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Parallel Seventeen

Map & Directions 1600 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
  • Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese
  • Sun 3pm-10pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 3pm-11pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash
  • Catering, Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Recommended, Recommended for Large Parties, Accepted
  • Street


Westword's Description

The surprising thing about the food at the very hip, very urban Parallel Seventeen is how traditional it is, how Frenchy-Asian, how rigorously grounded in generations of history. Mary Nguyen's kitchen serves an authentic cuisine that's little known outside of Hue or the dining rooms of Denver's Vietnamese immigrants, offering it up to crowds of appreciative, beautiful people.

Member Reviews

  • AnyaS wrote a review for Parallel Seventeen
    on 07/14/10

    Finally tried this place! I drive by here all the time and have been tempted to sit on the patio and enjoy their early or late happy hour. It's Vietnamese food tapas style, however I ordered a single portion of their vermicelli rice noodle salad with lemongrass beef and it was the most refereshing meal on a hot summer night.

  • westwordbestof wrote a review for Parallel Seventeen
    on 05/06/09

    On the one hand, Parallel Seventeen is like a Vietnamese tapas restaurant — the style having been co-opted by owner Mary Nguyen from the banquets once held by the Vietnamese royal family. On the other, it's a proper sit-down restaurant that is almost fusion-y in its modern reinterpretation of the traditional French-Asian cuisine of Vietnam. Put those two competing influences... More >>

  • Brianna23 wrote a review for Parallel Seventeen
    on 11/23/08

    the summer rolls are to die for and their accompanying peanut sauce is addictive. their sake is very tasty.... i recommend the 'demon killer' and they have a very unique unfiltered version that always does the trick.

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