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Van's Vietnamese Restaurant

307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2508
+1 518-436-1868
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pho” (31 reviews)
“tofu steak” (4 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2508
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

We met friends for dinner at Van’s. We had another wonderful dinner. We had the ginger salmon and the grilled shrimp. Both were excellent. It was busy and the staff was moving!

Thank Bourlingueur60
Reviewed December 26, 2017

So they seated us, gave us water, and then ignored us for about 20 minutes in favor of the large table that had many complaints about the service. We kept trying to signal to the wait staff that we were ready to order & they...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed November 24, 2017

I had the shrimp cake with sugar cane sticks and it was delicious with all the fixings. Tastes like home cooking. A tad expensive

Thank Gary M
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

We enjoy and are familiar with Vietnamese food but were eating with our daughter’s friends who were not. All the orders were plentiful and tasty; I enjoyed my bun tit nuong very much and from their reaction, so did everyone else. Good introduction to an...More

Thank Traveler65
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Van's has the best Vietnamese food in the area. We've always had great meals here, and we eat here quite often.

Thank mac4747
Reviewed October 13, 2017

I have never gotten a bad meal and I have eaten here about 10 times in the last 5 years. I went to Vietnam for vacation and the food here is better than in Vietnam. Prices are reasonable. They put their effort into the food...More

Thank steveredler
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Van's has been our favorite Vietnamese restaurant for years. The food is always excellent, the staff friendly and efficient, and they know how to serve a glass of white zinfandel (icy cold).

Thank mac4747
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Awesome food. Absolutely fantastic. Don't be thrown by the rather meager surroundings, this place is worth it.

Thank rushncap
Reviewed May 17, 2017

I have eaten here several times. The food is outstanding, as is the service. The interior is tasteful minimalist, and spacious. Your party can converse freely with a sense of privacy. All dishes are first rate and the servers are helpful and extremely courteous. The...More

Thank Thatguypaulie
Reviewed April 24, 2017

this is the best pho place we have ever been to. Have had pho lots of place(nyc,korea,DC,NJ),but this is consistently the best we have tried. Their crispy 1/2 chicken is also superb. Friendly staff and we go every chance when we are near Albany......

Thank objectiveone88
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2508
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-436-1868
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