Lua Bistrot

9892 Westminster Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92844
Lua Bistrot

Edwin Goei


  • $
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
There's no other way to say it: Lua Bistrot is way too sleek for Little Saigon. Among the neon-lit declarations of tackiness, Lua sticks out like a polished Porsche in a lot full of compacts. The restaurant looks good enough for James Bond rendezvous in with a smoldering Russian spy. Yet when you look at the prices, you realize how well the place does indeed fit into a neighborhood full of discount noodle joints, except here it's more princely food that's sold at a pauper's price. As of this writing, a fist-sized hunk of filet mignon with its own à-la-minute pan sauce is served with thick, garlic-festooned fries, salad and a fried egg for $9.95.  Most everything else-from wok-tossed cubes of beef with onions to fried chicken with rice to com tam with Vietnamese- barbecue pork chops called suong nuong-are even cheaper than that.  They've stopped giving out free crème brûlées, but at $1.25 a pop, there'll be more room for martinis on 007's MI6 expense budget.

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