Wellington Shopping Center, 6404 Tryon Road, Cary.
Prices: entrees average less than $10.
Atmosphere: modestly upscale, with a recurring bamboo motif.
Service: friendly, but still working out the kinks.
Recommended: grilled beef with sesame and lemongrass, seafood stuffed peppers, Vietnamese crepes, beef fondue with vinegar.
Open: Lunch Monday-Saturday, dinner nightly.
Reservations: accepted (preferred for large parties).
Other: Visa, MasterCard, Discover; full bar; vegetarian-friendly; kid-friendly.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in four categories:
**** Among the Triangle's very best.
*** Rewarding experience.
** Generally acceptable.
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e-picurean column and check out the searchable restaurant database at http://triangle.com/ dining/.