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“An Everyday Joy!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Viet's Aroma

Viet's Aroma
440 Prospect Blvd, Frederick, MD 21701-6400
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Ranked #34 of 334 Restaurants in Frederick
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Frederick, MD
3 reviews 3 reviews
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“An Everyday Joy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2009

We've eaten here over 100 times since it's been open. I highly recommend the vermicelli with lemongrass beef. Viet's Aroma chicken or seafood are amazing. The service is excellent, the atmosphere comfortable, not posh, and the prices are fairly low for what you get. I've been to over 50 Vietnamese restaurants in various areas; none are better than this simple one in little old Frederick.

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New Market, Md
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“Now the best Vietnamese restaurant in Frederick. Great food, warm atmosphere, bargain prices!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

I've now gone to Viet's Aroma twice. Viet's Aroma is located in a nondescript strip mall, next to Weis Market, about 1.2 miles away from downtown, but it is worth the trip. The atmosphere is simple and homey, with paintings of the Vietnamese countryside on the wall. It's not romantic or the place for a fancy night out, but if you want good Vietnamese food that's affordable for the whole family, this is it!!!
This latest time, I had a HUGE bowl of Seafood Pho (the national soup) for $8.25. I don't know what happened for the last reviewer, but it's my second Pho here, and both times they were excellent -- aromatic, subtle, with a good amount of shrimp, scallop, imitation crabstick and squid and lots of vermicelli, served traditionally with Thai Basil and beansprouts. My wife ordered a wonderful chicken dish (I wish we could remember the name) for $8.95 that was lightly caramelized, with baby corn, cilantro, snow peas and other steamed vegetables, that was both healthy and tasty, and the portion size was just right, neither small nor gargantuan.
The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the food came out quickly -- granted, we were there at 4:15 on a Saturday so it wasn't crowded.
I used to be a big fan of Lucky Corner, but I haven't been as impressed lately, and the food takes a very long time to come, and it's more expensive. I have to say this is now the best Vietnamese restaurant in Frederick, and a restaurant that I think stands up to the Vietnamese restaurants in Arlington, Va. In fact, I'd say that this is now one of the best bargain restaurants in Frederick. I definitely will be returning here more often, especially for the Pho.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Bad noodle soup and not clean at all...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

Last week, i went to Viet's Aroma to have luch with my husband. i tried the their noodle soup( pho) and my husband had curry chicken. The soup was terrible. I did not taste anything like vietnamese noodle soup at all. I never had the awful soup like that before. And for the curry chicken, it was too sweet... after my husband ate it he had a stomach hurt.... It was terrible luch we got in our life.. we never come back that place for sure...

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Classic flavors of Vietnam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

Small but mighty. It can be crowded at times and difficult to get a seat, but usually it's easy to get seated. The pho is fantastic. The nice thing about this restaurant is the food is real, cooked by a real chef who is outstanding. The service is excellent. They serve one dish in particular that is very traditional ... get the hot and sour fish soup along with the carmel fish, then you mix the two together in small amounts with rice. There is nowhere in D.C. you can get this traditional flavor mix done better. If you want less traditional, you can't go wrong with vermicelli with lemon grass beef, which is only about 8 or 9 dollars for a huge bowl. There is no question this is the most authentic and delicious Vietnamese restaurant in Frederick, and the only one that has lasted for years.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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