Best Vietnamese

Miss Saigon

Vegetarian dishes are in a crispy-fresh class by themselves at this paragon of great, cheap eats—but "fresh" applies to everything on the menu. Each dish comes with greens or lettuce or cilantro with a just-picked quality. The secret is simplicity: Every item on the menu is designed to move quickly at a reasonable price. There is no more ambition than there is pretension in these dishes, which are so straightforward that two people can get in and out, very happily, in less than an hour—even with wine.

Runners up:

2. Pho 88

2744 N. Campbell Ave.


3. Ha Long Bay

6304 E. Broadway Blvd.