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BEST Vietnamese Restaurant

2001 BEST Vietnamese Restaurant

Pho Lemongrass


It’s been open for less than a year, but this spacious Coolidge Corner restaurant is quietly earning a devoted following. The menu delves briefly into Chinese cuisine, but pay that no heed. Instead, order up a bottle of chilly Vietnamese… read more »

1999 BEST Vietnamese Restaurant

Pho Pasteur


The dynasty continues. Any of Pho Pasteur’s five restaurants rolls out rolls like nobody’s biz, and each offers a distinctive atmosphere. While the spring rolls rule in every location, the pho (noodle soup) and varied entrees amaze and delight. Nothing… read more »

1998 BEST Vietnamese Restaurant

Pho Pasteur


As much as we like to see some dynasties fall, this one shows no signs of abdicating— nor should it. Even amid a healthy crop of Viet-upstarts in Allston, Pasteur still prepares tastier spring rolls than those spring chickens. We… read more »

1997 BEST Vietnamese Restaurant

Pho Pasteur


Steaming bowls of phoand perfectly wrapped spring rolls are the reasons to head out to this expanded Chinatown original. It can be a little crowded on weekends, but it’s worth waiting a bit for the freshest ingredients, heaping portions, and… read more »

1994 BEST Vietnamese Restaurant, Noodles

Poppa & Goose


This Vietnamese restaurant, run by recent graduates of Tufts and MIT, serves a superb version of pho, a noodle soup that is the comfort food of Vietnam. The gentle broth brims with rice noodles and thin slices of beef. Bean… read more »

1990 BEST Vietnamese Restaurant



Nothing compares with Vietnamese food, and in Boston nothing compares with Maxim’s. read more »