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Huong’s Vietnamese Restaurant

Huong’s Vietnamese Restaurant information

// Location267 St. John St.
Portland, ME 04101

// Hours10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

// Contact207-775-2344

// Price Range$$

// Cuisine Type Vietnamese,

// Features Delivery, Take Out,

// Reviews

⇢ Huong’s fits in deliciously with Portland’s culinary cultural revolution

The Facebook page for Huong’s Vietnamese Restaurant in Portland lists it as a pho restaurant, and that’s probably a good way to think about it. That’s not to say you should ignore its non-pho dishes; most of chef/owner Huong Le’s noodle dishes are superb. Best among these are the noodle bowls (bun) – especially the shrimp and grilled beef varieties. Her round rice noodle soup – almost a stew – full of shrimp, sliced pork, fat rice noodles, and topped with a drizzle of scallion oil, is similarly delightful. But in the end, pho is Huong’s signature dish. It’s pretty much impossible to go wrong with any of the herby, beef broth-based noodle soups, like the rare beef and meatball, or white meat chicken pho ($7.95). The service at Huong’s Vietnamese Restaurant also deserves praise – Huong Le’s daughters run the show in the front of the house, and they are unfailingly kind and knowledgeable, often dashing to the kitchen to make special requests that the kitchen goes out of its way to accommodate. “We want people to feel like they’re part of our family, like they are at home here when they are eating with us,” Huong’s manager Trinh Le said. It’s a warmhearted attitude that goes especially well with a spicy, restorative bowl of pho.