The food is excellent. To me, that's all that matters.
Snobs that disavow the strip malls will just have to miss out. Atmosphere is bland and if it's a turn-off for you, then don't bother.
If wonderful, neighborhood favorite, consistent food is what you're after, then you don't give a toss about atmosphere. You come to Huong Ly and you chow down. I've eaten here for years, and they have never disappointed me. Well, once, they were out of durian for the smoothie... but they've had it every other time I've asked for one. This place is part of the restaurants near me that I consider part of my palette home base. If you need a Vietnamese food fix, this is the place I go - and is a favorite among my Vietnamese students. Should tell you something.
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