- Neighborhood: Bella Vista
- 1019 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-463-1570
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- Cuisine: Vietnamese
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
In Philly, Southeast Asian flavors are the gift that keeps on giving. In Point Breeze, South Philly and Chinatown, along Washington Avenue and even out in the ’burbs, there are enclaves whose composition and abstract representation of geopolitical borders are constantly shifting and changing. This means Thai and Laotian food on traditionally Vietnamese-heavy blocks, and awe-inspiring Malaysian food in Chinatown. It also means a deepening and broadening of available flavors, so if you’re looking to explore the subtle differences between Malaysian and Indonesian food, Vietnamese that goes beyond a bowl of pho, or Thai more complicated (and delicious) than a simple plate of pad Thai, there are many options.
The cultural flair of Vietnam and Mexico collide at South Philadelphia’s Le Viet.
Le Viet, known for its traditional Vietnamese food, is offering a Cinco de Mayo special Friday, May 3rd, featuring $3 Coronas, $5 margaritas and two Vietnamese tacos for just $7. The event runs 5 to 7 p.m.
Le Viet [Official Site]
Le Viet, on 11th Street, just off of Washington Avenue isn’t eligible to participate in Center City’s Restaurant Week so they’re offering a better special of their own. During Restaurant Week (January 20th through February 1st) the Vietnamese restaurant will be offering a special three-course dinner for just $16.95 per person.
Choose from exciting appetizers like a watercress salad with carrots, onion, peanuts and beef or a grilled chicken slider (pictured) on a steamed bun with carrot, cucumber, and scallion. Entrées include caramelized pork slices served with steaming rice or tofu stuffed with shrimp and cilantro. Among the three dessert options is Le Viet’s Vanilla ice cream with fried banana, topped with coconut cream, toasted coconut, and peanuts.