When they say that appearances can be deceiving, this is definitely a hidden gem that they are referring to. Set back from the road as it is, you could live here your whole life and never become aware of this hidden oasis. From the minute that you first open the door and enter the building, you know immediately that you have come to the right place. All of your senses are immediately overcome with a welcome ambiance. From the music emanating from the speakers; which is decidedly upbeat. To the tables which are covered with white linen tablecloths and hand-embroidered with a colorful map of Vietnam that is covered with a sheet of pristine glass, to your white-linen napkin. From your beverages, that are never given a chance to fall below halfway, to the crispness and snap of the fresh vegetables and the spring rolls that are fresh from the grease and served piping hot, yet leave no sign or indication of grease. To the main courses that are plentiful, tasty and served piping- hot. A well run restaurant that is fully-staffed with family members, that each take a noticeable interest in your satisfaction and enjoyment of your meal.
The incredibly friendly staff and delicious food will make for one enjoyable evening. The staff is super quick to refill your water and will provide you with suggestions to match your taste preferences. Your dining experience will be nothing short of amazing. Go visit this local Charlotte gem. P.S. place bets on how often your water gets refilled while youre here.
Best food around! The owner Yung makes you feel like family! You will not be disappointed! I still havent ordered off the menu I just tell her what I like and she makes it for me.
12 years ago, when I worked in NoDa, I would visit Lang Van at least once per week. Its been so long since Ive gotten to eat here, and let me just say: reunited and it feels so good. The staff are beyond attentive (the waitress called me Love the entire time) and never let your drink get low. If you need anything at all, theyre all over it for you. The prices are so super reasonable, too, which just makes it better. And the food? Well, if dreaming about the food for 12 long years tells you nothing, then you just need to go try for yourself. Beware, its definitely an addiction!
Disappointed when I ordered the Entree Vietnamese Pancake $12.95 to share as an appetizer with my 95 year old Mom as I had ordered it before here and other places. The coconut turmeric rice flour based pancake was cooked crispy but open it up and there were 2 pieces of thin ham cooked in the pancake. 3 shrimp, and a dozen cooked bean sprouts were folded inside the pancake. This very sparse pancake is to be cut into 2 pieces then wrapped in a lettuce leaf with mint and cilantro leaves to dipped in fish sauce with garlic pepper. Finger food. They only served 3 lettuce leaves when 4 are required to divide two folded pancakes into 4 pieces. First time they charged more for additional lettuce leaf, last time manager just gave it to us. I spoke to the Manager who spoke with the kitchen and no additional bean sprouts were provided. A $12.95 meal and bean sprouts are not expensive. Authentic Vietnamese Pancake might include cooked split yellow mung bean. Not here. Pancake filler was unbelievably absent and disappointing. Normally I would order an appetizer, and two meals to share for variety, and then hot tea to go with wonderful peanut cookie bites. Instead we paid and left. Previously I ordered a French influenced Vietnamese dish of coconut milk with turmeric and sweet potatoes and choice of meats. I picked chicken. The menu said it would come with rice or French toast for sopping the broth. "Sorry, we do not have French bread", was the waitress response on two visits. The Manager confirmed no bread. Not on target for Authentic Vietnamese food. Not a good value and a disappointing dinner.