Dining Guide

Star Ginger

  • Thai, Vietnamese

Essential Information

3101 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816

The celebrated chef and Lemon Grass owner Mai Pham launched this handsome East Sacramento restaurant, which serves up fresh, easy-to-like renditions of dishes from around Asia. Vietnamese and Thai specialties—like savory chicken pho and banh mi sandwiches on warm baguettes, kao soi soup (soul-warming yellow curry with egg noodles and chicken) or green curry chicken—draw on Pham’s heritage. Dishes from other parts of Asia (like the Singapore noodles and Korean barbecue beef) reveal flavors she’s become intrigued by on her travels. The lunch and dinner menus vary slightly, and so does service: At lunch, you order at the counter; at dinner, there’s table service. Whenever you go, though, the setting is stylish and the food comes out fast and tasty.

Additional Information

Neighborhood: East Sacramento

Price: $$