Ended up in the hospital after eating here. Food tasted very well, but we ended up several days in the hospital due to severe infection. Still under I.V. antibiotics and slowly recovering. I wish we had read about the 21 sanitary violations I found on Google reviews, before eating at this place. Please be careful.
This is an obvious attack on the restaurant. There are no sanitary violations in place, and this individual is a competitor. If someone had gotten sick enough to be in the hospital with IV antibiotics the restaurant would be shut down.
Steer Clear!. The location in China Town; ambiance...prices et cetera I would not have thought otherwise so bad if I had not gotten sick from the food they served! Enough said! My wife's experience was not quit so bad as mine; but needless to say- I will not be eating there again!
The best Vietnamese I've had.
I've throughly enjoyed my experience at Vietnam Palace time and time again. The owners are friendly and accomodating- one of them is always on premise. Its a family-oriented place that's relaxed but yet beautiful. My favorite is the lychee martini AND the Vijito - a Vietnamese version of a mojito. I've not been disappointed with any food that I've had here.
ALSO I recently attended a banquet which was an open-bar HAPPY HOUR for 150 ppl. The service, food, and beverages were amazing!! Highly recommended.
Authentic Vietnamese Food.
Don't miss the excellent pho (rice noodle soup); it comes with silky rice noodle and tender beef floating on delicious broth.
This restaurant has much better service than Vietnam, which is right across the street.
BEWARE OF FRAUD!.
BEWARE!!!!! DON"T USE CREDIT CARDS HERE!
I wished I had read the review by mich1138 before going here. My husband used his credit card here, and made the mistake of leaving his credit at the restaurant for two hours. Two days later the card number was used to charge $1400 at two different stores.
I called the manager and complained, and he was initially very defensive and angry.
The food is good, but not worth the price of all this hassle. If you go, use CASH!
Best LYCHEE MARTINI in the WORLD!!!!.
Food was good...The Lychee Martini, however will keep this New Orleans girl coming back forever.....
This is the best martini I have ever had...The glasses are kept frozen until it comes to your table...then...they pour your ice cold martini from the shaker at the table...Nervana! for Martini drinkers...this is a must...we do not like seeing our drink sitting at the bar straight up getting hotter by the second till the waiter notices it 20 minutes later..rather not even drink it by then...they also have a huge lychee nut on a skewer bobbing in this icey cold concoction that is the most addicting, delicious way to start a great evening of great food and conversation.. looking at my watch right now...going to stop by for one before heading back to my hotel....yummmmmm..
Employee cloned my credit card. Just thought I'd warn readers that Sunday, August 17, 2008, an employee of Vietnam Palace cloned my credit card and racked up thousands of dollars of charges. Ironically enough, I normally eat across the street at Vietnam, but it was closed. Too bad Vietnam Palace employs such crooks, because the food was terrific. I'll never patronize them again, but if you can't stay away from the pho, I'd suggest paying with cash only.
Awesome Vietnamese place.
I love this place! Excellent Vietnamese food you can sit down and enjoy in a pleasant ambiance, without paying an arm and a leg for it.
This is a restaurant that serves up competent executions of perennial Vietnamese favorites like bun thit, excellent char-broiled meats, and flavorful pho noodle soup. Good selection of non-alcholic drinks including thai iced tea and jackfruit smoothies, and a full list of unique bar mixes. The staff is friendly and helpful, in a relaxing atmosphere that belies its location at the edge of Chinatown. I am always satisfied every time I go!
Pure and utter satisfaction.
There is much contention in Philadelphia regarding which "Vietnam" is better. The Palace or the Restaurant. So, I did a taste test. Vietnam Palace won by a landslide. I tried my two favorite dishes fried springrolls a Pho.
Lunch at the first place, the spring rolls were dripping in grease which made them soggy the flavor was ok and the mint was wilty . The Pho was horrible, the broth is obviously from a bouillon cube and the peices of meat were huge chunks, not thin slices. All together the taste was too overpowering, too beefy.
Now dinner at Vietnam Palace, the spring rolls were crunchy and delicious served with beautiful looking mint. The Pho broth was obviously home made. The beef flavor of the broth was just right and the beef was sliced thin.
Service at both establishments is comparable both have attentive and friendly staff.
But Vietnam Palace wins hands down on food. Mmmm Mmmm Good.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!!!. I am writing this review after returning from a friend's birthday party at Vietnam Palace. The bill for the party of 16 ended up being a RIDICULOUS $600!!! THAT'S $40 person for barely any food. 15 dishes averaged out to be $28 per dish. We did NOT order anything like lobster, steak, or alcohol. For crying out loud, 1/3 of the dishes were vegetarian!! And there is NO WAY they had given us $84 worth in spring rolls!!!! You can spend $40/person at a restaurant and be extremely satisfied. But Vietnam Palace is NOT by any means worth your time or money. In the end the manager did NOTHING to adjust the price. We all felt EXTREMELY CHEATED. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO ANYONE.
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