Saigon Hut is less of a hut and more of a dimly lit restaurant with a wall of mirrors that reminds you of that barre studio membership you’ve neglected for six months. But technicalities and the questionable interior aside, this is one of only two Vietnamese restaurants in East Boston. The menu is huge, but you should limit yourself to the grilled meat and noodles sections. The classics like phở and fresh spring rolls will satisfy a craving, but are otherwise unremarkable.
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Mehak is a Pakistani and Indian restaurant in East Boston with some interesting Afghani dishes as well.
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Pho 2000 Restaurant
Pho 2000 sounds like it's a pretty great kitchen robot, but it's actually a pretty great casual Vietnamese restaurant in Dorchester.
Super 88 Market Food Connection
Super 88 is an Asian food court and grocery store in Allston, and you should come here when you want good food but don’t want to spend money.
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Ban Toi is a great casual Vietnamese restaurant in Dorchester with a few dishes that have the potential to save a bad day.
Chalawan is a Southeast Asian restaurant in Porter Square that reinforces the idea that Porter Square is secretly one of our best food neighborhoods.
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