Best of Boston

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 especially love the dipping sauces and the ginger chicken. The Harvard Square location comes through with particular elegance.

5 Dunster St., Cambridge, 617-864-4100,