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Minh's

2500 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201

703-525-2828

Neighborhood: Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse, Arlington

Cuisines: Vietnamese

Opening Hours:
Open Tuesday through Thursday 11 to 10, Friday and Saturday 11 to 11, Sunday 11 to 10.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Court House, Clarendon

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Intimate

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://minhrestaurant.com/

Best Dishes:
Pork vermicelli, both northern (saltier) and southern (sweeter); banh xeo; fried shrimp-and-yam patties; dill-laced catfish, to be broken into hunks and folded into giant leaves of lettuce; a clay pot of sweet/peppery caramel sauce and bits of catfish; ch

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

100 Best Restaurants 2009: Minh's

No. 62: Minh's

Cuisine: Beautiful, boldly flavored dishes from North and South Vietnam. The kitchen is consistent, confident, and masterful with the fryer.

Mood: Glass cubes and a whole lot of mauve make this quiet dining room look very 1980s. But the space is graced with Champagne-colored tablecloths and lacquered chairs.

Best for: A casual, not-too-expensive celebration (some tables seat ten); low-key dates and family dinners.

Best dishes: The appetizer sampler brings together two favorites, the spring roll and the sweet-potato-bound shrimp cake; green papaya salad with just enough lime and heat; vermicelli bun with pork, both northern and southern styles; crepe stuffed with bean sprouts, shrimp, and pork; lemongrass-marinated short ribs.

Insider tips: Your buck goes far here—portions are family style. Instead of dessert, look to the Vietnamese coffee, strong and thick with sweet milk.

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Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Inexpensive.

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