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Posted by Notzagat on 03/14/2014
Many reviews have noted the abundance of tourists eating here; although tourists can know quality food and locals/natives may be dilettantes, I don’t think the exception is the rule here. First, our party of 4 for weekday lunch noted the skimpy portions. Maybe not small but certainly not Chinatown Cantonese sized portions for far less money. eg, one in our party ordered L1 (Pho Dac Biet) which was supposedly large for $7.00. He had to ask for bean sprouts and cilantro which another table got mixed in with their pho?! This person has eaten Vietnamese elsewhere in Chinatown and in Flushing, and said the large bowl was at best regular sized. The price was slightly higher and the taste was meh. Another had the 10 ingredient fried rice, but it was so-so, nothing to titillate the tastebuds, very plain even with 10 ingredients. The portion was way less than you’d get for much less ($5.50 range vs. $7.00 here). The third order was BBQ pork chops with streamed egg cake ($7.00). A couple of thin pork chops, a small triangle of steamed egg cake and brisket over rice; small portion and very average. Last order was frog legs. All THREE of them over rice for $7.50.. While they seemed fresh, and the curry with veggies, cilantro and onions was tasty, the portion left me hungry. Service was too attentive; 3 of 4 were seated but we were constantly asked if the 4th was coming. No one ever asked if needed anything or how our food was. We were always being watched not to see what we might need but to see when our table might be freed up. They were very crowded (SRO) so we were given our check pronto. Never again for mediocrity and so little of it!
Posted by susan on 11/23/2011
We celebrated my daughter's birthday here last night. GREAT food--try the calamari for an appetizer. Fun, festive and they even played a canned recording of Happy Birthday.
Posted by Happy Diners on 11/26/2010
3 reasons why we love this place in the colder months: 1. closest to the 6 train station exit (therefore a shorter walk to hot food in winter!). 2. cheap for the portion size. 3. tastes good.
Posted by jonston on 10/18/2010
i love this place and have been going there for at least 6 years now, still not tired of it! the prices are also amazing (there are 2 menus, one has dishes in 5-6$ range). its a very simple type of place so if you are too fussy it might not be for you but so far everyone ive taken has loved it.
Posted by Steph V on 09/08/2010
Ask for the frog legs with French butter, also the fried squid w/ French butter. It's my regular order. Try also beef cubes!
Posted by native on 04/14/2009
I have been eating at this restaurant for over 15 years (I think... since childhood) and it has been consistent and delicious throughout. The steak with salad is so juicy and delicious, and the fried spring rolls are just amazing - make sure you wrap them up with the lettuce and the mint. I hope this place never closes.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/25/2008
The food was good, but not sufficiently unique to distinguish it from the 4 other Vietnamese restaurants on the same block (I usually eat at Thai Son, but today did not feel like waiting in line). My problem with Nha Trang is this: Before I ordered tI was told they have require a minimum purchase of $10 to use a credit card. I purchased $44.75, more than enough. When the bill came the manager suddenly added an extra $3.75 for use of credit card. I feel cheated and unhappy. With so many other Vietnamese restaurants in the vicinity there is no way I will return.