Miss Saigon offers lovely, light Asian food in a spot that's close to the university, but not so close that you can't find a parking space. Vietnamese food is easier on the stomach, less greasy and tastier than Chinese food; it's not as protein-heavy as Japanese, and not as heavily spiced as Thai. Specialties include a multitude of rice and noodle dishes with appetizers ranging from lettuce wraps to noodle and "broken rice" dishes. The grilled shrimp paste wrapped in rice paper is a do-not-miss, and for vegetarians, virtually anything on the menu can be ordered sans meat. Service is friendly; the atmosphere is casual; and best of all, it's reasonably priced. Starving students, head east.
2. Pho 88, 2744 N. Campbell Ave., 881-8883
3. Ha Long Bay, 6304 E. Broadway Blvd., 571-1338