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Lido Restaurant
2518 N. Military Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 521-1902
Cost: $$ 20 Vietnamese Tea: Jasmine (bags)
MSG: Yes
Smoking: No Smoking
Best Items: Vermicelli Noodle Dishes, Hot and Sour Soup
Vermicelli Noodle Dishes:
Hot and Sour Soup:
Vietnamese Hot and Sour Soup:
Reviews: AOL City Guide
16-Mar-06 10+
Lido was the original Vietnamese restaurant to become popular in Oklahoma City, opening the door for several others serving the same type of food to become successful. While I am very thankful that Lido paved the way for this delicious and healthy cuisine, I find that many of the newer Vietnamese restaurants have surpassed the original in food quality.

Sometimes Lido is still the best choice, particularly if you want to explore some of the lesser known Vietnamese dishes (although these dishes are pretty standard in cities such as Seattle). For instance, if I want Vietnamese Hot and Sour Soup, Lido is the only place I know in OKC that serves it. I do not think it is spicy enough and the broth is not as good as I have had even in such places as Lubbock. The chicken version I ordered was quite disappointing, with the chicken having a rather unpleasant flavor. Overall I thought this was one of the least satisfying versions of this dish I have tried.

The Vermicelli Noodle Dishes are really the specialty of the restaurant, and the dishes I think they do best. I would be reluctant to order the chicken dish, but the vegetable versions I have eaten have been quite good.

There are some French specialties including diced filet mignon, roasted Cornish hen, etc.. This is not the greatest Vietnamese restaurant I have tried, but at least there is a lot of variety, and the prices are reasonable.

Lido has a Chinese menu, but I have not tried any of the items. I do like the hot and sour soup, though.

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