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About Us



Trans Restaurant by Lanna Tran is an award winning Vietnamese restaurant located in the heart of Mosman, on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. Established in 1995, Live Love Eat aims to consistently provide high quality, fresh Vietnamese food with a French twist in a relaxing homely atmosphere with friendly service, whilst providing paramount value for her guests.

Our Cuisine

We at Trans Restaurant offer authentic Vietnamese food with a French Twist, fresh, simple, healthy and easy to digest. The delicious flavours come together through a balance of taste and texture through the philosophy of yin and yang. In Vietnamese culture, when we invite someone into our home, we invite them into our kitchen. So, our restaurant is welcoming and friendly, like visiting someone’s home. What makes our food so tasty, and different from that of our neighbours, Thailand, is the variety of herbs used.  All our herbs are home grown by owner and chef, Lanna Tran. Our sauces are home made and our ingredients are the best quality. So, we invite you into our home to enjoy a healthy and authentic Vietnamese dinner. Our signature dishes are the famous Vietnamese rice pancake, crispy boneless duck, lemongrass and ginger chicken and minced goat curry. Most of our dishes are gluten free and we offer vegetarian meal options.

Head Chef: Lanna Tran

Lanna is not only the head chef, but owner and restaurateur of Trans Restaurant by Lanna Tran.  She had an idyllic early childhood in the most southern part of Vietnam surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Mekong River, rice farms, herb gardens and cattle from a very early age, she was fascinated with food preparation and cooking as she watched her Father debone a whole fish and reassemble it perfectly on the dining table.

Lanna’s cooking reflects her memories of her childhood home.  She grows her own herbs and carefully selects them nightly for the restaurant. A Sydney food critic wrote, “The secret of Lanna’s delicious dishes is a combination of fresh and fragrant produce, cooked to perfection with subtle flavours and mouth watering sauces emitting splendid aromas”. Lanna opened Trans Restaurant by Lana Tran a successful Restaurant in 1995 and has since won a number of major Awards including Best Asia Pacific Restaurant and Best Specialty Restaurant of the Year.

Restaurant Quick Facts

  • Gluten free and vegetarian options available
  • Degustation Menu on special occasions
  • Private functions available