Eat & Drink

Les Rues de Saigon

January 16, 2024

Just above metro stop Ours, on the road leading up to the CHUV, lies Les Rues de Saigon. This quaint Vietnamese restaurant, opened at the end of 2018, has become a beloved spot for locals seeking an authentic taste of Vietnam, with a special emphasis on the soul-soothing delight that is phở.

Phở, pronounced "fuh," is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup that has captured the hearts and palates of food enthusiasts around the world. Its origins can be traced back to the early 20th century, with influences from both Chinese and French culinary traditions. At its core, Phở is a flavorful broth, usually made with beef or chicken, infused with aromatic spices such as star anise, cloves, and cinnamon. The broth is poured over rice noodles and topped with a variety of fresh herbs, bean sprouts, lime, and chili, allowing for a customizable and vibrant dining experience. Basically, it's a hug in bowl.

Pho and Bo Bun

What makes Phở truly stand out, especially during the winter months, is its nurturing and warming quality. The steaming bowl of aromatic broth, combined with tender meat and fresh herbs, creates a comforting and invigorating sensation that is perfect for warding off the winter chill. It's not just a meal; it's a sensory journey that warms the body and soul.


Les Rues de Saigon takes this traditional dish to a whole new level, infusing it with the passion and love of a family-run establishment. The authenticity of Rues de Saigon's dishes, particularly its Phở, is a testament to the commitment of the family to preserving the true essence of Vietnamese flavors. Each bowl is a labor of love, crafted with precision and dedication to tradition. The spices are carefully sourced to replicate the distinctive taste of Vietnamese cuisine, and the broth simmers for hours to achieve that perfect balance of flavors.

living wall

The interior of Les Rues de Saigon is as captivating as the flavors that grace its tables. The ever-so-instagrammable "living wall" adorned with lush plants and a neon sign adds a touch of contemporary flair to the restaurant's traditional roots. The ambiance reflects the restaurant's commitment to creating an immersive dining experience, where every detail, from decor to dish, contributes to the overall warmth and authenticity.


Rues de Saigon is more than just a place to savor a bowl of phở; it's a celebration of culture, love, and the unifying power of a shared meal. As winter winds blow outside, Rues de Saigon invites you to step into its cozy embrace and experience the true meaning of comfort in a bowl. So, are you in? We are phở sure.

Rues de Saigon

24, rue du Bugnon
1005 Lausanne
+41 21 218 59 99