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Dec 29, 2006 02:09 AM

Cafe Minh

Has anyone tried Cafe Minh, which I understand just opened on Cafe Street? I was saddened to learn that Chef Minh Bui's prior endeavor, Lemon Grass, closed. I suppose this is of small significance in the wake of the still-recent tragedy, but I did have a dish on my pre-Katrina visit there that will live on in my memory forever: yellow-fin tuna carpaccio with a shiitake-mushroom slaw and wasabi remoulade. Still have the menu with the chef's autograph. Am hoping his new endeavor is a success so I can add it to my list of places to go on my next trip. Thanks for your input.

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  1. Dined at Cafe Minh last night. My husband and I shared the spring rolls with peanut sauce, which were delicious and very fresh. I have had a head cold, so I had the chef's soup - wonderful with pork, shrimp, scallops, and wontons. Husband had the seafood pasta, which he enjoyed.

    The ingredients were very fresh and of high quality. The service was outstanding, as well.

    A surprise special was a Kobe beef burger with sweet potato fries.

    1. where is Cafe street?

      1. Cafe Minh is on Canal Street.

        1. Cafe Minh is on Canal and is just great. I never had the chance to try Lemon Grass pre-K but can't imagine it could have been any better. I'm a regular customer and I've never had a problem with service or seating. I do tend to get there pretty early, so maybe that's the secret.

          1. i'm a huge fan. went to lemongrass pre-k and have been to Minh twice. they had a Tuna Tartar which is one of the greatest cuts of fish I've ever had. Everything is fresh, perfectly prepared, and terrific combinations