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Nine Roses Restaurant Review: The scenic drive over the Mississippi River Bridge is the quick route to partake of what many consider the best Vietnamese cuisine in New Orleans. Locals are drawn to the extensive menu; a little assistance is required to understand some of the dishes. Never fear. Anna and Jeff Nguyen, the young owners, are happy to troubleshoot. While you peruse the offerings, you’ll enjoy looking at the colorful pictures, screens and fabrics adorning the walls of the two large dining rooms. This family-style restaurant, also known as Hoa Hong 9 Roses, has staff who render cheerful service and whose smiles never disappear. Well-seasoned char-grilled pork chops; the Vietnamese crêpes (called “happy pancakes” on some other menus) filled with moist shrimp and sprouts; and the good shrimp-wrapped sugar cane bring out the regulars. Other popular choices include freshwater prawns, pungent seafood salad, and spring rolls with shrimp and pork. Whole fish, infused with the flavors of aromatic vegetables, are either steamed or fried. The menu includes some Chinese dishes. End your meal with the honey banana and red bean with coconut milk.