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Vietnam Cafe

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816 S 47th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3613
+1 215-729-0260
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

My sister and I enjoyed the pho at the cafe. It was fresh and savory. I also enjoyed the fried shrimp. Service was efficient and friendly. I look forward to going back

Thank robino472
New York City, New York
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I have been here at least 30 times. Most of the time ordering bbq platter. Did again. It was good. Friend ordered a soup which was lacking something.

Thank JackTheTraveller
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Pork spring rolls delicious crispy and light. Pho with flank steak broth just right. Co-workers enjoyed the pork chops with vermicelli noodles. Everything cooked to perfection. All the portions were plentiful but not overwhelming. Will return with my husband for dinner soon

Thank Courtneeb
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My nephew recommended the Vietnam Cafe in West Philadelphia for lunch. The staff were welcoming and professional. The atmosphere was festive with open seating areas and private rooms. The menu was extensive, but I decided on the pho. The pho was delicious, generous and reasonably priced. I highly recommend the Vietnam Cafe for good food and a lovely dining experience.

Thank Audrey C
Philadelphia, PA
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290 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is an oasis in West Philly, bustling, quick, delicious food, with a bar. A favorite of ours for a quick and reasonably priced meal.

Thank FellowTaveler2
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

My favorite Vietnamese restaurant in Philadelphia was always Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown, but parking there is a mess. About five years ago, the owners of VR opened Vietnam Cafe in West Philly just a couple of blocks by my church. I have since moved on from that church to one closer to my home in DE, but I had a... More 

Thank David L
Philadelphia area
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425 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is on 47th south of Baltimore Avenue, with the entrance around the corner. It is surprisingly large for the location, with large, bright windows and a varied and impressive menu. The house specialty vermicelli entrée was quite fine. The chicken curry, alas, was bland to a fault and not memorable. But we'll come back and sample many other things.... More 

Thank NorthArrow
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Visitors to Philly hear about great neighborhoods, but may not be directed where to find an authentic culturally diverse neighborhood. Go to Viet Nam Cafe for lunch or dinner for a reasonably priced, delicious example of Vietnamese food. The restaurant is very comfortable with large panel windows that slide open in good weather, outside you will hear the planted bamboo... More 

Thank Mlspear221
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We went here during a visit with family. They suggested it, and had been here before. We ordered the soup and a few entrees. The small soup comes in bowls as big as your head! It could have been my entire meal. I also ordered a noodle entree for my daughter with pork - and the pork was DELICIOUS. It... More 

1 Thank RavenShade
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The restaurant has a great atmosphere and I am always able to find free street parking, but it may depend on the time of day that one visits. Also, there is a parking lot behind the restaurant, but not sure how available parking is in the lot. I had the tofu dish that was very good and the tofu curry... More 

1 Thank CameronAvant

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 S 47th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3613
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-729-0260

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