With the Twin Cities being host to so many cultures, it can be quite easy to find a certain sort of cultural meal. In particular, there’s a wide array of Vietnamese takeout joints to choose from, whether you’re seeking some spicy chicken or the pleasing warmth of phở. Here are a few places around the Twin Cities area to taste a bit of the east in the Midwest.
Vo’s Vietnamese Restaurant
3450 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Though a rather simple spot with its thatched roof, Vo’s is a colorful restaurant that serves up some quality Vietnamese dishes. Their menu spans everything from phở to mock duck. Open Wednesday through Sunday.
Phở Hòa Noodle Soup – Minneapolis
2450 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Being a notable chain about the country, Phở Hòa is the noodle shop that has a wide array of Vietnamese meals most tasty. Yes, their title implies they do indeed serve up phở, but they also cook up rolls, chicken, pork, and prawns. Open seven days a week.
9418 N 36th Ave, New Hope, MN 55427
For a traditional taste of Asia, Gion specializes in all dishes Vietnamese, Chinese & Thai. All their dishes of noodles and meat cooked to perfection carry a contemporary appeal for such classic cooking. Open Tuesday through Saturday.
6637 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55423
For a more quaint eating experience, Cadao Express is a smaller restaurant for dishes of Vietnam and China. Their Vietnamese bowls include crab, shrimp, and beef, to say nothing of their wide choices in noodles and phở most spicy. Open Monday through Friday.
Cali’s Vietnamese Restaurant
648 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
As one of the more cozy places about the Twin Cities, Cali’s Vietnamese is a small but uniquely nestled Vietnamese joint in Minneapolis. Their featured dishes include Egg Drop Soup, Hu Tiu Nam Vang Soup, and Mi Xao Gion chow mein. Open Saturday through Thursday.
Pham’s Rice Bowl
920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Located in the Midtown Global Market rests the affordable and savory appeal of Pham’s Rice Bowl. A family operation since 2005, their menu has all manner of phở, rolls, rice, and entrees of all things meaty. Open Monday through Saturday.
2624 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Based in the Minneapolis Eat Street district is the unique and fresh appeal of Lu’s Sandwiches. Don’t let the name fool you, as this joint features the traditional Vietnamese sandwich of the Bánh mì, complete with fresh cilantro, cucumber, pickled carrots, daikon, jalapeños, green onions, and rich home-made butter and pork pâté. Open seven days a week.
Kimson Vietnamese Cuisine
8654 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420
For those seeking a spot that won’t overwhelm with choices or break the bank, Kimson is the place to be for the simple pleasures of Vietnamese classics. The menu boasts sauteed beef or chicken over fried potatoes, hot spicy chicken, happy pancake, phở chicken wings, egg rolls (crispy), and spring rolls (soft). Open seven days a week.
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