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Best Vietnamese food Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City and the surrounding city’s are home to a diverse range of Vietnamese restaurants at all price points. Casual mom and pop eateries through to chic modern spins – you can find it all. If you’re looking for the very best pho, or the absolute best banh mi – keep on reading. The following Vietnamese menus are some of the best in Utah, and also, some of my own personal favorites:

Pho 777 - pho coming together
Pho 777 – pho coming together

Pho 777

Address: 3585 S Redwood Rd, West Valley City, UT 84119
Neighborhood:
West Valley City

Those looking for the best pho in Utah will want to make a beeline right away to this West Valley mom and pop. The cozy restaurant offers a menu featuring more than a 100 dishes. Among them fifteen different specular pho dishes, not least a rather stunning shaking beef. Check out our full story that covers Pho 777 here. In 2023 the restaurant was crowned the very best place for pho in Salt Lake City by our very own Pho King. Read the exhaustive examination of every single bowl of pho, in his story about the best pho here.

The Pearl - pork belly and egg rolls
The Pearl – pork belly and egg rolls

The Pearl

Address: 917 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Neighborhood:
Central 9th

The Vietnamese street food of chef Tommy Nguyen takes center stage at The Pearl. The Central 9th spot features a rotating menu of small bites as well as a craft cocktail menu that competes with the best in town; as you would hope it does, coming from some of the same team as downtown SLC’s Alibi You can read our full first look at The Pearl here.

Pho 33 - spicy lemongrass chicken (Gastronomic SLC)
Pho 33 – spicy lemongrass chicken (Gastronomic SLC)

Pho 33

Address: 285 E 2700 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84115
Neighborhood: South Salt Lake

Making the move from Midvale in recent years, Pho 33 now lives in South Salt Lake City. The menu, a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese dishes, remains the same. My own favorite here is the pho, specifically the eponymous pho 33, which comes with rare beef, brisket, meatballs, flank, shank, tendon , tripe and oxtail. The portions sizes are massive with generous amounts of beef. In Pho King’s roundup of EVERY pho bowl in SLC – the restaurant placed second. Pictured top is one of my favorite items, spicy lemongrass chicken served with rice, salad and fish-sauce spiked sauce.

Pho Salt Lake - Com Tam Dac Biet
Pho Salt Lake – Com Tam Dac Biet

Pho Salt Lake

Address: 3390 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Neighborhood: South Salt Lake

Located in the South Salt Lake Chinatown is this solid option for Vietnamese cuisine. Pictured is the com tâm dac biêt. The small platter of different selections really soothes my indecisive soul. The dish comes with grilled pork, meatloaf, shrimp cake, shredded pork and sunny side dip egg.

SOMI – SOMI wings

SOMI Vietnamese Bistro

Address: 1215 E. Wilmington Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Neighborhood:
Sugar House

Another Sugar House restaurant, and one that takes also modern and upscale in a very contemporary space. Pho, rice dishes, rice plates, vermicelli noodle dishes – all the classics are represented well, and plated beautifully. As well as authentic Vietnamese dishes you’ll also find a range of refined Asian dishes: peking duck, shaking beef, crispy whole branzino and more.

Saola - sushi bar counter
Saola – sushi bar counter

SAOLA

Address: 7307 Canyon Centre Pkwy, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
Neighborhood:
Cottonwood Heights

SAOLA is a chic modern Vietnamese restaurant located in Cottonwood Heights. It features a large and elegant dining room as well as a spacious sushi bar. We particularly love their small plates, which make fabulous sharing alongside their craft cocktails.

LIttle Saigon - pho banh mi
LIttle Saigon – pho banh mi

Little Saigon

Address: 2021 E Windsor St, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Neighborhood:
Sugar House

A fast casual eatery, on the edge of Sugar House. The specialty is banh mi, grab and go Vietnamese sandwiches, but also on offer: rice plates, noodle dishes and appetizers like wings and spring rolls.

Oh Mai - cold cuts banh mi
Oh Mai – cold cuts banh mi

Oh Mai

Address: Various
Neighborhood:
Various

Now with four locations across the valley, there’s seemingly no stopping the success of Oh Mai. It’s easy to see why of course – the banh mi sandwiches here are some of the best in town. Not only are they wallet friendly, but the choice is first rate. Banh mi come in twelve different varieties at every location: cold cut, honey glazed pork, yellow curry chicken, vegan, lemongrass bean curd, shredded pork, sardine, garlic butter rib eye, spicy beef short rib, sunny side up egg, braised pork belly and brisket. Phew!

All Chay

Address: 1264 500 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Neighborhood:
Fair Park

This modest West side Vietnamese restaurant is 100% vegan friendly. You won’t even find fish sauce here, this place is legit, and massively popular as a result. You will find every Vietnamese staple on their menu, banh mi, bun, rice dishes, you name it.

Who did we miss?

If you think we’re missing a really great addition to this list, please email us at stuart@gastronomicslc.com – we’d love to hear from you. Let us know who you think should be on this list and why. If you have a really great picture of one of more dishes, please send that too! We’re always excited to check our more businesses!

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