533 Viet Fusion
Address : 1775 E Palm Canyon Dr,
Palm Springs, California 92264
Phone : 760-778-6595
A top-rated eatery from the husband-and-husband team Chad Gardner and Roly Carvajal, 533 Viet Fusion serves both Vietnamese classics, such as pho and banh mi, alongside daringly inventive creations. (And there are plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options, too.)
The flavors at 533 are — in a word — fabulous. Their sweet lobster “popcorn” is hand dusted in cornflower and flash fried with sweet and spicy aioli, while 533’s twist on ramen comes simmering in red curry coconut broth topped with tiger shrimp or chicken lemongrass meatballs.
With a mix of indoor and outdoor seating, the atmosphere is casual but lively, and it certainly demands ordering one of their fun cocktails like the Thai Basil Lemon Drop, which is made with organic Prairie Vodka, Thai basil, fresh lemon, and bubble gum sugar. The restaurant’s motto says it all: “Be happy. Be healthy. Be loved.”
Photography by David A. Lee