13235 Chef Menteur Hwy
Suite C
New Orleans, LA 70129
(504) 255-0500

Business Hours
Tuesday thru Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Monday



Mai Nguyen wanted to bring the unique flavors of Vietnamese cuisine to New Orleans. As the oldest daughter of eleven children, Mai enjoyed cooking for her siblings. This inspiration and motivation are what convinced Mai to turn her passion for cooking into a dream of opening a restaurant. Mai’s dream became a reality in November 2001 when she left her position as department manager at Spectrum Control Technologies and opened her Vietnamese restaurant.

Mai traveled throughout Vietnam collecting numerous ideas. She took these ideas and developed a menu consisting of unique and authentic dishes from the three main regions of Vietnam: Northern, Central, and Southern Vietnam. It was then that Ba Mien, which means “Three Region,” was born.