Binh Minh Quan is a restaurant that serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine in Downtown Oakland. Their menu is huge and includes a variety of well seasoned rice and noodle dishes, as well as flavorful soups.
Try the roasted catfish; it is one of their signature dishes. They also have an amazing raw beef salad called Bo Tai Chanh. Don’t forget to save room for dessert! They have several delicious dessert options including fried bananas a la mode, sugar topped waffles, and a traditional Vietnamese dessert that is layers of red bean and jelly drenched in coconut milk called Che Ba Mau. Wash it all down with the juice of a fresh young coconut or salted plum beverage.
Their convenient Downtown location is easy to walk to from 12th St BART, and is an obvious choice for Vietnamese cuisine lovers that work in the area. Need something delicious for lunch, but don’t have time to wait for it to be prepared? You can skip the wait by calling ahead to order! If you would prefer to dine in during lunch, regulars suggest that patrons wait until the lunch rush ends. That way you are ensured personal and attentive customer service.