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12 Essential Dallas Vietnamese Restaurants

Where to eat pho, vermicelli bowls, and so much more

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Considering the diversity of Dallas’s sprawling dining scene, it’s not surprising that the city is home to a bounty of excellent Vietnamese restaurants. From pho and banh mi to bun cha Hanoi, restaurants in Dallas and beyond serve up killer Vietnamese fare seven days a week.

Whether in search of a late-night bowl of pho or an excellent new lunch spot, scope out these 12 essential Vietnamese restaurants.

Is your favorite DFW Vietnamese eatery missing from this map? Shout it out in the comments.

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Phở Tây Đô

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Pho might be in this Richardson noodle shop’s name, but it’s all about the bun bo hue. The combination of noodles, spicy broth, and tender beef here makes this vibrant dish one of the metroplex’s most popular bowls of soup.

Go-to Bun Bo Hue place, especially for this weather.

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Saigon Block

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Bring a crowd to this Richardson restaurant, known for its large-format dishes and the city’s most affordable tasting menu. For less than $20 per person, score a 7-course beef dinner that includes beef satay, meatballs, and bo la lot, a dish of spicy ground beef wrapped in “Hawaiian” (betel) leaf. Also on offer are giant baked whole fish, served with tons of fresh veggies, rice paper, and garnishes.

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In addition to its namesake dish, Pho DK also serves bun bo hue, a spicy Vietnamese beef soup that is equally delicious. Before downing a bowl, enjoy Pho DK’s bright green papaya salad and grab a Vietnamese iced coffee for the road.

Spicy Vietnamese Lemongrass noodles soup #bunbohue #vietnamesefood

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Pho Pasteur

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A favorite of DFW pho aficionados, this Richardson soup shop offers up one of the metroplex’s most flavorful broths. Bun bo hue, fresh spring rolls, and noodle dishes round out the menu.

Lunch with my mini me

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Look beyond the pho on the menu at La Me for killer Vietnamese classics, like bun cha Hanoi (grilled pork and noodles) and banh beo (steamed rice pancakes with savory toppings).

Bistro B

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Open until midnight on the weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends, Bistro B is one of Dallas’ finest late night dining options. Its sprawling menu, packed with everything from banh cuon (tender sheets of rice paper served with grilled pork) to caramel catfish clay pot and an entire page of drunken noodle variations. Vegetarian options are abundant, and the smoothie bar up front makes it easy to ward off a hangover with a fresh green juice.

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D'Vegan

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Located inside the food court at Hong Kong Market, the menu at D’Vegan isn’t exclusively Vietnamese, but the flavors are excellent. Find meat-free dishes like a comforting bowl of chao (rice porridge) and vegan shaking “beef.”

Quoc Bao Bakery

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This Garland bakery has earned a loyal following over the year for its banh mi, made with freshly baked bread. For less than $4, score a baguette stuffed with grilled chicken, ham, roasted pork, meatballs, or a combination.

Mot Hai Ba

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Chef Peja Krstic has made this Lakewood eatery a Dallas favorite, known for its chic and innovative riffs on Vietnamese dishes. Dig into grilled duck hearts served with green papaya salad, and pay close attention to the chef’s specials — they’re pretty much always worth trying. Pro-tip: order the garlic noodles, a side dish that’s earned a cult following.

Cosmo's

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Tucked inside this Lakewood dive is a tiny pop-up restaurant called Little Vietnam. Chef Jackson Tran is in the kitchen on Wednesdays and Thursdays to sling pho, vermicelli bowls, banh mi, and mi xao, an egg noodle dish with veggies, beef, and shrimp.

phoget about it

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Vietnam Restaurant

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A favorite of East Dallas residents, Vietnam Restaurant is a lunch standby. Order a bowl of pho, or dig into a vermicelli bowl topped with shrimp, pork, or chicken, and don’t sleep on the Vietnamese fried egg rolls.

Hot lunch date ✌ ️ @erokin_123

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Sandwich Hag

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A relative newcomer to DFW’s Vietnamese cuisine scene, this Cedars sandwich shop is already one of the city’s best banh mi destinations. The Vietnamese sausage and lemongrass pork are excellent, as is the ginger tofu. Wash it all down with a lychee lemongrass tea or guava lemonade smoothie.

Phở Tây Đô

Pho might be in this Richardson noodle shop’s name, but it’s all about the bun bo hue. The combination of noodles, spicy broth, and tender beef here makes this vibrant dish one of the metroplex’s most popular bowls of soup.

Go-to Bun Bo Hue place, especially for this weather.

A post shared by Claire Samnang (@ceesamnang) on

Saigon Block

Bring a crowd to this Richardson restaurant, known for its large-format dishes and the city’s most affordable tasting menu. For less than $20 per person, score a 7-course beef dinner that includes beef satay, meatballs, and bo la lot, a dish of spicy ground beef wrapped in “Hawaiian” (betel) leaf. Also on offer are giant baked whole fish, served with tons of fresh veggies, rice paper, and garnishes.

Saigon Block Katy Norris/EDFW

PHO DK

In addition to its namesake dish, Pho DK also serves bun bo hue, a spicy Vietnamese beef soup that is equally delicious. Before downing a bowl, enjoy Pho DK’s bright green papaya salad and grab a Vietnamese iced coffee for the road.

Spicy Vietnamese Lemongrass noodles soup #bunbohue #vietnamesefood

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Pho Pasteur

A favorite of DFW pho aficionados, this Richardson soup shop offers up one of the metroplex’s most flavorful broths. Bun bo hue, fresh spring rolls, and noodle dishes round out the menu.

Lunch with my mini me

A post shared by TinaSokhaC (@so_chum77) on

Là Me

Look beyond the pho on the menu at La Me for killer Vietnamese classics, like bun cha Hanoi (grilled pork and noodles) and banh beo (steamed rice pancakes with savory toppings).

Bistro B

Open until midnight on the weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends, Bistro B is one of Dallas’ finest late night dining options. Its sprawling menu, packed with everything from banh cuon (tender sheets of rice paper served with grilled pork) to caramel catfish clay pot and an entire page of drunken noodle variations. Vegetarian options are abundant, and the smoothie bar up front makes it easy to ward off a hangover with a fresh green juice.

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D'Vegan

Located inside the food court at Hong Kong Market, the menu at D’Vegan isn’t exclusively Vietnamese, but the flavors are excellent. Find meat-free dishes like a comforting bowl of chao (rice porridge) and vegan shaking “beef.”

Quoc Bao Bakery

This Garland bakery has earned a loyal following over the year for its banh mi, made with freshly baked bread. For less than $4, score a baguette stuffed with grilled chicken, ham, roasted pork, meatballs, or a combination.

Mot Hai Ba

Chef Peja Krstic has made this Lakewood eatery a Dallas favorite, known for its chic and innovative riffs on Vietnamese dishes. Dig into grilled duck hearts served with green papaya salad, and pay close attention to the chef’s specials — they’re pretty much always worth trying. Pro-tip: order the garlic noodles, a side dish that’s earned a cult following.

Cosmo's

Tucked inside this Lakewood dive is a tiny pop-up restaurant called Little Vietnam. Chef Jackson Tran is in the kitchen on Wednesdays and Thursdays to sling pho, vermicelli bowls, banh mi, and mi xao, an egg noodle dish with veggies, beef, and shrimp.

phoget about it

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Vietnam Restaurant

A favorite of East Dallas residents, Vietnam Restaurant is a lunch standby. Order a bowl of pho, or dig into a vermicelli bowl topped with shrimp, pork, or chicken, and don’t sleep on the Vietnamese fried egg rolls.

Hot lunch date ✌ ️ @erokin_123

A post shared by ☯️ (@slyandthefamilystoner) on

Sandwich Hag

A relative newcomer to DFW’s Vietnamese cuisine scene, this Cedars sandwich shop is already one of the city’s best banh mi destinations. The Vietnamese sausage and lemongrass pork are excellent, as is the ginger tofu. Wash it all down with a lychee lemongrass tea or guava lemonade smoothie.

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