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“Flavorless & uninspired” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Hy-Vong Vietnamese Cuisine

Hy-Vong Vietnamese Cuisine
3458 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-4108 (Little Havana)
305-446-3674
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Ranked #398 of 3,717 Restaurants in Miami
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Dining options: Dinner
Neighborhood: Little Havana
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Flavorless & uninspired”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It's been years since I have eaten here & was excited to try it again. Unfortunately it was quite disappointing. The spring roll appetizers & salad were okay, nothing out of the ordinary, though presented well. Our main entrees were devoid of flavor - the sauces for the chicken with eggplant, the tofu & vegetables, as well as the shrimp & vegetables over fried noodles were tasteless. When we complained, the answer was to mix soy sauce in it! I had the fried shrimp with a soy-lime sauce which was good after I had to send it back for further cooking as it came out almost raw in the center. Though the waiter was very nice, neither he nor the other wait staff was able to communicate with the kitchen & did not understand the menu well. There was no attempt by the owner to come out & talk with her customers. It took us 2 hours to get our main meal & to have it so poorly prepared added insult to injury. To be fair - when we spoke with the waiter he told us that the chef was not there & the owner was doing the cooking. So maybe call ahead & make sure the chef is actually there, otherwise save your hard earned money.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“FOUR DISGUSTING DINNERS”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Three of the four dinners were returned. The wait staff were unable to convey the problems to the chef. The chef never came out to assist. We ended up sharing one dinner, which was devoid of flavor. We would not recommend this horrible restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Not a vietnamese restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I know there is not many vietnamese restaurant in Miami but sometimes we're just looking for an average authentic cuisine and we would be happy. First when I got there I asked who was in the kitchen. The waiter said that the chef is not there and so the new chef is an american.

It says it all. The food is terrible. The chef doesn't even know how to make a simple fish sauce. Forget about the rest.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I visited Hy Vong last Sunday, July 26th with a friend. Except for a very good pork appetizer that was a special, this Vietnamese food was very disappointing. The spare rib appetizer came in a broth that put your mouth on fire and was full of grizzle. We had the recommended chicken that was enfolded in a pastry crust and covered with cream cheese. This was a glop of dry chicken, heavy pasty crust and the cream cheese was the worst. Who could eat this? We also had a noodle dish was okay but very little memorable taste. I don't know what all the fuss is about. This food is awful.

Tracy, Miami Beach Resident

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Plantation, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Delicious Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Am already set in my ways with this delicious food, it is the calamari salad to start, can't even describe it, is just not what I was expecting in a wonderful way, the pumpkin soup, salad and an entree either some lemongrass chicken or the vegetable and tofu with fresh rice noodles, was just amazing, all the flavors and sauces taste so original and refreshing and the dessert was a no brainer, cant say enough, besides the owner is so nice. Enjoy

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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