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Best Vietnamese restaurant

YOUR PICKS

1) Pho #1

You say, “My measure for good Vietnamese will always be the establishments Bo Kho. And Pho #1 has the best in town. Even better than my Vietnamese mother-in-law makes at home.”

2) Co’m

3) Chateau de Saigon

4) Pho Dai Loi

5) Lee’s Bakery

OUR PICKS

Crispy Lemongrass Tofu from Nam. Photo: Becky Stein / special

Crispy Lemongrass Tofu from Nam. Photo: Becky Stein / special

1) Nam

AJC dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “Alex and Chris Kinjo of MF Buckhead and MF Sushibar extend their flair from their native Japan to Vietnam, with Nam’s hip, elegant menu of nouvelle Vietnamese cuisine. Flavors here are fresh, clean and thoughtful — allowing for Vietnamese traditions while embracing an unmistakable modernity.” For more on each of these picks, see In Search of …

2) Chateau de Saigon

3) Co’m Vietnamese Grill

4) Lee’s Bakery

5) So Ba

93 comments Add your comment

Vietnamese Lover

February 22nd, 2010
12:47 pm

Co’m (the one on Buford Hwy) overall.
Nam for Vietnamese Fine Dining.
Pho 79 for Pho.
Lee’s Bakery for Bahn Mi.

Buford Highway Exile

February 22nd, 2010
12:53 pm

Vietnamese is my favorite Asian cuisine.

My favorite is Com Vietnamese Restaurant on Buford Highway. The Papaya Salad is the best I have had. The grilled grape leaf rolls are killer, my favorite it with lamb. This place is a must and please take friends, they will love it.

I like Chateau de Saigon on Buford Highway, the menu is much more extensive, but they are not up to Com. Very nice, new atmosphere.

I go to the Scotts Antique Market every month in Jonesboro. Pho Dai Loi is very near by, they have good pho, is inexpensive and it’s quick. I highly recommend it!!

Ji

February 22nd, 2010
1:55 pm

I agree with Pho 79 for Pho. I don’t know about fine dining. I might have to give the Nam that Vietnamese Lover suggested.

Vicki

February 22nd, 2010
3:18 pm

For Pho i’d say Pho Dai Loi
For banh mi i’d say Quoc Huong in Asian square.
For fine dining, Nam.

Chris

February 22nd, 2010
3:26 pm

Pho #1 on Buford Hwy… They have everything and it is all delicious.

Chris

February 22nd, 2010
3:27 pm

My measure for good Vietnamese will always be the establishments Bo Kho. And Pho #1 has the best in town. Even better than my vietnamese mother-in-law makes at home.

BGirlie

February 22nd, 2010
4:03 pm

C’OM Vietnamese all the way. They have a new location on Peachtree Parkway at the Super Target Center called Sen Lotus, it’s good too!

Linda Compton

February 22nd, 2010
4:27 pm

I love Co’m. Always wonderful, staff helpful and friendly. I often ask the waiter to order for me and choose something I’ve not tried, sometimes off menu. Never disappointed.

Randi

February 22nd, 2010
4:31 pm

It’s Pho Dai Loi in Forest Park for me. I love their pho and bun!
Lee’s Bakery for banh mi.

I Miss Cha Gao

February 22nd, 2010
4:36 pm

Anyone long for Ms. Le and the springrolls from Cha Gao (sp?) in midtown, used to be near the Margaret Mitchell house. Great food and wonderful American story.

Atlanta Native

February 22nd, 2010
4:37 pm

C’om (Buford Highway) is the best
Saigon Deli in Asian Square has great Pho and all around quality – I love their Banh Mi, so good!
Nam is up there
I miss Bien Thuy!

Food Lover

February 22nd, 2010
4:39 pm

Chateau de Saigon
This brand new Vietnamese/Chinese chateau cooks in both styles and does so with ease. The service is charming and the space is comfortably furnished, with a diverse menu featuring delightful meat and seafood dishes, Chinese noodle bowls, as well as classic Vietnamese bun plates. 4300 Buford Highway. 404-929-0034. http://www.chateaudesaigon.com

Atlanta Native

February 22nd, 2010
4:40 pm

I miss Chi Go also.

Pho Phan

February 22nd, 2010
4:53 pm

Chateau de Saigon for me…I’m very particular about Viet food being one and eating it all of my life. Their pho is good as is everything on their menu. Also has a clean atmosphere which most Viet restaurants do not appear to have.

MochaDLyte

February 22nd, 2010
4:56 pm

Saigon Cafe in Duluth and Norcross

Pho Phan

February 22nd, 2010
5:04 pm

Saigon Cafe? Are you kidding? The original was good when it first opened, but now it’s like eating Viet McDonald’s. Junk.

LoveToEat

February 22nd, 2010
5:13 pm

We are one of the fans of Vietnamese foods. We stopped by alot of Vietnamese restaurants. There is a brand new Vietnamese restaurant on Buford Hwy, known as Bamboo Grill & Hotpot. We had a grilled combination meat combo and Thailand hotpot. Oh, my God! The food were so delicous. Specially, the hot pot.

Derek

February 22nd, 2010
5:13 pm

Pho Dai Loi on Buford! I’m too far from Forest Park. :)

C’om, Chateau De Saigon, Quoc Hong, and Pho Bac are all excellent as well…more people need to try it, it blows all other Asian cuisines away!

reservoirDAWG

February 22nd, 2010
5:19 pm

I agree Pho. Saigon Cafe is terrible.

AsianFoodLover

February 22nd, 2010
5:39 pm

Me too, I just went to Bamboo on their grand opening day and trying out the grass jelly milk teas at the new restuaran, it was outstanding, and totally different….

BobDog

February 22nd, 2010
5:58 pm

Nam is great, sort of high end. It is in a strip on Monroe Dr. in Midtown across from Grady High’s football stadium. I have made the drive in from the ‘burbs several times and it has been worth it.

If you’re in North Fulton or South Forsyth, you should try Sen on Peachtree Parkway at Mathis Airport Rd. They have really good food, nice decor, and friendly, helpful service.

Keckels

February 22nd, 2010
6:05 pm

Canton House…

ex- Atlantian

February 22nd, 2010
6:27 pm

I too miss Cha Gao, best I’ve eaten

Chris

February 22nd, 2010
9:35 pm

Keckles the Canton House isn’t Vietnamese.

jeff

February 22nd, 2010
11:28 pm

Saigon Cafe on Pleasant Hill is the best food and service – even compared to other locations, this is the best.

Pho Bac is an example of a place that serves decent food that can’t compensate for the awful service. If they bring you the wrong item, then YOU must have ordered the wrong thing. So many more problems with this place . . . just check your food before you eat it.

Stephen

February 22nd, 2010
11:58 pm

Pho Bac on Buford Highway for Pho, Saigon Deli in Asian Square for Banh Mi.

Used to like Pho #1 but stopped going, Dai Loi is above average. The other banh mi place in Asian Square – the bread is too crusty & dry.

Been meaning to try What the Pho? On Pleasant Hill for a while now – anyone been?

Pho Phan

February 23rd, 2010
1:23 am

Seriously Stephen, you think the food is authentic with a name like What the Pho? Been there, and it’s horrible. Clever name and that’s about it.

Kena

February 23rd, 2010
6:20 am

C’om Grill on Buford Hwy
Nan Restaurant

jls

February 23rd, 2010
6:20 am

Dai Loi!
Certainly not C’om

lizinsarasota

February 23rd, 2010
7:24 am

I’ve been gone awhile. Is Bien Thuy still on Buford Highway? Last time I was there Suzanne was moving back to Vietnam and then I moved away.
However, best restaurant ever in Atlanta was Honto. Their pan-fried Pompano and salt & pepper squid still lives in my memory!

Matt

February 23rd, 2010
7:48 am

Pho Dai Loi on the Southside and Lee’s Bakery for Bahn Mi

Dana

February 23rd, 2010
7:54 am

Pho #79 is the bomb…..my friend Charles (RIP) introduced me to Pho there! Great welcoming environment and great Pho and ice coffee!

Marvin Mangrum

February 23rd, 2010
8:12 am

Sorry, but I live in Macon and you do the same as the macon paper, that is instead of telling me how to make my local dishes better, you want me to learn of all the cultures that have come to my country. I do not give a frying poot about chinese, about korean, about vietnese, about indian about any of that stuff. I am an American, let me say that again, I am an American and I do not want any of that junk. I do not get it, thats all there is in the food sections anymore. Gee, Dang!

donald stewart

February 23rd, 2010
8:19 am

Pho Dai Loi is “as good as it gets”

David

February 23rd, 2010
8:29 am

Nam.. Hands down the best

Keith

February 23rd, 2010
8:33 am

I am a big fan of Moses Malone’s Vietnamese restaurant “Pho, Pho, Pho”

brent

February 23rd, 2010
8:37 am

For those not lucky enough to live near Buford Highway, Pho & Com Asian Grill in Roswell is awesome. I live just a few miles away and go all the time.

Lancelot Link

February 23rd, 2010
8:39 am

Pho Dai Loi in Forest Park.

Andy

February 23rd, 2010
8:40 am

Pho #1 hands down best.

Skippy Trung

February 23rd, 2010
8:44 am

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brent

February 23rd, 2010
8:55 am

Marvin get a life. It is a restaurant review. “American” cuisine is a collection of cuisines of the world. We came from Europe, Asia, Africa so all your “American” food came from other places. It is fun to sample food from other cultures. Aren’t you tired of McDonalds?

Laura

February 23rd, 2010
8:55 am

Pho #1 on Buford Highway. I’ve tried other pho around the city and nowhere even comes close.

whathephoyoulookinat?

February 23rd, 2010
8:57 am

Shame about Saigon Cafe, i know the owner and it was some of the best in the beginning; I will tell you that his distribution center is impeccably clean. They kept trying to expand into Thai.

Skippy Trung

February 23rd, 2010
8:58 am

Dai Loi 2 on Buford Hwy for Pho just like mom makes it – best in town hands down.
Lee’s Bakery for Banh Mi – reminds me of the mother land.

‘Fine dining’ is an OXYMORON when it comes to Vietnamese food. We don’t have such a thing as fine dining our cuisine – commom man food 24-7. Skip NAM, take your $$$ to any hole in the wall on Buford Hwy and chow down with the natives for a better meal and feed a family of 10 instead of 2 for the same price.

Kar

February 23rd, 2010
8:58 am

I still miss Pho Hoa Bihn on cheshire. they had the best pho broth hands down. The new one on Buford just isn’t the same.

Bill

February 23rd, 2010
9:01 am

Pho Dai Loi #2 on Buford Hwy for Pho, Chateau de Saigon for everything else Vietnamese.

Sandy

February 23rd, 2010
9:04 am

Chateau de Saigon for Pho and Bun
Lee’s Bakery for Banh Mi.

DowntownGirl

February 23rd, 2010
9:04 am

Dua on Broad Street in downtown Atlanta! It’s consistently delicious, well managed, and the perfect location for intowners. The house pho is fantastic but also try the bun!

They were apeaking Asian or something

February 23rd, 2010
9:08 am

I too miss Cha Gio. I was heartbroken when they went Thai/whatever.

Bien Thuy was my replacement. Suzanne totally turned me on to new things I hadn’t tried before. Then she left. I went to Saigon Deli across the street; they have excellent bahn xeo if you’re in the mood.

A good one on the north end is Le Mekong. It just opened up and is where the former and excellent Ginger operated. It’s located at 141 and Abbotts Bridge.

I’m always looking for good bahn xeo. Anyone out there know where to find some of that crepe goodness?

altomama

February 23rd, 2010
9:10 am

Dua Vietnamese Noodle Soup on Board St in Downtown is awesome. The regular size Pho is enough for two meals. A Great place with a very friendly staff. The wait is worth it!!