The pho here is slow-simmered overnight, using family recipes from owners Sa Nguyen and Mia Lunt. In fact, many of the dishes stem from the pair’s desire to pay homage to their heritage. Most plates are perfect for sharing, so branch out from pho and try the barbecue tofu puffs, the shrimp and sweet potato fritters, or the crispy cod watercress salad.
10 Bessom St., Unit 9, Marblehead, 781-990-1233, soallbistro.com
CaliBasil Vietnamese Cuisine
This fast-casual spot is making everything fresh to order, including nine different types of pho, from spicy to vegetarian.
55 Dodge St., Beverly, 978-969-3255, calibasilbev.com