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Founded in 2014, Little Vietnam Restaurant serves freshly prepared Vietnamese food in Chicago’s lakefront community of Edgewater. We were featured on ABC 7’s Hungry Hound segment for our authentic iced coffee. Recently we were also featured on Edgeville Buzz and DNA Info Chicago. Little Vietnam was also featured on ViewsMix Chicago’s Best Cheap Eats in Edgewater. We participated in the 6th Annual Taste of Bryn Mawr and Edgefest.

Ricky Dinh, owner of Little Vietnam Restaurant wasn’t content in siting on the sidelines and micromanaging once he decided he wanted to launch his own business. He took a very hands on approach and did a test run with the Executive Chef preparing every dish on the menu himself. He personally trained the waiters on how to speak to every client, and chose everything from the tables used to the spacing between the text on the menu. He didn’t hire anyone unless he knew them first.

“Everything has to be right.” Ricky said enthusiastically as we caught up with him before closing up for the day. “It all has to reflect my vision, and my idea as to what the perfect meal should be like. I want people to feel at home, and for the food to reflect the same comfort. And I want all of this without breaking the bank, because everyone deserves a good, warm meal.”

Little Vietnam Restaurant was founded with these basic principles in mind. We aim to provide excellent customer satisfaction, the best Vietnamese food with the freshest ingredients at a price that anyone can afford. Our menu offers staples of Vietnamese cuisine, using traditional methods to serve the dishes as they were intended.

“My life has been building to this and everyday from the time I wake up until the time I go to sleep, my life is this restaurant. Sometimes, after the staff goes home I just hang around in the kitchen tinkering with ingredients to see what I can present the Chef the next morning as a new dish. It is all very exciting. And this isn’t an opportunity that a lot of immigrants like myself are offered. I worked for many restaurants, scraping together the money to get this up and running for years. I was extremely fortunate to get started when I was this young. I am looking to make this the best place I can.”