Category Archives: Vietnamese

Crab Hut

4646 Convoy St., yelp review The truth is we skipped Crab Hut on our initial circumnavigation of Convoy Street. Our mission statement only extends to Asian restaurants, and the giant neon “Louisiana Style” sign in the window suggested this place … Continue reading

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Lemon House

4681 Convoy St., yelp review Lemon House is a a new pan-Asian place – in this case Vietnamese, Thai, and Malaysian – with a menu like a small phone book (pictured at right: it’s that thick because there are like … Continue reading

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Cali Baguette

4425 Convoy St., yelp reviews It’s hard to imagine any place less pretentious than Cali Baguette.  And with most sandwiches weighing in at a whopping $3.50, it may be the cheapest lunch on Convoy.  The decor is a wonderful menage … Continue reading

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Pho Convoy Noodle House

UPDATE: CLOSED (so sad!) 4647 Convoy St. I’m biased about Pho Convoy Noodle House: I’ve been going here for years.  The waitresses recognize my son, the busgirl talks to my wife about her family.  And though I haven’t tried everything … Continue reading

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Zion Market Food Court

7655 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., yelp reviews It’s hard to imagine a more unromantic place to take a meal than the Zion Market Food Court.  Overbright fluorescents, bad K-Pop blaring, cheap plastic chairs.  But there are two bakeries (Paris Baguette and … Continue reading

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Phuong Trang

Phuong Trang is a medium-sized Vietnamese restaurant with an unpretentious air and a menu 10 pages thick.  Most of (what I think of as) the standard items appear: pho, bun, banh, banh hoi, bo, com tha, and also pages of … Continue reading

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Mignon Pho and Grill

Mignon Pho is a Vietnamese joint with a bit of a hipster complex.  Symptoms include re-purposed wood interior, smaller menu (not the tome-like document found at most Vietnamese places), lemongrass-garlic fries, and a beer list chalked on the wall that … Continue reading

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