Do you crave for Vietnamese food?
At one time a couple of years ago, the Vietnamese food connoisseurs would have no option to satisfy their cravings in Champaign-Urbana area. The last vietnamese restaurant, Pho-Tran, on University avenue, closed a couple of years ago.
But last year, and early 2009, there opened 2 new Vietnamese restaurants in the area.
Here they are:
1. Xinh Xinh Cafe
Xinh Xinh Cafe
114 North Vine Street
Open Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; closed on Sundays
It is the newest Vietnamese place in the area. Located right next to Schnucks on Vine Street in Urbana. The prices are quite low, and the food is amazing. The best part is the smiling owner, Shai Mauth, who will occassionally chit-chat with you.
One small catch, they only take cash, so better fill your wallet. Of course, most of their prices are less than $8-10, so you won't need too much.
You can get regular updates from Xinh Xinh Cafe on Twitter.
Also, check out Champaign Taste's Review of Xinh Xinh cafe.
2. Saigon Vietnamese Cuisine
Saigon is in Savoy, it opened in 2008. It is in the same place where a Chinese buffet used to be, but closed after a short while.
According to Champaign-Taste's review, the food is good, though people have commented that their prices are a bit high.
Saigon Vietnamese Cuisine
On South Neil St. in Savoy, next to Friar Tuck (Savoy Plaza)
Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday