Dao Tien Vietnamese Bistro
University City, MO 63132
- Sun,Mon,Tue,Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm
- All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
- Kid Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
- Dinner, Lunch
- Not Accepted
- Free, Lot Available
Riverfront Times' Description
This small, brightly colored restaurant is a family affair, with owner Diane Dinh and her ex-husband Dinh Dang handling the kitchen duties, while several of their children staff the front of house. The menu features very good renditions of Vietnamese favorites including pho, banh mi and platters with pork chops, egg cakes and broken rice. Suon ram man -- spareribs steamed and then simmered in a clay pot with a complex sweet, salty and spicy beef stock-based sauce -- are a standout.
Tips from foursquare
Try the spring rolls
Great stuff. Get the spring rolls.
Best hidden gem in the city! You'll be obsessed too, I promise. Bun with fried egg rolls on top is my go-to, and the bahn-mi is rockin! Best service and food.
Eat cheaply with the shredded pork rice platter: a savory egg cake, a glazed rib pork chop, "shredded" pork and lots of rice. (Joe Bonwich)
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