Best of Boston

2003 Best Spring Roll

Pho Republique

Why choose a spring roll as the one must-try menu item in a town full of exceptional food? Because the crispy tuna spring roll at Pho Republique is just that: an exceptional take on a too-often-pedestrian recipe. With its flaky, crunchy, fried-to-perfection outsides and its scrumptious insides of sushi rice, creamy avocado, and sushi-grade, raw-but-warm ahi tuna (not to mention the tangy ginger soy dipping sauce), Pho Republique’s verison of the spring roll is not just an appetizer. It’s a dish that determines the destination.

1415 Washington St., Boston, 617-262-0005,