215 E. Sixth
Hours: Sun-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11pm
Formerly known as Pho Công Lý, Mekong River has the same pho, but you can't listen to ABBA until 2am. A staple for quick, cheap, and tasty meals.
Although basic Thai staples such as pad thai and curries are represented, the Vietnamese dishes are among the best, served with the usual steamed rice, rau ghém, and fish sauce, with names like Cyclone Driver, Spicy Landlord, and Secretary Holiday.
5900 W. Slaughter Ste. 500-D, 512/288-8688
Don't let the nondescript exterior fool you; this is where all of your favorite Vietnamese dishes have been hiding.
4211 S. Lamar Ste. E-1, 512/444-1593
Making Vietnamese cuisine with grass-fed meats, eggs from pastured chickens, locally grown organic produce, and seafood fresh from the Gulf makes us happy, but not as happy as the dreamy drip coffee served iced or hot.
1501 S. First, 512/291-2881