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Review of Vietnam Bistro

Vietnam Bistro
Ranked #6 of 81 Restaurants in Howell
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is in a strip mall that does not seem to get much traffic.
We were a bit hesitant, but our craving for Vietnamese good convinced us to come in.
We were surprised to see the crowd that kept coming in.
The food was pleasantly good. They didn’t have a lot of wait staff. But the few that were there did a nice job circulating all the tables and got food out in a very efficient manner.
We will definitely return.

Thank huyenchau v
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Four of us came here after our hike at the Manasquan Reservoir. Our family loves Vietnamese food, so in a toss-up between Mexican, Vietnamese or Italian, this place won hands down. We suddenly felt that we were in the mood for Pho.

We were greeted very warmly, and led to our table immediately. Their Menus are in large print and very colorful, with cute pictures in them.

For Appetizers, we ordered the Crispy Eggplant, the Chicken Satay, and of course, the Vegetable Pho in Chicken Broth. For the Main Course we got the Chicken with diced vegetables in spicy garlic- ginger curry sauce and the Shrimp Spring Rolls. Portions were adequate, and with the accompanying delicious Lychee Bubble Tea, we were really stuffed.

All the food was delicious with traces of lemongrass, honey and exotic Vietnamese spices. Service was quick, friendly, polite and welcoming—sometimes bordering on the hovering, but not enough that we felt uncomfortable. Now we are aware -- it is just their way.

We loved the place, and recommend that other diners give it a try. Wish there was something similar closer to our home.

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Thank TheExplorerFamily
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Due to our regular Vietnamese restaurant being closed due to vacation, we traveled to this location in Howell NJ.
The interior is well lit with light wood tables.We were greeted and seated quickly and service was very quick. We ordered several items for sampling from the 12+ page menu. The food arrived quickly, and was served hot. The owner manager circulated throughout the dining room to ensure the customers were served well and had no other needs he could help with, a very nice touch.
We enjoyed the meal but all diners at our table felt a lack of overall flavors in the variety of the foods we ate. It is difficult to compare this location to others of the same cuisine but that being said, we will wait for our other location to reopen rather than return.

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Thank Jerseybob175
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

My family has been here several times now. The food is very fresh and delicious. The servers are always very friendly and are willing to explain menu items and offer suggestions. Recently took my parents who are in their 80s and never had this cuisine before-they were very pleased and said the flavors were tasty and unique. One of our family's favorite places.

Thank baiba
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

It's nice to find a Vietnamese restaurant in Howell. We visit here often and have tried several dishes on the menu. I love their pho and vietnamese spring rolls. Would be better if they served a bigger portion. Everything I've tried so far tastes good. They serve bubble tea as well. which made us really happy because we used to drive all the way to the mall just to get some. All their servers are pleasant. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Mara M
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