Nha Trang Restaurant
4860 W Desert Inn Rd Ste 9
Las Vegas, NV 89102
By chance, I found this restaurant’s menu at my local pharmacist who is also bomb btw (http://www.yelp.com/biz/procare-pharmacy-las-vegas#hrid:-e7bvzyj0QfiAB5f5vjC-g). They are located in the same plaza as I-Naba and not very hard to find at all. So hubbie and I decided to try something new because their menu was different than your usual Vietnamese Restaurant.
When we walked in, the hostess (owner?) greeted us kindly. She was very sweet and highlighted the popular items on the menu. As emphasized by the hostess, the food style has more emphasis with the cooking in central Vietnam (i.e. where Nha Trang is located). We were also served free nuoc mat! Sugar cane juice that was just sweet enough and who can complain about free?
Here’s what we had:
1. Goi cuon ca + tamarind sauce – spring roll with fish + bonus deep fried egg roll inside. The tamarind sauce was what made it. It was tangy and sweet and was perfectly paired with the flaky fried fish and fresh crunchy veggies. This was delicious!
2. Pho Tai Bam Filet & Bo Vien – Pho with filet mignon and meatballs. This is the probably best Pho that I’ve had in Vegas (emphasizing the Vegas part, ya’ll). It’s full bodied with lots of herbalicious-pho flavor and if you like the soup on the sweeter side, this is it.
3. Banh Canh Tom Cua – Seafood soup with thick tapioca noodles. While it had plenty of Tom (shrimp), I’m not sure I saw too much Cua (crab). Nevertheless, it was still quite tasty and refreshing.
Conclusion: Shining star was the goi cuon ca! Going back just for that and some refreshing nuoc mat!
$ to Value Ratio: 4/5 Beeps
Yummy Factor: 4.5/5 Beeps
Texture Satisfaction: 5/5 Beeps
Average beeps: 4.5 Beeps