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2001 Jefferson St, Houston, TX | Directions 7700329.745740 -95.360664
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central
Fresh ingredients, great service – My girlfriend and I absolutely love this place. I had only minimal experience with Vietnamese food before moving to Houston. Now there's one more great reason to eat out in Houston: Kim Son!
Loved it!! – Wow! I looked at the other reviews and wonder if we went to the same restaurant. My experience was excellent, good service, great food, large portions, good ambience, clean restroom. The black pepper soft shell crab and deluxe fried rice were delicious. Can't remember what my husband had but he loved it also. I agree it gets too loud but I will deal with it to get really good food from time to time. The staff were exceptionally friendly and attentive to everyone. I checked out the other diners and everyone seemed quite enthusiastic about their food so it must have all been very good.
I will go again and hope they are consistent in providing an above average experience.
WORST SERVICE, WORST EXPERIENCE – I had an anniversary party here for 180 people. The service was TERRIBLE. The manager was RUDE. The air conditioner was not working. The bathroom was FILTHY. I will NEVER do business with this establishment again.
User review by as1an – Think twice if you're on your first date because it gets pretty loud in that restaurant. It's like eating in a cafeteria. All the tables are so close together.
This grandiose Vietnamese eatery offers an overwhelming selection of affordable, delectable dishes. – In Short
Palatial, neo-Chinese-style restaurant and banquet hall with a dramatic goldfish pond and spacious interiors decorated with collectible Vietnamese art. An economically priced lunch menu offers healthful choices, wok specialties and Mama La's rice platters. Menu highlights include crisp-fried Vietnamese egg rolls wrapped in lettuce leaves; spring rolls; peppered crabs and vermicelli dishes. Bo nuong xa, or grilled Vietnamese fajitas, are the perfect entree choice, served with a bundle of just-picked mint, purple basil, lettuces, carrots, cucumbers, pineapple and sprouts.
Great food – I've been eating at this location for years and never had a complaint. We always had prompt, friendly service and the food is great, especially the dumplings, fried rice and orange chicken. Good place to eat before a play, musical or ball game. Plus, good price for the amount of food you get.
Good Food – The Kim Son on Jefferson is probably the best one in Houston. Food doesn't take too long to be served, service is good, and seating doesn't take long either. The other locations are sub-par. I think that this restraunt is underestimated. Many people say that its too "Americanized" but I think its just right. If you go to the average vietnamese restraunt, the food is mediocre and so is the service. Here however, the food is quite delicious, nicely and beautifully prepared, and tastes fresh. You just have to know which dishes are good.
Buisness lunch! – I'm not crazy about the one downtown, but the Kim Son on Westheimer rules. Lightening fast service, good food, and cheap. They get you in and out fast. The Pho Ga, spring rolls, and dumplings are great. I eat there a lot. It is perfect for people on the fly during lunch. It's easy to get hooked!
Go somewhere else – The food here is not authentic Asian food. And most of the dishes taste awful (although the beef wrap appetizer was pretty good). Too expensive as well. If you like the westernized asian food, I recommend P.F. Changs instead. How this chains keeps getting good ratings is beyond me.
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