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Cheng Heng Restaurant

Asian, Cambodian
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448 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1935
+1 651-222-5577
09:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 21:30
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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389 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is one of those very plain looking restaurants along University Avenue that really delivers. The staff is really friendly and helpful (the man who appears to be the owner is especially good) in choosing what to most people will be unfamiliar dishes. Although some things like spring rolls are normal fare found in most Asian restaurants others like chive... More 

Thank Michael W
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This place was definitely a great find for the delicious food. I am a part time resident of St. Paul and a friend recommended this place. It was really good. It is a no frills inexpensive place to eat, but the food is prepared very well, and in generous portions. I also noticed that the diners were mostly Cambodian as... More 

Thank Roger G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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168 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This was the first time I have had actual Cambodian and it was great. The staff is incredibly friendly and I found the place to be very clean. Its bigger than you think from the outside with 2 big dining rooms. I got lucky with a parking place right in front, otherwise not sure where you park. Based on other... More 

Thank David M
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was a business lunch with a large group, several of whom had frequented the restaurant regularly. Clearly a neighborhood favorite, they have hints on the menu about the most popular and highly rated dishes. We stuck with the recommendations and were glad we did. Service was speedy ( a good thing since some of us had to catch a... More 

Thank travelingmv
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Tucked between stores on St. Paul's wonderful University Avenue strip of ethnic Asian restaurants, Cheng Heng offers a slightly different take on Southeast Asian cuisine--different from Thai and Vietnamese--with delicious menu choices at under $10.

Thank Michael G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Tucked in a strip-mall type location along University Avenue, sharing its location with other shops, Cheng Heng offers excellent food with Cambodian flavors at very reasonable prices. I highly recommend it for those looking to stop in for some really good food at low prices, but without a fancy atmosphere.

Thank Michael G
United States
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Cheng Heng is a family run restaurant in Saint Paul. The family who owns this restaurant are such wonderful people. They take pride in the quality and authenticity of their food. Kevin,the owner, is great at selecting the perfect dish for you. I default to #52 #69 or #17 when in doubt. Many of their ingredients come from their local... More 

Thank Tsybe
Santa Cruz, California
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108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

They have good curry and for this reason alone they get 4-5 stars for real. They have so much variety in curry. Most of their dishes are great. You can close your eyes and choose something random and you'll be happy I believe. Been there many times for traditional Cambodia curry. Never disappointed so far. I never had any issues... More 

Thank drink50fifty
De Pere, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We were looking for a restaurant that would be pleasing to a family group including a vegan and an 85-year-old, close enough to downtown St. Paul that we could get back in time for a family event. This came up on a search, and we went without knowing anything about it. In my opinion, heading to an unknown restaurant in... More 

Thank ERosewall
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

this is my go-to place to eat. cheap food yet good food. I love their pho! the only thing that i don't particularly like are that their chicken wings always seem out of date. it doesn't have that freshness to it.

Thank zouap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Asian, Cambodian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 448 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1935
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-222-5577

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