Vinh Phat BBQ | Uptown | Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese | Restaurant
Barbecued meats on one side, banh mi on the other.

Our Review

Really two restaurants in one, Vinh Phat sells barbecued meats on one side and banh mi (Vietnamese subs) on the other. The barbecue side displays hanging ducks, chickens, and pork readily hacked and sacked for takeout. A few tables let you linger over meat-on-rice plates or bowls of meaty soup. The duck soup with egg vermicelli has a leg on the bone as well as chunks of thigh meat. Tiny fried pork skin "croutons" add richness to the five-spice-flavored broth, which comes with fresh bean sprouts. The sandwich side of Vinh Phat suffers the inevitable comparison to Ba Le Sandwich Shop. Unlike that venerable Argyle Street banh mi factory, Vinh Phat has no visible sandwich menu, and the premade selection dwindles as the day progresses. Arrive early (9 AM) to get the full range of options: roast pork, barbecued pork, tasty five-spice chicken, the combo (very salty ham and very fatty pork), sardine, veggie, and meatball (delightful pillows of ground pork).

Peter Tyksinski

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