Unlike many, I’m not a big fan of pho. I don’t have anything against it, I’m just not a soup person in general. When I go out for Vietnamese it’s more than likely I get a plate of broken rice or bún instead.
Their versions of those dishes are some of the better ones you’ll find outside of Spring Mountain Rd. The grilled pork could have been more charred, but the deftly seasoned pig and crispy egg rolls made the bún cha gio thit neon ($8.95) a satisfying dish. A better dish was the Bún Cha Gio Ga Nuong ($8.95) — tender slices of chicken breast glistening with oil atop a generous amount of noodles. The broken rice was decent, too. An order of grilled pork chop showed good depth of flavor and a good sear on the meat. A to-go order of it came with noodles and a separate container with the tiny grains of broken rice.
Located in the same complex as Sen of Japan, at the corner of Desert Inn and Durango, much of the interior remains unchanged from the previous tenant (Oriental House), with wooden columns supporting a faux street scene roofline along the kitchen area and dining room. Fit for dining in or take out, Sidestreet offers up some decent Vietnamese for those not wanting to travel farther down Desert Inn or Spring Mountain Road than they have to.
8560 W Desert Inn Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89117