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Nov 26, 2004 10:34 AM

Sunset Park Vietnamese

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It's been a while since there's been a comprehensive posting on the best Vietnamese in Sunset Park, and some have closed since that last list. Any nominees? I'm planning on going for lunch on Saturday. (Interested in sandwiches, but other things too.)
Thanks a lot!

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  1. I've been working in the nabe for the last few weeks...haven't checked out too many places yet but I did enjoy the banh mi and Vietnamese coffee at Ba Xuyen (4222 8th Ave.)

    1. Gia Lam, 4810 8th Ave. The Best.

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      1. re: NM

        what do you like at Gia Lam? We were not so impressed with what we had at the Gia Lams in the 50s (there used to be two) we visited but we havent been to this one yet.
        Have you tried the place I think called Cho An nr 54th Street yet? Or the Nha Trang Palace farther down?

        1. re: jen kalb

          I usually go for the pho and rice stick (roll your own) and rice thread dishes. They have a shrimp salad appetizer that is really nice. Haven't been to the spots further south for a while, cause I'm addicted to Gia Lam!, the northmost one.

          1. re: NM

            Cross streets please?

              1. re: NM

                Nha Trang is very good! Even the deliviery is decent. Give it a try.

                1. re: jo

                  where is it?

        2. re: NM

          I'm not a big Gia Lam fan. I had a couple of bad experiences there, one of which I recounted on the board a while back. I prefer the place next door, which I can't remember the name of right now.

        3. hi jen kaib, could not find Cho an but did find cho lon at 5604 8th ave . very good especially the ice coffee best i have had . is this the place you meant or where is cho an?

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          1. re: saminyc

            Remember you are using a two year old message so things can change. It's like finding a 150 year old message in a bottle saying "New York has the best oyster bars in the world, all you can eat for five cents!!!" That was true then, but things change.

            1. re: saminyc

              Yes, Cho Lon, IMO better than Gia Lam, Nha Trang Palace, the other main contenders. I always have problem with its name, for some reason. (does it also say "Ti An" on its sign?)