Stop by this beautiful little Vietnamese restaurant for some delicious soups, sandwiches, smoothies and more.
About Em Restaurant
Em is owned by Patrick Lin, a second-generation Chinese Vietnamese and his wife, Chef Ly Nguyen, a small town Vietnamese girl. Their love for food ultimately resulted in this beautiful little restaurant in Brooklyn that started in January 2018. They use some of the freshest produce to make sure their food always tastes fresh and delicious.
Hospitality & Decor
The restaurant has a warm and cozy feel and will certainly make you feel welcome. The service is quick and the staff is attentive, making sure you are comfortable and you get served quickly.
Here’s a glimpse of the delicious food served at Em Restaurant –
Aloe, It’s me – $6 – A refreshing mix of aloe vera, lychee, mint, and lemon.
First off, how creative is the name of this drink? If you like the famous Adele song, you’ve got to try out this perfectly refreshing drink, especially on a hot summer day. Aloe vera is said to be great for hair and skin and the litchi adds a touch of tropical flavor to this beverage.
Summer Rolls (Goi Cuon) $6 – Made with shrimp, lettuce, mint, chives, vermicelli noodles wrapped in rice paper with peanut sauce
These summer rolls dipped in their delicious peanut sauce are a delicious combo and a great way to start your meal.
Banh Mi Bo – $9 – Aromatic braised beef sandwich with lime juice, onions, black pepper, Vietnamese mayo, house-made pate, cilantro, pickled carrots & daikon
There is nothing better than beef that has been cooked for 24 hours. The juicy beef along with the locally sourced bread makes it one irresistible combo and you will certainly savor each and every bite of this sandwich.
Mien Ga – $8.50 – Vietnamese Chicken noodle soup for the soul featuring glass noodles, fresh shredded chicken, scallions, onions, & cilantro
Very comforting and warm – this is the kind of soup I could practically have all day, every day. The broth, in particular, is really flavorful – something that you would enjoy even when you’re feeling a little under the weather.
Hu Tieu Em – $8.50 – Em’s signature soup noodle with shrimp, pork ribs, quail eggs, chives, scallions, cilantro & gluten-free rice noodles
Right from the tender pork ribs to the seafood broth, this soup is basically like a meat and seafood lover’s delight and will keep you full for a very long time.
I mean if this doesn’t make you feel like diving into this delicious bowl, I don’t know what will!
Vietnamese Iced Coffee – $3 – Classic slow drip Vietnamese Iced Coffee brewed with Robusta beans from Vietnam
A bold, aromatic coffee for people who love their coffee to be strong. However, make sure you tell them how much sugar you want/ don’t want as we found ours to be a tad too sweet.
This little restaurant is great for a quick pit stop when you’re hungry and you’re craving for something hearty and comforting. During rush hours, the place can get pretty full. But the quick service makes up for it and you will get seated with practically no or very less wait time.
Overall we really enjoyed everything and Em is a lovely place to enjoy a nice Vietnamese meal. We did not get to try out their smoothies but they definitely sound tempting.
Website: Em Restaurant
Address: 1702 86th St.
Trains: D to 18th Ave. Parking on street is available
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