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Caramelized pork and eggs with pickled mustard greens and steamed rice.
Caramelized pork and eggs from Bé Ù in East Hollywood.
Wonho Frank Lee

20 Vibrant Vietnamese Restaurants to Try in Los Angeles

Banh mi, noodle soups, baked catfish, and more

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Caramelized pork and eggs from Bé Ù in East Hollywood.
| Wonho Frank Lee

Vietnamese restaurants across LA are open and ready to comfort Angelenos once again with steaming bowls of pho, generously stuffed banh mi, and herb-filled spring rolls. While Orange County’s Little Saigon is the epicenter Vietnamese food in Southern California, LA has its own destinations. From My Lai in Mar Vista to Vinh Loi Tofu in Reseda and Pho Ngoon in San Gabriel, here now are 20 fabulous Vietnamese restaurants to try in Los Angeles.

Removed: Tip Top Sandwich, Hue Thai Bakery & Deli, Thien An Bo 7 Mon, Pho Hai Kieu, Five Stars Hue

Added: Bé Ù, My Lai, Pho 87, Thien Huong Restaurant

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Vinh Loi Tofu

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18625 Sherman Way #101
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 996-9779
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Owner and chef Kevin Tran makes fresh tofu each day for his savory and sweet vegan fare. The Iron Man pho satisfies, while the warm and sweet ginger tofu “pudding” comes through for dessert. Open for takeout and delivery in Reseda and Cerritos.

2. My Lai

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12222 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 439-2259
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Shad Davis and Traci Phan Davis’s fast-casual My Lai serves Vietnamese build-your-own bowls, light bites like spring rolls and fried tofu, and composed dishes inspired by family recipes including chicken with garlic rice. 

3. Pho Hue Oi

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4051 Inglewood Ave Ste. 101
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 263-1123
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With locations in Little Saigon and Redondo Beach, Pho Hue Oi is a favorite of Eater’s editor Matthew Kang. He always orders the house-special pho and garlic shrimp noodles.

4. Pho Saigon Pearl

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519 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-8935
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Pho Saigon Pearl is a haven for dependable Vietnamese dishes including spring rolls, banh mi sandwiches, soups, and noodle bowls. The restaurant is open daily from noon to 9 p.m. for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

5. Bé Ù

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557 N Hoover St
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 928-2135
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Bé Ù serves Vietnamese comfort and street foods at affordable prices. The restaurant’s chef and owner Uyên Lê takes great pride in every dish on the menu, but is particularly fond of the banh mi. The sandwiches come stuffed with lemongrass-scented chicken, pork, and beef. Order Lê’s favorite vegan banh mi filled with tofu and pate. 

A banh mi sandwich made on a baguette and filled with lemongrass beef, pickled vegetables, cucumber, and jalapeno.
A banh mi sandwich at Bé Ù in East Hollywood.
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6. Viet Noodle Bar

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3133 1/2 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 906-1575
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Chef Viet Tran takes classic Vietnamese fare to hipper and healthier pastures at his Atwater Village restaurant. The young jackfruit salad makes for a satisfying meatless starter, while the turmeric white fish noodles with dill keep the crowds coming back time and again. Open for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

7. Thien Huong Restaurant

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727 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-0764

Find Thien Huong Restaurant tucked into the ground floor of Far East Plaza in Chinatown. The extensive menu runs the gamut, but regulars can’t resist the pho ga (chicken noodle soup) and the bun bo Hue (Hue-style beef and lemongrass noodle soup).

8. Phở 87

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1019 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 227-0758

LA’s historic Chinatown plays host to some of the city’s finest Vietnamese cooking. Phở 87’s winding menu includes dozens of iterations of Vietnam’s iconic beef noodle soup, but the one to order is the pho dac biet that includes a bit of every beefy cut like brisket, tendon, flank, and tripe.

9. Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa

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1700 W Valley Blvd C
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 943-7645
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Vietnamese meatballs (nem) are a curiously loud bunch that snap at first bite and squeak at first chew. Here, grilled pork meatballs and skewers are served on grand platters along with rice papers for wrapping and a forest of greens for garnishing.

10. Nha Trang Noodle House Restaurant

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417 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 588-2833

The menu at Nha Trang is refreshingly pared down with only eight dishes to choose from. On the menu is pho and a few banh mi, but the specialty are noodle soups from central Vietnam. The bun bo Hue is one of the better versions to be had on this side of the Pacific.

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11. Golden Deli Vietnamese Restaurant

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815 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA
(626) 308-0803
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Find southern-style Vietnamese food at this perpetually busy, efficiently run, and solid-as-can-be restaurant. Come for the blistered cha gio stuffed with ground pork and woodear mushrooms, and stay for a bowl of pho, a platter of broken rice, or cool vermicelli noodles.

Broken rice from Golden Deli in San Gabriel.
Golden Deli Vietnamese Restaurant
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12. Com Tam Thuan Kieu Restaurant

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633 S San Gabriel Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 287-0532

Broken rice served with a plethora of proteins is what it’s all about at this long-standing restaurant. Toppings include shredded pork dusted in roasted rice powder, pork meatloaf, grilled shrimp paste, grilled pork, and more. Make sure to get a fried egg to top it all off.

13. Hien Khanh

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5284001030
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 288-8128

Hidden away in the food court of Rosemead’s Square Supermarket lies Hien Khanh, a Little Saigon import that makes the very best Vietnamese desserts in town. Those unfamiliar with the genre may be a bit wary upon seeing legumes, seaweed, and root vegetables swimming in a sea of coconut milk, but there’s no need to hesitate because everything tastes stupendous.

Hien Khanh
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14. Pho Ngoon

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741 E Valley Blvd
San Gabriel, CA

The specialty here is Northern Vietnam’s greatest hits. The bun cha, the region’s quintessential dish, comes with charbroiled pork patties and pork belly soaking in fish sauce. An order of the nem cua be, beautifully blistered crab and pork egg rolls, is an absolute must.

Pho Ngoon
Pho Ngoon
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15. Pho Ga District

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#, 3119 N San Gabriel Blvd J
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 872-0878

It’s hard to find a bowl of chicken pho better than the ones made by Phan Tran at Pho Ga District. The bun mang vit, noodle soup with duck and bamboo shoots, is stellar as well.

Bun mang vit, duck and bamboo noodle soup with herbs and sauce at Pho Ga
Pho Ga District
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16. Sáu Can Tho Vietnamese Kitchen

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8450 Garvey Ave Suite103
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 307-8868
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The signature dish at Sáu Can Tho is baked catfish (ca dut lo hau giang). The fish’s prized crispy skin, charred in some spots and golden throughout, gives way to moist and tender flesh imbued with honey and turmeric. Served on the side are herbs and lettuce, pickled carrots and daikon, cucumber spears, vermicelli rice noodles, rice papers, and best of all, a tangy-sweet tamarind dipping sauce. Call ahead to reserve the catfish to avoid a long wait.

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Sáu Can Tho Vietnamese Kitchen
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17. Banh Xeo Quan

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8742 Garvey Ave
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 288-2699

Banh Xeo Quan, also known as Mr. Rice, specializes in Vietnamese crepes. Owner Phi Tran opened the restaurant to bring this southern Vietnamese specialty to the San Gabriel Valley. Banh xeo, which literally means “sizzling cake,” earned its name from the sound the batter makes when it hits the scorching pan. The result is a thin crepe that’s crisp and delicate throughout with lacy, caramelized edges. Stuffed inside bean sprouts, mushrooms, shrimp, and pork. Go ahead and upgrade to the banh xeo dac biet for extra filling.

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18. Pho Filet

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9463 Garvey Ave
South El Monte, CA
(626) 453-8911

Linh Phuong Nguyen makes one of the city’s best bowls of southern-style pho at this worn-in restaurant straddling the border between Rosemead and South El Monte. While the filet mignon that comes standard with every bowl is a cut above the rest, it’s Nguyen’s unparalleled broth that distinguishes her product from the dozens of pho hawkers in town.

Pho Filet
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19. Kim Hoa Hue Food To Go

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9813 Garvey Ave
El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 350-1382

Every meal at this temple of Central Vietnamese fare should begin with the Hue combo, a sample platter of banh beo (steamed rice cakes topped with shrimp and cracklins), banh nam (rice cakes embedded with shrimp and steamed in banana leaves), and banh bot loc (shrimp and pork dumplings). Follow it up with the com hen — a bowl of steamed rice, baby clams, sesame seeds, and fresh herbs served with a light clam broth.

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Kim Hoa Hue Food To Go
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20. Thien Tam Vegetarian Restaurant

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10345 Garvey Ave
El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 579-1050

The key to excellent Vietnamese vegetarian fare is a killer mock nuoc cham (fish sauce vinaigrette), and nobody makes it better than the folks at Thien Tam. Dig into platters of broken rice prettied with seasoned wheat gluten molded into various forms, as well as classic noodle soups that manage to satisfy without any animal byproducts.

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1. Vinh Loi Tofu

18625 Sherman Way #101, Reseda, CA 91335

Owner and chef Kevin Tran makes fresh tofu each day for his savory and sweet vegan fare. The Iron Man pho satisfies, while the warm and sweet ginger tofu “pudding” comes through for dessert. Open for takeout and delivery in Reseda and Cerritos.

18625 Sherman Way #101
Reseda, CA 91335

2. My Lai

12222 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066

Shad Davis and Traci Phan Davis’s fast-casual My Lai serves Vietnamese build-your-own bowls, light bites like spring rolls and fried tofu, and composed dishes inspired by family recipes including chicken with garlic rice. 

12222 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

3. Pho Hue Oi

4051 Inglewood Ave Ste. 101, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

With locations in Little Saigon and Redondo Beach, Pho Hue Oi is a favorite of Eater’s editor Matthew Kang. He always orders the house-special pho and garlic shrimp noodles.

4051 Inglewood Ave Ste. 101
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

4. Pho Saigon Pearl

519 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Pho Saigon Pearl is a haven for dependable Vietnamese dishes including spring rolls, banh mi sandwiches, soups, and noodle bowls. The restaurant is open daily from noon to 9 p.m. for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

519 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

5. Bé Ù

557 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90004
A banh mi sandwich made on a baguette and filled with lemongrass beef, pickled vegetables, cucumber, and jalapeno.
A banh mi sandwich at Bé Ù in East Hollywood.
Wonho Frank Lee

Bé Ù serves Vietnamese comfort and street foods at affordable prices. The restaurant’s chef and owner Uyên Lê takes great pride in every dish on the menu, but is particularly fond of the banh mi. The sandwiches come stuffed with lemongrass-scented chicken, pork, and beef. Order Lê’s favorite vegan banh mi filled with tofu and pate. 

557 N Hoover St
Los Angeles, CA 90004

6. Viet Noodle Bar

3133 1/2 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Chef Viet Tran takes classic Vietnamese fare to hipper and healthier pastures at his Atwater Village restaurant. The young jackfruit salad makes for a satisfying meatless starter, while the turmeric white fish noodles with dill keep the crowds coming back time and again. Open for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

3133 1/2 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

7. Thien Huong Restaurant

727 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Find Thien Huong Restaurant tucked into the ground floor of Far East Plaza in Chinatown. The extensive menu runs the gamut, but regulars can’t resist the pho ga (chicken noodle soup) and the bun bo Hue (Hue-style beef and lemongrass noodle soup).

727 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

8. Phở 87

1019 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

LA’s historic Chinatown plays host to some of the city’s finest Vietnamese cooking. Phở 87’s winding menu includes dozens of iterations of Vietnam’s iconic beef noodle soup, but the one to order is the pho dac biet that includes a bit of every beefy cut like brisket, tendon, flank, and tripe.

1019 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

9. Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa

1700 W Valley Blvd C, Alhambra, CA 91803

Vietnamese meatballs (nem) are a curiously loud bunch that snap at first bite and squeak at first chew. Here, grilled pork meatballs and skewers are served on grand platters along with rice papers for wrapping and a forest of greens for garnishing.

1700 W Valley Blvd C
Alhambra, CA 91803

10. Nha Trang Noodle House Restaurant

417 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
<span data-author="2715">Nha Trang Noodle House Restaurant </span>
Nha Trang Noodle House Restaurant
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The menu at Nha Trang is refreshingly pared down with only eight dishes to choose from. On the menu is pho and a few banh mi, but the specialty are noodle soups from central Vietnam. The bun bo Hue is one of the better versions to be had on this side of the Pacific.

417 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801

11. Golden Deli Vietnamese Restaurant

815 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA
Broken rice from Golden Deli in San Gabriel.
Golden Deli Vietnamese Restaurant
Cathy Chaplin

Find southern-style Vietnamese food at this perpetually busy, efficiently run, and solid-as-can-be restaurant. Come for the blistered cha gio stuffed with ground pork and woodear mushrooms, and stay for a bowl of pho, a platter of broken rice, or cool vermicelli noodles.

815 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA

12. Com Tam Thuan Kieu Restaurant

633 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Broken rice served with a plethora of proteins is what it’s all about at this long-standing restaurant. Toppings include shredded pork dusted in roasted rice powder, pork meatloaf, grilled shrimp paste, grilled pork, and more. Make sure to get a fried egg to top it all off.

633 S San Gabriel Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91776

13. Hien Khanh

5284001030, Rosemead, CA 91770
Hien Khanh
Hien Khanh
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Hidden away in the food court of Rosemead’s Square Supermarket lies Hien Khanh, a Little Saigon import that makes the very best Vietnamese desserts in town. Those unfamiliar with the genre may be a bit wary upon seeing legumes, seaweed, and root vegetables swimming in a sea of coconut milk, but there’s no need to hesitate because everything tastes stupendous.

5284001030
Rosemead, CA 91770

14. Pho Ngoon

741 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA
Pho Ngoon
Pho Ngoon
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The specialty here is Northern Vietnam’s greatest hits. The bun cha, the region’s quintessential dish, comes with charbroiled pork patties and pork belly soaking in fish sauce. An order of the nem cua be, beautifully blistered crab and pork egg rolls, is an absolute must.

741 E Valley Blvd
San Gabriel, CA

15. Pho Ga District

#, 3119 N San Gabriel Blvd J, Rosemead, CA 91770
Bun mang vit, duck and bamboo noodle soup with herbs and sauce at Pho Ga
Pho Ga District
Wonho Frank Lee

It’s hard to find a bowl of chicken pho better than the ones made by Phan Tran at Pho Ga District. The bun mang vit, noodle soup with duck and bamboo shoots, is stellar as well.

#, 3119 N San Gabriel Blvd J
Rosemead, CA 91770

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16. Sáu Can Tho Vietnamese Kitchen

8450 Garvey Ave Suite103, Rosemead, CA 91770
Sáu Can Tho Vietnamese Kitchen
Sáu Can Tho Vietnamese Kitchen
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The signature dish at Sáu Can Tho is baked catfish (ca dut lo hau giang). The fish’s prized crispy skin, charred in some spots and golden throughout, gives way to moist and tender flesh imbued with honey and turmeric. Served on the side are herbs and lettuce, pickled carrots and daikon, cucumber spears, vermicelli rice noodles, rice papers, and best of all, a tangy-sweet tamarind dipping sauce. Call ahead to reserve the catfish to avoid a long wait.

8450 Garvey Ave Suite103
Rosemead, CA 91770

17. Banh Xeo Quan

8742 Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770
Banh Xeo Quan
Banh Xeo Quan
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Banh Xeo Quan, also known as Mr. Rice, specializes in Vietnamese crepes. Owner Phi Tran opened the restaurant to bring this southern Vietnamese specialty to the San Gabriel Valley. Banh xeo, which literally means “sizzling cake,” earned its name from the sound the batter makes when it hits the scorching pan. The result is a thin crepe that’s crisp and delicate throughout with lacy, caramelized edges. Stuffed inside bean sprouts, mushrooms, shrimp, and pork. Go ahead and upgrade to the banh xeo dac biet for extra filling.

8742 Garvey Ave
Rosemead, CA 91770

18. Pho Filet

9463 Garvey Ave, South El Monte, CA
Pho Filet
Pho Filet
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Linh Phuong Nguyen makes one of the city’s best bowls of southern-style pho at this worn-in restaurant straddling the border between Rosemead and South El Monte. While the filet mignon that comes standard with every bowl is a cut above the rest, it’s Nguyen’s unparalleled broth that distinguishes her product from the dozens of pho hawkers in town.

9463 Garvey Ave
South El Monte, CA

19. Kim Hoa Hue Food To Go

9813 Garvey Ave, El Monte, CA 91733
Kim Hoa Hue Food To Go
Kim Hoa Hue Food To Go
Gastronomy Blog

Every meal at this temple of Central Vietnamese fare should begin with the Hue combo, a sample platter of banh beo (steamed rice cakes topped with shrimp and cracklins), banh nam (rice cakes embedded with shrimp and steamed in banana leaves), and banh bot loc (shrimp and pork dumplings). Follow it up with the com hen — a bowl of steamed rice, baby clams, sesame seeds, and fresh herbs served with a light clam broth.

9813 Garvey Ave
El Monte, CA 91733

20. Thien Tam Vegetarian Restaurant

10345 Garvey Ave, El Monte, CA 91733

The key to excellent Vietnamese vegetarian fare is a killer mock nuoc cham (fish sauce vinaigrette), and nobody makes it better than the folks at Thien Tam. Dig into platters of broken rice prettied with seasoned wheat gluten molded into various forms, as well as classic noodle soups that manage to satisfy without any animal byproducts.

10345 Garvey Ave
El Monte, CA 91733

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