Orange County’s Little Saigon was originally a one-and-a-half mile stretch of Bolsa Avenue in the city of Westminster. As the Vietnamese population grew over the decades, the original business and cultural hub expanded into the neighboring communities of Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, and Santa Ana. Today, Little Saigon is the largest Vietnamese community outside of Vietnam, with a population of almost 200,000, several Vietnamese-language newspapers, and hundreds of restaurants spread over three square miles.
From broken rice with all the fixings to noodle soups from every region, here now are the 21 essential Vietnamese restaurants in OC’s Little Saigon, ordered geographically from north to south.
Removed: 7$ Oc, Oc & Lau, Trieu Chau, Garlic & Chives
Added: Ba Le, Chao Ca Cho Cu, Pho Akaushi, Khoi Hung
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