SF Metreon -- your favorites?
Bumping this thread up, since FreshRoll is now open! I went yesterday, and really liked it.
I ordered the three fresh rolls....you can choose what you want in each one, so I tried one tofu, one pork, and one chicken. I got the "standard" add ons (all complimentary) of cucumber, lettuce, cilantro, bean sprouts, and jalapeno...but then I also added basil and pickled veggies, and omitted the pineapple. The very friendly server had no problem dealing with these modifications...you stand there as they make your rolls (like at the salad places where you build your own salad) and you can tell them what you want. They were wrapped quite nicely.
For an extra $2.95, I made my meal a combo with a cup of pho chicken broth, and an iced tea (lychee jasmine).
The rolls were very good. Tofu was the most boring, and I think chicken was the best. Dipping sauces are self-serve, and I particularly liked the peanut sauce...but it was nice to have 4 to choose from. I finished my fresh rolls, and then drank about 1/2 of the pho broth....it was fine, but pretty plain, and I think they'd be better off doing something with this broth (like serving full-fledged pho). Iced tea was a bit on the sweet side, and not very big....so I think next time I'll just stick to the rolls.
I wished that they had more filling options too, particularly more traditional Vietnamese ones...it wouldn't be too hard for them to make great nem nuong cuon, which would be quite exciting.
re: Dave MP
Another thumbs up for Freshroll. Since it's not bordering YBG it is more of a locals' spot/no tourists. I like uplifting house music, but the volume was up a bit high for me . . . that's the only negative:
my 5-year old liked the chicken and tofu rolls (!)
my bowl with punchy garlic shrimp was superb
get all 4 or 5 sauces if you're taking it to go
my Swedish colleague declared his Bahn Mi to be the best sandwich he'd ever had.
Great prices, sparkling fresh food, go : )