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2233 Energy Park Dr, Ste 800, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1547
+1 651-644-2327
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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316 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Went there with a friend. Very small place in a small strip mall. Hot spot for lunch and at 1 we waited about 15 minutes for a table. The usual menu but more limited than other Vietnamese places that are offered in the metro area. We split an order of the fresh spring rolls which were good and I had... More 

Thank Popeyebird
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The pho is sooooooooooooooooooo good. The broth is beefy, clear and not overly oily or sweet. The portions are good for what you pay as well. This is always my #1 choice for pho. I've had their regular menu food as well and all were good, but Pho is what I come here for. This location and the one on... More 

Thank Gao Y
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Good Pho that is tasty and gluten free. Have done take out and dinned in and have been happy with both. The restaurant is cute with very fast service.

Thank Cjo46
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

I love this place: the food is tasty, the service quick and attentive, and it's most always busy, yet I can usually get a seat right away. The pho is very good, but my "go to" is the bun with egg roll and pork. They both have fresh basil and other fresh ingredients. I like the bun all year round,... More 

Thank jimspahn
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Pho 79 is kind of hidden between a gas station and Bruegger's Bagels off Energy Park Drive, but is a great place for a quick affordable lunch or take-out. I have tried the pork banh mi, spring rolls and typically have the meatball pho. The prices are very reasonable, $8-$10 for a large lunch that will definitely fill you up.... More 

Thank Sharon S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Went out with a group from the office to try Vietnamese food. This was my second go at eating pho. The pho was very filling, prepared well with a good flavor at a decent price.

Thank Cheese4ever
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147 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

My wife and I enjoy Vietnamese pho for lunch. We found this small pho restaurant only about a 10 minute drive from our residence. We have found the pho to be quite good and very reasonable. If you visit at noon I would suggest that you come a bit on the early side as it packs out at noon.

Thank John T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

I've been here several times. The food is always good, especially the pho and bun. The service has always been fast and friendly. Prices are low. You don't expect to find such a great place in a location like this, so this is a nice hidden gem.

Thank reviewerG1826JF
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

Great place! We both had the Bun meals and asked for lots of cucumbers instead of lettuce and the waitress was very accommodating. We usually have another place to eat Vietnamese but this was much better. Will be coming again.

Thank RedSoxsFanMan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

I try to sneak over here on weekends for a huge bowl of pho if I can. I usually go for the #0 pho special, which is a huge bowl that includes a large amount of the good stuff. There's plenty of beef, noodles, and everything else for under $10 a meal. Don't expect 5 star service and decor, it's... More 

Thank Hoser_71

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2233 Energy Park Dr, Ste 800, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1547
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-644-2327

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