MINH CHAU Restaurant
33415 Harper Ave, Clinton Township, MI
We love Vietnamese food and always made the long trek over to Madison Heights to get our fix. It's an hour drive but sometimes you just need a good Pho. We heard that there was a place on 14 Mile and Harper that was excellent, so we had to give it a try.
Tucked away in a strip mall on the North West corner was a nondescript store front, inside it was very nice, very clean and well appointed, the pictures on the walls depict Vietnamese landscapes and life, plus it smelled wonderful.
This place is trying to do it all as the menu has Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese sections. I have been to places out of state that took this approach and the results were always mediocre. Usually it was a Chinese run place that tried to do the other styles and just never got it right.
This appears to be the opposite, a Vietnamese run place that added Chinese and Thai to appeal to the area which probably would not have been as accepting to try a just Vietnamese place. So in this instance probably a good business strategy.
As far as the food goes I did see a couple of plates of Chinese go out and they looked and smelled great so would like to give that a try sometime. We ordered the Fresh Summer Rolls, Vegetarian Pho and a Beef combination Pho. The Summer Rolls were awesome large, fresh, tasty and so healthy. If you have never tried these give it a go at $4 it's a bargain and will be a new favorite. Both the Pho's were fantastic the broth was deep and flavorful and loaded with fresh ingredients, IMHO this is the best you will find in the Metro Detroit area simply fantastic.
Service was fast and friendly and will be coming back here often, I highly recommend this place.