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“Authentic Viet Nam food”
Review of Lang Van

Lang Van
Ranked #70 of 2,465 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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.

Thank WarEagleCharlotte
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

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

Thank BentleyOaks
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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.

1  Thank tpoakes
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

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

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1  Thank Brevardrox
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Reviewed September 25, 2009

Lang Van has good vietnamese food. Its on the wrong side of the track per say, so if you are from out of town, you might not go after dark. The waiting area in the restaraunt is uncomfortably small and crowded. The tables are small and crowded. The food is good, but not a place that impresses out of towners. Parking can be a challenge.

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Thank CltJason
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