Sometimes it is difficult to find a different flavor in the average city littered with chain restaurants, local diners, and so-so Italian eateries. These four Vietnamese restaurants will add a little variety to anyone’s diet.
The Viet Nam- Spring Valley, NY
The Viet Nam Restaurant is located in Spring Valley, NY at 304A North Main Street. They have a very extensive menu. Their pho and soups are excellent. My favorite thing to eat there are the spring rolls, they are absolutely delicious. The only little side note about this restaurant is that their servings are just a little small for the price compared to places in the New York City area. The Viet Nam Restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 10:30am to 9:30pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30am to 10:00pm. They can be reached at 845-425-7446.
The Saigon Cafe- Poughkeepsie, NY
The Saigon Cafe in Poughkeepsie, NY is a dining gem in the area. They are a four-star Zagat rated Vietnamese restaurant located at 6A LaGrange Avenue. When I visited this restaurant, I enjoyed their Lime Chicken appetizer and the Vietnamese Steak. They are open Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 3:00pm and 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 5:00pm to 9:30pm. For take out orders, their phone number is 845-473-1392.
Miss Saigon- Poughkeepsie, NY
Miss Saigon is another Vietnamese restaurant in Poughkeepsie, NY. When I went to Miss Saigon, I had the chicken curry with rice, which was excellent. It had the perfect blend of spices. They are located at 25 LaGrange Avenue and are open Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturdays from 2:00pm to 10:00pm, and on Sundays from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. If you need more information or directions, give them a call at 845-485-9706.
Sai Gon- Monroe, NY
My fourth pick for the best Vietnamese restaurant in the Hudson Valley is Sai Gon, located 46 Millpond Parkway in Monroe, NY. Despite the fact that Monroe has a lot of tourists due to the Woodbury Commons, they do not have a lot of good dining options. Sai Gon is an exception to that rule, though. They serve the only authentic Vietnamese cuisine in Orange County. Sai Gon is open Tuesday through Friday from 4:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturday through Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. They can be reached at 845-782-6868.
Vietnamese food certainly is a rare find in the Hudson Valley area, especially in Orange County. These four restaurants will put any critics to rest and curb anyone’s spicy food craving.