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Favorite Casual restaurants in Nashua, NH

Everyone always mentions places like Surf and Michael Timothys when talking about cuisine in Nashua. But I can't afford to eat there every week. Let's post some great casual restaurants.

I enjoy:
Vietnam Noodle House
Goong Choun

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  1. not sure if this is considered casual but we really enjoyed Indian Palace on Amherst St. La Carrata's is another great place on DWH. And even though it gets mixed reviews (we've been twice and loved it, sitting at the sushi bar) is Red Leaf on DWH.

    1. Has anybody been to Sabor Brasil lately? Used to have a reasonable churrascaria which I thought was better than Gaucho's.

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      1. re: whs

        It's our first choioce for churrascaria. We were there a week or so ago, and enjoyed both the barbequed meats as well as several of the hot buffet dishes, and the always yummy caipirinha. Friendly, very reasonable, and tasty. The only complaint I have is that the meat is over salted, but I think that's true for most Brazilian barbeque around here.

        1. re: qianning

          Sabor Brasil is a Nashua hidden jewel. All you can eat is $18 or you can go by the pound for about $7 - You can easily get a lunch for $10. It's a simple place but very clean and they have a variety of ethnic offerings on the hot buffet.

        1. Green Tea in Hudson... not as fancy or as good as Lilac Blossom, but decent food at a fair price.
          There's a place on Amherst St. called Aspirations, which makes very good sandwiches and other things, although I haven't been there a while. I don't think they are open for dinner.

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          1. re: zarquon

            Aspirations is good for lunch. The half sandwich and soup combo is the way to go! Another place we just tried was Adria, on Main St. They are open for lunch, and prices are pretty reasonable: http://www.restaurantadria.com/lunch....

          2. I absolutely love Ocean Garden on Amherst St, across from the bowling alley, Vietnam Noodle House is another one for good food, but the service and atmosphere are terrible. I do want to try Goong Choun.

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            1. re: gryphonskeeper

              Goong Choun closed--a Japanese restaurant replaced it, can't recall the name.

              1. re: whs

                Thanks for the heads up... it would have been a wasted hour drive!

                1. re: gryphonskeeper

                  It's now called kiku and i've heard good things about it but haven't tried it yet.

            2. Peddler's Daughter does decent pub food. I particularly like their fish and chips. And generally speaking prefer it to Martha's.

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              1. re: qianning

                I think its safe to say, anything is preferred over Marthas..Food there is terrible. Home of the brown dinner salad.

                Try YouYou's over by the ole Nashua Mall. Great sushi..the servers can get a bit overwelmed sometimes, as the owner has figured out the staff to patron ratio yet, so patience is recommended, but worth it in the end. Not limited to sushi. Has the 'asian themed' menu from bento to chinese and korean

                Bartender (John, I think his name is) makes a mean drink too

                1. re: ctroutman

                  Totally agree with you about Martha's.

                  As for You You's it is OK in a pinch. But Vincent's, the owner, view of restaurantship does not focus on customers (they've been there for ten plus years, doubt the staff to patron ratio is a work in progress), and the both the sushi and sashimi are, imho, sub-par. I stick to the cooked appetizers (good agedashi to fu)and noodle dishes. Anyway, it certainly isn't "cheap eats".

                  1. re: qianning

                    I haven't been there in a while. There are too many good sushi places near Nashua now to deal with their indifferent service.

                    1. re: SuperGrover

                      What are some other, better ones?

                      1. re: jens05

                        I like dynamite in Hudson. I've also heard great things about Kiku in Nashua but I haven't been...yet.

                        1. re: rizzo0904

                          i'd be Very Interested in a Trusted Review of Kiku.

                        2. re: jens05

                          We have consistently fresh sushi at Sakura's in Chelmsford, Ma. - nothing wildly creative just excellent, fresh sushi - ask what just came in.

                          We really enjoyed Red Leaf in Nashua sitting at the sushi bar.

                    2. re: ctroutman

                      I did not care for You You at all on my visit... I had a surly server, and when I told him my tuna was warm, and had a poor texture he said "What you want... it free?" I said no, but I want it ice cold and sashimi grade, that is what I am paying for. He rolled his eyes, and I rolled back his tip. Have not been back since.

                      1. re: gryphonskeeper

                        it is definitely not the place to go for either sashimi or service.

                      2. re: ctroutman

                        Haven't been to You Yous for ages... drove by yesterday and it looked like it may be gone... does anybody know? Didn't get a good look, so maybe I'm wrong.

                        Also, didn't the tall guy that runs the place used to be in charge at the old Ming Garden back in the 80s?

                        1. re: zarquon

                          It's still there. Or at least, it was when I ate there last week.