Vietnaam Vietnam Vietnaam
1700 Second Ave. (E. 88th St.)
New York, NY 10128
212-722-0558
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Cuisine: Vietnamese / Asian / Noodles
Upscale Vietnamese cuisine in Yorkville.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily
Vietnaam, New York, NY


Vietnaam Restaurant Review:


Higher-end, well-priced Vietnamese cuisine is what Vietnaam (yes, an extra "a" is in the name) offers Upper East Siders. Those accustomed to the bland décor of the myriad Asian restaurants found throughout the city will be pleasantly surprised by the more upscale feel here, and there’s a fully stocked bar. Unusual as well on the Upper East Side is the offering of 11 types of banh mi, the tangy Vietnamese sandwiches on crusty bread that come filled with the likes of lemon grass-grilled pork shoulder, duck or shrimp, topped with pickled vegetables and spicy chili mayo. Flavor-rich flank steak, quickly grilled with spices and hoisin sauce, is large enough for two. The typical range of phos (soups), noodle dishes and main courses is found on the colossal menu along with familiar starters like summer rolls, spring rolls and sugar cane shrimp, all in generous portions. Dessert is hardly indigenous to Vietnamese cuisine, which is probably why the list of sweets includes a few different types of Japanese mochi (peanut, mung bean and taro).

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