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Restaurants on the South-East Side

opposite | May 3, 2007 06:28 AM

Anyone know of some good places on Oltorf - Riverside area? for the last 9 months, I have lived on E Oltorf, I have found the restaurant selection pretty depressing. I have tried places like Java Noodles, Jerusalem's, Baby A's, Wanfoo, and some Vietnamese's Pho places (there are two on Oltorf).

Overall I have found Wanfoo (Oltorf) to be the greasiest Chinese restaurant around. Although it is tasty, if you eat to much your bound to end up sick... Fried rice is good, you often find surprises and items you didn't order mixed in the the rice. Also the general chicken (which I'm pretty sure is the same as the sesame chicken, minus the sesame seeds) is also fatty and very tasty. If you are looking for a light meal i would not recommend wanfoo.

Baby A's (Riverside) - They pride themselves on their everclear margaritas... Otherwise the food isn't that special and the prices are mediocre.

Java Noodles (Oltorf)- I'm pretty sure this is a Vietnamese place. I had a really good piece of chicken there once. Didn't really enjoy any other dish i have tried since.

Vietnamese Pho Place (Oltorf) - The one next to Jerusalem's is my preference. The pho is great, and you can't really go wrong with any other dish. Try the chicken curry. Most items on the menu are great portions at a good price.

Besides the endless supply of fast food places, are there any other recommendations/favorites people would like to add? On most occasions I am content with just a large. fresh salad! I feel like that is hard to come by around here... Personally, i feel lthat if you are hungry, your best bet migrate over to the west side of 35. regardless of where you are in Austin (the a few exceptions of course).

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