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7:00 PM


22 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
S. Carrollton Ave
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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

2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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

4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Out lunch was an enjoyable experience.

4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

4.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

3.0Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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!

1.0Dined on July 3, 2017

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.

4.0Dined on May 21, 2016

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.

4.0Dined on April 13, 2016

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

3.0Dined on April 11, 2016

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

4.0Dined on April 2, 2016

Food was good as was the service

5.0Dined on March 19, 2016

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.

5.0Dined on March 18, 2016

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!

5.0Dined on January 1, 2016

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.

4.0Dined on November 21, 2015

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

4.0Dined on November 6, 2015

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.

4.0Dined on September 14, 2015

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.

1.0Dined on August 4, 2015

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

4.0Dined on July 31, 2015

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.

4.0Dined on July 25, 2015

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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