Dining out broadens the palate by introducing the tongue to flavors not found in cereal boxes, microwaveable dinners, and greasy bags sitting in the corner. Educate your tongue with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Vietnamese cuisine and drinks at Vo's Restaurant in San Leandro.
Vo's Restaurant preserves traditional French-Vietnamese cuisine with a menu of nutritious dishes created with fresh vegetables, nuts, and spices. Traditional spring rolls can be dunked in a pool of peanut sauce ($6) before noodle-centric eats, such as pho dotted with beef or chicken ($7) and garlic noodles adorned with parmesan, vegetables, and prawns ($11), present diners with opportunity to slurp in public. Spicy coconut eggplant receives a flavor boost from scallions ($8) and crispy spicy beef willingly sautées itself alongside green beans, mushrooms, and carrots ($10).
Seventy-three Yelpers give Vo’s an average of 3.5 stars:
- The atmosphere is nice for a quiet dinner date. The service was excellent: really nice staff served us and were attentive without being in our faces. – George D., 12/5/09
- The food was quite authentic. The restaurant was easy to find and we were seated immediately without having to wait. Not having to wait to be seated was nice for a change. – Thuy H., 10/17/10
European, Southeast Asian, and American culinary traditions all influence the unique fusion recipes at Vo's Restaurant. Vegetables and rice get simmered in traditional clay pots and prawns and lemongrass are seared in woks; there's even a deep-fried catfish filet with ginger-infused nouc mam, a dip made from fish sauce. The dining room is as colorful as the dishes, featuring warm red walls, bamboo sprouting from tall vases, romantic lighting overhead.