Namese

4.0
27 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vietnamese
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The food derived from the markets of Vietnam, have not only earned their respect in the culinary world, but transcends all social barriers by bringing cultures together from all over the world. Through the love of food, these tasteful dishes invite everyone from a common core to share in all corners of our beloved cities of Vietnam. ‘namese’ bridges the gap between the markets of Vietnam and the streets of New Orleans; we bring Vietnamese food, New Orleans style with a twist. ‘namese’ takes traditional dishes like Phở, Bún (noodles), and Cơm (rice) and add a touch of luxury and elegance without ever compromising authenticity. At ‘namese’, you will taste the highest quality of ingredients while experiencing comfort through foods you never thought was possible.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vietnamese, Asian, Southeast Asian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(504) 483-8899
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
S. Carrollton Ave
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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HV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A friend and I were looking for someplace new, I choose Namese restaurant. The building wasn't terribly impressive and the location is a little out of the way but the food was delicious, the servers were friendly and attentive and it was perfect for a quiet meal. I would recommend it for everyday meals and special occasions. I gave it five stars because although the ambiance wasn't the greatest, everything else made up for it. I would definitely eat there again.

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OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Consistently delicious. Great staff and the food is priced well enough that it can be a weekly lunch/dinner spot. The Pho was great and the Bahn mi used Dong Phuong bread (the only acceptable bahn mi bread in New Orleans).

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HP
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Some of the food was very good, but the fried options were overly breaded and not cooked properly. Although we went early and only a few other tables had people the server was much more interested in soccer on the TV than on properly attending to us. Food prices were quite high for the quality and quantity received.

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OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food pleasant service great value

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C
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff. Fun trying to distinguish the Vietnamese & Cajun influences.

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CW
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

Good value for lunch. Excellent iced coffee. Good curry.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Understaffed waiting for an hour to get the bill. Good was great. Would not go back though. The trade off isn't worth it.

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g
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Out lunch was an enjoyable experience.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was really good if not great. I think I would have loved it had the day not been so cold and we could have sat outside. The outside looks a lot cuter than the inside.

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LD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place - we go here whenever we can and have always loved the food, service, and ambiance. The outside seating is so cute and cozy, you can't even tell you're on the big intersection! The food is so good and a great mix between traditional and creative items. We always leave happy, and our 2-year-old is always excited to go and eat noodles, they have a great kids' menu and tons of options.

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OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding. I came into town to visit, and take my kids to dinner. The options were excellent; the wait staff was fun and friendly. Great value. Also. The restaurant doesn't get Open Table's reservations, so check with the restaurant directly.

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OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The pho was fresh and had a great flavor this was better than the curry. We really enjoyed sitting outside by the fire. Neat atmosphere.

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RB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was a bit casual, especially for a small restaurant . They forgot to fill our water after a few requests, but staff was very sweet. The cocktail I had was delicious as was all of the food. Overall an excellent meal. It's nice to have off-street parking in New Oreans!

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PM
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was closed. Names didn't let Open Table know it was closed 7/3-7/4, so we only found out when we arranged transportation (that we paid for) to get across town to eat there and find a hand written sign on the door. Boo! Very disappointed. Unfortunately the only way to give a rating is with the stars and this whole attempt to eat at Namese was a waste of money and effort. Also not a good part of town.

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DS
New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we were heading out and wanted to try Vietnamese food, so decided to check out namese. I am not a fan of Vietnamese food so was not sure if I was going to like the place - but the restaurant serves nuvo-Vietnamese food or food that has been revised/updated for wider audience. The food still provides good flavor and large portions.

We had ordered the oxtail pho plus tofu noodles. Both came in large portions and both were very good with good flavors and cooked well. The restaurant provides a lot of vegetarian and gluten free options, and this is something I have not seen at more traditional Vietnamese restaurants.

The restaurant itself is nice and cozy - it was originally a gas station and then converted into a Middle Eastern restaurant before it became namese. The restaurant is nice and cozy and casual. The service is also good.

overall, a good experience of nuvo-Vietnamese food.

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S
Miami
94 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The shaken pho always pleases and nurtures better than any pho I have had the opportunity to know.

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b
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Namese is a decent neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant dressed up to be a fancier place. Nothing great; if you live neabry, good food.

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NO
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good as was the service

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f
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

What a great find in NOLA. A bunch of us were there for a few days at the end of March, 2016 and a pal who lives in NOLA recommended Namese for yummy Vietnamese food. He wasn't wrong! Although if you're visiting the Quarter or Marigny, thereabouts, you'll want to Uber it out east a bit as it is located on S. Carrollton at Tulane. The Pho was amazing! Several of us got the HUGE soup bowls (if you're not a big eater, one bowl is enough for 2) and my hubby and I ordered the Vietnamese Taco. WOW what a wonderful treat it that was. HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting this meat-filled, steamed rice flour bun. There's two in an order, along with the Pho, you and a pal won't come away hungry and it's right-priced too, so won't break the bank.

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j
Tahoe
15 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Namese as a family (including our 2 yr old granddaughter) and had a great experience. We all enjoyed our food including the awesome Pho, spring rolls curry dishes. The service was excellent, and the waiter was very receptive to our needs, even with a family member who has food allergies, and did fine!

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N
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Not a ton of tables but we didn't have trouble getting a seat at the bar which is where we ate.

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J
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. We had some spring rolls and the Pho Ga which was delicious. Great service.

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A
New Orleans
207 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was very very good and the service was simply outstanding. The only poont is that they cannot really keep Open Table reservations. We were lucky to come at the time when they had a table for us, but we were explicitly told that when they do not have tables, they cannot honor Open Table reservations.

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B
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Seven of us , one still in a high chair, had an outside lunch at Namese. The food was good as usual. I was pleased that they could take a large group and accomidate a baby. There were several young children there for a Monday lunch. Sitting outside gave us space for the toddler to move around. The noise level on Carroliton was not as bad as I thought it would be and did not interfere with our conversation. I did find the service outside spotty. I go to Namese frequently and have enjoyed every meal.

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CW
Little Rock
223 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2015
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This is not the great food or pleasant atmosphere I was led to believe by a couple of local food writers. The server seemed hyped up on something; she asked us every 30 seconds if we were ready to order despite the fact that we told her 10 times we would wave to her when ready.
The spring rolls were good but nothing else is worth mentioning. Most of the clientele appeared to be students

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RM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Namese is an unexpectedly modern and attractive space in its neighborhood. The food was delicious. The Vietnamese banh mi sandwich meets the po'boy. My husband enjoyed a sandwich and pho combination. The spring rolls and grilled pork were terrific. One of Namese's special beverages is strawberry limeade and I can personally attest it was sweet and delicious. Our server was very personable and attentive.

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AP
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tried this restaurant for an early dinner. Even at 6 pm, there were several groups there, and there is an outside sitting area where young groups like to eat. The restaurant does authentic Vietnamese cuisine with a western flair. Our watiress was very attentive and suggested dishes. The food came soon and truly was excellent, and I have had good Vietnamese food before. This is an up-and-coming area, so the addition of this restaurant in this area is a welcome sight. I wish them the best of luck!

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