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    Lei's Vietnamese

    Anybody know if that place is still open? I'll be coming to the game Saturday (first game since CPR's first game!) and haven't been to Lei's since college almost ten years ago. Anyone know if this little hidden gem with excellent, cheap Vietnamese food is still around?



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    Re: Lei's Vietnamese

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    Anybody know if that place is still open? I'll be coming to the game Saturday (first game since CPR's first game!) and haven't been to Lei's since college almost ten years ago. Anyone know if this little hidden gem with excellent, cheap Vietnamese food is still around?
    as far as I know it's still open. My wife introduced me to it a long time ago. Very good place. They make a really good chicken and water chestnuts in brown sauce dish that I'm not 100% sure is on the menu, but will still make if you ask for it. And their cream cheese wantons are just about the best thing on the planet.


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    Re: Lei's Vietnamese

    There's Yelp reviews from a couple weeks ago so I'm guessing yes.



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    Re: Lei's Vietnamese

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    as far as I know it's still open. My wife introduced me to it a long time ago. Very good place. They make a really good chicken and water chestnuts in brown sauce dish that I'm not 100% sure is on the menu, but will still make if you ask for it. And their cream cheese wantons are just about the best thing on the planet.
    I still have dreams about their cream cheese wontons. That's really the main reason I want to go. Their helpings for the price have always even very generous as well.



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    Re: Lei's Vietnamese

    Yes it is, but I wouldn't recommend eating there, it is after all, in Ames, and there couldn't possibly be any good restaurants here. (Sarcasm hopefully evident, it is in the same location and is as good as ever)



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    Re: Lei's Vietnamese

    I'm bringing the girlfriend and she's from Indiana, so I wanted something unique to Ames. I don't eat meat, so Hickory Park was out of the question, plus I didn't want to wait for five hours for seating, so I narrowed it down to Lei's and Great Plains.



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    Re: Lei's Vietnamese

    Still open. Love the shrimp rolls with peanut sauce and basically everything on the back page of the menu.



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    Re: Lei's Vietnamese

    Beef fried rice sitting on my desk from Le's right now.



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    Re: Lei's Vietnamese

    Still open, still amazing. Seriously, get the cream cheese wontons. You're welcome.


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    Re: Lei's Vietnamese

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    I'm bringing the girlfriend and she's from Indiana, so I wanted something unique to Ames. I don't eat meat, so Hickory Park was out of the question, plus I didn't want to wait for five hours for seating, so I narrowed it down to Lei's and Great Plains.
    IMO, I would go Great Plains then. Although you are looking at a long wait depending at the time you go then.



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    Re: Lei's Vietnamese

    Good that the place is still open (haven't been back since 2002) - the owner was really nice.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    Good that the place is still open (haven't been back since 2002) - the owner was really nice.
    Kay is great, she's super-nice. She also takes a ton of pride in the quality of the ingredients, I had a friend who worked there and was just amazed how picky Kay was about the food.

    Le's is still in Colorado Junction. You can always go get a gyro at Pammel for dessert, too. :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Kay is great, she's super-nice. She also takes a ton of pride in the quality of the ingredients, I had a friend who worked there and was just amazed how picky Kay was about the food.

    Le's is still in Colorado Junction. You can always go get a gyro at Pammel for dessert, too. :)
    Kay is the best. Don't think I have ever seen her not smiling. Her daughter is the same way when she's working... I think she may be in college now though.

    I always get the mix Vermicelli!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Kay is the best. Don't think I have ever seen her not smiling. Her daughter is the same way when she's working... I think she may be in college now though.

    I always get the mix Vermicelli!
    YES! Her daughter is so sweet. I think you're right, she's only there during breaks and such. Just the cutest little thing.

    It's actually like the owner's wife (I can't think of her name at the moment) and the daughter at House of Chen. Both just SO nice.


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    Re: Lei's Vietnamese

    You guys know a shocking amount about the proprietors of your favorite restaurants.



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