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Howdy. I'm a recent transplant from SF living in the Danville / San Ramon area and am looking for good Vietnamese food. Let's talk Thai too while we're at it. Can anyone point out a few local finds for me? Thx in advance ...

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    1. re: Scott M

      That thread's about Berkeley. Much better Vietnamese food in Oakland.

      Binh Minh Quan's my current favorite.

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      1. When you say local, I'm assuming you mean you don't want to drive to Oakland. I don't know about the area south of you, but the closest good Vietnamese north of you is in Concord:

        Pho Hoa Hiep
        1833 Willow Pass Rd
        Concord, CA
        Phone: (925) 677-2131

        This is a branch of the one in Oakland, and it has very good pho, also good bunh, and good fruit shakes, w/ or w/o pearls.

        Another good one, although the pho is not as good as above, is in Pleasant Hill:
        Pho Hoa-Phat I
        508 Contra Costa Blvd
        Pleasant Hill, CA
        (925) 680-8135

        A nice thing about the Pleasant Hill restaurant is that it is in the same mall as the best Asian grocery in the area.

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        1. I found Sai's Vietnamese in Livermore to be surprisingly good for the location.

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