5 of the Best Bánh mì Stores in Tokyo: Takadanobaba and Ebisu

Bánh mì is a Vietnamese sandwich that is becoming popular in Japan. This traditional Vietnamese street food comprises a fresh baguette filled with various savory ingredients, such as ham, pate, fresh cilantro, pickled carrots and daikon radish. The wave of bánh mì has crashed upon Tokyo's culinary shores, especially in the Takadanobaba and Ebisu areas. In this article, we will introduce five of the best bánh mì stores, so read on and get your taste buds ready for a new culinary adventure!

  • 01

    Bánh Mì Xin Chào

    BANH MI XIN CHAO

    BANH MI XIN CHAO

    Bánh Mì Xin Chào was started by two Vietnamese brothers who originally came to Japan to study in 2016. This store is loved not only by Japanese foodies but also fellow Vietnamese who miss the taste of home. Both take-out and dine-in options are available here. The house specialty is Bánh Mì Cha, which is filled with liver pâté that is cooked for more than four hours. Coupled with the fresh and abundant cilantro and chili sauce, the pâté brings out a tasteful harmony of flavors. The 20th of each month is a “customer appreciation day” when most of their bánh mì are available for 500 yen.

    BANH MI XIN CHAO

    BANH MI XIN CHAO

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    Bánh mì 560 yen

    Bánh mì 560 yen

    Bánh mì 560 yen

    Bánh mì 560 yen

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    A six-minute walk from Takadanobaba Station

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    rating

    4.5

    12 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Takadanobaba 4-chome 13-9
    phone
    0362791588
  • 02

    Bánh Mì ☆ Sandwitch

    Bánh Mì ☆ Sandwitch

    Bánh Mì ☆ Sandwitch

    Bánh Mì ☆ Sandwitch is renowned as the store that made bánh mì popular in Japan. It’s owned by a Japanese lady who originally wanted to become a bakery chef, with the secret of the store’s success being its crispy baguettes that are baked every morning in-house. The house specialty, Vietnam Ham and Liver Pâté Bánh Mì, features ham and is filled with wood ear mushrooms, which add a crunchy texture to the bánh mì. Their bánh mì often sell out by the evening due to the store’s immense popularity, but you can also check out their Suidobashi branch.

    Bánh Mì ☆ Sandwitch

    Bánh Mì ☆ Sandwitch

    Bánh Mì ☆ Sandwitch

    Bánh Mì ☆ Sandwitch

    Bánh mì 650 yen

    Bánh mì 650 yen

    Bánh Mì ☆ Sandwitch

    Bánh Mì ☆ Sandwitch

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    A minute's walk from Takadanobaba Station.

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    rating

    4.5

    76 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Takadanobaba 4-9-18 Unegami Seven Building 1F
    phone
    0359374547
  • 03

    Bánh Mì Ngon Ngon

    Bánh Mì Ngon Ngon

    Bánh Mì Ngon Ngon

    Ngon Ngon means “tasty” in Vietnamese. At this restaurant, you can enjoy six different types of bánh mì, as well as pho noodles and other traditional Vietnamese dishes and drinks. When you enter the store, you first need to purchase tickets at the vending machine. Their signature Vietnam Ham Bánh Mì is served with a flat-type baguette, which is mildly crispy outside and fluffy inside. Additionally, a big chunk of pickled vegetables adds a moreish, crunchy texture. This restaurant features a small hand washing station by the entrance, which comes in handy after your meal.

    Bánh Mì Ngon Ngon

    Bánh Mì Ngon Ngon

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    Bánh mì 570 yen

    Bánh mì 570 yen

    Bánh Mì Ngon Ngon

    Bánh Mì Ngon Ngon

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    A five-minute walk from Takadanobaba Station

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    place
    東京都新宿区高田馬場4-17-15
    phone
    03-6279-3083
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    Ebisu Bánh Mì Bakery

    Ebisu Bánh Mì Bakery

    Ebisu Bánh Mì Bakery

    Opening in August 2017, Ebisu Bánh Mì Bakery strives to serve authentic bánh mì with the knowledge and techniques the owners gained in Vietnam. They spent two weeks in Northern Vietnam receiving training at a famous old bakery and their baguettes are baked in the store every day. Their signature Bánh Mì Saigon comes with a flavorful liver pâté, sweet pickled vegetables, and spicy chill sauce, and the recipes for this and other menu items were gifted by local Vietnamese. Moreover, the store serves various Vietnamese sweets and drinks, so it's a perfect spot if you want to fully immerse yourself in Vietnamese delicacies.

    Ebisu Bánh Mì Bakery

    Ebisu Bánh Mì Bakery

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    Bánh Mì 780 yen

    Bánh Mì 780 yen

    Ebisu Bánh Mì Bakery

    Ebisu Bánh Mì Bakery

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    A three-minute walk from Ebisu Station

    EbisBanhMiBakery
    rating

    4.5

    18 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Ebisu 1-8-14 Ebisu Store Uchi
    phone
    0363195390
  • 05

    CYCLO Bánh mì

    EBISU FOOD HALL

    EBISU FOOD HALL

    CYCLO Bánh mì can be found in Ebisu Food Hall, which is a food-court-like compound. Their specialty, Pâté Jambon, is served with abundant ham and liver pâté. If you want to add a slight kick, you can request extra cilantro for free. Coffee fans should order their Egg Coffee, a traditional Vietnamese drink served with black coffee and creamy, sweet egg yolk cream on top.

    CYCLO Bánh mì

    CYCLO Bánh mì

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    Menu

    Bánh mì 648 yen

    Bánh mì 648 yen

    CYCLO Bánh mì

    CYCLO Bánh mì

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    A three-minute walk from Ebisu Station

    CYCLO Banh mi
    place
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Ebisu Minami 1-1-9
    phone
    0357735959

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