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Vietnamese lunch in Dot tmw.

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dsmoxie Nov 5, 2009 11:28 AM

Three of us will be having lunch in Dorchester tomorrow, and are looking for Vietnamese. We'd like to share, so pho is unlikely. What's best? I went to Sunrise years ago, and was generally impressed, and to Pho 2000, and thought it was fine but unmemorable. Anywhere else we should try? Red Line accessibility is a plus, although we're indifferent as to which stop.

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Pho 2000 Restaurant
198 Adams St, Dorchester, MA 02122

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  1. eLizard RE: dsmoxie Nov 6, 2009 09:43 AM

    anh hong is pretty good. they have the 7 course meals. if you wanted to go for pho, i'd totally go to sunrise.

    1. galangatron RE: dsmoxie Nov 6, 2009 11:36 AM

      i like pho 2000, pho so 1, pho hoa, and ba le bakery. i've been meaning to get back to anh hong and sample more dishes on the menu. especially the frog legs with lemongrass

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        powella RE: galangatron Nov 7, 2009 05:38 AM

        Love Ba Le but at least at the one on Dot Ave in Field's Corner there's really no place to sit, IIRC. I always enjoy my meal at Anh Hong and the dining room is spacious. I'll try to put Anh Hong on the map to the right.....

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        Ba Le Cafe
        1449 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA

        Anh Hong
        291 Adams St, Dorchester, MA 02122

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          Dizzied RE: powella Nov 7, 2009 02:34 PM

          Ba Le in Fields Corner rearranged itself a few months ago -- there are now a few tables in the back that usually have space so that you can sit down with your Banh Mi.

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          Ba Le Cafe
          1449 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA

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            powella RE: Dizzied Nov 9, 2009 12:57 PM

            This is what happens when a person's workplace gets involuntarily moved from Dot! I miss Ba Le, glad to hear they've put in a few tables.

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            Ba Le Cafe
            1449 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA

      2. hiddenboston RE: dsmoxie Nov 6, 2009 11:37 AM

        My favorites are probably Pho So 1 and Pho Hoa. Not much atmosphere at either place, but excellent food.

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        Pho Hoa Restaurant
        409 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171

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          teezeetoo RE: hiddenboston Nov 9, 2009 02:42 PM

          another vote for sunrise - my favorite dumpy restaurant with excellent vietnamese especially the pho and the can chua

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          dsmoxie RE: dsmoxie Nov 10, 2009 01:55 PM

          I hadn't heard from anyone before the lunch, and so had a terrific meal at Sunrise -- the shrimp salad was delightfully minty, and the water spinach fresh, garlicky, and neither thin nor gloppy. I continue to wonder why Sunrise isn't more of a "board favorite."

          I look forward to trying Anh Hong and Ba Le next time I head south on the Red Line.

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          Ba Le Cafe
          1449 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA

          Anh Hong
          291 Adams St, Dorchester, MA 02122

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            powella RE: dsmoxie Nov 25, 2009 04:28 PM

            Where is Sunrise?

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