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Kim Son Restaurant

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349 Whitney Ave, Gretna, LA 70056-2510
+1 504-366-2489
11:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
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new orleans
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

this is a no frills Viet Namese restaurant that is very clean with great waitresses who will help you order and generally not let you over order. We generally eat family style at this place.

Thank butchNewOrleans
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Fast service, good prices, great flavor. My wife and I ate at this restaurant for lunch three times during a one week period in April 2016.

Thank meroussel
New Orleans, Louisiana
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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

There are many reasons not to go to Kim Son, particularly if you're a tourist. Getting there requires a commute across the river from New Orleans and even then, the place is a little hard to find; it's shabby; it closes ridiculously early (8:30); service is rarely friendly (but almost always efficient); the wine is awful. (Bring your own for... More 

Thank NOmadfolk2
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168 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a very good Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant with many authentic options on the menu. The whole steamed fish was excellent. And all the dinners we chose were very good. Not a fancy place but the service and food was very good. The staff is very nice. Don't be put off by the "gentleman's club" next door.

Thank 47MER47
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Always good food and attentive service. Lunches are large and well presented. Even tale-out is well packaged and large servings.

Thank LA23
New Orleans, Louisiana
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391 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

this comfortable and casual asian restaurant offers a very good selection of viet cuisine with a sprinkling of typical chinese fare for those not familiar with the more subtle flavors of vietnamese cooking. the kitchen is very good and uses fresh product which is so important with this cuisine. the service staff is friendly and quick. it gets real busy... More 

Thank worldexplorer53
La Place
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160 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

The exterior and interior look as though they may have been spruced up as recently as 1982. I ordered the lunch special Sweet & Sour Pork, which came with a crunchy egg roll, that rivaled the ones at Fong's in Kenner (which has the best egg rolls in the New Orleans area). The fried rice and pork was piping hot... More 

Thank RJayT
Slidell, Louisiana
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87 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Love this place. The food, services are wonderful. This family really love what they do and do it well.

Thank tiffanyle1970
New Orleans, Louisiana
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Well known by the locals Vietnamese and Chinese choices, good prices and excellent newspapers reviews. As a vegetarian I pick a coconut and curry dish delicious. My husband a chicken one he love it. The serving was good. The time the food came out to our table was right.

Thank persephone57
New Orleans, Louisiana
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293 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

We've been eating here for twenty years. The food is always great but this visit was spoiled by slow service due to not enough staff on the floor. Could just have been a bad night and will not stop us visiting again. Try the chicken salad and hot braised squid!!

Thank cockney007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 349 Whitney Ave, Gretna, LA 70056-2510
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Gretna
  • Phone Number: +1 504-366-2489

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?