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Winter Restaurant Guide 2016: Vietnamese 

August Moon
875 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 302-7977; 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; www.augustmoonuptown.com
The menu includes Vietnamese and Chinese dishes. Lemon grass shrimp features a dozen tempura-fried shrimp, sweet onion, pepper, minced lemon grass and rice vermicelli. Sweet and spicy fish is tilapia glazed in tangy sweet-and-spicy sauce garnished with bok choy. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Ba Mien Vietnamese Cuisine
13235 Chef Menteur Highway, Suite C, (504) 255-0500; www.bamien.com
Squid is sauteed with bell pepper, onion, garlic, jalapeno and sweet and sour sauce. Shrimp tops vermicelli, lettuce, minced cilantro, shrimp, pickled carrots, peanuts and onions. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Chez Pierre French Bakery and Cafe
3208 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, (504) 467-3176; - www.chezpierreneworleans.com
Vietnamese staples include pho, banh mi, rice dishes and shaken beef made with cubed flank steak. The bakery makes Chantilly cakes from scratch daily. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Dong Phuong Bakery & Restaurant
14207 Chef Menteur Highway, (504) 254-0296; - www.dpbanhmi.com
There is a full restaurant menu and the bakery offers bread, cakes and pastries. Doc biet pate thit nguoi banh mi features cold cuts dressed with carrots, jalapenos, cilantro and cucumbers on Vietnamese bread. Banh hoi are vermicelli pancakes served with a choice of sugarcane-wrapped shrimp, grilled pork, beef or chicken. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Doson Noodle House
135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283
Vietnamese and Chinese staples include spring rolls with peanut sauce, crab rangoons, pho and more. Lemon grass tofu features stir-fried tofu and vegetables over vermicelli. Grilled chicken tops a salad of shredded carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, mint and house sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Frosty's Caffe
2800 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 361-9099; 3400 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-9600
Chicken salad features romaine lettuce, mango, avocado and peanuts. Pho ga is chicken broth with rice noodles, bean sprouts, cilantro, basil, lime and jalapenos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Jazmine Cafe
614 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9301; www.jazminecafe.com
Tamarind fish soup features tilapia, pineapple, okra, bean sprouts, tomato, onion, cilantro and celery in a spicy, tangy tamarind broth served with jasmine rice. Com thit nuong is pork marinated with lemon grass, char-grilled and served with lettuce, cucumber, Roma tomatoes and pickled vegetables over rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Lilly's Cafe
1813 Magazine St., (504) 599-9999; www.facebook.com/lillyscafe
Spicy tofu is served with rice noodles and a vegan egg roll. Rare flank and brisket pho is served with basil, bean sprouts, onions, jalapenos and cilantro. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Lost Love Lounge Vietnamese Kitchen
2529 Dauphine St., (504) 949-2009; - www.lostlovelounge.com
Vegetarian pho features broth accented with cinnamon, ginger and star anise and is served with herbs. Bun salad features a choice of tofu, pork, chicken, meatballs or shrimp over mixed greens, rice noodles, daikon radish, carrots, onions, mushrooms, cilantro, mint and peanuts. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Lotus Vietnamese Cuisine
5359 Mounes St., Suite H, Elmwood, (504) 301-0775
The menu features spring rolls, fried Vietnamese egg rolls, vermicelli bowls, rice dishes, pho and seafood and chicken stock soups with yellow egg noodles. Lotus combination pho includes steak, brisket and meatballs. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Magasin Vietnamese Cafe
4201 Magazine St., (504) 896-7611; www.magasincafe.com
Pho filet mignon includes chopped medium rare beef, rice noodles, cilantro, onions, basil, lime and bean sprouts. The Vietnamese crepe contains pork, bean sprouts and onions and is topped with grilled shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mint
5100 Freret St., (504) 218-5534; - www.mintmodernbistro.com
Sate beef stew combines spicy sauteed beef, vegetables and noodles in beef broth. Seasoned Noodles and Chicken is served with house-made sauce and chicken broth on the side. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

MoPho
514 City Park Ave., (504) 482-6845; www.mophonola.com
Cast-iron fried sticky rice paella features shrimp, octopus, mussels, pork hock, cuttlefish ink, coconut cream and lime leaf aioli. Som tam salad includes local vegetables tossed in palm sugar-lime vinaigrette, sweet cured sausage, candied peanuts, cilantro, spicy peanut puree and Thai peppers. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Namese
4077 Tulane Ave., (504) 483-8899; www.namese.net
The combination vermicelli bowl features rice noodles topped with shrimp balls, grilled pork and chicken, an egg roll, lettuce, sprouts, basil, mint and crushed peanuts. Vietnamese "tacos" are steamed rice flour buns filled with Peking duck, five-spiced pork belly, roast beef debris or grilled shrimp and Asian slaw. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Nine Roses
620 Conti St., (504) 324-9450; 1100 Stephens St., Gretna, (504) 366-7665; - www.ninerosesrestaurant.com
The menu includes grilled beef, chicken, pork or shrimp vermicelli bowls. Chicken coleslaw salad combines cabbage, carrots, Thai basil, roasted onions, prawn crackers and fish-sauce vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Pho Cam Ly
3814 Magazine St., (504) 644-4228; www.phocamly.com
Vietnamese staples include pho, banh mi, rice and vermicelli dishes and more. Grilled shrimp come with rice, pickled carrots and a bowl of soup. Beef pho features eye of round and brisket served with cilantro, onions, bean sprouts and basil. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Pho Hoa Restaurant
1308 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 302- 2094; - www.dinevietnamese.com
The char-grilled lemon grass pork sandwich is dressed with pickled carrots, daikon, cucumbers, jalapenos and cilantro on French bread. Beef noodle soup includes rice noodles, cubes of slow-cooked beef and carrots. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Pho NOLA
3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com
Banh mi bo kho
is beef stew served with French bread. Roasted marinated Cornish game hens are served with honey-mustard dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Pho Orchid
1401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 301-3368; 2135 St. Charles Ave., (504) 609-3710; 3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 457-4188; www.pho-orchid.com
Pho comes with fresh basil, sprouts and lime and can include eye-round steak, meatballs, tendon and more. Bo tom muc nuong vi features marinated sliced beef, shrimp and squid served on a hot plate with lettuce, cucumber, pickled carrots, rice paper and sauce. Reservations accepted at Houma Boulevard location only. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Rolls-N-Bowls
605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; - www.rollsnbowlsnola.com
The Rockin' beef plate features char-grilled beef over jasmine rice with fried egg, lettuce, tomato and mustard sauce. Combination pho includes steak, Vietnamese meatballs, brisket and rice noodles in beef broth, plus a basket with bean sprouts, cilantro, basil, jalapenos and lime. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Thanh Thanh Restaurant
131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678; www.t2restaurant.com
Mama's pad thai features rice noodles stir-fried with onions, garlic, bean sprouts, peanuts, spicy sauce and chicken or shrimp. The Asian chicken salad includes greens, vermicelli noodles and peanut vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$




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