Laos and Thai Food at Som Bao Cafe (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Virginia Beach

94% of 516 customers

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In a Nutshell

Family of epicureans introduces guests to culture of Laos with spicy noodle and rice dishes, coconut curries, and seafood doused in sauces

The Fine Print

Expires Jan 30th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Two Options

  • $15 for $30 worth of Asian food
  • $30 for $60 worth of Asian food for a group of four or more<p>

Starters such as lao lemongrass chicken fingers ($7.95) draw eyes into a menu loaded with traditional entrees such as chicken stir-fry vegetables ($9.95), beef massaman yellow curry ($10.95), and boneless fish with sweet basil sauce ($15.95).<p>

Som Bao Cafe

Som Bao Cafe serve up traditional Laotian and Thai cuisine using as little oil as possible, and relying heavily on homemade broths and herbs including lemon grass, galangal, and kaffir. House specialties like the Lao platter dish up whole fish topped with a garlic and basil sauce, are served with steamed vegetables, and Laotian staple sticky rice. Chicken wings get tossed in Sombao pow sauce can be ordered with neua nom took for an additional fee. Those looking to turn up the heat can request them Laos hot for an added kick. Whether quenching a TV fix at the black lacquered bar or noshing on a veggie stir-fry at a casual table in the dining room, each patron plays a role in making this family’s American dream come true, even without disturbing the sleeping genies hiding in every soy-sauce bottle.

Som Bao Cafe

Som Bao Cafe is a family business that's run by the seven grown children of Somdee and Bao Phoutasen, who lent their names to the eatery's moniker and their passion for food to the kitchen. On any given day, guests may meet siblings Bo, Fonsi, or Kelly as they drop off plates of coconut-infused curry or steaming pad thai. Kam or Pennee may appear at the register, and Monk or Susan might share the spicy details of their favorite rice or noodle dish in exchange for a winning lotto ticket.

Whether quenching a TV fix at the black lacquered bar or noshing on a veggie stir-fry at a casual table in the dining room, each patron plays a role in making this family's American dream come true, even without disturbing the sleeping genies hiding in every soy-sauce bottle.


Reviews

This place is absolutely fantastic. Family owned and operated and it's evident in the quality of the food.

TS,Urbanspoon, August 4, 2012

Tips

94% of 516 customers

  • “knowledgeable wait staff will help you find the perfect dish for your taste. :) ”

  • “Wonderful service and the food was delicious and plentiful!”

  • “Great friendly service. Very good Thai food.”

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    Virginia Beach

    2476 Nimmo Pkwy.

    Suite 101

    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456

    757-430-1066

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