The Namesake 🔥

our take on the Vietnamese banh mi // toasted baguette stuffed with miso pork, pickled carrots & daikon, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, pork pâté, and spicy mayo

allergens: soy, egg, gluten, fish

The J.P. (V) 🔥

our vegetarian banh mi // toasted baguette stuffed with roasted paprika tofu, pickled carrots & daikon, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, miso spread, and spicy mayo

allergens: soy, egg, gluten

The Korean Style 🔥🔥

our spicy chicken banh mi // toasted baguette stuffed with gochujang chicken, pickled carrots + daikon, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, and an extra helping of spicy mayo

allergens: soy, egg, gluten


K-Town Throwdown 🔥🔥

throwing down the gauntlet // white rice topped with gochujang chicken, hard-boiled egg, kimchi, bok choy, scallion jam, roasted sesame oil, and soy drizzle

allergens: soy, gluten

Food Truck Fave 🔥

spice up your rice // brown rice topped with juicy miso-braised pulled pork, pickled carrots & daikon, bok choy, spicy peanut sauce, scallions, and crispy shallots

allergens: peanuts, soy, gluten

Bon Me Fried Rice*

fried rice made to order with vegetables, egg, and your choice of tofu, kimchi + gochujang chicken, or miso-braised pork

allergens: (depends on customer choice) peanut, egg, soy, gluten

Lemongrass Fried Chicken Bowl* 🔥

white rice topped with crispy lemongrass fried chicken, pickled carrots & daikon, fresh vegetables, a tangy Vietnamese vinaigrette and our homemade spicy mayo

allergens: fish, egg


Miso Kimchi Ramen* 🔥🔥

slurp worthy // ramen noodles in pork broth with miso-braised pulled pork, kimchi, soft egg, scallions, and a dash of Thai chili oil

allergens: fish, gluten, soy

Ali’s Pho*

the classic soup // rice noodles in a chicken broth with warm spices, lime, blanched cabbage, red onion, cilantro, roasted chicken, and fresh scallions

allergens: fish, gluten, soy


Japchae* 🔥

chewy glass noodles tossed in a savory sauce, topped with gochujang chicken and fresh veggies

allergens: soy

The Take-Out

lo mein inspired wok-fried noodles with colorful vegetables and chicken.

allergens: gluten, fish, egg

The Shanghi Stir Fry

wok tossed chewy rice cakes with miso pork, crispy vegetables topped with a savory sauce

allergens: fish, soy and gluten

Craft your bowl

Your choice of base, protein and sauce, with mesclun, fresh veggies, cilantro, scallions and crispy shallots. Allergens depend on customer choice.

Rice Bowl

choice of brown rice or white rice

Noodle Salad

choice of soba noodle (CG) or rice noodle


base of mesclun


miso-braised pulled pork
Chinese salt + pepper chicken
roasted paprika tofu VV
gochujang chicken    🔥🔥
lemongrass fried chicken (Alewife location only)


spicy peanut   VV🔥🔥🔥
miso lime   VV
Vietnamese vinaigrette  🔥
toasted sesame   VV
soy drizzle   VV


extra protein
deviled tea egg   V
soft egg   V
hard-boiled egg   V
kimchi   🔥🔥
peanuts   VV
scallion jam    V
bok choy   CG VV
jalapenos   VV🔥🔥🔥

Homemade drinks

Thai Basil Limeade
Spicy Ginger Lemonade
Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Iced Green Tea

Bubble tea

Milk Bubble Tea

Brown Sugar Milk Bubble Tea

Pumpkin 5 Spice Bubble Tea

Milk bubble tea spiced up with homemade pumpkin purée and 5 spices. comes with boba.

Yin Yang Overload

The perfect mix of our milk tea and Vietnamese iced coffee. comes with brown sugar syrup, boba and homemade coffee jelly.

Mad Mango

Tropical twist to our spicy ginger lemonade! comes with boba.


Deviled Tea Egg    V🔥🔥
Edamame  VV
Kimchi   🔥🔥
Bok Choy   CG
French Fries

French fries served plain or tossed in paprika salt, with a choice of spicy mayo or ketchup

Scallion Pancake  CG

Savory, crispy scallion pancake served with a soy dipping sauce

In order to serve up amazingly tasty food, we use high-quality products in all of our dishes! We even make many of our ingredients from scratch, like our drinks and dressings. For products we buy, we partner with local food and drink companies when possible. We like to work with companies who are in the business of making great food and share our passion for fun flavors.

Piantedosi Baking Company

Our kitchen regularly processes common allergens such as nuts, gluten, and soy. Please note that if you have a major food allergy, then you should not eat our food. We take many safety precautions to accommodate food allergies, but are unable to 100% guarantee that one of our dishes will not have a food allergen present. We ask that you inform us of any food allergies while placing your order so that we can assemble a meal that avoids those items.