Do you want pho, dim sum, noodles, or Bahn Mi? From traditional foods to creative, contemporary dishes, Austin has some of the most genuine Vietnamese food in the world.
Over the past several years, a slew of pop-up stores, fashionable restaurants, and dine-ins have opened throughout the city, all celebrating Vietnamese culture and cuisine. Check out some of Austin’s best Vietnamese restaurants for some of your favorite foods and a terrific atmosphere where you can soak in the traditions and tastes of this dynamic Asian country.
Popular Vietnamese Food in Austin
Vietnamese food is a vivid and flavorful blend of fresh spices, meats, and exquisite sauces that explode in our lips with each mouthful. For the uninitiated, pho, or noodle soup with a sweet, spicy, and acidic broth, popularized Vietnamese cuisine throughout the world. But there’s more to Vietnamese food than pho, and here are some of the most popular dishes to try while visiting Vietnamese restaurants in Austin.
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Best Vietnamese Food in Austin
Pho Phong Luu is a melting pot of ethnicities and cuisines. They provide a menu with original recipes that generate delectable flavors. It is an unflashy Vietnamese eatery with noodle soup, fried rice, and spring rolls as specialties.
Open From: Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri: 10 am – 2:30 pm., 4:30 pm – 8 pm. | Sun: 10 am – 2:30 pm. | Closed on Wed & Sat.
Located At: 9200 N Lamar Blvd #104, Austin, TX 78753
Cocktails and traditional Asian fusion dishes are served in a contemporary restaurant with outdoor seating. 1618’s cuisine covers the continent, bringing guests a taste of Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Singaporean, and Southeast Asian food in their unique fusion style, focusing on the region’s vibrant, strong, and varied tastes.
Timings: Sun – Thurs: 10 am – 9:30 pm. | Fri – Sat: 10 am – 10:30 pm.
Where: 1618 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 7874
This lofty, contemporary counter serves up mass amounts of Vietnamese cuisine. The menu effectively appeals to the different palates of the fellow Austinites, from adaptable vermicelli meals to savory banh mi sandwiches, soothing bowls of pho to contemporary bao buns.
Timings: 11 am – 9 pm.
Where: 1920 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741
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Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Austin
This restaurant serves Vietnamese noodle soup. They take Pho seriously, serving it with a hearty broth and a generous helping of crunchy veggies. In an unassuming area, Pho, vermicelli, and other typical Vietnamese meals are offered.
Hours of Operation: Mon – Sat: 10 am – 8:30 pm. | Closed on Sunday.
Location: 1601 Ohlen Rd # E, Austin, TX 78758
Heo Eatery has been serving customers the greatest Vietnamese and Asian street food in ATX since it first opened its doors in 2016.If you’re craving Banh Mi, Rice Boxes, Spring Rolls, or a hand-crafted Boba Tea, you’re in for a treat here.
Open From: Mon: 5:30 pm – 9 pm. | Tues – Fri: 11 am – 3 pm., 5:30 pm – 9 pm. | Sat & Sun: 12 pm – 3 pm., 5:30 pm – 9 pm.
Located At: 5003 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
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Best Vietnamese Food in Austin – Continued
Sip Pho is a simple design restaurant that creates Vietnamese cuisine with care and attention to detail. They provide a range of Banh Mi and Pho sandwiches. Make sure to taste their Vietnamese coffee if you visit here.
Hours of Operation: 11 am – 9 pm.
Location: 512 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705
A cuisine that is true to its name, including everything Asian from pho to pad thai, as well as a buffet. They specialize on genuine Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese cuisine.
Timings: Mon – Sat: 12 pm – 11:30. | Sun: 12 pm – 10:30 pm.
Where: 2400 E Oltorf St #1A, Austin, TX 78741
An informal eatery selling beef noodle soups (pho) and other traditional Vietnamese dishes. Their serving sizes on each dish are really generous. There are soups as per everyone’s taste in Austin on the menu.
Hours of Operation: 11 am – 8 pm.
Location: 10901 N Lamar Blvd A108, Austin, TX 78753
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A modest, locally owned restaurant that just wants to provide delicious Bánh Mi to the wonderful people of Austin. They also serve vermicelli, spring rolls, eggrolls, and other Dishes near picnic tables.
Open From: Mon – Sat: 11 am – 9 pm. | Closed on Sunday.
Located At: 2404 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
The menu is short, but it’s packed with items you won’t find at a normal Vietnamese restaurant. And it’s managed by the loveliest, friendliest family you’ll ever meet. They provide comfort/street cuisine that is hard to get by in Austin, and the pricing is very affordable.
Timings: Tue – Sun: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm. | Closed on Monday.
Where: 1700 W Parmer Ln #100, Austin, TX 78727
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