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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Minh Hai

Minh Hai
Ranked #43 of 279 Restaurants in Cranston
Cuisines: Asian, Soups, Vietnamese
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Barrington, Rhode Island
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352 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Upgrade to excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

So after 4 months of dining at Minh Hai, I would say we love it!
Not just pho, and they have beef broth and chicken broth, some places don't separate.
The grilled meat with special rice is awesome.

Drinks are good too, although I have still yet to try the bubble tea, haven't been able to justify the calories... :)

It is now one of our favorite dining spots. Worth the drive every weekend from east bay!

  • Visited March 2013
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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Best Vietnamese I have had in a long time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013 via mobile

An unexpected gem! The food is amazing. Best Vietnamese food I have had in a long time, and excited to find it near my home. The food was wonderfully flavorful and quickly prepared. Very good service and will be eating here often.

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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352 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Very good pho soup”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

So, after a lousy lunch, we decided to take another chance to fix a pho soup craving.
We have yet to fid a good Vietnamese restaurant so far.

Turns out Minh Hai is pretty good. Thanks to the other 5 reviewers, we stopped in to try.
You smell the food as soon as you walk in. Yes, asian family restaurant, means kids on laptop watching movie at table closest to kitchen, rest of family sitting chatting at the table next to it, with people walking in and out of the kitchen. Something I am used to, so not a big deal.

Pho was very good. Our bench mark is and always will be Green Papaya in Dallas. This is the first time in RI where I can say, here is a pretty good bowl of pho. a little quirky, yes, no lime but lemon instead. Seems they didnt skim off the oil at top of the soup, but overall, good flavor.

Will be back to try all the other items. This was a good find. An fixed our year long craving for pho.

  • Visited November 2012
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great family food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The food is consistently excellent, with strong flavors and good portions. The pho is consistently terrific. The imperial rolls are hot and crispy and delicious.

It's true that in rare cases the service is somewhat lacking... /tell them/. This is a family-run business, and they take service very seriously. They'll make it right. The other neat thing about it being a family business is that they actually bother to recognize repeat visitors. They'll ask you where you've been, how things are going, etc.

Just a great place to visit for dinner.

  • Visited October 2012
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Plainview, New York
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“Decent Vietnamese, service lacking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

The place is small and not very well kept. The pho was somewhat "strong smelling", but tasted fine. The summer rolls were good. The fruit shakes were great. The place was very unkempt, finished bowls left on the tables and just one person working the whole restaurant. the bathroom was not very neat at all.

  • Visited July 2012
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