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“amazing home made food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Dong Phat

Dong Phat
Ranked #5,251 of 16,839 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Reservations, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Paris, France
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“amazing home made food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

we have been there dozens of times, along, with friends...everyone always loved the food. the place is 'nothing special' and with not a great ventilation, but great food and warm service. specially recommended papaya salad, nem de porc, tofu a la vapeur, tofu crevette....and S4 - noodle soup with prawn dumplings - to die for! especially bouillon - don't know how they make it.

Visited June 2014
3 Thank svetlanaom70
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Homey Vietnamese food within arm's reach of Champs-Élysées”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Craving Asian food after being away from home for too long, we visited Dong Phat for dinner upon a local friend's high praise as being a genuine Vietnamese taste in Paris.

From Champs-Élysées: A nice 10-minute stroll across the river from our hotel in the Champs-Élysées area down Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt passing by the graceful structures of Théâtre du Rond-Point and Palais de la Découverte, we arrived at the restaurant before we even knew it on Rue Malar from rue de l'Université.

As we opened the door, the aroma of Vietnamese food welcomed us. A soft spoken and friendly Vietnamese lady seated us in the cozy restaurant and provided us with an English / Vietnamese menu.

I must confess, even when visiting the popular and exceptional Quan An Ngon for the first time in Hanoi, I order always the "standard" dishes so it goes without saying those were what we ordered: Vietnamese spring rolls, steamed rice rolls, beef pho, lemongrass pork chop rice and some veggies.

The two appetizers arrived within minutes with fresh condiments of oh-so-familiar herbs, sauces, and the crunchiest leaves of lettuce. Just by the looks and smell of them, we knew this place is the real deal.

It's worth mentioning that although the portion of spring rolls was on the small side, they were wrapped in real rice paper and the taste and texture reminded me of those at Quan An Ngon. The beef pho was so tasty we even finished the beef stock. The homemade chili sauce recommended by the nice lady and the fried shallots brought out the layers of flavor of the steamed rice rolls. The only thing missing from this otherwise comforting and delicious meal was a plate of stir fried water spinach. (Do they even have water spinach in Europe?)

Service is homey. Food reminds me of meals in Hanoi. Prices are very reasonable compared to most other restaurants in Paris with beef pho at less than €10.

It's was the exact meal that fulfilled our cravings and more. We have already planned on visiting again before leaving Paris especially since it's so close to our hotel and a detour to the world renowned chocolatier Michael Chaudun (which is right around the corner of rue de l'Université and Malar) for souvenirs is a must.

Note: we did indeed return during lunch before dropping by Michael Chaudun and the place was fully packed with the office crowd. 3 course set lunches go for around €12!

Tip: to avoid the crowd, either go for an early lunch or in the evenings and Saturday. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

  • Visited January 2014
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3 Thank cssl08
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