Vietnamese Foodies caters to an average daily customer base of 800-1,000 across its five branches and online ordering platform.

In 2018, Lily Hoa Nguyen inaugurated the inaugural Vietnamese Foodies branch in Jumeirah Lake Towers.

In recognition of their incredible achievements, Lily and Vietnamese Foodies have consistently received high praise and prestigious accolades. Their owner was honored by being included in the esteemed Caterer Middle East’s Women in F&B Power List. Furthermore, Vietnamese Foodies was recognized as the recipient of the renowned ‘Best Budget Restaurant Award’ at the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards in both 2019 and 2020. These accolades serve as a testament to the exceptional quality and success of Lily and Vietnamese Foodies.

Vietnamese foods at Vietnamese Foodies in this supplied photo.

Vietnamese foods at Vietnamese Foodies are seen in this supplied photo.

Lily, originally from northern Vietnam and currently residing in Ho Chi Minh City, has developed a profound passion for food that stemmed from her early years spent preparing meals for her family.

In 2012, she embarked on a journey from Vietnam to Paris, followed by a move to Istanbul. Eventually, in 2016, she found a permanent home in Dubai alongside her husband.

During her time in Istanbul, Lily successfully organized and conducted Vietnamese cooking classes exclusively for expatriates. Building upon her previous success, she seamlessly transitioned to continue providing these culinary classes upon her relocation to Dubai.

Vietnamese Foodies was established as a response to numerous complaints from Lily’s students about the unavailability of Vietnamese restaurants that could match her culinary skills.

At Vietnamese Foodies, our multiple locations boast an extensive menu of over 70 delectable dishes. Each dish is meticulously crafted to offer an authentic, fresh, and healthy Vietnamese dining experience. Our menu features a range of affordable options including traditional favorites such as pho, bun bo Hue (spicy beef noodle soup), banh mi, and goi cuon (fresh spring rolls). Join us today to savor the flavors of Vietnam.

Egg rolls served at Vietnamese Foodies in this supplied photo.

Egg rolls served at Vietnamese Foodies in this supplied photo

Our menu draws inspiration from the rich culinary diversity of Hanoi, capturing the aromatic flavors that will transport diners from Dubai to the vibrant streets of Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnamese Foodies primarily caters to a diverse customer base comprised mainly of Asian patrons from countries including South Korea, Japan, and China.

Lily Hoa Nguyen invites guests from Europe, the United States, and Australia, alongside a diverse clientele that includes approximately ten percent Middle Eastern diners.

Approximately 70-80% of her clientele consists of repeat customers.

According to Lily Hoa Nguyen, Vietnamese cuisine offers a satisfying blend of flavors that is universally appealing, without being overly spicy, sweet, or sour. This makes it particularly enjoyable for foreigners.

There is a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes that are traditionally suitable for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets.

“These are some important points that require further discussion. It is essential to increase our marketing efforts in order to raise awareness about the popularity and health benefits of Vietnamese cuisine,” emphasized Lily Hoa Nguyen.

Lily Hoa Nguyen, owner of Vietnamese Foodies, is seen in this supplied photo.

Lily Hoa Nguyen, owner of Vietnamese Foodies, is seen in this supplied photo.

Lily Hoa Nguyen, the founder of Vietnamese Foodies, has brought a unique dining experience to Dubai. Our restaurant offers the finest Vietnamese cuisine at an exceptional value.

Committed to delivering the highest quality dishes, our menu is on par with other renowned Vietnamese restaurants in the area. However, what sets us apart is our dedication to affordability. At Vietnamese Foodies, customers can enjoy a delicious meal at a 10-20 percent lower cost compared to similar establishments.

Discover the vibrant flavors of Vietnam at Vietnamese Foodies and indulge in an unforgettable dining experience that won’t break the bank.

The current standing of the restaurant is on par with that of Din Tai Fung, an esteemed Taiwanese restaurant chain with a presence of approximately 200 establishments across the globe.

Nguyen, the owner of Vietnamese Foodies, expressed his belief that the most significant accomplishment of his business in the last two years is the successful elevation of his brand to the same level as brands from other nations.

When it comes to Vietnamese cuisine, there is often a perception of it being inexpensive. However, I believe it is crucial to establish Vietnamese food as renowned for its exceptional taste and nutritional value. This can be achieved through offering a carefully curated selection of dishes, serving them in aesthetically pleasing environments, and maintaining facilities that adhere to rigorous quality standards.

“That way, we can enhance the value of our brand and gastronomy.”

Celebrating Tet

This Lunar New Year, Vietnamese Foodies cordially invites customers to partake in a heartfelt program to express our gratitude towards our staff.

According to Vietnamese Foodies, on Lunar New Year’s Eve (January 21), all revenue generated at the brand’s five Dubai locations, minus food costs, will be distributed among the restaurant’s 120 staff members.

Lily Hoa Nguyen (in ao dai) gives lucky money, a Lunar New Year tradition, to her staff at Vietnamese Foodies in this supplied photo.

Lily Hoa Nguyen (in ‘ao dai’) gives lucky money, a Lunar New Year tradition, to her staff at Vietnamese Foodies in this supplied photo.

The Vietnamese Foodies press release states that Lunar New Year, also known as Tet in Vietnam, is a meaningful occasion for loved ones to come together and welcome luck and prosperity for the upcoming year.

This year marks the fifth consecutive year in which the restaurant has upheld this longstanding tradition.

According to Lily Hoa Nguyen, 2023 will mark a significant milestone for Vietnamese Foodies, as the brand has experienced remarkable growth from its humble beginnings with one location and a team of twenty staff members. Currently, Vietnamese Foodies boasts five locations and an impressive workforce of 120 staff members.

“Our team is the source of our strength,” she stated.

We owe our rapid growth and exceptional customer base in Dubai to the hard work and dedication of our team.

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A Vietnamese entrepreneur in Dubai has been successfully captivating the palates of Emiratis by presenting them with the exquisite flavors of Vietnamese cuisine for the past five years, courtesy of her renowned Vietnamese Foodies restaurant chain.

The five branches of Vietnamese Foodies serve an average of 800-1,000 customers per day, including online orders.

In 2018, Lily Hoa Nguyen established the inaugural Vietnamese Foodies outlet in Jumeirah Lake Towers.

Lily and Vietnamese Foodies have since garnered rave reviews and accolades, earning the owner a spot on the prestigious Caterer Middle East’s Women in F&B Power List. Additionally, Vietnamese Foodies has been recognized as the recipient of the esteemed ‘Best Budget Restaurant Award’ by Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards in both 2019 and 2020.

Vietnamese foods at Vietnamese Foodies in this supplied photo.

Vietnamese foods at Vietnamese Foodies are seen in this supplied photo.

Lily, hailing from northern Vietnam and being raised in Ho Chi Minh City, developed her passion for food at an early age through her involvement in cooking for her family.

Journey from Vietnam to Dubai

In 2012, she embarked on a journey that would take her from Vietnam to Paris. Along the way, she also lived in Istanbul before finally settling down with her husband in the vibrant city of Dubai in 2016.

During her time in Istanbul, Lily took the initiative to organize Vietnamese cooking classes specifically catered to expats. This passion for sharing her culinary expertise extended to her move to Dubai, where she continued to successfully host these classes.

Vietnamese Foodies emerged as a result of Lily’s students expressing their disappointment in their inability to find a Vietnamese restaurant that matched the quality of her cooking.

We proudly offer a diverse menu of over 70 authentic Vietnamese dishes at all Vietnamese Foodies locations. Our dishes are made with fresh ingredients, ensuring a healthy and delicious dining experience. From traditional favorites like pho and bun bo Hue to flavorful banh mi and refreshing goi cuon, our menu offers something for everyone at an affordable price. Come and enjoy the best of Vietnamese cuisine at Vietnamese Foodies.

Egg rolls served at Vietnamese Foodies in this supplied photo.

Egg rolls served at Vietnamese Foodies in this supplied photo

Our menu draws inspiration from the rich culinary diversity of Hanoi, capturing the essence of the vibrant flavors found in the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City. With every dish, we aim to transport our valued diners from Dubai to the enchanting world of Vietnamese cuisine.

Vietnamese Foodies caters predominantly to Asian customers hailing from countries like South Korea, Japan, and China.

Lily Hoa Nguyen is delighted to welcome guests from various parts of the world, including Europe, the United States, and Australia. Additionally, she caters to a diverse clientele and approximately ten percent of her diners are of Middle Eastern descent.

The majority of her customers, approximately 70 to 80 percent, are loyal and frequent patrons.

According to Lily Hoa Nguyen, Vietnamese cuisine is renowned for its rich and satisfying flavors. It offers a balance of spices, sweetness, and sourness that appeals to both locals and foreigners alike.

There are numerous Vietnamese dishes that adhere to vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets.

“These are key points that I believe require further discussion. It is essential for us to focus on enhancing our marketing efforts in order to raise awareness among the public about the popularity and health benefits of Vietnamese cuisine,” emphasized Lily Hoa Nguyen.

Lily Hoa Nguyen, owner of Vietnamese Foodies, is seen in this supplied photo.

Lily Hoa Nguyen, owner of Vietnamese Foodies, is seen in this supplied photo.

Vietnamese Foodies: A Unique Dining Experience at Unbeatable Prices

When Lily Hoa Nguyen launched her debut restaurant, Vietnamese Foodies, she aimed to provide an exceptional culinary experience that rivals any other Vietnamese establishment in Dubai. What sets Vietnamese Foodies apart is their commitment to offering their patrons the same level of quality at significantly lower prices compared to other restaurants of similar caliber.

However, it is currently on par with Din Tai Fung, a globally recognized Taiwanese restaurant chain with approximately 200 locations worldwide.

According to Nguyen, the most significant accomplishment of Vietnamese Foodies over the last two years has been the successful elevation of our brand to the level of international counterparts.

When it comes to Vietnamese cuisine, there is a common perception that it is affordable. However, I strongly believe that we should strive to elevate Vietnamese food to a status of renown for its exquisite flavors and nutritious qualities. This can be achieved through offering a carefully curated selection of dishes, serving them in visually stunning establishments, and ensuring that all facilities adhere to stringent quality standards.

“That way, we can enhance the brand and food’s value.”

Celebrating Tet

Vietnamese Foodies would like to invite you to join us in celebrating Tet (Lunar New Year) this year. As a token of our appreciation, we have organized a special program to express our gratitude to our hardworking staff.

According to Vietnamese Foodies, the brand’s five Dubai locations will be sharing all revenue generated on Lunar New Year’s Eve (January 21) with its 120 staff members after deducting food costs.

Lily Hoa Nguyen (in ao dai) gives lucky money, a Lunar New Year tradition, to her staff at Vietnamese Foodies in this supplied photo.

Lily Hoa Nguyen (in ‘ao dai’) gives lucky money, a Lunar New Year tradition, to her staff at Vietnamese Foodies in this supplied photo.

According to a press release from Vietnamese Foodies, the Lunar New Year, also known as Tet in Vietnam, is a significant occasion for reuniting with loved ones and a chance to bring in blessings and prosperity for the upcoming year.

This year marks the fifth consecutive year that our restaurant has upheld this cherished tradition.

According to Lily Hoa Nguyen, 2023 holds immense potential for Vietnamese Foodies. This is evident from the brand’s remarkable growth, expanding from a single location with a staff of twenty to five locations with 120 staff members. The upcoming year promises to be the biggest and most successful for Vietnamese Foodies thus far.

“Our team is the source of our strength,” she emphasized.

Our rapid growth in Dubai and our loyal customer base are a direct result of the relentless efforts and unwavering dedication of our team. We are incredibly proud of their hard work and commitment.

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