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Viet Bistro

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5763 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46250-1560
+1 317-598-1899
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Carmel, Indiana
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176 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are biased to be quite high on Vietnamese food, having spent time in that country. We went to sample the menu and in particular the Pho. Yes, it is good and yes the ingredients are done OK, but tough to compare to the real thing overseas. Nice people, fairly narrow menu, well meaning help serving us, but in a... More 

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Indianapolis, Indiana
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878 reviews
814 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Not best Viet in city, but very good. Spring Rolls and Tofu Vegetable Fried Rice are exceptional. Prices are reasonable (other reviewers are wrong about prices) and our server was charming.

Thank BatGuano30
Indianapolis, Indiana
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278 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to get authentic Vietnamese food. The atmosphere is very nice and clean. It is one of the better appointed Vietnamese restaurants in the area. The food is very fresh and tasty. The menu is full of Viet favorites. I'd recommend the Pho and the cold spring rolls with shrimp.

Thank Ross S
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Food was average. My sis has to help the person incharge set up the table for us. They need more people to run the place cause you can't be a server, cashier and a cook at one time. You have to call ahead of time if you want to order something on the menu like fish (etc). Just look for... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

We ordered basic Pho, and some stir fried rice. The portions were smaller than what we were used to in Hamilton, and pricier. But the hostess was very friendly. It is located in a strip mall, so the interior had a strange warehouse feel to it despite the various Vietnamese decor.

Thank Shane C
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

I have been here 3 times before. The shrimp spring rolls were delicious. Rice Noodles good too. Service is always friendly but very slow, not staffed to handle any kind of rush. Today tables were left unbussed til they closed to prepare for dinner. I wanted rice noodles with chicken, but they were out of both ingredients. :( I was... More 

Thank Jen L
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58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

I visit this restaurant so much that the waitstaff knows me and my husband. They are my go to place for vegetarian fried rice and their spring rolls which have vermicelli, shrimp and mint. Surprisingly, I am not a fan of their pho because the meat is not real meat but is like a deli meat. I can't eat mystery... More 

Thank 508sandrau
Bloomington, Illinois
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29 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Went there with a group of family friends over July fourth weekend. Ordered spring rolls which were soggy. The Vietnam Pho - noodle soup, was horrible. The soup tasted blend, not enough soup, meat and condiment were stingy. Very lousy bowl of Pho. The Bun dry noodles's sauce was not enough kick. Bad food. Service was ok given the server... More 

Thank Joyces819
Carmel, IN
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Vietnamese food has been my favorite Asian cuisine since I was first introduced to it more than 30 years ago. My favorite dish - lemongrass chicken - is found on every menu and I have eaten it at dozens of restaurants on 4 continents and countless cities across the US. Lemongrass chicken is an elegant and simple dish with a... More 

Thank roadking1022
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58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

I go here at least 3 to 4 times each month and of course I have my favs. You know you spend a lot of time at the restaurant when the waitstaff not only knows you , but already knows what your order will be (or at least the 3 variations it can be) Always vegetable fried rice--the tofu is... More 

Thank 508sandrau

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5763 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46250-1560
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-598-1899

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