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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Pho Dai Loi #2 (Featured)

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Nam Phuong Buford Highway (Featured)

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Lee's Bakery (Featured)

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Nam Phuong Buford Highway (Featured)
Nam Phuong is a choice spot for delicious authentic Vietnamese food, standing proudly among other Asian eateries on Buford Highway. You'll want to try one of their Vietnamese noodle and rice dishes in family-style sharable portions, as well as the pho, spring rolls, and Atlanta's favorite crispy chickenmore...
Nam Phuong is a choice spot for delicious authentic Vietnamese food, standing proudly among other Asian eateries on Buford Highway. You'll want to try one of their Vietnamese noodle and rice dishes in family-style sharable portions, as well as the pho, spring rolls, and Atlanta's favorite crispy chicken wings with sweet-and-spicy fish sauce. less...

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Lee's Bakery (Featured)

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Lee's Bakery (Featured)
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Lee's Bakery (Featured)

Best vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Lee's Bakery (Featured)

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Lee's Bakery (Featured)

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Com Vietnamese Grill AND Lee's Bakery

Best all-around Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Nam Phuong Restaurant
The breadth of choices at either location of Nam Phuong Restauant is almost overwhelming. But the wide variety of Vietnamese dishes means everyone at your table can find a favorite to enjoy. Nam Phuong's pho is clean, simple, and fresh. Beyond the soups, the showstopping ba vi delights platter is a smallmore...
The breadth of choices at either location of Nam Phuong Restauant is almost overwhelming. But the wide variety of Vietnamese dishes means everyone at your table can find a favorite to enjoy. Nam Phuong's pho is clean, simple, and fresh. Beyond the soups, the showstopping ba vi delights platter is a small feast that tickles all of the senses with chopped beef wrapped in smoky grape leaves, ground shrimp skewers, and grilled pork balls with a gorgeous mound of fresh herbs, rice noodles, cucumber, and more for wrapping. less...

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Com Dunwoody Vietnamese Grill (Permanently Closed)

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Quan Ba 9 (Permanently Closed)
"Authentic" is a word that gets thrown around so much, it's easy to forget what it means. Quan Ba 9 will make you remember. This isn't your standard brusque pho house. Expect home-style Vietnamese packed with soulful, herbaceous flavor. Tart salads made with shreds of green papaya and laced with tinymore...
"Authentic" is a word that gets thrown around so much, it's easy to forget what it means. Quan Ba 9 will make you remember. This isn't your standard brusque pho house. Expect home-style Vietnamese packed with soulful, herbaceous flavor. Tart salads made with shreds of green papaya and laced with tiny dried shrimp start the meal off on a light note and pave the way for more hearty fare. The signature spicy red chicken soup, Mi Quang Ba 9, is so soothing (in that fiery sort of way), it should be the only thing anyone's allowed to eat when sick. The pho rings clear with beefy flavor and bright herbs. The Chao Ga is basically an intensely chicken-y porridge. Like, the most delicious porridge you've ever had. Even Goldilocks wouldn't push this bowl away. Quan Ba 9 will have you swearing off that other place across the street for good. 4285 Buford Highway. 404-636-2999. less...

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Com Dunwoody Vietnamese Grill (Permanently Closed)

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Com Dunwoody Vietnamese Grill (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: So Ba


560 Gresham Ave., 404-627-9911, www.soba-eav.com

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Com Dunwoody Vietnamese Grill (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: So Ba


560 Gresham Ave., 404-627-9911, www.soba-eav.com

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Com Dunwoody Vietnamese Grill (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: So Ba


560 Gresham Ave., 404-627-9911, www.soba-eav.com

Best banh mi BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Uoc Huong Bahn Mi Fast Food
QUOC HUONG BANH MI FAST FOOD's banh mi will make you swear off all other "fast food" for good. A crusty Vietnamese-style baguette rains crumbs onto your shirt and oozes mayo and soft butter. Sweet slices of barbecue pork meet its perfect foil: fresh cilantro, pickled shreds of carrot and daikon. It'smore...
QUOC HUONG BANH MI FAST FOOD's banh mi will make you swear off all other "fast food" for good. A crusty Vietnamese-style baguette rains crumbs onto your shirt and oozes mayo and soft butter. Sweet slices of barbecue pork meet its perfect foil: fresh cilantro, pickled shreds of carrot and daikon. It's the ultimate version of an East-meets-West mashup. 5150 Buford Highway, Doraville. 770-936-0605. less...

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Co'm Vietnamese Grill Restaurant

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Co'm Vietnamese Grill (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up
Nam
931 Monroe Drive, 404-541-9997, www.namrestaurant.com

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Pho Dai Loi #2 (Featured)
There's little more satisfying than a big bowl of pho, and PHO DAI LOI RESTAURANT makes the best. The broth is clear with no sediment or heavy anise flavor, and the noodles never stick together. Other items such as the spring rolls and the bun (a large bowl of cold rice noodles topped with meat and/ormore...
There's little more satisfying than a big bowl of pho, and PHO DAI LOI RESTAURANT makes the best. The broth is clear with no sediment or heavy anise flavor, and the noodles never stick together. Other items such as the spring rolls and the bun (a large bowl of cold rice noodles topped with meat and/or seafood, herbs, lettuce and nuoc cham sauce) are consistently delicious alternatives. Fresh lemonade fizzy with soda water, traditional Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk, and fun bubble tea drinks filled with tapioca pearls are a welcome departure from that tired old glass of Coca-Cola. less...

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Nam (Permanently Closed)

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Com Vietnamese Grill
4005-F Buford Highway 404-320-0405 http://www.comgrill.com We're still wholly enamored with COM VIETNAMESE GRILL more than two years after it opened and set foodie hearts ablaze with grilled meats, bold herbs and a swanker atmosphere than you'll find at the pho houses that populate the rest of Bufordmore...
4005-F Buford Highway 404-320-0405 http://www.comgrill.com We're still wholly enamored with COM VIETNAMESE GRILL more than two years after it opened and set foodie hearts ablaze with grilled meats, bold herbs and a swanker atmosphere than you'll find at the pho houses that populate the rest of Buford Highway. It's still the best in town at marrying home-style dishes with high-quality ingredients and friendly service. When you're in the mood for spice, mint, basil, charred meat and vermicelli, this is the place to go. less...

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Com

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Com Dunwoody Vietnamese Grill (Permanently Closed)

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Com Dunwoody Vietnamese Grill (Permanently Closed)
We’re still wholly enamored with COM VIETNAMESE GRILL more than two years after it opened and set foodie hearts ablaze with grilled meats, bold herbs and a swanker atmosphere than you’ll find at the pho houses that populate the rest of Buford Highway. It’s still the best inmore...
We’re still wholly enamored with COM VIETNAMESE GRILL more than two years after it opened and set foodie hearts ablaze with grilled meats, bold herbs and a swanker atmosphere than you’ll find at the pho houses that populate the rest of Buford Highway. It’s still the best in town at marrying home-style dishes with high-quality ingredients and friendly service. When you’re in the mood for spice, mint, basil, charred meat and vermicelli, this is the place to go. less...

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Com Dunwoody Vietnamese Grill (Permanently Closed)
COM VIETNAMESE GRILL took the foodie population by storm when it opened more than a year ago. Food & Wine magazine even gave it national acclaim as a “best.” What’s so good? Deliciously marinated and grilled meats — pork, beef, duck — wrapped in grape leaves,more...
COM VIETNAMESE GRILL took the foodie population by storm when it opened more than a year ago. Food & Wine magazine even gave it national acclaim as a “best.” What’s so good? Deliciously marinated and grilled meats — pork, beef, duck — wrapped in grape leaves, served over rice or vermicelli with herbs and raw vegetables. Even the tofu is spectacular. The staff is completely fluent in English, so you don’t have to play charades to get a good meal. less...

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Com Dunwoody Vietnamese Grill (Permanently Closed)

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Nam (Permanently Closed)

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Com Dunwoody Vietnamese Grill (Permanently Closed)
There are dozens of Vietnamese restaurants in our city, including those that cater to gourmet-minded American palates. This year, we have to cite COM VIETNAMESE GRILL. This small cafe’s menu is a completely unique riff on classic street food, like apple and papaya salad but here garnished withmore...
There are dozens of Vietnamese restaurants in our city, including those that cater to gourmet-minded American palates. This year, we have to cite COM VIETNAMESE GRILL. This small cafe’s menu is a completely unique riff on classic street food, like apple and papaya salad but here garnished with roasted duck, if you choose. You can top vermicelli with a selection of ground meats (including lamb) rolled into la lot leaves, which resemble grape leaves and are said to be good for hiccups and nausea. There are amazingly spiced mussels scattered with peanuts, and our favorite special, roasted rabbit. less...

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Nam (Permanently Closed)

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Nam (Permanently Closed)
We are in shock. We remain loyal to fabulous Bien Thuy, but there's no doubt that Midtown's NAM has taken Vietnamese dining to a completely unprecedented level in our city. The decor - how do we put this? - celebrates the female form. The food is equally erotic, the kind of place that inspires criticsmore...
We are in shock. We remain loyal to fabulous Bien Thuy, but there's no doubt that Midtown's NAM has taken Vietnamese dining to a completely unprecedented level in our city. The decor - how do we put this? - celebrates the female form. The food is equally erotic, the kind of place that inspires critics to pore through a thesaurus and conduct a competitive orgy of adjectival gobbledygook. Don't-miss dishes include the "shaking filet mignon" and a striped bass whose presentation is virtually a ritual. You want that fish head soup, too. Really! "931 Monroe Drive. 404-541-9997. www.namrestaurant.com" less...

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Cha Gio

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Bien Thuy
Vietnamese cuisine is showing signs of at long-last making inroads into Atlanta's mainstream dining scene. Problem is that most of these newcomers seriously compromise the authenticity of a cuisine whose elegant blend of French and Asian needs nothing altered to be appealing. So we remain completelymore...
Vietnamese cuisine is showing signs of at long-last making inroads into Atlanta's mainstream dining scene. Problem is that most of these newcomers seriously compromise the authenticity of a cuisine whose elegant blend of French and Asian needs nothing altered to be appealing. So we remain completely loyal to Suzanne Bojtchewsky's BIEN THUY. The author of a couple of cookbooks, Suzanne often prepares off-the-menu dishes, so always inquire if the kitchen has anything special. If not, content yourself with the best noodle and pho dishes in town, rice-flour pancakes stuffed with seafood, lemongrass chicken, pork cooked in a hot pot and to-die-for spring rolls served with a mound of lettuce and herbs in which to wrap them. "5095 Buford Highway, Doraville, 770-454-9046." less...

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Pho Ca Dao

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Bien Thuy
We remain loyal to favorite BIEN THUY for pho and entrees like salted pork cooked in a hot pot, bun dishes and catfish stew with pineapple. Certainly not for the discount decor. Off-the-menu dishes are sometimes available and one of our favorite meals of all time is a dish the owner makes with giantmore...
We remain loyal to favorite BIEN THUY for pho and entrees like salted pork cooked in a hot pot, bun dishes and catfish stew with pineapple. Certainly not for the discount decor. Off-the-menu dishes are sometimes available and one of our favorite meals of all time is a dish the owner makes with giant oysters. Order a salted-plum soda or an off-the-menu "serene," a milky, mysterious shake. "5095 Buford Highway. 770-454-9046." less...

Best Vietnamese (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Cha Gio

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Bien Thuy
5095-F Buford Highway, Doraville 770-454-9046 Vietnamese pho houses reliably provide soups and noodle dishes with fast service and rock-bottom prices. Bien Thuy provides equally low costs and better meals in a quirkily cozy environment that includes pseudo Christmas decorations. Servers can be grumpy,more...
5095-F Buford Highway, Doraville 770-454-9046 Vietnamese pho houses reliably provide soups and noodle dishes with fast service and rock-bottom prices. Bien Thuy provides equally low costs and better meals in a quirkily cozy environment that includes pseudo Christmas decorations. Servers can be grumpy, but they're also quick and emphatic in warning Westerners of dishes they may not like. The spring rolls make a cool, colorful appetizer, while the savory chicken with ginger entree or the vermicelli dishes served with shredded vegetables and pork or chicken can make anyone a quick convert to the Vietnamese cause. less...

Best Vietnamese (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Pho 79

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Cha Gio
Get the fried spring rolls (cha gio), maybe some soup and a cold beer. Appreciate the comfy ambience. The menu features noodles, rice, shrimp, chicken, basil leaves and sprouts — safely underseasoned and mostly familiar.

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Bien Thuy (Permanently Closed)
Viet kids, Caucasian connoisseurs and long-haired 'Nam vets hardly glance at the extensive menu. Instead, old hands merely mention favorite ingredients, allowing the chef to choose from the seasonal larder. For the uninitiated, cha gio (fried spring rolls) with lettuce wrappers, goi cuon (fresh basilmore...
Viet kids, Caucasian connoisseurs and long-haired 'Nam vets hardly glance at the extensive menu. Instead, old hands merely mention favorite ingredients, allowing the chef to choose from the seasonal larder. For the uninitiated, cha gio (fried spring rolls) with lettuce wrappers, goi cuon (fresh basil rolls), pho (beef broth with noodles) and bun thit nuong (pork with rice noodles and salad) are touchstones of authenticity. Ca phe sua da (iced drip coffee with condensed milk) is a fast trip to Saigon. less...

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