I've never been to Vietnam, so I'm not an ultimate arbiter of "authenticity" but I've eaten a lot of Vietnamese food in some of the largest Vietnamese communities outside of Asia (London (Hackney), Paris, San Francisco and San Jose, CA) and I have to say that this restaurant would stand perfectly acceptable in any of these cities, which is quite amazing given the lack of competition. They do banh xeo (the seafood crepe) and it was pretty good - really tasty and done properly. I am eager to return to this place and get more familiar with the menu because it is one worth exploring. The standard was generally high, I had a qualm with one of the dishes we got which was OK, but had been compromised to local tastes with a gloopy cornflour sauce (the sort British people like in their Chinese takeaway food), but if you pick and choose and try and go for the more unusual offerings, they are less likely to adapt these to local tastes (for the better) and you'll get a really tasty, "authentic" and relatively inexpensive meal. We went on a weekday night and the place was empty - undeservedly so in my opinion, but we did arrive after 10pm. They didn't roll their eyes at our late arrival or tell us to hurry up or anything like that, they were happy for our custom, were charming and made food that, in the main, was really tasty and characteristic of Vietnamese food.
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