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Nam-Viet Pho 79

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1127 N Hudson St, Arlington, VA 22201-5013
+1 703-522-7110
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Bethesda, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Nam-Vietnam Pho 79 is an excellent family owned restaurant with exceptional food and courteous and personable waitstaff. It has been a bastion of authentic Vietnamese cuisine for decades. I very highly recommend their Pho (soups) and their crispy spring rolls. Their marinated pork, rice noodles and salad combines into a wonderful lunch or dinner. Over the years I have dined... More 

Thank gyldds
Eastern Shore, VA
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The explosion of flavored are as spectacular as the National Fireworks! It is our tradition to eat there every visit over the last 25 years and never had a bad meal. We order crispy rolls for everyone in our party then 1 of each, Orange Chicken, Vietnamese Steak, Bo Dun, Soft Crab. Pass and share family style. Everybody gets to... More 

Thank Eastern-Shore-4Life
Arlington, Virginia
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Good food and good service. Next to Clarendon metro. I was very happy with my meal. I do like A Vietnamese Sampler consisting of one crispy roll, one shrimp garden roll, one shrimp toast, one crispy vegetarian roll and lemongrass beef. An ideal combination of appetizers for those that can’t decide or just want a little bit of everything.

Thank Alex B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

So, been to this place off and on for years and I have to say NEVER had a bad meal, nothing !! I reviewed them a few months ago on google and then Yelp after I saw that my review didn't get posted.... So now I'm very curious about the other sites and have heard they only post good reviews... More 

Thank jorian d
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had the grilled salmon after an appetizer of two delicious summer rolls with peanut sauce and some fried squid and scallops. Very good meal, with deliciously crispy, caramelized grilled fish and reasonable prices. The service was also very good, with servers maintaining very good attention to all diners.

Thank Katherine A. P
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had called around to a number of Vietnamese restaurants in Arlington to see if they had Vegetarian Broth, with no luck. I walked by with a friend of mine and we popped in and low and behold, Nam-Viet Pho 79 did! Not only did they have the Vegetarian Broth Pho, it was delicious. I am excited to come back... More 

Thank Andrew P
Alexandria, Virginia
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287 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We all ordered the same thing....Buddha's Delight....one was ordered spicy....mine. The dishes came out at the same time, and although the food looked good, it was kind of okay...not a lot of flavor and the "spicy" part of my food was some sliced jalapeno peppers stir fried into my dish. Not exactly the best food I've had and for the... More 

Thank corkscrewd
Arlington, VIrginia
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162 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This Vietnamese restaurant was once a star of the area until competition was pushed out due to rising rents. With the word "pho" in the title, I thought I'd save a trip to Eden Center and have their soup. It doesn't come close to being authentic. The broth was grainy and water; meat was grey with no taste ; and,... More 

Thank fussylady001
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

I am a native from Arlington and Nam Viet is all my all-time favorite restaurant! I love the serene, comfortable atmosphere, the service is great, and the food is amazing! If you go, you've got to try their famous, mouthwatering spring rolls -- the best I've ever had! I also love all of the chicken dishes (ginger chicken, lemongrass chicken,... More 

Thank Miki L
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

An unexpected gem off the beaten path in the hustle and bustle of an exciting Arlington. Great authentic food in a simply decorated Nam-Viet is an established restaurant patronized by those that wish to have a good Vietnamese food and experience in a locale known for the hip, young crowd. The more experienced crowd with a delectable palate are the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1127 N Hudson St, Arlington, VA 22201-5013
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-522-7110

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