8/28/2012 05:29:00 PM

LA's 5 Best Vietnamese Restaurants

With large enclaves of Vietnamese-Americans centered around San Gabriel Valley and Orange County, we have our fair share of fantastic Vietnamese restaurants all over LA. The food - fresh herbs, crisp vegetables, lean proteins, light sauces - is equally addictive during heat waves (banh mi, banh mi, banh mi) and cold spells (thank you, giant bowl of pho), whether from a small little hole in the wall or a contemporary haute spot. Here are the top five rated restaurants from the Zagat survey, and we're going out on a bean sprout here, but Number 1 may cause a stir. Have a favorite? Do let us know in comments.

4 comments :

  1. with the exception of golden deli, none of these restaurants are particularly "authentic" and they merely cater to boring white people.

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  2. pho 87 has a phenomenal broth. but don't go there, because i don't want to be surrounded by a bunch of zagat reading turds while i slurp down my noodles and tripe.

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  3. With this list, the author demonstrates very little (if any) understanding of Vietnamese food. Except for Golden Deli, the other four are Vietnamese fusion type restaurants that belong in a separate category.

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