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The 5 Best Bahn Mi Shops In San Jose

Updated: May 2, 2022

Bahn mi sandwiches are the greatest Vietnamese comfort food and these San Jose venues serve the best in town. To give you only the best banh mi in San Jose we analyzed top review, article and ranking sites for this ultimate list. These are the go-to places for the best pate, grilled pork, or pork meatball banh mi in town.

Find the perfect Banh mi spot

Vn Grill

Vietnamese, $, North ValleyVietnamese, $San Jose, North Valley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline

    Here are San Jose's top 5 Vietnamese spots

  • Hoodline

    The 5 best Asian fusion spots in San Jose


CheeseCups - Bánh Mì Chè Cafe Viet

Vietnamese, East San JoseVietnameseSan Jose, East San Jose
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Banh Mi Oven

Vietnamese, $, DowntownVietnamese, $San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Nest Asian Bistro

Asian, $$, DowntownAsian, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Banh Mi Baguette

Vietnamese, $, East San JoseVietnamese, $San Jose, East San Jose
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

How does it work?

Finding the best Banh mi spots in San Jose can take way too long. We pored over ratings for 26488 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in San Jose and 2325 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Hoodline had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered Hoodline - The 5 best Asian fusion spots in San Jose and Hoodline - Here are San Jose's top 5 Vietnamese spots as we sourced this ultimate list. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips for Banh mi

  • The ideal pairing for banh mi

    When having banh mi, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler, a popular cocktail.

  • Kabinett with your banh mi

    When considering what goes best with banh mi, we recommend a glass of Kabinett, it truly complements the dish as it cools the jalapeno with the sweetness of the wine.

  • Enjoy banh mi with Muscat de Alexandria

    For an elevated experience, pair your banh mi with Muscat de Alexandria. This combination works particularly well because this white wine cuts through the fattiness of the meat.

Fun facts about Banh mi

  • 6 sandwich of peanut butter and jelly sandwich, please!

    In 2012, Patrick Bertoletti became the proud world-record holder for eating the most peanut butter and jelly sandwich by having 6 in one sitting.

  • A classic meal

    Have you ever had a tasty bahn mi? Well it’s an absolute classic in Vietnam!

  • Who made the first banh mi?

    banh mi has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from Vietnam. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

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