NO East Vietnamese
Having gone to the following places for years now, I highly suggest Ba Mien (closed on Mondays), a more lengthy menu than a few others in that area, if that is what you are seeking. (A spicy okra and shrimp tomato base soup, hot and spicy squid dish with rice to name a couple of non typical) besides the standard pho and bun etc rice and noodles dishes and a variety of authentic beverages (including bubble tea).
Dong Phuong Restaurant and Bakery (closed Tuesdays) and at 4pm when open...a little farther down the same street (Chef Hwy) Again a more diverse menu (less than pre hurricane but certainly enough) , AND a fantastic bakery next door/connected, homemade french bread, 17? types of vietnamese po boys, pastry, candies, cookies, cakes, meat pies etc
Both can get quite busy, but the atmosphere at Ba Mien is more relaxed/comfortable in my opinion, especially if it is your first time trying it out (the restaurant)
Pho Bang for very basic Vietnamese staples, standard pho, rice and noodle plates as well as pho (cuisine)...
Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery
14207 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129
Pho Bang Restaurant
14367 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129
Ba Mien Restaurant
13235 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129