Permanently Closed - Namese

4.2
46 Reviews
$30 and under
Vietnamese
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
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Beth
Portland
74 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The descriptions of Namese heightened our anticipation; the reality was "meh." It just wasn't anything special. Food was not particularly interesting and we didn't see the innovative fusion that we'd expected. The dishes were not standard Vietnamese. Indoor seating was unpleasant; too cold and very strong pine-sol smell. Sitting outside, given the location wasn't really lovely but it was preferable.

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EileenS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We went to Namese for a family Valentine's Dinner; 2 adults and one 6yo. We made reservations and were seated outside on the deck. Which was fine because of the fire pit but the uneven decking caused our table to wobble and splashed pho all over the table and my husband. When I asked for napkins and to be moved I was met with a response with that's how all the tables are outside because of the uneven decking. My husband's entree came out before the appetizer and my daughter's food came out last so the timing of food coming out of the kitchen was not well paced. They were out of drinks and the beer my husband ordered never came and still showed up on the bill which I contested. The food was only okay. Had the seafood pho, the crab rangoon, the shrimp bao tacos, and my daughter has the kid's menu vermicelli which if you moved the noodles you noticed there were shredded raw veggies underneath to make the dish look fuller which was fine because they went uneaten. Will not be going back.

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KellyD
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and came quickly . Service was great

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RJPM
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three of us met for lunch at Namese. We each ordered different dishes and we all enjoyed our selections. I’m looking forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!! One of my
Favorite places for Pho!!

BI
vipBIGSSider
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Place. the Pho was excellent. Service was very good and I will be going back.

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vipTraciS
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat lunch. Delicious food served quickly. We enjoyed the meal and look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Namese is one of my favorite Vietnamese restaurants to eat at in the city! The broth is amazing and everything is always fresh.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, pho was wonderful, as was the coconut curry. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipSalty
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great choices of Vietnamese fare, fantastic Pho and the lamb chop appetizer came with a pickled cucumber salad that was incredible. 3 of us had a really good meal, thanks guys 👍👍👍

JB
JenB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a great lunch with the family over the weekend. We enjoyed the food and the outdoor patio seating area. Will definitely come back.

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vipOdell
New Orleans
544 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good Pho and spring rolls. The lettuce wrap is unusual more like a crepe but good. good drinks and we will come again.

RB
vipRobinB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Service was terrible. Waiter was a bit rude. Food was pretty good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Shaken filet pho = delicious! The "chimichurri" served with the crab rangoons was definitely unique, but really good too!

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RichK
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ate here with a group of 8. They were out of tofu, so as a vegetarian that left me with two entree options. Overall our whole group was a little disappointed that we chose this place to eat. It was ok, not good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Wouldn't go back...but it's okay

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Very good food but they don't check their online reservations. Small place so if you have a group, get there early.

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WineandDine
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The curry is amazing and the Lemongrass Martini will make you slap your mama.

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BobL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Went to Namese for dinner. The fried dumplings were very good. The high point of the dinner was the pho. We got 2 bowls of pho....vegan and chicken.....and both were excellent. The Shaken Beef was also very good. Slightly off the beaten path, but well worth the trip !!

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HerbertV
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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).

HP
vipHard2Please
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food pleasant service great value

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Calvin
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CanWalkTo5Stars
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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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grif
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Out lunch was an enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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LaurenDA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ThomasS
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

RB
RachelB
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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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PaleoMama
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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vipNOLATraveller
New Orleans
51 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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vipSteve
Miami
103 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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boblikesfood
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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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NOLAtransplant
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good as was the service

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falloutsis
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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vipjazzyfoodie
Tahoe
26 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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Namese
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Permanently Closed - Namese offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 483-8899.

Permanently Closed - Namese is rated 4.2 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

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