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Vietnamese north of boston?

igneous Sep 18, 2012 12:23 AM

Trying to find a good Vietnamese place north of boston to stop by on my way up north after picking someone up from Logan. The places in dorchester look great but I'm not sure if I want another half hour detour added to the trip. Thought about Pho 88 in lowell but thats kind of a detour as well. Places in chinatown probably wouldnt be easy to find parking for in the middle of a week day so I think those are out as well. Any thoughts?

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    igneous Oct 14, 2012 10:49 AM

    Ended up going to xinh xinh, it wasnt bad but nothing amazing. It was my first vietnamese food, but the person that I was with said it was kind of middle of the road compared to what they have had. I enjoyed the omelet for sure

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      phatchris Oct 14, 2012 09:59 AM

      Soall Bistro in Marblehead is pretty good.

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      1. re: phatchris
        justbeingpolite Oct 14, 2012 10:36 AM

        How about Pho #1 in Woburn? Haven't eaten there, but I've seen good write ups here, and it would only be one or two exits back down 128 if you're coming up 93..

      2. Chris VR Sep 18, 2012 11:36 AM

        Out of Asia in Saugus http://www.outofasia-ma.com/menu.html has some Vietnamese options on the menu and couldn't be more convenient if you are heading up Route 1. I have always liked the food I've had there, but a) have not been in a while and b) have not had their Vietnamese menu items.

        1. galangatron Sep 18, 2012 09:05 AM

          pho hoa in malden and pho minh ky in lynn

          1. Aromatherapy Sep 18, 2012 07:31 AM

            There are Saigon Noodle, Pho 99 and Pho Hoa in Malden Center. Have only been to the last one recently, it was pretty good.

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              nasilemak Sep 18, 2012 07:57 AM

              Pho 99 is pretty good too.

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                galangatron Sep 18, 2012 09:06 AM

                pho hoa over pho 99 and saigon noodle

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                deglazer Sep 18, 2012 06:29 AM

                There's Pho Number 9 in Everett on Rt.16 (1861 Revere Beach Parkway). Not exactly handy but better than heading south (google maps puts the drive at about 15 minutes). I haven't been. It has had a smattering of positive comments here over the years.

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                  igneous Sep 18, 2012 06:58 AM

                  hmm thats looks pretty convenient, Ill definitely look into it

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                    Steve L Sep 18, 2012 10:05 AM

                    My experiences at Pho Number is that the food is mediocre, the tables are dirty, and the service is unfriendly. I much prefer Pho and Rice on Beacon St in Somerville.

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                      Steve L Sep 26, 2012 12:01 PM

                      Drove by Pho # 9 today about 1:30...no cars out front and brown paper on the windows.

                    2. croutonweb Sep 18, 2012 05:41 AM

                      Sugar Cane in Peabody is Vietnamese and Chinese. The authenticity is not quite what you'd find in Boston, but they have pretty good pho and vermicelli, and excellent cahn chua sour soup.

                      1. Chris VR Sep 18, 2012 05:22 AM

                        Are you looking along Route 1, 128/95 or 93?

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                        1. re: Chris VR
                          igneous Sep 18, 2012 06:56 AM

                          doesn't matter, heading up to Maine so really just something that wont be too out of the way between Logan and there

                        2. Luther Sep 18, 2012 03:43 AM

                          I'd hit Xinh Xinh in Chinatown, just park at the garage DIRECTLY across the street, it's pretty reasonably priced and you might bring the price down even further with validation (I forget if they do it there or not).

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                            igneous Sep 18, 2012 06:13 AM

                            That's probably my best bet, thanks Luther :)

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