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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

Phan-o-Pho

February 23rd, 2010
9:40 am

I live just off Buford Hwy. and have tried several Pho restaurants up and down the corridor. For Pho, I highly recommend Pho #1 on Buford Hwy. (a few blocks north of Clairmont Rd). Further north is Pho #79 on Winter’s Chapel Rd (just outside 285 off Peachtree Industrial Blvd), also a great choice for Pho. Bon Appetit, y’all!

jennifer

February 23rd, 2010
9:43 am

Lee’s Bakery for Bahn Mi.

JMT

February 23rd, 2010
9:50 am

New Saigon Vietnamese Bistro is our favorite. We drive over an hour to be there.

mimi

February 23rd, 2010
9:51 am

Pho Bac for Pho, Quoc Huong and Lee’s Bakery for bahn mi. For a decent spot in Tucker (of all places!) try Mint’s Grill. It’s owned by the Lee’s Bakery folk.

jimjoe

February 23rd, 2010
10:01 am

Nam @ 931 Monroe (near Piedmont Park) is great. Subtle flavors, yummy dishes, and not greasy at all. It’s been on our list of “great and reliable” Atlanta restaurants for years. If you’re either new to Vietnamese food or want to upgrade from a cheap greasy joint, this is the place to go.

Pegster

February 23rd, 2010
10:02 am

For cheap Vietnamese I like Saigon Deli at Asian Square on Buford Hwy. The bun (cold noodles with BBQ meat) was really good.

I too miss Cha Gio and Bien Thuy.

ScottyV

February 23rd, 2010
10:06 am

Dai Loi, either location on Buford Hwy or on Jonesboro Rd in Forest Park are ‘da bomb! Best Pho I have ever had. The owner, Luke, is a fantastic guy.

Ms. Mac

February 23rd, 2010
10:17 am

DUA — downtown Atlanta, Broad Street

Souffle Chef

February 23rd, 2010
10:31 am

Chateau de Saigon is amazing. Everything is fresh and delicious.

jsin

February 23rd, 2010
10:44 am

pho 79…hands down!!

Sara

February 23rd, 2010
10:47 am

Macon too

February 23rd, 2010
10:47 am

Gee Marvin, calm down and expand your horizons a bit!

ATL, Dawg, ya dig?

February 23rd, 2010
11:01 am

Marvin- What’s the best restaraunt in Macon? Either Locos or Zaxby’s. Either way, it’s great American food. After I eat wings at Locos, I like to watch the grass grow. Macon’s the best.

Darktoaster

February 23rd, 2010
11:08 am

I love the banh mi at Quoc Huong. I could eat it every single day and never get sick of it.

Don Ho

February 23rd, 2010
11:09 am

Poo-Poo platter is my favorite, and I make it at home!

Ho Fun

February 23rd, 2010
11:15 am

Pho Hoa is the best Pho. If your looking for realism, go to Saigon Cafe, I have gotten bugs in my food twice there.

Ho Fun

February 23rd, 2010
11:20 am

Once I got an inchworm and the other time it was some sort of beetle. Not a huge issue, they just need to clean their veggies a little better.

Miss Ly

February 23rd, 2010
11:34 am

Com Grill for sure. Their food tastes like my Mom and Aunt’s. Quan Ba 9 also had a few good grilled platters. Pho Hoa has gone down in the quality of the pho. Lee’s Bakery has the best Banh Mi. Here it the question: where can you get GOOD Banh Xeo?

Amanda

February 23rd, 2010
11:38 am

Com Dunwoody is great too. Dua Vietnamese (on Broad Street downtown) gets my vote often at lunch. So Ba in East Atlanta is pretty good as well.

Johns Creek Jerk

February 23rd, 2010
11:46 am

CO’M by a mile

They were speaking Asian or something

February 23rd, 2010
11:47 am

Miss Ly-

I had the banh xeo at Le Mekong a couple of weeks ago. It is a new place in Johns Creek. It was just okay, though. A little on the greasy side. Other than there, the only place I’ve been able to find it is Saigon Cafe in Asian Sq.

VietFoodie

February 23rd, 2010
12:04 pm

No offense, but you can tell who are the American’s when they recommend COM or Saigon Cafe.

Chateau de Saigon for authentic grilled meats and fish wraps. Platter of fresh grilled pork, Bo La Lot – betal leaf beef warps (COM uses a fake grape leaf), grilled shrimp, shrimp on sugar cane. They provide, herbs, veggies, rice paper for you to make your own spring rolls. Make sure you ask for “MAM” sauce (shrimp paste) They assume American’s won’t like it due to the intense strong smell and taste. But all my friends love it.

Pho – Pho #1 (more intense darker broth flavor, the rest of the menu is very good as well) or Pho Dai Loi (lighter flavor both, rest of the menu sucks) – just depends on your preference.

Quoc Huong by far has the best sandwich – they use homemade pate with roasted pork. Unlike other places that substitute roast pork for some Americanize ham. The mini egg rolls are excellent provided with a huge plate of fresh herbs and veggies. A must try!!!

NAM – for upscale Viet! Shaking Beef with Filet Mignon, Seabass in Banana Leaf, and Voted one of best dishes in Atlanta by AJC is “Banh Nam” sorta like a rice tamale.

For dessert, make sure you try Viet Ice Coffee!!!

april

February 23rd, 2010
12:39 pm

hey marvin – how about some wings and fries on pio nono avenue? open your mind a bit.

Yummy Food

February 23rd, 2010
12:45 pm

Lee’s Bakery is by far the best Bahn Mi. Nam is the best overall!

jetlagjim

February 23rd, 2010
12:58 pm

CO’m on Buford Highway.

Also, Pho Hoa on Buford Highway for pho — it looks like a high school cafeteria, but the food is great.

Willow

February 23rd, 2010
1:42 pm

Marvin…what absolute horror to learn about other cultures! Much less eat or become aware of their food ways. If even Macon is becoming more worldly, maybe you ought to move to Cordele. Or Smarr. Enjoy your Freedom Fries (which originated in Belgium and not France, BTW).

Catie

February 23rd, 2010
3:48 pm

Chateau de Saigon…wonderful. Wish I lived closer.

C

February 23rd, 2010
4:27 pm

Marvin you are otp

Bun Lover

February 23rd, 2010
4:59 pm

C’om on Chamblee Dunwoody. They have wonder service to boot. The pork spring rolls are so fresh and so heavenly. The pork bun is my favorite. The noodles, sauce, pork and vegetables make for a wonderful, aromatic taste.

Lil Bit

February 23rd, 2010
7:35 pm

Pho #1 for your pho cravings

Chateau de Saigon for a family style dinner

Lee’s Bakery for a sammie

Nam for upscale dining. Kinda hard to pay 5 times as much and still be hungry though.

Dellis Amustelli

February 23rd, 2010
11:19 pm

How about Le Mekong in Johns Creek?
At Abbott Bridge Road and GA 141

http://www.lemekongcuisine.com

Jess

February 24th, 2010
10:59 am

Jayde

February 24th, 2010
1:21 pm

Anyone know which Vietnamese places have vegetarian items on the menu? Or can reliably prepare vegetarian on request (there’s often a language barrier)? Not just made with vegetables, but vegetarian…no meat broths, no shrimp paste in the sauce, etc.

Patricia

February 24th, 2010
1:59 pm

Sen Restaurant in north Forsyth has the best Pho Soup in town, the Vietnamese Crepe is AWESOME.. As for everything else. You gotta try Sen Restaurant!!!!!

reservoirDAWG

February 24th, 2010
2:43 pm

Sen is in south Forsyth. We have been several times and it is good.

Carpetbagger

February 25th, 2010
1:09 am

Pho Mimi in Duluth on Pleasant Hill near Buford Highway has always had good pho.

Brent

February 25th, 2010
6:24 am

Pho Dai Loi in Forest Park for pho and bun. Outstanding food & service make it the best in my book!

TH

February 25th, 2010
10:37 am

Pho Bac
Lee’s Bakery
Chateau de Saigon

Eric

February 25th, 2010
10:37 am

Best Bahn Mi’s in Atlanta: Lee’s Bakery on Buford Highway. In fact, all of the food is excellent. Besides. it is hard to beat $3.00 for a sandwich. I went with a friend yesterday and had the “Special”. Half a Bahn Mi and a big, delicious bowl of Pho for $6.50. Highly recommended.

donkey200

February 25th, 2010
11:24 am

Cafe du Saigon (Buford Hwy) or C’om (Buford Hwy).

Bill

February 25th, 2010
11:19 pm

Never been to a Vietnamese resto. Guess we’re running out of things to vote on here.

Mike

February 26th, 2010
10:34 am

We went to CO’M on Buford the day it opened, and continued at least twice a week for for months..We still visit fairly often. Simple, authentic and just plain good. Reminds us of our days in France (which has a lot of Vietnamese restaurants). For us this is a special place.

CO’M Dunwoody was opened later by the same two brothers, is a little more elegant and has changed hands since.

Billy Joe Bob

March 1st, 2010
9:22 am

Recently tried Pho for the first time (at Pho Bac). It was a great meal and very cheap. Terrific option especially for those cold rainy days.