Can Tho Kitchen Bar is owned and run by a husband and wife team. Both Vien and Thao came to Australia from Vietnam with their parents in the 1980’s as refugees. Their parents worked multiple jobs to provide for their families and to start a new life, which like many other Vietnamese refugees, it was the beginning of their resilient lives they had ahead.At an early age Vien and Thao were amongst the hustle and bustle of their parents working in restaurants, they learnt the ins and outs of the business that eventually, cooking and eating quality food became a part of their everyday lives.
Thao’s Mother has taught them everything, from her hard work ethics and her precise way of having things done in the kitchen, all while capturing the passion for food and the home style cooking that they all adored.
Vien and Thao took a trip to Melbourne in January 2014 and it opened their eyes to the amazing food culture, which buzzed at every street corner. It made them realize the Gold Coast was lacking of this. The quality of food, service and atmosphere all rolled into one had to be brought to the Gold Coast, and quick! This reignited their passion and made them work towards the belief of putting Northern Gold Coast on the map of best places to go out to wine and dine.
Vien and Thao would like to welcome you into their home through traditional Vietnamese flavours from home kitchen recipes, by bringing food out to you as it is cooked fresh on share plates & serving you drinks that they drink at home, because they believe when friends and family gather, all good things should be shared.
“Memories framed on the walls, lasts a lifetime in our hearts”