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“Food average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lang Van

Lang Van
3019 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215-3003
(704) 531-9525
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Ranked #4 of 1,966 Restaurants in Charlotte
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Erie
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95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Food average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

The food is just average. There were better vietnamese restaraunts in town but they went out of business.

Visited October 2011
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Charlotte, NC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Authentic Viet Nam food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Not a great neighborhood--and not at all fancy. But the food is really authentic Viet Nam cuisine and very good.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very Good But NOT Cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Nicely appointed with good service and good food. Price point seems high for location.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“You like number four, number 52 and Diet Coke.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

It would be easy to drive past and mistake Lang Van for a used car dealer, or to completely avoid the neighborhood that some deem "scary". Seek it out anyway. Experiencing Lang Van is worth stepping out of your comfort zone.

Inside, Muzaked Celine Dion and her cohorts tinkle in the speakers of the small dining area. The water glasses never run even the tiniest bit low, thanks to the overeager staff. The cuisine is Vietnamese, and there are over 130 choices on the menu.

Curry, coconut cream, lemon grass, onion and sweet potato mixed with chili that provides just enough residual heat to warm your lips makes an amazing Chicken Curry dish. The Vermicelli House Special bowls and Pho (beef soups) are what bring many customers back, as well as the rice paper wrapped Spring and Summer Rolls. Fresh mint, cilantro, crumbled peanuts and julienned carrots garnish many dishes, and the peanut sauce is a welcome addition to main dishes as well as the aforementioned appetizers. Crisp and chewy textures juxtaposed with tangy, sweet and salty flavors is what makes these dishes memorable.

Unfamiliar with Vietnamese food? The servers will help you make a decision. If you return a few times, the owner will know your order down to the beverage preference. If you return consistently for ten years or so, she will extricate your children from their car seats, show them off around the restaurant as if they were her own, settle them at a table, and then remember everything your entire party has ever ordered. It is like your Vietnamese mama welcoming you home with all of your favorite foods, and then sending you home with peanut cookies and a full belly.

Visited April 2011
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“Lang van is wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011 via mobile

I've never had a bad meal here and the owner always recognizes repeat customers. Delicious!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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