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Best Vietnamese restaurant

Bun Tom Thit Nuong Cha Gio at Pho Dai Loi in Forest Park, your pick for best Veitnamese restaurant. Pho Dai Loi also has a location on Buford Highway. Photo: Becky Stein, Special

Bun Tom Thit Nuong Cha Gio at Pho Dai Loi in Forest Park, your pick for best Vietnamese restaurant. Pho Dai Loi also has a location on Buford Highway. Photo: Becky Stein, Special

YOUR PICKS
1. Pho Dai Loi
You say, “Another vote for Pho Dai Loi on Jonesboro Rd. Many a Saturday morning has found me there shaking off a hangover with a big bowl of pho and some Vietnamese coffee.” There is also a location on Buford Highway.

2. Lee’s Bakery
3. Chateau de Saigon
4. Pho Bac
5. Quoc Huong
6. Dua

A tasty bowl of pho at Nam Phuong in Norcross, our critic's pick for best Vietnamese restaurant in and around Atlanta. Nam Phuong now has a location on Buford Highway, too. Photo: Becky Stein, Special

A tasty bowl of pho at Nam Phuong in Norcross, our critic's pick for best Vietnamese restaurant in and around Atlanta. Nam Phuong now has a location on Buford Highway, too. Photo: Becky Stein, Special

OUR PICKS
1. Nam Phuong
The AJC dining team’s specialist in International Cuisine Gene Lee says, “Run by a mother and son team, Nam Phuong’s Norcross location impresses diners with a sophisticated upgrade not typically associated with Vietnamese dining. Around a year later, a second location popped up on Buford Highway offering diners a scaled down menu. A recent sampling of dishes such as a crispy banh xeo (mung bean crepe filled with pork, sprouts and shrimp) reveals the Buford Highway location hasn’t compromised in food quality consistently found in its Norcross location.”

2. Pho Dai Loi 2
3. Chateau de Saigon
4. Co’m Grill
5. Lee’s Bakery

112 comments Add your comment

Egger

January 18th, 2012
12:12 pm

Quoc Huong or Pho Bac both have great Banh Mi.

Andrea

January 18th, 2012
12:36 pm

Le Me Kong off of Medlock Bridge: http://www.lemekongcuisine.com/

JustMe

January 18th, 2012
1:19 pm

DuA – 53 Broad Street in Atlanta
Absolutely the best! Get there early, it get’s packed before Noon on a daily basis. The (M4) Shrimp Mi Xao (sp?) is delicious and my favorite.

Sargon

January 18th, 2012
1:23 pm

#1 with a bullet Com!
#2 Lee’s Bakery

Tim

January 18th, 2012
1:25 pm

Definitely Quoc Huong for Banh Mi. The best pho I had was at a place a few doors down from Quoc Huong but it’s been closed for a while. Still looking for good pho in Gwinnett.

loki44

January 18th, 2012
1:31 pm

I really like Pho Dai Loi, but I think my vote has to go for Pho 96. Dua in downtown Atlanta is surprisingly good, but not for pho. Go for the bun, com, or mi xao there.

Regina – Ming’s is not Vietnamese.

HoneyB

January 18th, 2012
1:34 pm

‘What the Pho’ in Duluth

sansho1

January 18th, 2012
1:37 pm

Much as I love Lee’s Bakery, the banh mis I got there last week were subpar. Quoc Huong has served up the best banh mi I’ve had lately, but I need to branch out. Pho Dai Loi on Buford Hwy has great pho, as does Nam Phuong in the Oakbrook Square shopping center on Jimmy Carter. Saigon Cafe is an okay introduction, but you gotta branch out soon after.

Sargon

January 18th, 2012
1:39 pm

Quoc Huong is great for banh Mi and the chef special spring rolls with assorted greens on the side is delicious.
The place Tim is referring to, Pho Hua, is a chain – with locations all over the west coast.

KT

January 18th, 2012
1:43 pm

health rating

January 18th, 2012
1:45 pm

Any pho restaurants with a consistent “A” health rating?

Lew

January 18th, 2012
1:50 pm

Lee’s Bakery, hands down. They sell their Bon Mi rolls to most other Vietnamese places in ATL, why not just go to the source?

Denise

January 18th, 2012
2:09 pm

Lee’s Bakery on Buford Hwy!!!!

Marshall

January 18th, 2012
2:14 pm

Dai Loa #2 off Buford Hwy, you can always tell the best because it is packed with asians.

David

January 18th, 2012
2:16 pm

Nam was the best and truly hope that it opens back up soon. So Ba in East Atlanta is where I like to go for Pho and Com Grill is best for other.

DagnyT

January 18th, 2012
2:25 pm

Quoc Huong for Bahn Mi. Fresh and delicious every time.

Tim

January 18th, 2012
2:44 pm

Sorry, I was thinking of the wrong place – best pho was at Pho Bac.

Kathy

January 18th, 2012
2:49 pm

Du’A on Broad is wonderful! Great fresh dishes. Always crowded but don’t let the long lines stop you; it moves pretty fast. Only open for lunch on weekdays though.

th

January 18th, 2012
2:50 pm

Pho Bac on Buford Hwy is my favorite. We pick up rice vermicelli, pho, bahn mi sandwiches and spring rolls every Friday night for dinner.
I prefer Pho Bac’s bahn mi’s to Quoc Huong. Pho Bac’s have more meat and I’m not a big fan of the toasted bread at Quoc Huong. Its too dry.

Scott

January 18th, 2012
3:03 pm

Pho Dai Loi in Forest Park get’s my vote. Located on Jonesboro Road which is quickly becoming the southside’s version of Buford Hwy with it’s many choices of international cuisine.

Thanh

January 18th, 2012
3:08 pm

Banh Mi: Quoc Huong
Pho: Pho Bac and Dai Loi on Buford Hwy

Chris

January 18th, 2012
3:10 pm

I frequent New Saigon on the corner of Old Norcross and Steve Reynolds blvd. all the time. Great food that’s always fresh. The owner and staff are extremely friendly and take pride in giving great service!

GFree

January 18th, 2012
3:19 pm

Im w/ the guy who dissed everyone. I’m not naming my ‘best Pho’ in the ATL for the same reason I hate it when some TV personality goes to my favorite restaurant: I will no longer be the only non-local in the place! If you’re really into good Vietamese you’ll do the research like I did(literally visit every shady looking place on Buford Highway until you find what suits you best) only to discover the best was right underneath your nse the whole time.

MEB

January 18th, 2012
3:23 pm

Lee’s Bakery!!!

spike

January 18th, 2012
3:42 pm

Dai Loi (Forest Park) – Best Pho, best overall Vietnamese
What the Pho – Best traditional Goi Cuon
Com – (Buf Hwy) – Best Bun, and their take on spring rolls is just unbelievable.
Quoc Huong – Great Banh Mi

Noodle, Saigon Cafe, Doc Chey’s et al do serve a valuable function, but I wouldn’t go unless I really had no choice.

spike

January 18th, 2012
3:43 pm

Oh, and I love Lee’s Bakery. Food is inexpensive and good, bread is awesome and I always pick up some to take home.

flint

January 18th, 2012
4:06 pm

Lee’s. did CRAIG JAMES KILL FIVE HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU?

Doug

January 18th, 2012
4:06 pm

Pho Hoang Long on Pat Mell Road. Best soup and bun I’ve had.

Juan Posada

January 18th, 2012
4:10 pm

What The Pho off pleasant hill rd is da BOMB! they have array of Vietnamese selection. Check it out! I have been to other Phos. they are decent yet This one is off da chain! reasonable price also

johnfman

January 18th, 2012
4:16 pm

My Vietnamese wife and her family frequent Nam Phuong, on Jimmy Carter at I-85, and Lee’s Bakery on Buford Hiway.

jdobdawg

January 18th, 2012
4:30 pm

Le Mekong in Johns Creek is amazing!!!!!

Jillian

January 18th, 2012
4:38 pm

Best Bahn Mi without a doubt – Quoc Huong Banh Mi
Best Vietnamese restaurant – Com Vietnamese or Chateau Saigon

karen

January 18th, 2012
4:51 pm

Lotus Pho in the same shopping center of H-mart on Pleasant Hill Road recently changed a new owner, their Pho soup is very lite non-greasy and come out w/ hot temperature instead of warm (cold) noodle. GOT TO TRY IT OUT!!

leverettd

January 18th, 2012
5:08 pm

Pho Bac on Buford Hwy is the best for noodles. Services and food is great. This is the place where the ex pats go to eat.

Edward

January 18th, 2012
5:10 pm

Lee’s Bakery for bahn mi, Pho Dai Loi #2 for pho, com, bun.

Barry

January 18th, 2012
5:14 pm

Quoc Huong Banh Mi Fast Food for Banh MI!!! I’ve traveled Vietnam from Sapa to Saigon, it’s good. A close second is Pho Bac especially for Pho. They even have Pho Hue, a regional specialty.

@LeasePlan

January 18th, 2012
6:34 pm

What The Phở on Pleasant Hill Rd has the BEST PHỞ. Although the restaurant specializes in PHỞ, it also has other very interesting dishes, such as Bun Thit Nuong Khay (you make your own spring rolls), Com Bo Luc Lac (shaking beef), and Bun Mang Vit (duck in soup available only on weekends). Also try the French-drip coffee & smoothie while you’re there. My only wish is that they have pictures of the dishes…

dagnabit

January 18th, 2012
9:06 pm

Are there no good vietnamese rest. in cobb.

Dee Dee

January 19th, 2012
12:21 am

I also reccomen Lee’s Bakery. They have the best banh mi, hands down. For pho, Pho 24 has the best pho ever!

JP

January 19th, 2012
12:30 am

Another vote for Pho Dai Loi on Jonesboro Rd. Many a Saturday morning has found me there shaking off a hangover with a big bowl of pho and some Vietnamese coffee.

LawDawg

January 19th, 2012
10:53 am

There are about 50 good places in the Buford Highway area, the best of which (Pho #1) recently closed.

Dave J.

January 19th, 2012
4:22 pm

Dua Vietnamese Noodle House on Broad Street is unbeatable. I would eat there every day if I could. Sadly, they’re only open for lunch on weekdays which doesn’t always fit my schedule. The food is so good that they have a sister restaurant which just opened in Jonesboro which is open for dinner and on weekends. I have made the 45 minute drive from the city on more occassions than I’m willing to admit.

kat

January 19th, 2012
4:31 pm

The best place around is Dua Vietnamese Noodles on Broad Street downtown. Only open weekdays, you can’t get any better than their pho and bun bo hue. Everything else on the menu is delicious too, and the owners and staff are great!

eatoutatlanta

January 19th, 2012
5:57 pm

Chateau de Saigon 4300 Buford Hwy

Fred

January 20th, 2012
12:57 am

Pho Bac on Buford Highway

jennywrocks

January 20th, 2012
10:18 am

Nam Phuong in the old Pho#1 spot on Buford Hwy & Soba in EAV!

Jenn in Kennesaw

January 20th, 2012
10:52 am

Pho Hoang Long on Pat Mell Road. This place is great and I dont have to drive all the way to Buford Hwy. The grocery store attached has interesting things available if you are a foodie that cooks.

But Pho Dai Loi on Buford Hwy is GREAT when we are willing to drive.

Tas

January 20th, 2012
11:15 am

I love NAM in virginia highlands…..It is in the same complex as traders joes…FOOD IS AWESOMEEEEEE

loki44

January 20th, 2012
4:09 pm

Several people have mentioned Pho Hoang Long in Marietta. Has the ownership changed? I haven’t been there in probably 6-7 years and I don’t recall it being that good. To be honest, I forgot about it until now. May give it another go since it’s a bit closer to home than Buford Hwy.

Old School

January 20th, 2012
5:56 pm

Pho and Com in Roswell is outstanding!