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Viet Noodle Bar

1 rating: 5.0
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Address: 3133 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: (323) 906-1575
Hours: Mon-Sun 11 am - 10 pm
1 review about Viet Noodle Bar

Yummy Local Vietnamese Food

  • Dec 27, 2010
There are many things I miss about living in Manhattan -- mostly the choice of places to eat, and ways of feeding oneself.  Whether it be Chinese take out, a stop at Dean & Deluca on the way home from work, or a simple walk in the neighborhood where there are dozens of possibilities, eating in New York was much easier than doing so in Los Angeles.  For me, deciding what to eat after a long day at work is often problematic.  Usually being too tired to cook a meal I'm stuck looking for something to pick up and take home.  Thankfully there are several choices in my Atwater Village neighborhood that I can walk to, or stop at on my way home.  Viet Noodle Bar is one such place.

The menu is as simple as the exterior (see picture above) and that is fine.  As with many Asian food restaurants menu items are numbered, and in this case there 95 items including 'Beer & Sake.'  You'll find all the usual Vietnamese food choices you've come to expect; the menu is divided into these sections: 'Roll,' 'Salad,' 'Noodle Soup,' 'Noodle Dish,' 'Rice Plate,' 'Vietnamese Sandwich,' 'Drinks,' 'Beer & Sake.' Admittedly, I tend to go for the same items in a place I frequent, and I usually order # 27 - 'Sesame Beef Noodle' (red leaf lettuce, flat noodle, peanut sauce) from the 'Noodle Dish' section.  Robert seems to like #43 - 'Lemongrass Organic Chicken' (cilantro, daikon, carrot, green onion) from the 'Vietnamese Sandwich' section.

The food is simple, the flavors clean and direct.  They are not breaking any new culinary ground here and that is fine.  There is nothing on the menu priced over $9.25.  I like that it is local, in the neighborhood, and that I know what I'm getting.  That is very soothing, and it seems to work well for the people of Atwater Village based on the crowds always in the place.

Viet Noodle Bar, 3133 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90039, 323-906-1575 & (no website)

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December 27, 2010
Great to see you on Lunch, Charles! Looking forward to reading your best reviews!
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