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Old Viet's rest. in Arlington Ctr.

Sal Monella Dec 29, 2006 05:12 PM

Walked by last night...temporary sign says "chinese-japanese cuisine". No name yet. They're renovating so it'll be a while.

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    Bricoleur RE: Sal Monella Jan 6, 2007 04:10 PM

    I'm really sorry to see them go but I'm not surprised. Even on a Saturday night I don't think I ever saw them more than half full and the room in the back felt abandoned. Still they were vastly better than the Pho Pasteur in Harvard Square.

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      Sal Monella RE: Bricoleur Jan 6, 2007 05:12 PM

      Me too! I once had a horrible head cold and didn't want to overdo the Nyquil so we went to Viet's and I got some sort of soup (can't recall the name) but it knocked out the cold symptoms for the rest of that night. Got a good night's sleep. I was never a big fan of Pho Pasteur either.

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      lavelanet RE: Sal Monella Jan 10, 2007 07:18 PM

      Oh that's so sad that viets cafe is gone that place really did have a fresh Bun. I'm glad I saw this post before trying to head over there.

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        Sal Monella RE: lavelanet Jan 10, 2007 11:22 PM

        Glad the site saved you a trip out. It's tough to find very good Vietnamese cuisine outside of Chinatown.

      2. hiddenboston RE: Sal Monella Jan 10, 2007 07:20 PM

        I miss Viets Cafe, too. Never had a bad meal there in all the times I went.

        The new place will be called Mifune. I haven't heard any other details about it...

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          phillyt255 RE: Sal Monella Jun 20, 2009 09:27 AM

          hey guys viets cafe was really a great place a family owned resaturant nd the reason it was empty becuz it was under new management but before that my family owned the resataruant and it was always full nd had huge lines we are hopefully planning to open a new restaurant in the near future =]

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            peregrine RE: phillyt255 Jun 20, 2009 09:32 AM

            It's been Mifune, Japanese with some Chinese, for quite a while now, if we're talking about the same location.

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              phillyt255 RE: peregrine Jun 20, 2009 10:56 AM

              yea but my family who previously owned it is thinking about opening it in a new location

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                peregrine RE: phillyt255 Jun 20, 2009 11:01 AM

                Keep us posted on the location. I'd love to have them back again.

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              taterjane RE: phillyt255 Jun 20, 2009 12:08 PM

              Please do keep us posted -- I loved Viet's Cafe and still have not found a restaurant to replace it!

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