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Kim Son Restaurant

2001 Jefferson
Houston, TX 77003
Best Of


  • Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Catering, Delivery, Private Party, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
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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