Chow on simple renditions of Vietnamese classics in an atmosphere combining the friendliness of old-school Alameda with a fresh young vibe. The Viet-style beef carpaccio is one of the simplest and most satisfying versions around, and the chicken fried rice clay pot glows with the warmth of home cooking even if you didn't grow up with a Vietnamese mom. Flavorings seem toned down to appeal to Asian food novices, but even seasoned eaters should find this sweet little family-run place irresistible.
Hours: Dinner: Daily, 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Brunch: Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.
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