditional, diverse (there are 10 options on the scallops menu and 8 variations of squid dishes alone) and super satisfying. Book a table during lunch and look forward to the best Vietnamese pho in Darwin’s CBD, or line up a group dinner because you can be sure nobody will fail to find something to tempt them on the menu. A few ideas to get you started: sizzling Mongolian beef, pork with lemongrass and chilli, crispy skin chicken, spicy quail and banana fritters or lychees with fried ice cream for dessert. Vietnam Saigon Star have a prime location in Darwin’s CBD and there is occasionally a wait for tables, so if you’re eating in a group do the wise thing and reserve one ahead of time.