“Mama La” is the secret ingredient behind each of our KIM SON Restaurants. Born in Vietnam, Kim Su Tran La, her husband and their seven children, arrived in Houston in 1980 after fleeing from Communist regime in their homeland. Armed with her extensive knowledge of Vietnamese cooking, which was passed down to her from her mother-in-law, Mama La managed to memorize over 250 recipes before opening the first KIM SON Restaurant. Her food quickly gained the following of thousands of fans along with the admiration and loyalty of many of Vietnam’s top restaurant cities. The original KIM SON was located in Vinh Long before it was eventually closed due to the communist takeover in Vietnam.
Perennially voted “Best Vietnamese Restaurant” in Houston by the Houston Press, KIM SON has also garnered praise through a number of prestigious magazines, such as Bon Appétit, Esquire, and Food & Wine. Today, Mama La’s talent in the kitchen has paved the way for the KIM SON Restaurant Group to grow to four full-service restaurants, three banquet facilities, and four food court outlets throughout the Houston area. We hope that we meet – or exceed – your expectations when visiting any of our restaurants.
We wish to thank you for coming to our KIM SON Restaurants and honoring us with your continued support. During your time at our KIM SON restaurant locations, we hope you experience the warmth, tradition, and culinary treasures of Vietnam and our people. We have had more than 30 years of experience preparing dishes that are distinctive of our homeland and feel privileged to have the opportunity to share them with you.
We proudly use only the freshest ingredients, and we continuously strive to improve the quality of both our food and service. Please feel free to share with us your opinion of our restaurant, and we welcome your suggestions for improvement. As always, our goal is to provide an exceptional and authentic Asian dining experience for you and your family. We look forward to seeing you back again soon!
The La Family