Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Vietnamese places around Fresno, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to achieve your dreams.
1. Pho Phuong Nine Restaurant
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Topping the list is Pho Phuong Nine Restaurant, located in the Asian Village Shopping Center at 4903 E. Kings Canyon Road in Roosevelt. With four stars out of 132 reviews on Yelp, Pho Phuong Nine is the highest-rated Vietnamese restaurant in Fresno.
As well as top-notch service, the family-owned restaurant's eponymous pho and pork chop over rice have Yelpers singing its praises. But card-carrying customers should be advised: Pho Phuong Nine only accepts cash.
2. Paradise Restaurant
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Next up is Paradise Restaurant, situated at 1848 N. First St. With four stars out of 107 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite with fans of Vietnamese cuisine.
Look for the meat-stuffed Pho Paradise, a house specialty that includes rare steak, flank steak, brisket, imitation crab, shrimp, squid, meatballs, shrimp balls, fish balls and tripe.
3. Pho Fresno
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Pho Fresno, located at 3111 N. Maroa Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Vietnamese spot 4.5 stars out of 27 reviews. Yelpers praise the pho, deep-fried chicken wings and cubed steak stir-fry with peppers, but the restaurant also offers more unusual options like sauteed catfish in a clay pot.
4. Nho Cafe
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Over at 3145 Mayfair Court, check out Nho Cafe, which has earned four stars out of 35 reviews on Yelp. Comfort food like rice porridge dishes, pork belly banh mi, and smoothies made with avocado, durian or boba are on the menu here.
5. Pho Hoang Lan
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Last but not least is Pho Hoang Lan, a local favorite with four stars out of 27 reviews from fans of its bo bun hue and steak banh mi. Stop by 2327 N. Fresno St., Suite 102, to hit up the affordable eatery next time you're in the mood for Vietnamese food.