Ebisu Banh Mi Bakery
Ebisu: Vietnamese
Ebisu Banh Mi Bakery (Ebisu: Vietnamese)
Ebisu Banh Mi Bakery
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Sundays.

This neighborhood take-out sandwich shop is serious about their banh mi, and the staff in charge of baguette production learned their craft at a bakery in Vinh Yen, Vietnam. Fresh-baked baguettes are stuffed with a variety of ingredients, ranging from traditional liver pate, fried fish and grilled pork (our favorite) to more exotic combinations like shrimp-avocado with chili mayonnaise.

It's the assertively flavored Vietnamese condiments and crunchy pickles, though, that give these sandwiches their distinctive banh mi identity, and these are just perfect. There are nine different sandwiches in all, ranging in price from Y580-630, along with a couple of side dishes (spring rolls and papaya salad), a few desserts, and Vietnamese coffee.

Service is fast and everything is take-out only. Unfortunately there aren't any seats out front, although you may be able to find a park bench somewhere in the neighborhood if you're too hungry to wait until you get home.

Shibuya-ku, Ebisu 1-8-14.

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Venue listing from Bento.com5 Star Rating: highly recommended