Austin >Le Soleil Vietnamese Restaurant
Mediocre. I ordered some different things from here, to go. The curry was purely fire- bland, little flavor and the noodles in it were mushy and the chicken was very weirdly cut and just not prepared well. I also tried their fried eggrolls, which weren't terrible, but not the best I've had. The rice was nice quality and prepared well and the five spice chicken was very flavorful and not bad. Over- all I don't think I would go here again when there are other, better options around town. Ahem, Sunflower- now that is some good food.
BEST RESTAURANT EVER
EVERYTHING IS GOOD
GOOD FISH AND RICE AND WATER AND TABLES AND TV
you need to go there
very good. we usually order bunh when we eat vietnamese, but the owner encouraged us to try something different. he guided us through different dishes. i ended up with the sea bass - very good - it was tender and sweet. i highly recommend it! can't wait to go back for the bunh!
One of the Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Austin. I love this restaurant. Along with the Sea Dragon, I think it is the best Vietnamese in Austin. The fried calamari is fantastic, and the seafood rice sticks is wonderful. Their soups are first rate and I just can't say enough about this place. Also, the egg wrapped spring roll dish is great, and their veggies are always crisp and nice. I worry about the place, though, because it's almost always deserted. I think maybe the name is a problem, and that people don't know it is a Vietnamese place. Also, I am vexed as to why a place like Pho Saigon in the Chinatown Center, a mediocre restaurant at best, is overrun with Vietnamese, while this place isn't. Makes no sense. Everything here tastes authentic and great!
Solid Vietnamese Restaurant.
On my infinite quest to find a magical bowl of pho, I stumbled upon Le Soleil. While there, the menu was short and brief in the pho department, although it met my needs. The broth (always the most important) was flavorful and provided the complexity I was needing. Ironically, when I asked the waitress what ingredients when into the broth, she thought it was just a beef boullion.. (not the case, as I later discovered in a conversation with the chef) It had a nice aroma of lemon grass and cardamom.
My friend had the pork and vermicelli, unfortunately, her vermicelli was a little under cooked. My was perfect so I will scratch this up to a minor oversight. The pork was juicy and quite flavorful. I even like the eggrolls as they had a decent amount of that tasty filling.
The ambience is much to be desired. Typical of most asian shops. The staff was nice and responsive.
Definitely worth trying twice. This is a really good Vietnamese restaurant. If you know what you feel like eating and you order according to that, then you won't be sorry. If you're confused and you don't know what you feel like eating and you order something you're not sure about, then the only complaint you might have is, "Oh I felt like something saucier (or dryer) instead," but in that case you're more to blame for not ordering what your tummy wants. There are descriptions for each dish, but if you want to know whether one is saucy or un-saucy, then you should ask about it. If your first try at this restaurant doesn't please you, then try it again, ordering something different-- I'd bet that by the end of the 2nd try, you'll like this place a lot.
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