Phoenix's 4 best spots to score cheap Vietnamese food

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In search of a new favorite Vietnamese spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Vietnamese restaurants around Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.

1. Pho Noodles

Topping the list is Pho Noodles. Located at 3417 N. Seventh Ave. in Encanto, the Vietnamese spot, which offers noodles and more, is the highest-rated affordable Vietnamese restaurant in Phoenix, boasting 4.5 stars out of 319 reviews on Yelp. The restaurant offers rare steak pho, crispy fried egg noodles with seafood, and stir-fried chicken with lemongrass and vegetables.

Yelper Karla H., who reviewed Pho Noodles on Jan. 8, wrote, "...Fresh and super tasty food."

Nathalie L. noted, "Best pho in Phoenix. The broth for the pho is so flavorful. Affordable prices and great, happy staff."

2. Pho 43

Next up is Maryvale's PHO 43, situated at 2844 N. 43rd Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 580 reviews on Yelp, the Vietnamese spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. On the menu, look for Vietnamese crepes, shrimp fried rice and vegetarian pho.

3. Banh Mi Bistro Vietnamese Eatery

Deer Valley's Banh Mi Bistro Vietnamese Eatery, located at 2340 W. Bell Road, Suite 110, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap Vietnamese spot, which offers noodles and sandwiches, 4.5 stars out of 495 reviews. The menu features shaken beef banh mi, pork belly bao buns and grilled shrimp noodle salad bowl. View the menu here.

Yelper Stewart L., who reviewed Banh Mi Bistro Vietnamese Eatery on Feb. 22, wrote, "...[The sandwiches] really shine with their addition of fresh veggies. Every single ingredient in the sandwich is clearly hand-prepared and each bite is a good one."

Evelyn M. noted, "...While they serve staple Vietnamese items including [banh] mi, vermicelli and other bowls, they have some sweet items as well such as boba and snow. The menu isn't as extensive as a sit-down Vietnamese restaurant, but they are experts at making what they offer."

4. Pho 32

Pho 32, a Vietnamese spot in Camelback East, is another much-loved, budget-friendly go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 130 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3170 E. Indian School Road to see for yourself. The restaurant serves beef pho, grilled pork vermicelli and Korean barbecue rice plate.

Yelper Matt W., who reviewed Pho 32 on Feb. 11, wrote, "...The broth here is amazing."

Laura H. noted, "...Everything tasted fresh and flavorful."


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