Saturday, May 24, 2008

Vo's Cafe

Update (February 25, 2011): It's been nearly three years since this post and I regret not having posted an update or recent photos. Vo's has been a regular on our rotation and the owner, François, is amazing. D.'s favorite is still the fried rice with beef, chicken, and egg roll combo. Mine is their phở gà, or chicken noodle soup. Their egg rolls are delicious.

This post receives many hits and I wanted to add a some current information for those of you dropping by. Vo's has been a great addition to the North Park area and I hope you have the opportunity to meet François and try his food.


Vo's is a new Vietnamese eatery in North Park. Located in the walk-up cabana formerly occupied by Tio Tito's, Vo's dispenses more-than-decent Vietnamese dishes.

The menu is short and sweet, with emphasis on stir-fries. Rice plates, stir-fried veggies, and bun, rice vermicelli served dry with meat and herbs, are the dominant features of the menu.

Walking right up to the window, D. and I each ordered the Vo's special combination: fried rice topped with grilled beef and chicken and accompanied by a spring roll (my order) or an egg roll (D.'s order). The beef was overcooked and dry, but the chicken and rice were excellent. Spring roll was pretty good, except it could have used more herbs.

D.'s egg roll was good and he also wanted potstickers, which aren't Vietnamese, but he always orders them when they're on a menu.

They were ok. Methodology was fine (frying, etc.), but the filling was a little bland. All in all, a good meal and a welcome new addition to the neighborhood.

Vo's Cafe
2632 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104

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