Banh Mi Nha Trang
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Price Range: $
This shop is nestled into the far reaches of a tiny, aging plaza near the Mills 50 intersection. There are no tables save the folding plastic one, on which might find a few errant catalogs or... Read More
This shop is nestled into the far reaches of a tiny, aging plaza near the Mills 50 intersection. There are no tables save the folding plastic one, on which might find a few errant catalogs or Vietnamese newspapers. Several chairs for waiting or eating are crammed around the periphery of the miniscule standing area on the customers' side of the lunch counter. They don't take credit cards and English is most definitely the second language here. But guess what? No one cares. In fact, it's all part of the Banh Mi Nha Trang charm. That and the delicious $3.50 banh mi, of course. When the traditional Vietnamese sandwiches are this good, right down to the cheerful, "See you tomorrow!" farewell that regulars have come to expect from its charming and talented banh mi artisan, what's a little language barrier between new friends. Buy five, get one free!
- Best Value: "This is NOT an eat-in place unless you're one person and time your visit right. Plan on taking out. Can't wait? There's a bench about four steps out the door where you can sit down and scarf away."
- Recommended as Best Value Because: In a city rife with quality Vietnamese, Banh Mi Nha Trang stands out as authentic, friendly and as good as it is cheap. Beat that.