• Top Places
  • All
0 Ratings
+ Share On... Facebook Twitter

Les Givral's Sandwich & Cafe

Map & Directions 2704 Milam St.
Houston, TX 77006
  • Vietnamese
  • Daily 11am-8pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot available


Houston Press' Description

Les Givral's has one of the most confusing names and one of the most confusing back stories of any restaurant in Houston. It's named after Givrals, a bakery in Paris which opened a branch in Saigon during the middle of the 19th century and became a fixture in the city. No one quite knows when or why the apostrophe was incorporated into our own Les Givral's when it opened here, but the Les Givral's at 2704 Milam is one of the few remnants of the glut of banh mi shops "Little Saigon" once held. This Les Givral's is actually the reincarnation of a Givral's Sandwich Shop that was originally run by Nga Chung before it was taken over by Staci Le's family in 2001. Le now runs the Les Givral's on Congress, but it's this sandwich shop on Milam that still draws the biggest and most loyal crowds for one thing and one thing only: banh mi, especially the barbecued pork and the pork with pâte.

Member Reviews

No Reviews yet, leave the first one below!

Your Review:

Your Rating:


Tips from foursquare

  • Chris W. on 01/11/10

    Try the Chargrill BBQ Pork or Shredded Chicken sandwich. Comes with shredded carrots, cucumber sliced lengthwise, fresh cilantro and a crispy chili pepper wedge. Best $2.75 lunch around.

  • Russell G. on 01/09/11

    The sandwiches, the pho, the spring rolls, and the vermicelli are all on point.

  • Jenn on 11/14/10

    Love this sandwich dive! BBQ Pork sandwich with extra veggeis and jalapenos!

  • Houston Press on 07/25/13

    Vote for the 2013 Best of Readers Choice for your favorite Houston Pho! http://readerschoice.houstonpress.com/ Issue hits stands October 10th!

  • Jenn on 10/29/11

    If you want sandwiches to go, make sure you tell them to NOT toast the french bread and to put the veggies on the side so you don't have soggy sandwiches when you want to eat them later @ home.

Check out Les Givral's Sandwich & Cafe on Foursquare


More Restaurants in Houston

  • Zelko Bistro

    The Houston Press gave Zelko Bistro the Best Comfort Food award in 2010 for good reason: This cozy converted house in the Heights offers ... More on Zelko Bistro >>

  • Brasserie 19
    River Oaks

    A River Oaks playground for Houston's rich and famous, Brasserie 19 nevertheless has the food to match the crowds and the hype, turning out... More on Brasserie 19 >>

  • Uchi

    James Beard Award-winning Austin chef Tyson Cole's ultramodern Japanese import, Uchi, occupies the old building that housed Houston classic Felix... More on Uchi >>

  • Pondicheri
    Lower Shepherd-Kirby

    Upper Kirby's Pondicheri is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering casual counter service during the day and upscale... More on Pondicheri >>

  • Roost
    River Oaks

    Chef and owner Kevin Naderi has created Roost as a reflection of his own culinary inspirations, and they are many: It’s farm-to-table, by way of... More on Roost >>

  • La Fisheria

    La Fisheria is not Tex-Mex, nor is it like any other Mexican you've had in Houston: Chef Aquiles Chavez makes modern, upscale Mexican food... More on La Fisheria >>

See More Restaurants in Houston

Reviews and News


More Vietnamese Restaurants

Today's Daily Deal

Half off tickets to The Ultimate Boomer Comedy Tour at Stafford Centre View more Voice Daily Deals

Events Nearby

Restaurants Nearby