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“Nouveau Vietnamese in a Cozy Setting near Downtown”
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Rice Paper Eatery
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Restaurant details
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nouveau Vietnamese in a Cozy Setting near Downtown”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

We had lunch here on Monday, yes they are open Mondays, and were pleasantly surprised.
It is a little difficult to find parking, but since they have an overflow lot 2 doors up, the walk is very
short if you have no luck in back of the restaurant in their tiny lot. Seating options are: outside covered, inside on bright patio, or in the darker bar area, where there were booths, tables, and
bar stools. Televisions were there but not blaring, so that conversation was possible and comfortable. At lunch hour, one will see the working folk, as well as neighborhood people and retirees, a good Phoenix Mix. Now let's tell a few tourists, so they stay in business. This is very good food, cozy ambiance, good service, a full bar, at a great price. I had fresh delicious Spring rolls, with really good sauces, one of the great Pho soups, with chicken and rice noodles, full of bright flavors. My friend ordered a fresh pork sandwich with french fries,which looked amazing, so do not fear for lack of comfort food. They do not serve dinner entrees until dinner time, so you might want to consider an early dinner reservation if you are more than peckish, I think that their dinner hour starts at 4 pm. All in all, a place we liked, with good food and a cozy ambiance. Wheel chair access might be difficult, even with the ramp, unless you want to sit outside. It has a small interior with narrow aisles. I would not take kids here. Close to Phoenix Art and Heard Museums and Burton Barr Library.
On North 7th Street/North of McDowell/South of Camelback/ near Oak St.

if you are traveling by car: Remember that turns off of 7th Street are restricted during rush hour, 3-6 PM.
You should approach from the South so that you can make a right turn into their parking lots. Restaurant is in a Craftsman bungalow on the East side of the street. They have a lot in back that only holds 10 cars with one handicap spot. More parking behind another bungalow 2 doors up is marked with a small sign. This neighborhood is known as Coronado, and has become steadily gentrified in the last 10 years. A favorite with artists and young professionals, the Coronado neighborhood is also home to great houses, North High School, which has an IB program, and a very diverse mix of people, including Indians since there is a Hindu temple there.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Savvygal23
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Inexpensive Average Pho”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Soft Spring rolls were good the steake-pho was ok not bad. Still in search of the best. Ordered two bowls of pho and two spring rolls came out to $21:)

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank vicjar
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Wapiti, Wyoming
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

I ordered the tofu and mushroom Bánh mì. The fries were too greasy, the sandwich was dry and bland. The place seems to get great reviews, perhaps I ordered the wrong thing. I certainly wouldn't ever order or recommend you order one of their sandwiches, but I might be willing to go back and try their Pho.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Becky F
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“I could eat here every day.”
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

You know those restaurants you go to for convenience even though you don't like the food? This is not one of those places. Everything on the menu is delicious, though once I discovered the Saigon Salad I never tried anything else. The decor is trendy but comfortable, the service is average but friendly, and did I mention I love the food?

Parking can be tight but there's plenty of parking on streets around the restaurant. Good for lunch, happy hour or dinner though it's a small place so sometimes there's a wait. It's worth it!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank bethalewallen
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Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Spring Rolls Rock!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is a beautifully redone old house on 7th street turned into a contemporary but casual Vietnamese restaurant. Loved the Spring Rolls and they come in multiple varieties. Bahn Mi was good but many other places do a better job.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank PaulEPoer
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