533 Viet Fusion

4.6
787 reviews
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$30 and under
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Selected as a top place to dine in Palm Springs by LA Eater, Zagat and Forbes, 533 Viet Fusion offers fresh and local sourced Vietnamese fusion & traditional dishes in a casual space with concrete floors & minimalist decor. Full Cocktail Bar and Lounge, Outdoor Patio Dining and a Chef action Spring Roll Bar. 533 Viet Fusion is Palm Springs’ premier Vietnamese fusion restaurant, open for lunch and dinner in the Smoketree Village Shopping Center.

Specials

BOGO - BUY ONE ENTREE GET SECOND ENTREE FOR $5.33

SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM, BUY ONE ENTREE GET SECOND ENTREE FOR $5.33

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 24, 2019

Ends: August 30, 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 11:30AM-7:00PM

$5.33 ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR

Enjoy $5.33 Cocktails, Beer, Wine and Small Plates from 11:30 am - 5:pm. Tax and Service Charge not included.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 25, 2019

Ends: August 30, 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 11:30AM-9:00PM

What 787 People Are Saying
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CE
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Has a fun Palm Springs ambiance, and misters on the patio. Great Happy Hour and entree menu and nice cocktails too! Some of the dishes have come out a bit salty for me, but I definitely love going here for a casual dinner with friends.

GL
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy too write this, I have been searching for food such as 533 Viet Fusion for the 19+ years I have lived here. My group of 3 were really happy. The space has dramatically changed over the years yet it looks great. Music is good. Staff is very tentative. We all tried different dishes and were please. I had a yellow curry dish and it was so very delicious to be sure. I was also impressed with their dishes and flatware... it was authentic and different too. Looking forward to September when they return from summer vacation.

C
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

While discovering this wonderful restaurant accidentally, I’m a repeat diner now. Comfortable & cozy dining couches make the creative cocktails even easier to love. Now about the menu.... while I’ve not tried everything, I’ve come close. Crazy about the Thai chicken meatballs, & the chef does things with lobster & mango which makes it addictive...in a really good way. Service is professional & friendly.

GP
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Food is fresh, creative and delicious! Fun Happy Hour menu and the staff is terrific!

RJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service. Always a pleasure that eat at this restaurant.

LB
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tried this out on our recent trip to Palm Springs - we both love Vietnamese cuisine and knew this would be more fusion, so we were well prepared to 'not' have authentic.

Host at front desk was extremely sweet, accommodating and responsive when we arrived. Server came not too long after sharing there was an issue with the technology and he would be back, which he did about 15 minutes later. Not a fan of that - how hard is it to get a drink order going for two people without technology?

We ordered two entrees to share - the pad thai with duoc pork, which I preferred, and the Saigon noodles, which my husband preferred - both were good. The 533 sauce which is the house spicy sauce is excellent. They should bottle it for resale.

Server did recover from the earlier 15 minute wait to see him again, and the server support with water, etc, was excellent.

Noise level not too bad, but there were children there that were a little less than quiet...
overall, would go again, maybe later in the evening when less likely to see kids and perhaps sit closer to bar area.

FN
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place, love their spring rolls! Second time we were there, will definitely come back.

JM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. A nice way to start the weekend with a nice lunch. Not as loud as it can get which was also nice.

VC
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Yes with reservations. I always order the Vegetarian Pho, vegan style (steamed tofu in lieu of fried tofu). Although I ordered steamed tofu, I got fried tofu. The reason this makes a difference to a vegan is because the frying vat is used to fry meat and therefore cross contaminates plant based food. The vegetarian broth is also inconsistent, so I have taken to asking to taste the broth before I order it. When it is good, it is good. When its not, it is bland. 533 Viet Fusion is one of my favorite restaurants and the staff is friendly and accommodating. I keep going back because of that. There seems to have been only one waiter working last night, so maybe that was the problem.

MT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service. They don't have a kids menu per se but they worked with us on appropriate size for our 8 year olds who love Vietnemese food. Really liked this place a lot.

DR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to bring friends. Very consistent overall. Service is excellent, staff very attentive. Al is welcoming and gracious.

h
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not authentic Vietnamese dishes... but it draws a good crowd so perhaps go more for the social and less for the food.

CM
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Initially this was not the best experience; we were basically ignored at the host stand for quite a while, and then a server finally gave us a cursory “someone will be right with you” and walked away. Once seated however the service was very good and the meal delicious. Management would be smart to review their customer greeting procedures with the staff...

NB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Tasty food but ambience rather basic and plastic. Also expensive compared to similar standard of cuisine.

EC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice open indoor casual dining with outdoor patio seating area. Good Vietnamese fusion food. Liked the crispy egg rolls, fried chicken, Saigon noodles and summer rolls. Will need to try their pho. Great friendly service.

f
Palm Springs
54 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner last night and it was amazing food and service. The vermicelli salad was excellent and tremendous flavor. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

M
Palm Springs
46 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you enjoy spicy Asian fusion you will I’ve this restaurant.
They have a separate menu just for pho and another for spring rolls on top of the traditional items. The food and service is excellent but the spice is not for the timid.

MW
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet early dinner, 5:30pm
Ordered many appetizers, bottle of wine , 3 entrees!
Everybody enjoyed the experience

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good food and service. Would go back

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were hoping for great Vietnamese, but this was fusion that lost its way conforming to American standards. We tried Bun (noodle bowl). The barbecued meat was thick and not grilled like traditional cooking and the portion was double the appropriate amount. It tasted okay but was plain compared to a true Vietnamese shish-kabob barbecue. Noodles were not vermicelli but were thick and disappointingly cold. Vegetables were good, but lettuce was added. All told this place was a disappointment having lost key values of Vietnamese cooking.

TH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent food and outstanding service!

G
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a hidden treasure! Many veg/vegan options, very unique dishes with amazing freshness and consistency! Make a reservation through Opentable because this restaurant will list different offers when you book your table.

JM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must when we are in Palm Springs. The food is tasty, full of flavor, and portions are perfectly sized. They may seem small but you leave feeling full. Definitely try the Meatball martini appetizer. It's dynamite.

MA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Was one of the first customers @ Pho 533 before the original owner sold, and have supported this space till now. Other's seated after us served first, Pad Thai was dry and a sticky glob. Sadly- I'm done! Always happens - eventually, when out of town ownership seems to only be in the Desert market for a profit!

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday Celebration. 533 Viet Fusion’s menu is extensive, and well thought out.

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crepe is the best thing ever. We love this place!!

MD
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome staff. The food was very good. I have a shellfish allergy which removed many options for ordering. The cocktail list didn’t draw me in. My Paloma wasn’t good. For beer selections I would have preferred more traditional imports like Singha/Tiger Beer, Tsing Tao, Kirin Amber, Sapporo, etc. or Hot Sake. This place needed “signature cocktail” like an unbeatable MaiTai or a refreshing “Chuhai” (Sochu Highball of Sochu, soda, and sweet lime syrup).

I liked that I could order Pad Thai without seafood. The curry interested me, but I was warned it is very spicy (hot). The spring rolls were well crafted and didn’t fall apart. The dipping sauces were a bit too thin for me, and the dipping sauce container was too narrow to actually “dip” into. The pork based spring roll was our favorite.

If someone has trepidation around Asian cuisine and only likes “familiar foods” the choices are limited. I would not take strangers or picky eaters.

Again, the service was very, very, friendly and attentive. The food presentation was well done. Portions were adequate, but I expected slightly larger for the price, but it was plenty.

I would go back. I think it’s a place that gets better with familiarity and knowing what to expect.

C
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went to the restaurant due to good reviews. It was a disappointment. Not going to comeback or recommend.

BG
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely wonderful restaurant! Definitely One of my favorite places in Palm Springs.

UC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to go back! Very attentive staff, perfect martinis and each course carefully prepared.

b
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow! We really enjoyed our Restaurant Week 2019 dinner here. The food was terrific and the whole staff was very attentive and kind. Absolutely will return!

MM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique offerings. All fresh and healthy and delicious.

b
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Much quieter for lunch than in the evening. We were given 2 menus. Had to request the Restaurant Week menu.

BG
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This refreshing oasis in the desert is an experience not to be missed. Unique and diverse offerings of superb flavor combinations keep the palate anticipating the next taste. From the comfortable seating options (indoor and patio); the superior service staff; the spectacular array of adult libations; and the adventurous menu, this was a Class A experience from check in to departure. Our group of 6 (three couples) could not stop talking about the phenomenal meal that we shared at this incredible dining establishment. Pro Tip: Order the Lemon Drop - it compliments almost everything on the menu and will keep you smiling for the duration of the evening.

C
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Innovative menu. Very well prepared and presented dishes. Good balance of spicy and sweet. Good value.

JG
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Philip was very friendly, knowledgable and prompt. Great place, dining outdoors with a view of the magnificent mountains and my special husband.

GF
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

I think the server had to many tables.
The food was delicious, we love eating at the restaurant.

EB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good.

GH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time for dinner in as many days, and have already recommended it twice! Philip took such good care of me! The food is tasty and clean and vibrant. Bravo!

MA
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place. Food amazing.

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