The classics stand out at this contemporary Vietnamese restaurant.
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.
Don't let the nondescript exterior fool you; this is where all of your favorite Vietnamese dishes have been hiding.
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.
This restaurant is spare in decor but meticulously clean. The menu features a mix of Vietnamese noodle-house items, from appetizers to pho, bun, and rice plates, with a smattering of Chinese stir-fries thrown in for the timid or uninformed.
A mix of popular Chinese dishes complements its Vietnamese menu. It really shines with the blackboard Vietnamese specials, particularly the vegetarian dishes.
Tasty, generous portions and good service turn newcomers into regulars.
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.
This casual eatery offers Cajun pho, po-boys, crabs, oysters, shrimp and chicken wings.
From the owners of Star of India, Papadom offers classic Indian dishes and Indo-Chinese specialties and keeps late-night hours – perfect for the Downtown crowd.
The beef- and chicken-based broths here are flavorful and rich. Try the Pho Tái Nam, featuring rare eye of round steak, well-cooked flank, and fatty brisket.
The broth here is terrific but meat-based, so this isn't a choice for vegetarians. Some of the greatest pho in town.
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