Below were real testimonials from real people whom have visited Oh Mai. Still uncertain? Come visit us at any of our 2 locations and experience for yourself some of the tastiest Vietnamese "Banh Mi" ever and more.
"The bánh mì that I had, the S1 Cold Cuts, was as close to my gold standard, Spice Kit in San Francisco, as I’ve found in the area. On the protein side of the lineup, pork roll, jambon ham, pork head cheese, and a pork pate. The vegetation side: pickled daikon and carrot, jalapeno, cilantro, and cucumber. Surround that with a piece of bread that, while not the traditional so-crispy-that-it-shatters-on- the-first-bite baguette, was nonetheless of the french variety, thoroughly toasted, and nicely dressed with garlic butter and mayo. It hits all of the usual bánh mì notes of unctuous, sweet from the vegetables, and substantial from the meat. At only $3.88, it is ridiculously inexpensive. Something about the more substantial bread and the generous toppings also makes this a much more filling sandwich than any of its brethren further west." - Ryan C. (I Review Something Blog 3/9/2012) Full Review
"How soon is too soon to write an update? The next day? I hope not. We enjoyed our food so much that we decided it was dinner tonight, too. At first I figured I’d go with the same S1, but found the the flavors were impressive enough that I wanted to see what other magic they might have in store. We got a V1, a bun or vermicelli noodle salad with honey-glazed pork. The flavor of the meat was just subtly sweet, enough to compliment the natural sweetness of pork. It was perfectly cooked and has some nicely crispy, caramelized ends. The salad came with a really tasty chili-lime fish sauce vinaigrette to put over the cold noodles and veggies. Really great dish. We also got two sandwiches. The first, the S3, is a yellow curry chicken cooked with coconut milk. This was a bit of a departure for me from the usual porky land of the traditional bánh mì, but the seductively spicy chicken was a great match with all of the usual pickled vegetation. I can see revisiting this neighborhood again for sure." - Ryan C. (I Review Something Blog 3/10/2012) Full Review
"I just heard about this from a co worker and a friend riding by. I saw the menu on urban spoon and as soon as I saw the word "Vegan Banh Mi" I hopped in my car and picked up a couple of sandwiches for me and my friend! We ordered the Lemongrass bean curd (They said it was vegan too) and the Vegan Sandwich. They both were delicious and at least a foot long! ...the bread was awesome! It didn't taste cheap like grocery store french bread, but was crispy, light, and flaky. The flavors were awesome! Every one in there was super nice, and helpful with the menu. I ordered my sandwiches to go because it was a beautiful day for a picnic. The atmosphere is great on the inside, very cozy! I am definitely going back to try the pho and bun! The prices are awesome too! DID I MENTION LOTS OF VEGAN OPTIONS!" - Matthew C. 3/15/2012 Full Review
"If the food wasn't great enough, the family running this place has to be some of the more sincere people I have ever met. They defined great hospitality and made sure we were well taken care of. The bahn mi was as good as I have ever had. I don't really know what else to say, except do yourself a favor and go support great people who know how to make great authentic food." - Keith B. 3/17/2012
"I can't believe that this place opened on March 9th and six people already beat me to writing a review on this place. I heard about this restaurant through word of mouth and I thought it was cute how another new Vietnamese restaurant decided on a catchy name! The place isn't easy to spot if you're just cruising down State Street and their parking lot is definitely small. However, the interior is just so adorable and their menu is conveniently placed right above the ordering counter. They actually have a good variety of food and the best part is they have Vietnamese dishes that no other restaurants has! Their egg sandwich was delicious and my sister liked their vermicelli with pork and coconut milk dish. Their prices are also very friendly on the wallet! I'm excited to go back and try other items on their menu. It obviously will have no problem luring in a crowd of addicted customers. Red Ginger and Ichiban better watch out because Oh Mai is not only cheap...but GOOD too!" - Rosy N. 3/21/2012
"So, I'm not like, a Bahn Mi expert or anything; I just know a good sandwich when I find one. The contrast of toasted crunchy french bread and pickled veggies, noodles and tofu is brilliant. And delicious. I'm already planning my next trip. They also had a few other vegan options to try like Pho and noodles. I love it when a place labels things "vegan". It makes my life so much easier. The prices are kind of ridiculous. My Banh Mi was less than $4 and it was huge! Both the Pho and noodles are around six bucks. I felt kind of guilty spending ten bucks for two sandwiches and spring rolls!" - Amanda Eats SLC Blog 3/24/2012 Full Review
"All I got to say is, this place in pretty damn GOOD! Their Banh Mi is awesome! The S2 Honey Glazed Pork (Thit Nuong) really hit the spot. Had to get a couple for later before I left... Now I can get my fixin in the 801 instead of traveling to Lee's Sandwich in Vegas or the likes out in So. Cal. Gonna have to try their pho next time ..." - Chi H. 3/30/2012
"Go eat here. And soon -- I don't know how they plan to stay open with such modest prices. My wife and I went for dinner on March 31. She had a honey-glazed pork sandwich and I tried the ribeye pho. Both were amazingly good. It was only the second time I'd ever had pho (definitely a fan now). The first was a couple months prior at a certain other Vietnamese restaurant further north on State (whose name sounds like a French restaurant). Oh Mai's pho demolished it -- more meat, more and better noodles, richer broth). My wife loved the sandwich as well. I managed to talk my way into stealing a bite and can vouch for it. We'll be returning soon." - Nate G. 4/1/2012
"I don't cry often, but when I do, it's because of food like this. I've waited 5 years for a good Banh Mi sammich joint to find me in Utah, and at the stroke of luck one afternoon driving down State St., I saw one. And I went. And it was good. It was damn good. The decor and ambiance is like eating in a home. Shaking hands with the owner and chef made it a personal experience. The smoke filled air in the room from the sweet honey glazed pork. I was really in the mood for Pho, and priced at only $6, I went for that and a $4 Banh Mi.. Let me tell you, it was a feat to finish them both.. I liked that it wasn't a ridiculously huge bowl, but it was packed with the best broth and freshest, tastiest vegetables that I've probably had in the dozen Pho places I've tried around town. The Banh Mi was just silly. Crispy 8" baguette, pickled carrots, fresh thin sliced jalapeno, cilantro and honey glazed grilled pork that made my soul tingle. I haven't had something this good in a while, and I'm a glutton who eats like royalty daily.. So, to me, this says a lot. I highly recommend this place and will be by at least twice a week from here on out :)" - Davin K. 4/9/2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are humbled by your kind and thoughtful remarks.