San Jose’s Four Finest Locations to Get Cheap Vietnamese Meals

Would you like to satisfy your appetite for Vietnamese cuisine?

Hoodline put the numbers together to find the best affordable Vietnamese restaurants in San Jose. It used both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to create a ranking of where to go hunting next time.

1. Tofoo Com Chay

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At the top of the list is Tofoo Com Chay. Located at 388 E. Santa Clara St. in downtown San Jose, it is the most popular budget Vietnamese restaurant in San Jose. It has 4.5 out of 1,040 reviews on Yelp.

Bree C. commented, “This place is always good! I love your photo and the soup has so much flavor. The people who work there are super friendly and attentive. Not a lot of seating, but that never stopped us.”

2. Pho Y # 1

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Next up is Evergreen Central’s Pho Y # 1, 1660 E. Capitol Expressway. With four stars out of 1,302 on Yelp, the Vietnamese spot that sells noodles and more has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.

Yelper Linda M. wrote, “My favorite place for Pho when I’m in the mood for Pho. Pho Y # 1 always goes with her broth. It’s rich in flavor, calming, and oh so satisfying.”

Yenn T. commented, “This is one of my favorite Pho restaurants in San Jose. There are three types of take-away noodle here: pre-cooked noodles, dry noodles you can cook at home, and fresh thick-cut noodles (similar like chow) fun). “

3. Pho 89

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North Valley’s Pho 89 at Suite E, 2095 N. Capitol Ave. is another top pick. Yelpers gives the cheap Vietnamese spot 4.5 out of 169 ratings.

Yelper Maria P. wrote, “I was blown away by this place. I’m so glad they take takeout reservations. The food was reasonably priced, the decor is stunning, and the front counter is friendly and fantastic.”

Eric F. added, “The photo here was very solid – aromatic, balanced broth that offered above-average depth and bathed the pasta and beef cuts slightly al dente.”

4. Banh Mi oven

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Banh Mi Oven, a Vietnamese place selling sandwiches, desserts, and more in East San Jose, is another inexpensive stop with four out of 610 Yelp reviews. Go to 1210 Story Road and see for yourself.

Yelper Cathy L. remarked, “This is the only place I know that does Banh Mi Nuong Muoi Ot. It is a popular Vietnamese street food dish in Vietnam.”

Christina G. added: “Fantastic sandwiches – the pickled vegetables and freshly baked bread really seal the deal.”

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