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Vietnamese in the East Bay

RustyCA Jul 25, 2006 06:15 PM

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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    yamada3 Jul 25, 2006 12:53 PM

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


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      fiddlr40 Jul 25, 2006 12:20 PM

      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. re: fiddlr40
        RustyCA Jul 25, 2006 02:29 PM

        perfect! thanks ...

      2. Scott M Jul 25, 2006 11:41 AM

        Here is a recent thread on Vietnamese


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        1. re: Scott M
          Robert Lauriston Jul 25, 2006 11:44 AM

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

          Binh Minh Quan's my current favorite.

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