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Kim Son Restaurant

2001 Jefferson Houston, TX 77003 | East End | 713-222-2461

Location Description:

Since 1982, after she fled her first restaurant in Vinh Long, Vietnam, Mama La has been sharing authentic Vietnamese food with Houstonians. The menu is as massive as the restaurant itself, shadowing the southeast side of downtown. A sumptuous interior is as comfortable as the food itself. The charbroiled Vietnamese fajitas are a fusion of both the old and new worlds, and the Vietnamese crepes, garlic butter fried shrimp and sugarcane shrimp are not to be missed. You will be hard-pressed to try any dish here that you won't enjoy.

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  • Cuisine(s): Dim Sum, Vietnamese
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Catering, Delivery, Private Party, Takeout
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  • Eating Our Words: Discount Dining
    There is hardly a Houston Press Best of Houston® award that Kim Son hasn't won, from Best Crab to Best Dim Sum -- twice. We've always been fans of the giant, pan-Asian palaces that serve...
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    The first time I went to the gigantic new Kim Son restaurant at Bellaire and Wilcrest, it was Sunday around noon, and there was a 20-minute wait for a table in the dim sum hall. So while we...
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