1899 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816 916-456-0888
Vietnamese restaurants don’t usually conjure sounds of pop music playing in the background and Giants games lighting up plasma-screen TVs, but Coriander boasts a lively atmosphere, along with a clean, mod interior featuring a massive black-and-white photograph of the State Capitol and a sunny, spacious patio perfect for gathering over steamy bowls of pho and hearty banh mi sandwiches. Opened in April 2014, Coriander happily found its home on the corner of Alhambra Boulevard and S Street that also houses the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op and a yoga studio, and it fits right in with dishes filled with fresh ingredients and plenty of vegetarian options. Standout offerings include the bun thit nuong with grilled pork and egg rolls over rice noodles, but don’t overlook the addictive appetizers, like the crispy, savory banh xeo (Vietnamese rice crepes) stuffed with grilled shrimp, chicken, taro and bean sprouts, or the subtly smoky salad with a rainbow of sliced jackfruit, lotus roots and banana blossoms served with black sesame rice crackers.
Neighborhood: East Sacramento
Offering: Outdoor Seating