Restaurant review: John Gilchrist tries Balo

The CBC's John Gilchrist went to Balo for some Vietnamese food and shares his review.

Eatery blurs the line between Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese food

Balo features over 100 dishes that blur the lines between Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese cuisine. (Google Maps)

Calgary has no shortage of options for Vietnamese cuisine.

In every quadrant of the city, you can find a variety of options for pho, vermicelli, spring rolls and more.

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John GIlchrist visited Balo in the city's southwest recently. It's located at 1238 Eighth Street S.W. in the Beltline and seats about 80 diners in a light, open room. 

Balo offers tasty, plentiful food that blurs the line between Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese food. It has over 100 dishes to choose from, including ginger beef, satay beef salad rolls and grilled tiger prawn salad with chili-lime vinaigrette.

He gives the Vietnamese eatery seven forks out of 10.

John Gilchrist gives Balo seven forks out of 10. (CBC)