Kim Ba

2495 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80014
Best Of
Kim Ba +

Cassandra Kotnik


  • Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm
  • $, $$
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
For over two decades now, owner Ba Forde has been serving a very traditional version of her home country's cuisine in a pleasant, near-invisible space in a strip mall. But one bite of Kim Ba's green-lip mussels in a Thai coconut curry sauce, or the pork in spicy black-pepper sauce, or the duck with lemongrass is enough to permanently imprint the location in your brain. For great Vietnamese food, this is the place.

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  • Slow trade forces KimBa Grill to close its doors
    4 years ago by Patrick Langlois

    KimBa Grill, the fast-casual Vietnamese noodle house located at 1470 South Santa Fe Drive, has closed after eighteen months of business. John Forde opened the spot in March of 2010, but according to a recorded voice message, the loc...

  • Vietnamese noodle bowls at the new KimBa Grill
    5 years ago by Lori Midson

    For the past 25 years, Ba Forde has been the matriarch behind Kim Ba, the excellent Vietnamese joint at 2495 South Havana that's been the recipient of numerous Westword Best of Denver awards, including Best Vietnamese Restaurant, a ...

  • Bite Me
    10 years ago by Jason Sheehan

    t Kim Ba (see review), owner Ba Forde has served a very traditional version of her family's native cuisine for almost two decades. For a time, her sister was doing much the same thing as one of the original partners at T-Wa Inn (555...

  • No Shame
    10 years ago by Jason Sheehan

    It's one o'clock in the morning and I'm still eating crab. I've been eating crab since my wife went to bed more than an hour ago, sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of the TV, watching cartoons with the drifty stare of an ac...

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