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 (Photograph: Krista Schlueter)
Photograph: Krista Schlueter

Spicy tomato-coconut chicken at Falansai

 (Photograph: Krista Schlueter)
Photograph: Krista Schlueter

Shrimp rolls at Falansai

 (Photograph: Krista Schlueter)
Photograph: Krista Schlueter

Claypot catfish at Falansai

 (Photograph: Krista Schlueter)
Photograph: Krista Schlueter

Steamed bass at Falansai

 (Photograph: Krista Schlueter)
Photograph: Krista Schlueter

Vegan crepe at Falansai

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Photograph: Krista Schlueter

Beef satay at Falansai

Chef Henry Trieu brings a little Vietnam love to Bushwick. The San Francisco import—who imbued traditional Vietnamese flavors with fine-dining finesse at Charles Phan's acclaimed Slanted Door—roots through the street food of his childhood for this 54-seat joint. Named after his Chaozhou-bred father’s mispronunciation of the world Français, Trieu’s cross-cultural restaurant unites Vietnamese and French standards. Hanoi street-cart staples like pho bo (Vietnamese beef noodle soup), banh cay (spicy yucca fritters) and cha ca la vong (dill-flecked fried cod) share menu space with Gallic bistro standards like escargot in garlic butter and steak frites. Settle into a reclaimed-wood table for curry goat and a Vietnamese beer snagged from the tile-covered bar. Repurposed trappings fill the restaurant—French doors recycled as windows, light fixtures leftover from an abandoned Italian eatery—while garage-sale-mined birdcages hanging overhead give the space a Far East vibe.


Venue name: Falansai
Address: 112 Harrison Pl
Cross street: at Porter Ave
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am–11pm
Transport: Subway: L to Morgan Ave
Price: Average entrée: $14. MC, V
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