This lively Vietnamese kitchen gets a reboot in Coronado with an expanded menu of street food – think pho, banh mi and a made-to-order spring roll bar – along with imported beers and signature cocktails, plus daily happy hour. The modern space has floor-to-ceiling windows, bold red walls and a small bar..
Phone Number: (602) 601-7621
Address: 2241 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
“Unquestionably stylish, this midtown neighborhood restaurant in a former bungalow features approachable Vietnamese fare and fits the bill for those willing to sacrifice the more authentic and wallet-friendly dishes found in fluorescent-lit, no-frills eateries of the same ilk. The name a nod to its selection of nearly 15 made-to-order varieties of rolls wrapped in moistened rice paper, there are also adequate versions of pho, salads, and bigger than usual bánh mí sandwiches (the standout being the braised pork), and classic dishes like Shaking Beef served after 4 p.m. Service can be sketchy.
Rice Paper is unquestionably stylish: a renovated small home with exposed brick walls amid a gray and white color palette, miniature chandeliers, and lacquered-wood tables and chairs that fill the main room and enclosed porch and spill onto a patio where the sounds of Seventh Street traffic mix with lively conversation.
And if you’re in this midtown neighborhood and willing to sacrifice the more authentic and wallet-friendly dishes found in fluorescent-lit, no-frills Phoenix Vietnamese favorites like Pho Than and Da Vang, then spending a few hours steeped in Rice Paper’s chic scene, nibbling on semi-satisfying fare alongside a cold Sing Ha or glass of cucumber-infused water, shouldn’t be a problem.”