Came here for the first time as a celebration after my college graduation ceremony. BEST CHOICE EVER MADE! I've been ordering the same food I had on that day, coming back and forth, and not once was I not impressed with their service or food quality! This is definitely an excellent place to find Authentic Vietnamese food with almost similar taste. Bring a friend or two, I've seen this place in action, it can hold up to abt 30,40 people! Fantastic!
After being kneaded at a local Chinese foot massage salon, my friends and I ventured up the street to this pleasant restaurant where we indulged in plates of stir fried, pan-sauteed, and grilled meat & noodle dishes, plus my huge (I ordered a small - still huge!) bowl of chicken pho and fresh tofu & veggie rolls. Suffice it to say, we had a whole body experience that afternoon - one we will gladly choose again.
I really like this place for casual dining. It is clean, there's some parking and the food is good. I had a broken rice dish with a pork cutlet, sugarcane shrimp, pork pate with some shredded pork. I've never had shredded pork before, I think it might be something that you get accustomed to. Everything else was quite delicious and the pate and broken rice are my favorite I also like how the service is prompt, friendly enough but not over the top. I enjoy the chill atmosphere.
This is probably my favorite Vietnamese restaurant in the Seattle area so far. I've really liked everything I've ordered here the last few times I've come. I've ordered the sua hot ga soda (club soda, sweetened condensed milk, egg yolk) a couple of times even though it wasn't on the menu and they totally delivered.
Nice place, varied menu
Thanh Vi is large and clean and like Vietnam House it is cheerfully decorated with plastic flowers, nice table cloths, painted walls with decorative accents, and paintings. Oddly the painting over our table appeared to be of Lake Como. Unlike Vietnam House Thanh Vi was mostly empty when we arrived. We grabbed a well-lit table in the corner and studied the menu. It too is large and full of typical Vietnamese favorites. Again I went with the Banh Xeo and again it was delicious. They were a little skimpy on the greens, but the crepe was great. Some of the pork slices were mixed in with the batter such that they got grilled and crunchy a bit on one side. Yum!
I was pleasantly surprised by this place. Is that... Lake Como on the wall? Who cares. This food is great. I went with the special - Fish Stew. Thick, delicious broth, heavy flavor, lots of variety. There's some fatty fish in here, whole okra!, some french fried thingies, chinese eggplant, and some noodles. It's a hearty, tasty dish that I'll definitely come back for.
Everything else on the table looked good, too. Next time you're in this area, give this place a shot.