8776-B Research, 512/451-5051
serves Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine and has been in business for more than 20 years. Call ahead on Saturdays, which are often booked for wedding receptions.
The classics stand out at this contemporary Vietnamese restaurant.
5001 Airport, 512/358-4101
Using a 100-year-old family recipe learned over the course of several visits to the proprietor of Bánh Mì Phuong street stand in Hoi An, a city on the south central coast of Vietnam, the owners here offer up roughly half a dozen variations on the iconic sandwich. Try the oxtail sandwich when it's available.
9070 Research, 512/454-3264
Most folks go for the pho or the bun, but you should give the dinners a try. The hot-and-sour soup rocks, and the lunch specials are big, cheap, and delicious.
7601-I N. Lamar, 512/451-2464