This cafe has only been in existence for only 1 1/2 years now but compared to the other Viet restaurants in Columbus, it is the best in authenticity. A nice atmosphere, the wait staff was very attentive. Although compared to other Vietnamese restaurants as it was a tad slow, it was well worth it as everything is made to order and biting into our appetizers showed the attention to detail they put into making everything look and taste good. The spring rolls were huge, with the shrimp being more like a prawn in these rolls, mixed in with the pork, rice vermicelli, basil, mint and cilantro. The fried spring rolls were nice and crisp, tasty against the sweet and sour chili sauce. Our phos came out piping hot, with the portions more than I expected, making the value of this entree very affordable compared to the other Viet restaurants. The combination bun (grilled pork and fried spring rolls) looked and tasted very good as well, although the sauce lacked any sweetness and ended being more of a nuoc mam (fish sauce) than a vinagrette that would normally go with this dish. I spoke to the chef afterwards and there are items not standard on the menu that she could make as well including banh xeo (happy moon, I consider a Vietnamese omelete with a mixture of pork, shrimp, onion, and bean sprouts) and banh cuon, a rice flour crepe filled with a meat mixture, on a bed of , blanched bean sprouts, shredded butter lettuce and julienne cucumbers. She recommends that you call that order ahead if the restaurant is busy for these specialy items or any other Vietnamese fare that is not standard on the menu.
Pros: Great Vietnamese food
Cons: Location, Nuoc Mam for Bun dishes