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Denver's five best Vietnamese restaurants

Denver has an abundance of Vietnamese restaurants, all devoted to a culinary canon that marries French and Chinese cooking into dishes that are delicious whether you're eating noodles on the street or chowing down at a formal feast.

Dozens of pho shops dot Federal Boulevard and South Havana Street, and more expansive restaurants offer a good selection of specialties from this Southeast Asian country. Here, in no particular order, are the five best Vietnamese restaurants in the Denver area.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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