I'm back again. Not sure what sprocket is talking about. Maybe he had a bad day and just blamed it on the restuarant. I was there last Friday night and had the papaya salad for appetizer and a bowl of duck noodle. My wife had the house special spicy noodle. The papaya salad was very tasty....best i've had for a long time. The duck noodle was excellent...the marinated duck, then fried, on top of the broth was to die for. I didn't really want to share with my wife, but wanted to try her house special spicy noodle so had to settle. Hehehe. Her dish was also excellent. I will have to eat that next time. The young wait staff is very nice and helpful.
I've eaten at many vietnamese restaurants in Albuquerque and around the country, mainly in Texas and California, and PHO NGUYEN left the best impression. The PHO (beef noodle soup), for those of you not too familiar with vietnamese food, is so good, I want to eat it everytime I go there. You really have to eat the PHO here, then go to other vietnamese restaurants and try theres to really appreciate the goodness of PHO NGUYEN. There are many tasty rice dishes and the BUN (rice noodle with grilled meat of your choice), is very good. Try the spring rolls, shrimp in bean curd wrap or shrimp wrapped in bacon. All are excellent!! I have a hard time deciding which ones to order each time I go there, so bring a friend and share it. It's a lot of good food. Try their different smoothies with boba also! I'm getting hungry just writing this short comment. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!
I too have eaten at many vietnamese restaurants and Kim's didn't impress me too much. I ate the Pho, which is what vietnamese food is best known for, and is was average. The broth could use a little help. Also tried the spring rolls and I tell ya, it was pretty big, but i've had better. Pork seems to have just been boiled without any flavoring. Had to depend too much on the sauce. Nice waitress. I too first went to try out KIM's on a thursday about 4 months ago, and it was not open. Tried back on friday a few weeks later, and it still wasn't open. Must of had some family issue. It's ok though, I understand. Didn't want to bring this up, but first comment had an argument.