Thursday, August 30, 2007

Review: Harry's Cafe - What is it?!

Driving down 16th street in Sacramento, I always saw the green lettered sign for Harry's Cafe. I always assumed it was a greasy spoon that served corned beef hash or pancakes.

Boy, was I wrong! (although they DO serve breakfast...)

Harry's Cafe is a small Vietnamese restaurant that also serves Chinese food.

Food: I tried the Charbroiled Chicken and Beef over Rice Noodles. It's a typical Vietnamese dish that I always get: cold rice noodles, cilantro, lettuce, and shredded carrots, your meat, and a light sauce to pour over everything. Of course, I add Schriacha sauce to make it spicy!

The portions were good--a huge bowl of noodles, and a decent serving of meat. The meat was great--great flavor, not over cooked. I basically received what I expected out of the meal--good food, good flavors. Yum!

Price: Prices were typical and actually cheap for downtown. The dish I got was $6.25. Dished typically ranged from $6-$8, and you get a ton of food. Also, there is a GREAT specials board filled with yummy sounding dishes.

Atmosphere: Although small, the inside was surprisingly modern, clean, and the tables were well situated. The servers (Harry and his wife) were very attentive and friendly. The food was served quickly, too. The place had a mom&pop sort of feel--with an Asian cuisine.

Great food, great place!

2026 16th St
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 448-0088

Extinah's Licks: It's pretty good, but not shockingly so. Pretty damn solid though!


KT and TV said...

Johnny Chau, Thomas' old roommate calls Schriacha cock sauce or Rosemeade sauce. Cock cus of the rooster and Rosemeade because it's made there and thats where he's from, in LA. I like to call it cock sauce, and you can't get it in Australia, poop.

Christina said...

oh no, you can't get it in australia? maye i'll sneak you guys a bottle of...cock sauce. lol