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Nov 8, 2011 01:23 PM

Best Vietnamese in Worcester?

I have been to Da Lat a couple of times. The service has been good but the food hit and miss. I am looking for another Vietnamese place to try out. I am going with my kids so a good selection of kid friendly appetizers is important. Thanks in advance for any reccommendations.

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  1. Pho 2000 on rt 9, near Leicester was excellent last spring when we went. I remember Crispy seafood noodles, chicken with lemongrass.

    1. ditto with JohnnyRoaster.. Da Lat was ok once and pretty good another. There is nothing in Wormtown that I was WOWED for sushi, wow..such choices..Baba, Haiku...

      1. I'm not a Vietnamese pro, but the tofu bun at Dalat is better than anywhere else in the city. I also dig the banh mi at Vietnam Cafe on Chandler. If only I could find a place that makes bee bong. OP, what are you looking for? Pho, noodle dish, etc.?

        Sorry, can't help with kid-friendly appetizers.

        Dalat Restaurant
        425 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01610

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        1. re: invinotheresverde

          It sounds like Bamboo Hut is closed from what I gather. I am thinking of trying either Vietnam Cafe or Pho 2000. Does Vietnam Cafe have a full menu or are they mostly known for their banh mi?

          As far as kid-friendly appetizers, pretty much anything fried or on a stick will work.

          1. re: JohnnyRoaster

            Full menu, but I've only tried the banh mi.

        2. So we tried to go to Vietnam cafe but got there a few minutes before seven. They close right at seven so we ended up at Saigon near Clark. It wasn't bad but seemed more Chinese than Vietnamese to me. The fresh rolls and the house fried rice were very good. We had a couple of uninspired dishes and the pho was too sweet for my taste.

          So planning ahead this past Saturday, I picked up a big carry out order for the five of us from Vietnam Cafe. Everything was fantastic. The Bon Mi and the Shrimp and lemongrass were outstanding. We also got spring rolls, fresh rolls, house fried rice, a noodle dish and chicken pho. Not a bad dish in the whole order.

          I will have to try Pho 2000 sometime. I would highly reccomend Vietnam Cafe for take out or lunch. I can't say I would go there for dinner because of the early closing time and the simple decor.

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          1. re: JohnnyRoaster

            Thanks for posting back. Glad you enjoyed. Now I have an "excuse" to try something other than the banh mi.