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Nutley, NJ 07110
- Cost: $$
- Alcohol: BYO
- Parking: Private Lot
- Take Out: Yes
June 9, 2010
Huong Viet is the Nutley reincarnation of Montclair’s Little Saigon, which closed in October, 2009. We had really liked the Montclair restaurant, and were surprised to drive by one day and see it empty. Quick check of local food blogs (links below), and I learned that the owners had moved back to Nutley, the restaurant’s original location.
Huong Viet’s menu is exactly the same as it was in Montclair. The soups stand out – I like the Pho Dac Biet (rice noodle soup with beef and tendon). The appetizer shrimp and pork crepe (Banh Xeo) is large and satisfying. The rice vermicelli and curry dishes are also very good.
The Nutley restaurant is spacious with a parking lot behind the building. The service at Huong Viet seems to be slower than it was in Montclair. Dishes emerge from the kitchen randomly, with tables seated after you getting their main courses before you see your appetizers. The servers are friendly, but often appear to be overwhelmed and confused. So go for the food, with time to spare.