Saigon Number One Saigon 1
448 Newtown Rd. (Virginia Beach Blvd.)
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Cuisine: Vietnamese / Soup
Pho and so much more --- from a Saigon pancake to a tofu delight salad.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily

Saigon 1 Restaurant Review:

Even if you don’t know how to properly pronounce “pho,” you’ll like slurping down the filling, restorative soup at this family-friendly, ultra-casual Vietnamese restaurant. Bowls come in a wide variety, from redolent beef broth with sliced eye-of-round and flank steak to soothing chicken broth with white meat. But all contain skeins of snow-white vermicelli noodles and are accompanied by a plate piled with basil, bean sprouts, chili and lime for you to doctor the soup to your taste. Another must-eat dish, the Saigon pancake, is a crisp crêpe (looking like a leviathan clam shell) crammed with shrimp, pork, sprouts, artfully carved cucumbers and grated carrots that you wrap in lettuce and devour at once, so heady is the flavor. Banh mi and vegetarian dishes score high marks, too. And while everything is a tasty bargain, perhaps the three-course specials, such as stir-fried shrimp with garlic or curry chicken that come with soup as well as a crispy roll or fresher-than-springtime spring roll and rice, are the best value of all. And soups aren’t the only thing to slurp here. Bubble teas delight in an array of fantasy-colored flavors.

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