Houston >Food & Dining > Les Givral's Kahve
801 Congress St, Houston, TX | Directions 7700229.763225 -95.362244
Mon. - Sun. 9am - 6pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central
Awesome! The name would make this place a bit incognito but it is a must try! Unlike the French influence in the name you will be pleasantly surprised when you have your first visit. I am not one to spoil surprises so you will just have to see for yourself!
Love love love it!! – My fiance and I constantly drive in from Cypress to eat here. The sandwiches are truly delicious. I have tried the vermicelli too and it was spectacular. The best part is it is all very reasonably priced and the staff is great!
Best deal for a Great price... – I come here at least once a week to enjoy this great place. The food is simply delicious. I'm working my way around the menu and I haven't found anything I didn't like. I just discovered the Rice Sheets. These things are awesome. Will be coming back. Heard a Washington spot is opening up. Can't wait since I live around the corner. Downtown for lunch, Washington for dinner. Perfection!
Best Vietnamese, even for a Cat! – BuddhaCat says every place has good days and bad days...don't be hatin on places if you arrive on one of the restuarants bad days - stuff happens and sometimes people run out of things (this is for that person who thinks they are Fiorucci, you are no Fiorucci!). BuddhaCat says try a little of everything...find what you like and what you don't. BuddhaCat says this is the only way to reach pure epicurious harmony! Bun is good for the chi, Pho is good for the soul, and the BanhMi, well that sandwich, any flavor, will kick all other sandwich buddha-butts out of the sea! Wise word from BuddhaCat - go again and make peace with your inner Epicurean...Buddha will rain harmony and Mr. Brown from above for all! Eat, Drink and be Meow-y!
Great Food. Great Value. Great Atmosphere. – Les Grival's has become a weekly destination for me. I work a good nine blocks away, but the food quality, great value, and very clean, nice ambiance of the restaurant make it worth the trek. The owner is very friendly and accomodating, and I have never had issues with the overall service. I have taken co-workers and friends who have felt the same. Would recommend to anyone looking for good Vietnamese cuisine in downtown at a great price.
Please, do yourself a favor, travel a few minutes – If you want decent Banh Mi, decent Viet noodles and decent good food overall, do yourself a favor and don't settle for Givral's on Congress. My recent visit with a Viet friend found them really, really lacking, especially compared to what you get a few minutes away in Midtown.
1) Out of pate...before the afternoon, announced when my sandwich arrived 2) Saw-dust dry pork on sandwiches and salad 3) no condiments at the tables or common areas 4) tough-girl attitude at counter, like I couldn't care less 5) cold ( I mean cold...not room temp) noodles served with salad 6) they used to be friendly...now they are scowling robotic figures....feel sorry for those who like this place.
You tell me...has something changed here? You'd be way happier going to the Givrals on Milam, Cali Sandwich, NG Restaurant on Milam, Thien An on Travis, Thiem Hung (Leeland?)...there are so many good Viet stops, that thinking this one is good just proves how out of touch you are.
Best Vietnamese Sammiches! – One of my fave spots for a delicious, quick, and affordable meal!! Being Vietnamese, I fancy myself an expert on Vietnamese food...and I have to say that I love the authentic style with a healthy, western-palpable twist. My usual orders=spring rolls, chicken sandwich, chicken pho and/or rock n' roll chicken. The service is quick, even during the peak lunch hours. The beautiful, Asian chick cashier is quick and efficient, which I prefer over an overly sweet, slow-as-molasses cashier....she can get a little cheeky with you if you hold the line up with stupid questions like "how is the charbroiled chicken cooked???" , but it keeps the line moving and is definitely warranted.
Best Cheap Eats around! – LG's got the best Vietnamese I've had in a long time. The employees are the friendliest I've met around, they even know their regular customer's by name as well as by order. Don't be hatin' on the cashier either - you need to know the 'tude before you make a comment. As for their serving sizes, they are all heart healthy unlike other bistros and restuarants that serve way too much food that goes to waste. It's nice to finally find a place that also takes their customers health into consideration. Way to go LL and Company!
Great Food & Service – Definitely a great place to eat for the money. The people are friendly with very good service. I recommend the egg rolls and the Rock n Roll Beef.
GREAT Sandwiches... – Honestly the best place for the charbroiled Pork Sandwiches with French Bread so hot, crispy and tender on the inside, it's HEAVEN. Pho's only so so but the Eggrolls.ohh to DIE for... not the Friendliest atmosphere but you won't notice with the goooooood foood!
Advice, DON'T stare at the clownlie eyebrows of the gal at the register, it makes her mad. She is not much AT ALL on people skills and skimps on the sandwiches but get the guy to make them, he's a champ! if you like hot but not ATOMIC, be sure to ask for NO PEPPERS. Reach for the wonderful Sriracha sauce they have at the drink station, instead..
All in all, it's in a slightly SCARY location but my friends and I happily brave the bum ridden train ride and the walk across the open field to get there.
Hurray for "Nammy Sammys!"
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