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Simmer Vietnamese Kitchen

Simmer Vietnamese Kitchen

Postby TJMack » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:08 pm

(Plaza North near CVS)
Previously:

Star of India
Masala Express
Afendi's

Coming Soon sign is up.
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Re: Simmer Vietnamese Kitchen

Postby PennyMoney » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:30 am

ANOTHER Vietnamese restaurant? Thang Long is right next door in Plaza South. I like Vietnamese food.....about once a year.

Would have rather seen a nice breakfast/lunch/supper cafe with great local baked goods, salads, fresh sandwiches, healthy pasta, grains and veggies, fresh soups, etc. Something like Mulberry Street or the old Haven in SF.

A restaurant like that would probably last longer than the others. Just my opinion ;)

Anyway, we hope Simmer is good and best of luck to them!
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Re: Simmer Vietnamese Kitchen

Postby fxlnll » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:16 am

PennyMoney wrote:ANOTHER Vietnamese restaurant? Thang Long is right next door in Plaza South. I like Vietnamese food.....about once a year.

Sorry they didn't check with you first.
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Re: Simmer Vietnamese Kitchen

Postby JEH » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:04 am

Not sure if the east side of Petaluma really needs THREE Vietnamese restaurants. (Thang Long, Gnoc Thanh near OSH, and now Simmer).

The first two are hit and miss. They never seem crowded. The reviews on yelp are so-so. This new one will be competition.
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Re: Simmer Vietnamese Kitchen

Postby npadvocate » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:11 am

This place is as other have found to be hit and miss. The prices are higher than in San Francisco and Santa Rosa.
Ate here one day, place was 1/2 full. Another guy wearing a cap/hat wanders around to tables and talks to customers and avoids others, very similar behavior to the vietnamese guy over in the OSH plaza. The fresh spring rolls were soggy with bits of shrimp and torn rice wrappers. The cold vermicelli noodles with veggies, egg roll, and pork chops came out looking good but the flavor was bland.
Egg rolls should be fried in CLEAN oil not dark oil with burned bits that stick to the skins. The pork chop should be grilled not saute'd or wok cooked.
Customers should not have to ask for tea refills.
Other dishes ordered were just mediocre. Staff is inattentive, but they do look at you and avoid eye contact.
The only time they rush your table is when they return with your credit card to get your signature. They did not even say thank you or come back again, or any comment when I got up to leave.

You would think a new spot would go all out to cater to new customers and get people to come back. This is another place that most likely will close by the end of the year.

Why does the north plaza shopping alias post unlikely and fake reviews? :?:

The only good Viet food in Sonoma County is Simple Vietnam in Santa Rosa.
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Re: Simmer Vietnamese Kitchen

Postby thai fighter » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:09 pm

Simmer has the best Pho in town but the bowls are pricier and portioned smaller than others but they make up for it in taste and atmosphere. Thang Long pho is second and Ngoc Thanh a distant third.
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