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Viet Noodle Bar, gone

ns1 Feb 25, 2011 08:31 AM

per EaterLA

According to a neighboring business, Atwater Village's Viet Noodle Bar shuttered about a week ago. Eater called the restaurant on several occasions spaced out over a few days for some type of confirmation, but each time the phone just rings and rings. No answer. [EaterWire]

Viet Noodle Bar
3133 1 2 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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    chinchi RE: ns1 Feb 25, 2011 08:54 AM

    The restaurant re-opened on Wednesday, but reports on the Atwater Village message board and some Yelp reviews suspect it's under new management. I walked by this week and gone are the communal tables. I haven't been myself since they've reopened so I can't comment on any differences in food or management.

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      LAchowman RE: chinchi Feb 25, 2011 05:39 PM

      We tried to go on Wed night, and the tables had been re-arranged. There was a table full of friendly diners who waved us away... they had been waiting over an hour for their dinner. Other diners had come in, sat down, waited, and left without food.

      We gave up without waiting and went somewhere else.

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        bsquared2 RE: LAchowman Feb 26, 2011 06:04 PM

        You weren't missing much. I was underwhelmed when I went there.

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          cls RE: bsquared2 Feb 26, 2011 06:41 PM

          Don't agree with that. Service is questionable, but the food is good IMO.

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            bsquared2 RE: cls Feb 26, 2011 07:16 PM

            I haven't had much luck with the beard and ironic t-shirt vietnamese places. Believe me, I would love to find a good place west of the 5. I've found that that most of those places can't 'bring the funk'. When I eat vietnamese, I want the funk.

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              cls RE: bsquared2 Feb 26, 2011 07:24 PM

              Agreed, no funk, plenty of beards.
              It's creative and fresh though, which I value over funk and will overlook beards and ironic vestiments because of.

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                bsquared2 RE: cls Feb 27, 2011 05:17 AM

                I can sometimes overlook beards (but not Trucker Hats), but 'the funk' is essential. Especially the fish sauce or fermented shrimp. To me, a day without fish sauce is like a day without sunshine.

                Now let's go eat some Bun Cha Hanoi!

          2. re: bsquared2
            ns1 RE: bsquared2 Feb 28, 2011 08:49 AM

            to this vietnamese guy, the only thing I liked @ VNB was the bean curd dessert and the soy milk.

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              munchabout RE: ns1 Feb 28, 2011 04:48 PM

              The only thing I liked was walking over to Cognoscenti Coffee across the street. Won't miss it.

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        chinchi RE: ns1 Feb 28, 2011 10:14 AM

        LA Weekly reports same ownership, just a brief closure for Spring cleaning:


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          foodeatery RE: ns1 Mar 7, 2011 11:22 PM

          Just have a dinner at Viet Noodle Bar today. The food are still the same as usual. The same whole crews still there. Yes, they did arrange the furniture and new decoration in the front. Glad that my PhoGa and Turmeric Fish Noodle still there.

          Viet Noodle Bar
          3133 1 2 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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            chinchi RE: foodeatery Mar 8, 2011 08:51 AM

            Thank you for the report back! Happy to hear it's business as usual.

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