Zander's House

(972) 943-9199

2300 N Central Expressway, Plano, TX | Directions   75074

33.029317 -96.707864

Open Hours

Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Restaurants, $, Family-Friendly Dining  more

More Tags: Group Dining, Hidden Find

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa


Hot & Sour Shrimp or Fish Soup. / Canh Chua Tom or Ca., Hot & Sour Bean Curd Soup. / Canh Chua Dau Hu., Seafood Soup. / Canh Thap Cam Do Bien., Chicken Noodle Soup. / Pho Ga., Shrimp or Pork Chop Noodle Soup. / Pho Tom or Suon Nuong., Beef Noodle Soup. / Pho Tai. Bo Flank Steak, A Cup of Beef Meat Balls. / Chen Bo Vien., A Cup of Beef Tripe. / Chen Sach., Grilled Beef Soup. / Mi Bo Nuong., Chicken Sate Soup. / Banh Mi Ga Sate.... more

Reviews for Zander's House

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Overpriced Vietnamese Food – You can get the same food for cheaper if you make the trek to Garland. The food is ok and the decor is homemade but the priceis ridiculous.

over a year ago

Rough edges, but novel and flavorful food redeems – My wife and I arrived for an early Saturday dinner (5:45) and so were not surprised that the crowd was sparse. We were startled and disappointed to be sat at a two-top table immediately adjacent to another occupied two-top. Parallel and adjacent two-tops in a quiet restaurant are a peeve of mine, and in the cavernous space, sitting us there seemed thoughtless. Not a good start.

Our waiter had a quiet sense of humor and put us at ease, however. He suggested the Vietnamese-style beef carpaccio and we accepted. When it arrived, we were both surprised at its appearance: it looked like a mound of shredded material covered in crushed peanuts. I had expected thin strips more or less flat on the plate. We dug in, and IT WAS MARVELOUS. The ginger, lime, and chile was vivid and bright; the beef was thin and rare; the overall effect was intoxicating. It was that good.

My wife had a chicken curry that she enjoyed a great deal and I - not a curry fan - found pretty good as well. Did the coconut milk save it? I am not curry-savvy enough to say.

I suppose I was in a beef mood, so I ordered the Zander's BBQ beef. It was described as being served with toast. Odd, but I figured that the toast would be something interesting. I was wrong. The beef was tender, moist, and flavorful, but the toast was whole wheat sandwich bread. That was the plate: beef chips sprinkled with sesame seeds and sandwich bread toast. Odd.

The place did not fill up by 7:00. For the sake of the carpaccio, at least, I hope business is better for Zander's House at other times.

over a year ago

Family-run Vietnamese in Plano boasts a New York-style cosmopolitan edge. – In Short
Set off I-75, the place feels capacious and rather spare, but it's a small family-run Vietnamese at heart. The Bui family came from New York, bringing unusual recipes such as shaken beef, whole fried snapper in lime-chie sauce, and papaya salad with dried anchovies instead of the usual dried shrimp. Desserts stand out, too: Flan ladled with coffee syrup and a banana pudding made with fresh fruit, coconut milk and chopped peanuts.


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