Gingergrass

★★★★★
  • 2396 Glendale Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90039

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  • 323-644-1600

About Gingergrass

Hours
Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm, Sat-Sun 11:30-5pm Sun-Wed 5pm-10pm, Thu-Sat 5pm-11pm

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I have only tried a few dishes here, but all of my selections have been fantastic. I'm surprised that others are rating it poorly. I see nothing to dislike.

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I have only tried a few dishes here, but all of my selections have been fantastic. I'm surprised that others are rating it poorly. I see nothing to dislike.

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I've been dabbling with the idea of trying Ginger Grass for a while. I heard it was a great place for Bun, Banh Mi, and Pho in the Silverlake area. Growing up Vietnamese Chinese I'm pretty picky about my those aforementioned dishes

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I've been dabbling with the idea of trying Ginger Grass for a while. I heard it was a great place for Bun, Banh Mi, and Pho in the Silverlake area. Growing up Vietnamese Chinese I'm pretty picky about my those aforementioned dishes

Pros: well executed food, relaxed but nice setting

Cons: flaky service, they might use msg, pricey for what you get.

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I have never been compelled to write a review - until tonight - about Gingergrass. This restaurant has gotten my money and patronage since opening and used to be my favorite place to eat - fresh, tasty food, reasonable prices, nearby

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I have never been compelled to write a review - until tonight - about Gingergrass. This restaurant has gotten my money and patronage since opening and used to be my favorite place to eat - fresh, tasty food, reasonable prices, nearby

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Love the pork chops. The marinade is similar to Korean BBQ marinade, and the pork chops are served with short grain rice and an Asian-style cole slaw.

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Love the pork chops. The marinade is similar to Korean BBQ marinade, and the pork chops are served with short grain rice and an Asian-style cole slaw.

Pros: Value, portions

Cons: Loud, service isn't consistently good

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this is one of my favorite restaurants, so to be fair, I have to say I absolutely love the Shaking Beef and the Tofu dish. On the other hand, I've almost gotten sick to my stomach a couple of times that I've gone in for lunch and saw how

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this is one of my favorite restaurants, so to be fair, I have to say I absolutely love the Shaking Beef and the Tofu dish. On the other hand, I've almost gotten sick to my stomach a couple of times that I've gone in for lunch and saw how

Pros: Tasty dishes

Cons: uncleanliness of serving staff

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While visiting my son, we had dinner at the Gingergrass restaurant. It was my first experience with vietnamese food, and I really enjoyed it. This restaurant looks like a local favorite for late night dining, but the place is small, so you might have to wait especially on a weekend night. I tried the banana leaf fish and it was delicious. The food is definitely fresh and we had friendly, quick service. Definitely worth trying!

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While visiting my son, we had dinner at the Gingergrass restaurant. It was my first experience with vietnamese food, and I really enjoyed it. This restaurant looks like a local favorite for late night dining, but the place is small, so you might have to wait especially on a weekend night. I tried the banana leaf fish and it was delicious. The food is definitely fresh and we had friendly, quick service. Definitely worth trying!

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I highly recommend spring rolls. The papaya salad is also very tasty. The place has a hip atmosphere. Also, I highly recommend reserving a table because there are only 10 tables to sit at.

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I highly recommend spring rolls. The papaya salad is also very tasty. The place has a hip atmosphere. Also, I highly recommend reserving a table because there are only 10 tables to sit at.

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So trendy and hip. Food is trendy and hip and modern. They offer vegan substitutes that really cater to all Silver Lake residents. The best thing is that it is right across SilverLake Wine, so you can buy your liquor and bring it in the restaurant. When you order to go, it is fast and easy, either by phone, or dropping by the place.

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So trendy and hip. Food is trendy and hip and modern. They offer vegan substitutes that really cater to all Silver Lake residents. The best thing is that it is right across SilverLake Wine, so you can buy your liquor and bring it in the restaurant. When you order to go, it is fast and easy, either by phone, or dropping by the place.

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I've always had good dining experience at Gingergrass. I like going on Thursdays because just accross the street there's a wine vendor offering wine tasting. So I first find parking which can be dicey, I put my name on the list at

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I've always had good dining experience at Gingergrass. I like going on Thursdays because just accross the street there's a wine vendor offering wine tasting. So I first find parking which can be dicey, I put my name on the list at

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Good food and as a previous user stated "authentic vietnamese" food but it's still good. The servers are only wrapped up about their friends coming through the door and socializing so just feel free to yell and wave to get their

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Good food and as a previous user stated "authentic vietnamese" food but it's still good. The servers are only wrapped up about their friends coming through the door and socializing so just feel free to yell and wave to get their

Pros: Food

Cons: Parking when it gets crowded, oh and the people that serves you.

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Love the design of the place and super incredible food. The waiters are speed lightning and if you can catch one it's a miracle. If you don't get their early enough expect an hour wait!

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Love the design of the place and super incredible food. The waiters are speed lightning and if you can catch one it's a miracle. If you don't get their early enough expect an hour wait!

Pros: the food & great design--killer Ambience; parking can be tricky.

Cons: the wait...--Not a first date spot because if you don't like your date then you don't want them to know about it.

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My husband and I grab dinner at Gingergrass at least twice a month, and have been doing so since they opened. Although I will agree that service is iffy, I wouldn't say it's the worst but we absolutely avoid it during peak hours

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My husband and I grab dinner at Gingergrass at least twice a month, and have been doing so since they opened. Although I will agree that service is iffy, I wouldn't say it's the worst but we absolutely avoid it during peak hours

Pros: Great Food, Good Beer and Tonics, Bustling Atmosphere

Cons: Service, Service, Service- Not Awful just not great*

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I just read a review saying that it was the worst food he'd ever eaten. Seriously? I have been eating at Gingergrass since it opened and I love it. I haven't had the dishes the negative user tried....so possibly they aren't great but

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I just read a review saying that it was the worst food he'd ever eaten. Seriously? I have been eating at Gingergrass since it opened and I love it. I haven't had the dishes the negative user tried....so possibly they aren't great but

Pros: Great food. Affordable

Cons: Service is just okay and long waits on weekends.

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This was the first time in my life that I've sent something back that was truly uneatable. I lived in Europe of 10 yrs and most recently moved from 15 yrs in nyc. I've been eating at vietnamese and viet/fusion restaurants for over 2

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This was the first time in my life that I've sent something back that was truly uneatable. I lived in Europe of 10 yrs and most recently moved from 15 yrs in nyc. I've been eating at vietnamese and viet/fusion restaurants for over 2

Pros: Nice room, friendly staff

Cons: The worst food I've ever put in my mouth

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I actually like the food at this place. The first time I ate here the service was bad and slow. While our waiter a combination of apathetic and rude, I gave him the benefit of the doubt because it was busy and it looked like there was

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I actually like the food at this place. The first time I ate here the service was bad and slow. While our waiter a combination of apathetic and rude, I gave him the benefit of the doubt because it was busy and it looked like there was

Pros: food is good

Cons: service is rude

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The food is h!t or miss, the ginger limeaid is fantastic, but the service is always the same- terrible. It's just like no one cares. I don't understand why, with this many bad service reviews, nothing has changed.

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The food is h!t or miss, the ginger limeaid is fantastic, but the service is always the same- terrible. It's just like no one cares. I don't understand why, with this many bad service reviews, nothing has changed.

Cons: poor service

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Awesome food - we love it! But the attitude is getting to them, and they don't know how to handle their growing business/popularity. I recommend going in off hours, but peak dining hours seem to throw some people there into a tizzy...

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Awesome food - we love it! But the attitude is getting to them, and they don't know how to handle their growing business/popularity. I recommend going in off hours, but peak dining hours seem to throw some people there into a tizzy...

Pros: great food, across the street from awesome Silverlake Wine, so they are a great takeout combination!

Cons: hostess' customer skills

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I went to grab some Banh Mi with my sister. The Vietnamese sandwiches were pretty awful. They were flavored in an "american" style. Also, the chicken was pretty much filled with fatty parts and tendons. I called and spoke to the

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I went to grab some Banh Mi with my sister. The Vietnamese sandwiches were pretty awful. They were flavored in an "american" style. Also, the chicken was pretty much filled with fatty parts and tendons. I called and spoke to the

Cons: Blah Banh Mi

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This place is fantastic - super flavorful reasonably priced dishes. Considering how incredibly busy this restaurant is, I found the servers to be helpful and knowledgable about the food and wine. We had to wait about 30 minutes for a

3
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This place is fantastic - super flavorful reasonably priced dishes. Considering how incredibly busy this restaurant is, I found the servers to be helpful and knowledgable about the food and wine. We had to wait about 30 minutes for a

Pros: food, service, and atmosphere

Cons: may have to wait

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I real nightmare!!!! We ate there a few times and although we liked the food, the service was consistently lacking, it made the wait not worth it.\r
The last time I went there with my family and after waiting for 45 minutes we were

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I real nightmare!!!! We ate there a few times and although we liked the food, the service was consistently lacking, it made the wait not worth it.\r
The last time I went there with my family and after waiting for 45 minutes we were

Cons: bad service, rude management

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The experience of dining at Gingergrasss is almost as good as actually eating grass. I can't recall the last time I have received such poor service. It truly seemed as though the staff was making a strong effort to be rude, the

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The experience of dining at Gingergrasss is almost as good as actually eating grass. I can't recall the last time I have received such poor service. It truly seemed as though the staff was making a strong effort to be rude, the

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I was a bit dismayed at the bad service reviews I read, but I was pleasantly surprised when I dined at gingergrass. the place is a casual, bustling hangout - and while they didn't have very formal service, the staff were all very friendly

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I was a bit dismayed at the bad service reviews I read, but I was pleasantly surprised when I dined at gingergrass. the place is a casual, bustling hangout - and while they didn't have very formal service, the staff were all very friendly

Pros: Good flavorful food; reasonable prices

Cons: A bit loud; no reservations so there can be a wait on busy days

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After being told it would be a 20 minute wait, and standing in the cold outside for 50 minutes we were finally seated( my friends wanted to leave, but they kept saying we would be next)If they want to operate on a 'no reservation' basis,

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After being told it would be a 20 minute wait, and standing in the cold outside for 50 minutes we were finally seated( my friends wanted to leave, but they kept saying we would be next)If they want to operate on a 'no reservation' basis,

Pros: cheap, parking ok, couples OK

Cons: waiting for a table, no good if in a group of 3 or more

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the restaurant itself is cute. the idea was good. the food could use a little more taste. i like how creative their dishes are, but it would be better if there was more taste in the food.

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the restaurant itself is cute. the idea was good. the food could use a little more taste. i like how creative their dishes are, but it would be better if there was more taste in the food.

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I live in the neighborhood, thought I'd give the place a try again (hadn't been in a while cause Pho on Sunset is so much better). What a disappointment. We were seated & then completely ignored for a good 10 minutes and the place was

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I live in the neighborhood, thought I'd give the place a try again (hadn't been in a while cause Pho on Sunset is so much better). What a disappointment. We were seated & then completely ignored for a good 10 minutes and the place was

Pros: I can't really think of any...

Cons: BAD WAIT STAFF!!

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This place is very disorganized. We were made to wait for a table at the end of the night, even though there were empty tables and no one else waiting! I don't think they had any idea what was going on. The Gingergrass Salad was VERY

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This place is very disorganized. We were made to wait for a table at the end of the night, even though there were empty tables and no one else waiting! I don't think they had any idea what was going on. The Gingergrass Salad was VERY

Pros: nice beverage selection

Cons: bland entrees

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Whenever I don't feel well, this is where I get my comfort food. I have not gotten too far away from my favorite, "Chicken PHÓ" because it just makes me feel so good! If you have a cold, let Gingergrass fix you some soup.

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Whenever I don't feel well, this is where I get my comfort food. I have not gotten too far away from my favorite, "Chicken PHÓ" because it just makes me feel so good! If you have a cold, let Gingergrass fix you some soup.

Pros: Take out!

Cons: Crowded/loud

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Great spring rolls! A great place for a fusion experience. For terrific Pho, go to Pho 97 downtown or be disappointed. This is for great flavor and small portions, although my friend's grilled shrimp bowl was unexciting and was more like

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Great spring rolls! A great place for a fusion experience. For terrific Pho, go to Pho 97 downtown or be disappointed. This is for great flavor and small portions, although my friend's grilled shrimp bowl was unexciting and was more like

Pros: flavor, flavor, flavor

Cons: overpriced, urinal view, disappointing Pho

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What a great place!! We've probably been to Gingergreass 20 times and LOVE IT!!! They are always packed (pretty much because its SOOO good) so you have to be a little patient, but its great. Everyone is really nice. It can be a little

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What a great place!! We've probably been to Gingergreass 20 times and LOVE IT!!! They are always packed (pretty much because its SOOO good) so you have to be a little patient, but its great. Everyone is really nice. It can be a little

Pros: Great Food, Always nice

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service is HORRIBLE! on a saturday afternoon, i waited for over 15 minutes without being awknowedged. 3 couples arriving after megot seated before me. we chose a table near the back. A server came over-- requesting us to choose ANOTHER

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service is HORRIBLE! on a saturday afternoon, i waited for over 15 minutes without being awknowedged. 3 couples arriving after megot seated before me. we chose a table near the back. A server came over-- requesting us to choose ANOTHER

Pros: decor

Cons: service, selection, parking

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I decided to go and check it out based on a couple of positive reviews from magazines. It's a good lunch joint for weekend. Authentic Vietnamese noodles and even better is that quite a lot of varieties are available.

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I decided to go and check it out based on a couple of positive reviews from magazines. It's a good lunch joint for weekend. Authentic Vietnamese noodles and even better is that quite a lot of varieties are available.

Pros: good food, good service, easy parking

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Went in on Saturday night with no reservation, told the wait was an hour, we went over to Silverlake Wine across the street. Came back AFTER an hour and our table had been given away, no problem we were seated promptly anyway. The server

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Went in on Saturday night with no reservation, told the wait was an hour, we went over to Silverlake Wine across the street. Came back AFTER an hour and our table had been given away, no problem we were seated promptly anyway. The server

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

Cons: Too popular!

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We love the food. The beef noodle bowl is amazing, the imperial rolls are phenomenal... pretty much everything we've had here is top notch. But we'll be ordering take-out from now on, because after half-a-dozen visits we're just fed up

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We love the food. The beef noodle bowl is amazing, the imperial rolls are phenomenal... pretty much everything we've had here is top notch. But we'll be ordering take-out from now on, because after half-a-dozen visits we're just fed up

Pros: food

Cons: service, service, service

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Have enjoyed every dish each of the seven times we have been there. Have tried a little of everything and have never been disappointed with anything. Specials are just that. I would recommend this restaurant without question.

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Have enjoyed every dish each of the seven times we have been there. Have tried a little of everything and have never been disappointed with anything. Specials are just that. I would recommend this restaurant without question.

Pros: fresh produce, high energy, employees work well t

Cons: crowded, needs some art, noisy

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If you've got money to burn and don't care about having authentic Vietnamese cuisine, but like to eat in the hip neighborhood of Silverlake, then eat here. The food is "fresh" as advertised, but the food is overpriced for the small portions you receive and the variety of food dishes is limited. Unfortunately, Los Angeles is a ways from the place for the best Vietnamese food (Orange County). So, if you crave the real thing, I wouldn't recommend Ginger Grass. * Note: perhaps you pay extra for the dishes because the food server gives you your tab in a shot glass, but such touches of "flair" do nothing for this picky eater.

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If you've got money to burn and don't care about having authentic Vietnamese cuisine, but like to eat in the hip neighborhood of Silverlake, then eat here. The food is "fresh" as advertised, but the food is overpriced for the small portions you receive and the variety of food dishes is limited. Unfortunately, Los Angeles is a ways from the place for the best Vietnamese food (Orange County). So, if you crave the real thing, I wouldn't recommend Ginger Grass. * Note: perhaps you pay extra for the dishes because the food server gives you your tab in a shot glass, but such touches of "flair" do nothing for this picky eater.

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While not necessarily a place I'd go for a "special meal," Gingergrass is consistently of good to above average quality: a great place for weekday dining. Food is fresh and delicious, though it is possible to find the occasional

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While not necessarily a place I'd go for a "special meal," Gingergrass is consistently of good to above average quality: a great place for weekday dining. Food is fresh and delicious, though it is possible to find the occasional

Pros: fresh food

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The food was terrible- flavorless noodle dishes and disgusting banana leaf-wrapped fish with more ginger than fish. Also, the service is completely incompetent. The servers can't figure out what food goes to which tables.

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The food was terrible- flavorless noodle dishes and disgusting banana leaf-wrapped fish with more ginger than fish. Also, the service is completely incompetent. The servers can't figure out what food goes to which tables.

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For a place with these price points and without a liquor license, adding a $5 cork fee is ridiculous. When I asked the waiter what the fee was on the check, he replied that since they were doing us the favor of allowing us to bring wine

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For a place with these price points and without a liquor license, adding a $5 cork fee is ridiculous. When I asked the waiter what the fee was on the check, he replied that since they were doing us the favor of allowing us to bring wine

Pros: cool decor

Cons: menu doesn't change, service cold, cork fee

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We eat here all the time. I only had one gross dish, and it was right when they opened (it was a fried beef salad). Since then every dish has been excellent. You can get out of here for very cheap if you avoid appetizers and stick with the

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We eat here all the time. I only had one gross dish, and it was right when they opened (it was a fried beef salad). Since then every dish has been excellent. You can get out of here for very cheap if you avoid appetizers and stick with the

Pros: fresh, clean, cheap

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This is the kind of affordable, laid-back neighborhood restaurant that raises property values. Fresh, delicious, and healthy food with no attitude. And, due to their lack of liquor license, you can hop across the street to the awesome

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This is the kind of affordable, laid-back neighborhood restaurant that raises property values. Fresh, delicious, and healthy food with no attitude. And, due to their lack of liquor license, you can hop across the street to the awesome

Pros: Nice prices, BYOB

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this restaurant is overrated. the servers are snotty and the food is tasteless. plus, the price is quite high for vietnamese food. if you like americanized asian food..then this might be the place for you. but don't expect authentic

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this restaurant is overrated. the servers are snotty and the food is tasteless. plus, the price is quite high for vietnamese food. if you like americanized asian food..then this might be the place for you. but don't expect authentic

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Wonderful restaurant! It has a great atmosphere coupled with good, classic vietnamese fare...modern design, nice music, customers ranging in age from their 70's to moms and their babies. I've had the imperial chicken rolls, beef pho, and

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Wonderful restaurant! It has a great atmosphere coupled with good, classic vietnamese fare...modern design, nice music, customers ranging in age from their 70's to moms and their babies. I've had the imperial chicken rolls, beef pho, and

Pros: Inexpensive, Atmosphere, Menu

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None of the flavor, half the portion size and twice the price of regular Vietnamese cuisine.

One thing I like about real Vietnamese cuisine is the feeling of contentment and satisfaction I receive after a meal. I have yet to find this

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None of the flavor, half the portion size and twice the price of regular Vietnamese cuisine.

One thing I like about real Vietnamese cuisine is the feeling of contentment and satisfaction I receive after a meal. I have yet to find this

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To its growing list of culinary destinations, Silver Lake has added a Vietnamese restaurant led by chef Mako Trinidad Scott. Bypass the familiar pho and imperial rolls and head for the zippy banana leaf fish and Mako's salad with grilled…

 

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