4 top options for affordable Vietnamese eats in Pittsburgh

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Southeast Asian fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Vietnae restaurants around Pittsburgh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

1. Banh Mi & Ti

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Topping the list is Banh Mi & Ti. Located at 4502 Butler St. in Central Lawrenceville, the Vietnamese cafe is the highest rated inexpensive Southeast Asian restaurant in Pittsburgh, boasting 4.5 stars out of 228 reviews on Yelp.

Menu favorites here include the pork banh mi and the Classy Chick bowl, boasting chicken, jasmine rice, pickled carrots, scallions, and tomato and cucumber slices.

Note: It's closed on Mondays.

2. Ineffable Ca Phe

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Next up is Lower Lawrenceville's Ineffable Ca Phe, situated at 3920 Penn Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 108 reviews on Yelp, this Vietnamese eatery has also proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive bite.

Located in a motorcycle shop turned coffee shop, the business aims to make as much as it can from scratch using locally sourced ingredients. Yelpers note that the atmosphere lends itself well to studying or working while sipping on a bubble tea. And when it comes to the bahn mi sandwiches, reviewers are keen on the pork belly and the lemongrass chicken.

3. Tram's Kitchen

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Tram's Kitchen, located at 4050 Penn Ave. in Bloomfield, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly Vietnamese spot four stars out of 310 reviews.

The menu includes authentic Vietnamese classics, including spring rolls, phở, rice dishes, vermicelli and more. Keep in mind: This establishment only accepts cash and is closed on Mondays.

4. Pho Minh

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Pho Minh, a Vietnamese spot in Garfield, is another low-priced go-to, with four stars out of 116 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4917 Penn Ave. to see for yourself. 

Phở, the Special Spicy Soup, grilled chicken vermicelli and spring rolls are just some of the menu items recommended by fans on Yelp.

This spot is also cash-only and is closed on Tuesdays.


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