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“nice vietnamese / cambodian cuisine”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Melinda

Melinda
Ranked #4,158 of 16,862 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Singapore
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“nice vietnamese / cambodian cuisine”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

was recommended by a friend who told me she ate at this place since she was a kid, so must have been pretty solid place to be able to last 30+ years in paris. we ordered the pho - delicious (beef noodle soup) and banh sung - acquired taste (some kind of dry udon with some meat and salad style vege). they had hainanese chicken rice as well. meal for 2 (with chinese tea) cost around eur16 so was good value. the owner was super friendly as well (he passed us some chilli sauce and black bean sauce - he must have seen us 'struggling' with our orders).

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Colombes, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“tasty and cheap”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

dont come here if you expect comfy cosy atmosphere or obsequious service. here you come to eat! and possibly quickly because there are other people queuing!
no reservation possible
no credit card either (cash or checks)
the restaurant is tiny and very basic but clean (you can see the kitchen with the cooksdownstairs)
you can bring dishes home too
I have come for years, tried other places but they could never compare...swift service without frills, polite and even very friendly when you are a familiar customer.
the bill is light even you are not and are full!
the food is authentic and tasty. some dishes you cant find elsewhere.
my favorites: mango salad and banana flower salad, "nom kroueuk" the khmer version of the pancake (salted with shrimps and coconut...to die for), various green curries and the notorious glutinous rice with durian (best in town - beware it's an acquired taste)
(omg I think I am going to head there right now!)

  • Visited December 2013
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