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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide:
New Orleans Vietnamese Restaurants 

Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery
14207 Chef Menteur Hwy., bakery, (504) 254-0214, restaurant, (504) 254-0296; www.dpbanhmi.com
The grilled pork banh mi is dressed with carrots, jalapenos, cilantro and cucumbers on French bread. The banh xeo crepe is stuffed with pork, shrimp, lettuce and bean sprouts. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Doson Noodle House
135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283
Lemon grass tofu features stir-fried tofu and vegetables over vermicelli. Shredded carrots, cabbage, tomatos and mint are topped with grilled chicken and a house special sauce for the grilled chicken salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Frosty's Cafe
3400 Cleary Ave., (504) 888-9600
Com bo luc lac
is marinated flank steak served with rice, lettuce, tomato and house sauce. Pho ga features chicken broth, rice noodles, white meat chicken, shallots and cilantro. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Hoa Hong/9 Roses
1100 Stephens St., Gretna, (504) 366-7665; www.ninerosesrestaurant.com
Hot-and-sour soup features a choice of fish, shrimp or chicken in tangy broth with tomatos, pineapple and okra. Diners can grill marinated beef at their table and wrap it in lettuce or rice paper with herbs and pickled carrots. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Jazmine Cafe
614 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9301; www.jazminecafe.com
Spicy mango salad is made with julienne mango, jicama, cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, peanuts, fried shallots and sesame vinaigrette. Tamarind soup comes with a choice of shrimp, fish or tofu in tangy lemon grass broth with celery, pineapple, okra and tomato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Lilly's Cafe
1813 Magazine St., (504) 599-9999
Lilly's offers pho and Vietnamese staples. Vegetarian tofu pho features vegan broth. Spicy shrimp pho features Louisiana shrimp in the house broth with shallots on top and can be made spicy or mild. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Lin's
3715 Westbank Expressway, (504) 340-0178; www.linsmenu.com
The menu includes Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai dishes. Vietnamese "Shakin'" beef features beef tips and onions served with rice. Singapore-style vermicelli is a stir fry of noodles, shrimp, pork, bean sprouts, carrots and bamboo shoots. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Lost Love Lounge
2529 Dauphine St., (504) 949-2009; www.lostlovelounge.com
Traditional pho features Vietnamese meatballs in spicy beef broth. Shrimp spring rolls are filled with shrimp, vermicelli, cucumbers and lettuce and served with peanut sauce. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Magasin Vietnamese Cafe
4201 Magazine St., (504) 896-7611; www.magasincafe.com
Lemon grass beef vermicelli is served with vegetables and dipping sauces. Grilled salmon is wrapped in spring rolls with lettuce, bean sprouts, mint and carrots and served with fish sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MoPho Mid-City
514 City Park Ave., (504) 482-6845; www.mophomidcity.com
Vietnamese staples such as spring rolls, banh mi, pho and vermicelli dishes get gourmet treatment at this casual cafe. Blue crab salad features crabmeat, acorn squash, shaved Vietnamese sausage, spiced pecans, ginger and greens. Slow-roasted lamb neck is served in spicy green curry with herbs and Creole cream cheese roti. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Namese
4077 Tulane Ave., (504) 483-8899: www.namese.net
Cua rang muoi is a crispy fried soft-shell crab topped with crab sauce served over jasmine rice with soup. Goi du du features pork belly and grilled shrimp with julienne papaya, fresh herbs and house dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Pho Hoa Restaurant
1308 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 302-2094; www.dinevietnamese.com
Banh mi bo kho
is beef stew served with French bread. Bun mang vit is soup with duck leg, vermicelli, dried bamboo shoots. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Pho NOLA
3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com
The curry vermicelli bowl includes shrimp, chicken or beef in mild curry sauce over lettuce and vermicelli. Banh mi and pho combo offers a choice of rare steak, brisket, meatball, chicken or combination pho. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Pho Orchid
3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 457-4188; www.phoorchid.com
Pho Orchid's basic pho includes vermicelli noodles, herbs and eye-round steak. Bun bo xao is vermicelli topped with lemon grass beef and served with bean sprouts, lettuce and house sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Pho Orchid Express
1401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 301-3368; www.pho-orchid.com
Bo ne
is a sizzling plate of beef, onions and two sunny side up eggs served with half a baguette, Vietnamese butter, house salad and pate. Filling options for Vietnamese "tacos" include roast duck, rib-eye, caramelized garlic shrimp and caramelized pork belly, topped with pickled carrots, cucumber, cilantro and house vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

click to enlarge Karl and Tuyet Takacs (seated), Karl Takacs Jr. and Laura Hebert serve a variety of Vietnamese staples at Pho Tau Bay. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Karl and Tuyet Takacs (seated), Karl Takacs Jr. and Laura Hebert serve a variety of Vietnamese staples at Pho Tau Bay.

Pho Tau Bay
113 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 368-9846
Pho Tai soup comes with medium rare beef and rice noodles. Combination pho includes sliced beef and pork in beef broth with noodles and herbs. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Rolls-N-Bowls
605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519
Chicken pho is served with rice noodles, cilantro and onion in beef broth. Shrimp and avocado spring rolls feature shrimp, avocado, vermicelli noodles, lettuce and carrots in rice paper. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Tan Dinh
1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 361-8008
Bun
is a cold vermicelli noodle salad topped with pickled carrots, lettuce, bean sprouts, cilantro, fried onions, peanuts, fish sauce, cucumbers and a choice of meat, shrimp or egg rolls. Canh ga chien are fried chicken wings tossed in either garlic butter, tamarind sauce or lemon grass sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Thanh Thanh Restaurant
131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678; www.t2restaurant.com
Bun bo hue
is a spicy beef noodle soup brimming with cilantro and onions, served with a basket of basil, bean sprouts, limes and jalapenos. Tom ap cho features shrimp sauteed with garlic, shallots and a special sauce, served over jasmine rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$



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