For some reason, Vietnamese food has never really taken off in Miami. There is plenty of Chinese, Japanese and Thai, but not much Vietnamese. The few that are not any good (please don't try to tell me Hy Vong is great, it is neither authentic, nor very good.) Miss Saigon in Coral Gables and now Miami Beach are passable. The only really good restaurant, Sushi Saigon on Washington Avenue, closed. So in dire need of some real Summer Rolls and Pho Ga, I took to Yelp for help. The best rated I could find was a place called Pho Thang, and I decided to go for it. It is all the way south at 9539 S.W. 160th Street, but worth the drive or a stop-by if you happen to be in the area.
All my favorites were served as I could have hoped. Shrimp Summer Rolls and Lemongrass Beef Bun - a rice vermicelli dish with lots of cucumbers, bean sprouts and herbs served with nuoc mam sauce were just right and really cheap too. They are open all day lunch-dinner, but for some reason, closed Wednesdays, so plan accordingly, you don't want to miss it.
|decent dining room|