Thanh Do
Thanh Do

Thanh Do

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thanhdorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9529355005
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Thai, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Thom Pham
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Thanh Do is happy to assist with private events, off site catering, and large groups!
  • Private Party Facilities: Thanh Do may be rented out for private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Thom Pham 9529355005

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Texas Ave. S.
  • Public Transit: Thanh Do is located on the 17 bus line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Thanh Do has convenient free public lot parking.
A word from Thanh Do
Welcome to Thanh Do Restaurant! The new generation of Asian Cuisine. Celebrating over a decade in St. Louis Park, Thanh Do Restaurant serves Pan-Asian cuisine, featuring flavors from China, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, and more. Chef and Owner Thom Pham has composed a menu that features traditional Asian cuisine as well as items that fuse traditional Asian ingredients with key Minnesota components - creating a flavor profile uniquely its own. The menu features an array of Soups, Curries, Noodle and Wok Dishes - and includes classics such as Fried Rice, Basil Supreme, and Sesame Chicken, as well as Nouveau dishes like Seabass with chive blossom and squash with a pineapple, mango, ginger relish. Considered by many to be a gem of both the neighborhood and city - our guests can often be found traveling from out of the area to feed their craving for our famous Egg Rolls or Cranberry Wontons. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Thanh Do reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (11)good for groups (7)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (4)special occasion (3)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Seating is Cramped
    crave
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I felt very cramped sitting at the table on the wall. I think it's uncomfortable and hard to get in and out of the tables. If this restaurant would re model their tables, I would enjoy going in to dine more, but will probably just order To Go from now on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5/5 stars
    SuccessPathConsulting
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We are big fans of Asian food, particularly Thai and Vietnamese, and have dined everywhere from San Fran CA to Duluth MN to London UK - and places in between. Thanh Do was an outstanding find. We enjoyed everything from our tasty appetizers (fresh spring rolls and tender calamari) to the spanker (coconut curry soup) and spicy lemon grass mock duck. The mock duck was among the best I have had, right up there with Boston and NY. The service was friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food!
    Veggielover
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our dinner at Thanh Do was very good. The food was delicious--two vegetarian meals and one chicken-based dish. The atmosphere is ok; the division between the bar and restaurant is severe and makes both not very inviting. Also, the menu is difficult to read and make sense of. Our waiter was ok, but he was not very helpful in narrowing our choices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food Service lacking this time
    Thaiityouwilllikeit
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been to your restaurant 4 times in the last year. The food is consistently good, but service this time was lacking this time for lunch. Something has definitely changed. Our waiter was very kind, but he was forced to be apologetic due to logistic issues at the restaurant. Ordering system was down and restaurant was not prepared for down time procedures (taking orders on paper). Subsequently, food coming out of the kicthen was very slow and it was apprarent our order got lost in the confusion as tables of similar size that arrived after our table of 6 received their food ahead of us.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Love the food. Excellent service. I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Value
    JaiFaim
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I picked the restaurant simply by chance and it turned out to be a fortunate choice. The service was excellent and our food arrived in less than 15 minutes after we ordered. The portions were generous and the quality was excellent. There were five of us and there was something on the menu for everyone (we all had different dishes.) The food prices were very reasonable. The place was busy but we were able to have normal conversation. I would go there again and recommend it highly to anyone who likes Asian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Adventurous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I love Thanh Do, not only does it have great Thai food, but they are adventurous and challenge expectations. On my most recent trip to Thanh Doh I tried the "Spanker" soup. It was DELICIOUS! It was spicy, yet layered and just overall amazing. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still great
    DanT
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Pan Asian goodness. Great curries and helpful service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 55 reviews are from the Thanh Do reviews archive.
  • Great Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We stumbled upon this place last Father's Day and really enjoyed it, and we came back for this Father's Day - ate outside and had the same server. Cranberry cream cheese puffs were unique and flavorful, Walleye with a light jalapeno basil sauce was fantastic, and the cranberry curry is a signature dish. Service from Mark was the right balance of attentive without being obtrusive. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tom Pham is still wondrous!
    Fence007
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We really enjoyed the food at Tom Pham's original restaurant. Love the cranberry puffs (have been consistently good since they opened a decade or so ago) and the food was spiced perfectly for our non-Minnesotan palates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Very Nice Evening
    SuperiorShores
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    As a first-time patron, we felt we knew what to expect for the evening from prior Open Table reviews and yes, essentially what most of the reviews have report is accurate. The food is good; perhaps not as spicy as indicated on the menu but still very good. The server knew her favorites and did have recommendations. The host on duty was excellent and really made is feel like we had walked into our favorite restaurant where everybody knew our names. There was a little too much noise for our liking and the restaurant was dark with a décor that was just.....well dark. The outdoor seating appeared comfortable but road noise made it less than appealing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch combos
    Thaiityouwilllikeit
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Lunch combos include appetizer (recommend the spring rolls), soup (recommend either the egg drop or hot and sour soup), and an entree with rice (some up charge for brown or fried rice). Host and waiter were friendly. Nice decor. A nice restaurant gem in a strip mall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EddieR
    Eddie
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great food as always. Fresh flavorful great service who could ask for anything more!?!?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place!
    Geargirly
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The food, wait staff and cocktails are fantastic. I love meeting my friends here for lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tastebud Delight
    FondofFabulousFood
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This place is a real winner. We will be back for sure. Both my wife and I had curry dishes that had just the right amount of hot which for us was their lowest option at "medium" or 1 star. She got Cranberry Curry with chicken, vegetables, and fried rice while I got Chinese Curry with pork and fried rice. Had pork egg rolls which were great. I also tried lobster bisque on their daily special which I enjoyed. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service 5 Food 2
    DateNightisForLovers
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    My wife and I chose Thanh Do to celebrate Date Night. Our server was very professional and engaging but the food just fell flat. We ordered shrimp pad thai and honestly I think I found approximately six shrimps (small ones) in the entire dish. The food was just so so and there are lots of thai restaurants in Minneapolis so I most likely won't be going back to Thanh Do. They are for sure hiring the right folks in the front of the house now they just need to motivate and inspire the back of the house.
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  • Local favorite
    birthdayfun
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We love this restaurant- reliably great food & tremendous service.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok food, poor service
    Kimjsv
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had reservations for 6:30 and were seated right away. We ordered drinks and I never received mine. After reminding our waitress, I soon got my club soda. We didn't see our waitress again until after our food came. My food was prepared wrong and she quickly took it back to be fixed. Again, we never saw the waitress. The table next to us didn't receive their food after waiting for about 45 minutes. The food was medioker. The service was slow and at times nonexistent. The water boys were always around to refill the water glasses, but a lot of times the servers were nowhere to be found. Maybe some of the water boys could have been servers...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually Very Good vibe, not tonight
    RegularThanhDo
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    usually make it a 3-4 times a month place to eat. When I made reservations for a special birthday night for our oldest son's 21st, thought it would be as good as always. Wrong, the waitress had an arrogance about her that I'm sure she would profess as urban cool, the vegie lo mein had a fishy taste which it does no normally have. We are the type of people who are kind to waiters/waitresses and tip 20% as a rule so not sure why no love connection. Maybe she thought we were going to be drinking a whole lot more? Who knows, but both my wife and I left feeling like the waitress might have done something to our food based on her demeanor alone and we were underwhelmed enough to not return and for me to actually take time to write this review.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memory
    Lucy
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We had a party of 9. Our server did not write down our orders. The server ended up forgetting someones order and i ordered soup which never arrived or acknowledged that it was missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I went to Thanh Do with 3 friends for dinner on a Sunday evening. None of us had ever been there before. The prices were reasonable, the serving generous. Huge menu, and unlike some places, all the dishes we tried had distinctly different flavors. Between the 4 of us, we ordered a few appetizers and 5 or 6 main dishes. There was plenty to take home. Everybody enjoyed the food. The waiter was pleasant and reasonably timely. No absurdly long waits. We had a very pleasant evening. It was a little loud in there for me, but some people like it that way.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    PatrickAMinneapolisVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Wonderful place to go if you are looking for delicious ethnic food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok food, good service
    Sara
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This was my 3rd time at Thanh Do. I really want to like there food but it's way too spicy for me. Each time I have ordered my meal "mild" and it comes back hot. This last visit after nearly choking on the food due to the spice level I brought it to the attention of the waiter. He took it back and they recooked it for me. It was better second time around but it still had that spice level where I couldn't fully enjoy it. Don't think I'll be in any hurry to return. The spring rolls are pretty good!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    Yepper
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Great food, great service. Nice restaurant and happy that I found out about it. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was disappointed unlike
    Lindsay
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I was disappointed unlike other visits. Dirty booth, dirty menu. Waiter was flustered with how busy it got later. Took a long time to redeem our Groupon. The food is good but maybe go when it isn't so crazy (this was a Saturday night).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor form
    MNFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had attentive service until we ordered, at which point our waiter completely disappeared. We watched as the people around us, who were seated long after us, received their food. Finally, after 30 minutes, my fiancé received his meal and I was told mine was on its way. I waited and waited and waited. We finally grabbed a busboy and told them to get our waiter. He came over 10 minutes later with my food (a bowl of soup!!!) and said that he was sorry it took so long but they had a ton of delivery and takeout orders to fulfill. That is a terrible excuse and not an apology. You're saying you value least the people dining in your establishment. Our food was delicious, but missing our movie and waiting that long for dinner is ridiculous
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Cold Nights
    Juanita
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I've been to this restaurant twice. The food is great. I love their curries. However, both evenings the restaurant has been cold enough that I've worn my winter coat throughout the meal. It has been an extremely cold winter in the Twin Cities, but still, they need to turn up the heat! Service was good, ambiance is good except for the temperature, and as I said, the food is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistant
    PhotocastleVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Have always had consistently good food here. Nice level of spice. Fresh tasting food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great that you have Asahi
    Olive
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great that you have Asahi on tap! And served in beautiful beer glasses. Cranberry cream cheese wontons did not quite live up to hype, but potstickers were great. All entries were good. We had pad thai, pho, and a pork and veggie stirfry. We'll be back soon. Also: our waiter, Carlos, was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was fantastic! Went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was fantastic! Went here for Valentine’s Day, and it was VERY crowded and it took a while to get our food, but our server was attentive and fun. Luckily we had a reservation, and were seated quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    MANwPLANVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    It was a good time with great food. Kinda merged Azia and Wonderous menus but now I know where to get what I like sans the sushi. Pho was great. Excellent service. Thanks guys. I'll be back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gourmet Asian
    AdhirhuVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Food and service were great! A bit on the spicy side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanh do is always excellent.
    HeidiHo
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Thanh do is always excellent. The food is fabulous, the staff is terrific and very friendly and it is one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great then terrible
    Foodie
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    This place has awesome cranberry puffs and the soup was good, then the main courses were gross. We didn't want to take it home. I recommend this place for short happy hour type meals. The atmosphere was cool and relaxing. The waitress acted irritated.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner with husband and brother
    jlLindy
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    The menu is great, asian with lots of choices on great seafood/fish selections. Appetizers steamed ermamine(?) beans and the calamari both were good. My husband a vegan had the zen dish with tofu, brown rice nice to have that option, he liked it and would order it again. My brother had a stir fried with seafood good. I waited ten minutes for my dish the Grilled salmon on a plank with asparagus and rice, good. The wine selection is good I had a glass of the Temperillo, my brother had a glass of Summitt Winter Ale. The reservation process thru open table good and easy, to include adjusting the date and time. The service for water glass refills was good, the wait for my meal at the table while I watch my husband and brother eat was awkward....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    Mert
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The food was excellent and same with the service. Only issue was the lighting, seemed dark. Will recommend to others. Great find.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected
    MTKAnathanVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    I have driven past this restaurant for over a year and thought it was just strip mall Chinese. It turns out it's a stylish, vibrant neighborhood find with great food, attentive, attractive service and a great menu. The menu is unique and creative and the cocktail list is populated with the classic cocktails that have had a resurgence of late. I was incredibly impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Experience
    JoshVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We really have never had a bad experience at Thanh Do. THis time was no exception. The food was delicious. They have a unique and delightful calamari presentation that is spicy and tasty. The other dishes, as well were great. The server, Carlos, was attentive but not intrusive and Thom, the owner came over several times as well to check on how we were doing. The only negative, and one that there was no control over was that it was a very, very cold night and the constant opening and closing of the front door left the dining room a bit cooler than ideal. To me, if that is the only complaint, they are doing pretty much everything right!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    MNPaulineVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    St Louis Park is so lucky to have Thom and Thanh Do! It's a wonderful place to just meet up with friends, celebrate a special occasion or have lunch/dinner everyday! What a wonderful group of people who serve great food! Come for a quick bite, come and celebrate a birthday/anniversary or come and check out the new menu or local favorites. A fun and special place! -Pauline Honolulu and Minneapolis
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic food
    generic
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Tried a new menu item, sweet potato and shrimp item, would not order it again because it wasn't very special. Just a deep fried mass of more batter than anything. Outside of that, the spanker soup was exceptional and other dishes very good. Service was hit or miss. Our main server was just OK but the support staff that assisted her were very friendly and helpful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate