Vietnamese Food in San Diego
Top 10 Vietnamese Restaurant Picks in San Diego
City Heights Area
Hoai Hue Restaurant - Located in an urban area that is also considered Vietnamese town, they have the best Bun Bo Hue in town! While you're in town here, go to the Vietnamese shopping markets nearby! Address: 4660 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115
777 Noodle House - From wonton noodles to yummy appetizers and boba drinks, this place is an authentic noodle house and the prices won't break your bank either. This place is Chinese food but it's a local favorite for Vietnamese-speaking residents. Most of the staff here also speak Vietnamese. Address: 4686 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
Pho King - So don't try to say the name of this restaurant too fast, and you won't sound vulgar! Even though there is the name 'pho' in the name of the restaurant, I recommend ordering the Hu Tieu My Tho! The broth is delicious and they don't skimp out on the ingredients. Address: 4658 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115
Maxim's Seafood Restaurant - They serve authentic family style Chinese dishes here. At lunchtime, they have amazing lunch specials with heo quay and vit quay (roast port and peking duck) plates. It's a smaller place but they open till very late which is a great plus. I love their chao and canh chua. Address: 4616 El Cajon Blvd, Ste 1, San Diego, CA 92115
Pho Hoa - This is one of the oldest standing pho restaurants in San Diego so that is very telling that they have their pho done right! Parking can be tricky during busy hours. This is also my personal favorite spot for pho! Address: 4717 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115
Kearny Mesa, Clairemont Mesa & Mira Mesa area
Other San Diego Locations
Vietnamese Dishes to Cook at Home
If your supermarket has a lot of ground turkey options, make stuffed bell peppers for a healthy meal over rice.
Instead of using that butcher knife, make lemongrass chicken with leg quarters. It tastes good!
Vietnamese Banh Mi (sandwiches) is an international favorite. With pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro and selective meats, this sandwich will make your taste buds dance.
Making hot pot can sound intimidating but if you buy the right soup packets, all you have to do is cut vegetables, meat and prepare the noodles! With little kids, it's hard to go to restaurants so cooking at hot pot at home makes it so much more enjoyable. We use Mongolian Little Sheep hot pot mix. There is no sheep in the broth so don't be concerned!