We want to let you in on a little secret: In the entire metro Detroit area, Madison Heights is our favorite city to dine in. An abundance of Vietnamese restaurants ensure your pho fix will always be satisfied, you can find some of the best tacos in southeast Michigan, and spectacular Detroit-style pizza and cheese bread can all be found in this unsuspecting city.
We try not to play favorites, but we can’t deny our love for the pho at Saigon Diamond. The rare beef keeps us coming back time and time again.
In a sea of noodle shops, Tienda Mexicana stands out with must-try tacos like marinated pork (al pastor), carne asada (grilled steak), and tongue (lengua). Mexican staples like tortas and tostadas join the fiesta of flavors at this essential eatery.
Liang’s Oriental Barbeque
You won’t find homogenized Chinese food at Liang’s Oriental Barbeque. Perfectly roasted poultry and swine hang from hooks behind the counter for all to see. We enjoyed the half-portion of succulent duck, ideal for two people to share.
Can’t decide between sushi and ramen? Edamame Sushi serves both under one roof with delicious results.
Green Lantern may have originated in Madison Heights, but their popular pizza has melted all over the place. Not only do they have rave-worthy pizza, they have some of the best cheese bread in metro Detroit.
Satay House has a glowing reputation for its Malaysian, Thai, and Chinese cuisine. The Instagram-able Pineapple Fried Rice is a showstopper, while fried noodles, rice dishes, and more round out the menu. No matter what you order, start your dining experience with an order of tender and flavorful Satay Chicken Skewers.
Charlie’s Family Restaurant
Kung Fu Noodle House
Que Huong Restaurant
Que Huong has a reputation for being one of the top Vietnamese restaurants in metro Detroit. This hole-in-the-wall serves classics like flavorful pho, plus rice dishes and banh mi sandwiches. Crunch on their delightful egg rolls with your entrée of choice.
Zino’s Subs & Pizza
The Zino Super Sub is one of our must-try sandwiches in metro Detroit. Zino’s uses their homemade bread to make this sandwich shine. If you’re a cheese bread enthusiast, be sure to grab an order of their Cheese Blend Bread.
Slide in to Telway any time of day to get your mini burger fix. This diner at the corner of John R and Eleven Mile is open 24-hours so you never have to go hungry.