Nong Lá Finally Brings Worthwhile Vietnamese to La Brea With Second Location

Our new location on La Brea is highlighted by Eater LA. Read More

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“The casual spot just south of Beverly appears to have been worth the wait”


Nong La Cafe in Sunset Magazine’s “spring play list”

Nong La featured as where to go eat on Sawtelle Blvd. in the spring issue of Sunset Magazine.

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“Little Osaka’s Sawtelle Boulevard is known to have the best Japanese food on L.A.’s Westside. But a new restaurant boom is turning this street into a more diverse Asian grub hub…Nong La – the only Vietnamese restaurant on Sawtelle Boulevard…cooking up recipes from their mother, Khanh Phan.”


Best Hungover Brunch

Huffington Post chooses our Bun Bo Hue as one of LA’s Top hangover meals! Read More

Chowhound LA’s Top 10 New Restaurants

Chowhounders choose their favorite new restaurants of 2012 and we are honored to be part of the list. Read More

It is a delicious life!

The lovely Sarah Gim from The Delicious Life eats and drinks her way into our restaurant! Read More


Would you like red or white?

Tasting Table highlights some of our new bottles of wine! Read More

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“What was missing, however, was something boozy to quell the heat of the chile-spiked dishes. Rather than dotting the tables with any old light Asian lager, Nong Lá took a more exciting approach, opting for a short, relatively inexpensive list of wines, and a few Californian and Vietnamese beers too.”

Hidden Talents

Momma Phan graces the pages of LA Magazine as a “hidden talent” and we are so honored.

Discover Los Angeles

We make the “Definitive Guide to Little Osaka,” and we can’t be more happier. Read More

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“Mama Phan adds the most important ingredient to her bowls of pho, a mother’s love. Her beef and chicken pho are MSG-free and complete with soul. You’ll find yourself drinking every last drop of broth.”

Nong Lá Cafe Review

Bun Boy Love says Nong La Cafe has the, “most delicious Banh Mi I’ve ever had.” YES! : ) Read More

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Best Vietnamese on the Westside!

Pandalicous loves our food and we love her too! Read More

Top 10

LAWeekly rates the 10 best pho restaurants in LA and we are honored to be part of this tasty list. Read More

A “soup-less” noodle affair

We make it on Midtown Lunch’s “6 Soup-less Noodle Bowls I’ve Come to Known and Love.” Sluuurp! Read More

Mama Phuong and Family Love

Our favorite photographer and food writer, Dylan Ho writes an amazing history of our journey, along with gorgeous photos of the restaurant and food via his blog Eat Drink + Be Merry. Read More

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“It’s a wonderful thing to watch your family friends take on a new venture. Their sole mission is to provide the freshest home-style Vietnamese food with everyone. Their opening is perfectly fitting for an area that yearns for something better than what’s out right now.”

Bun Bo Hue, what?

LAWeekly pays tribute to our bun bo hue, a traditional Vietnamese soup made with lemongrass and chili oil. Read More

We blog reviews!

Zack Brooks from Midtown Lunch gives a review of our tasty eats, including our bun, pho, bun bo hoe, rice plate and banh mi. Read More

Noodles, Tripe and Passion, oh my!

Blackbook magazine writes a great and simple review two days after we open our doors. Read More

Racing towards the finish line

EaterLA posts some photos of Nong La Cafe as we head closer to opening day! Read More

Eat all about it!

EaterLA debuts the exciting news of Nong La Cafe and our opening date of May 20th! Read More