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Le's Vietnamese Restaurant

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113 Colorado Ave, Ames, IA 50014-3499
+1 515-292-0002
10:00 - 22:00
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Piracicaba, SP
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Discovered this place in August, 2013 just before we left Ames and regretted not to visit it before. It is located on Colorado avenue right next to pamel grocery store. The food taste amazing and the service was good too. Food portions are huge and cheap. Do try pho if it's still on the menu as I have recently heard... More 

Thank sehgal01
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I love asian food and le's is almost what you get in vietnam. for ames area it by far the best. the pho is great. my sister hates asain food and she had to admit its really good. do your self a favor and stop in. you'll be happy you did

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The resturant was definitely more chinese and less Vietnamese. We ordered the Pho, Szechuan chicken, mango bubble tea and coconut bubble tea. The only thing that was good was the Szechuan chicken. The Pho is very plain and noodles not fully cooked. The bubble tea had no taste to them. The service wasn't that great. I had to flag down... More 

1 Thank Hell0KittyL0ve
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

We always stopped to eat Le's amazing Vietnamese food when we were driving through Ames. It's been about three years since we were in, so we were surprised to see the menu with all Chinese dishes and all the lovely Vietnamese dishes gone. No more lemon grass chicken or pho. No more nuoc mam served alongside. The menu is in... More 

1 Thank catherine w
San Francisco
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154 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Place was packed with Chinese students on a team buffet dinner when I went here. I was informed they were with the Chinese Hockey team. As that perspicacious commenter of our times Butthead would observe "Uh…..what?" More hard to believe word juxtapositions followed. Cold blended vegetables, cold blended pig ears, pork and duck blood tofu in spicy hot oil. Looking... More 

Thank Cubecritter
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231 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

This is your classic hole-in-wall type Chinese restaurant, although there's also a strong Vietnamese presence on the menu. The food has not been dumbed down for Americans, so check your food biases at the door and give it a try. I went with the spicy shrimp dinner. The shrimp were stir-fried with plenty of chili peppers, Szechwan peppercorns, garlic, and... More 

Thank TheTravelingProf
Des Moines, Iowa
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624 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

I was here 12Sep2015 and had garlic shrimp. While it wasn't as garlicky as I'm used to, it was good. Friendly waitress. Hot fresh tasty food. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

1 Thank init4keeps
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

New Chef. Finally an authentic chinese restaurant in Ames. Delicious authentic chinese dishes on the wall menu by the enterance. Still have some Vietnamese dishes on the table menu. Friendly & effecient service. Affordable.

2 Thank Ames-taster
Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

I have been a couple of times with my husband and both times have been impressed. The food is delicious and comes in very large portions and it only cost about $7 - $10 a plate. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. And did I mention that you can get bubble tea there!

2 Thank jewel146
Ames, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Since Ames is becoming more diverse, it is very exciting to have real Asian food. I'm very happy that Le's still has it's old menu and the new menu. A lot of people are very exciting to have a restaurant like this in Ames.

1 Thank zenas847

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Restaurant Details

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Chinese, Vietnamese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Colorado Ave, Ames, IA 50014-3499
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-292-0002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?