We usually eat our Vietnamese vegan/veg food in Cabramatta but happened to be in Newtown the other night and tried Vina for the first time. It is pretty much exactly the same as our favourite vegan Vietnamese places in Cabramatta, decor, set up, menu etc except for the prices (slightly higher, but understandably because they have to pay Newtown rent, not Cabramatta rent!).
Good experience, the food was really tasty, we had a vermicelli noodle bowl and a sizzling plate, both were really tasty with a lemongrass flavour, really enjoyed the food. We then had some fried banana and pineapple with soy ice cream - when we ordered I forgot to ask for soy ice cream and they had the foresight to ask which kind of ice cream I wanted - dessert is the only non-vegan thing on the menu apparently!
It seems run by a family, very nice people, not pushy or intrusive at all like some other places can be and very approachable.
All-in-all a very nice experience, and for those living closer to the city this is a great option for Vietnamese vegetarian food - pho without beef stock!Pros: Nice staff, Great food, Close to city
Cons: Parking (Newtown is always hard)