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Your guide to the 3 most popular spots in Riverside's Eastside neighborhood

Your guide to the 3 most popular spots in Riverside's Eastside neighborhood
Sam's Bann Thai | Photo: KhemNshell A./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on September 20, 2019.

Visiting Eastside, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Riverside neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Vietnamese joint to an ice cream shop.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Eastside, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Pho Ha #7

Photo: ryan L./Yelp

Topping the list is Vietnamese spot Pho Ha #7, which offers noodles and more. Located at 1820 University Ave., Suite 101, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 359 reviews on Yelp. 

The menu features popular dishes like barbecue pork chop, seafood rice noodle soup, tofu-wrapped shrimp and more. A variety of pho bowls are also on offer.

2. La Michoacana Ice Cream

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Next up is La Michoacana Ice Cream, a spot to score ice cream, situated at 3961 Chicago Ave., Suite B. With four stars out of 213 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

In addition to ice cream, the shop serves up aguas frescas, buttered corn, fried potatoes and fruit popsicles.

3. Sam's Bann Thai

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Check out Sam's Bann Thai, which has earned four stars out of 1000 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Thai spot, which offers salads and hot pot, at 3203 Mission Inn Ave.

The restaurant also offers noodle dishes like chow mein, pad thai and spaghetti kee mao — stir-fried egg noodles with chili, garlic, onions, bell peppers and basil.


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