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Nov 11, 2006 09:28 PM

New Vietnamese on Staten Island

Well Staten Island has it's first Vietnamese Restaurant Pho Mac (1407 Richmond Avenue), it's only been open 3 days and I've eaten there twice, the food is amazing. Usually we have to travel to Brooklyn for any authentic asian food in this culinary wasteland- food is great, decor is wonderful, he question is how long can it last on Staten Island???

I've already mentioned it to a few people who looked at me in horror and said they would have no idea what to order (sigh)...I guess it's not going to be around for long. I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts.

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  1. I will definitely try the restaurant. Vietnamese is new for me....I don't eat meat except for chicken and fish, I imagine rice is the staple, what would you suggest for a first time indulger?

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    1. re: karalk

      There are lots of chicken and fish dishes, the spring rolls were amazing, pleanty of shrimp dishes-- I didn't try any fish but I had the lemongrass chicken which was wonderful, they also had "seafood on crisy noodle" which might be good for a first timer, some of the dishes are similar to a Chinese menu and I think you will have no trouble ordering. We also had the lemonaid-tea (iced) which was fresh brewed and delicious, not too sweet. There are pleanty of pictures on the menu so you can see what your getting- good luck!

    2. Also ask for a table upstairs- it's beautiful up there with private booths seperated by bamboo screened windows, not sure how else to describe it.

      1. I actually just noticed this place today while checking out the sushi place next door. Will definitely have to check it out.

        1. I saw them getting ready to open this place a few weeks ago, when taking my cat to the Vet next door. Glad to hear the good news.

          Do they also seem good for takeout? And can you give an idea of the price range?

          Thanks for the post!!