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Le's Vietnamese Restaurant

113 Colorado Ave, Ames, IA 50014
(515) 292-0002
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Ranked #10 of 161 Restaurants in Ames
Price range: $0 - $13
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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English first
Ames, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I came here with out of town family looking for good Asian cuisine. I was not disappointed. It was a group of 8 and they moved tables for us and got us seated right away. The waitress was amazing. She actually talked with us and made us feel very welcome. The food was amazing. I asked if there could be... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

It had been over 10 years and I went back to lees. I had the special chicken curry. I was warned that it would be spicy and it did not disappoint. The service was prompt friendly and the food was very good.

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Ames, Iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Cozy, welcoming and quiet, this is the standard by which I judge all Vietnamese restaurants. Kay and company are simply the best. Great value, attentive service and savory fare that makes this one of my top 10 favorite restaurants. If you like ginger, don't miss the Mekong Chicken!

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Iowa, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Traveling in a group with small children, and with just 45 minutes to spare for lunch. I was very impressed by the friendly and welcoming staff, their "can do" attitude when I mentioned that we were in a hurry. The food was good to excellent. Only ate there once, but will return if I am in Ames again.

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Ames, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I eat there once or twice a month. Haven't found anything I didn't love. The curry beef is my favorite. Lunch menu very reasonably priced.

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Ames, Iowa
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is the BEST! Don't let the strip mall fool you. The food is excellent, I know the owner personally. She demands the best and she only serves the best. Give it a try, another local Ames gem!

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Ames, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Very good Oriental food, they will make it as spicy as you like so it is. I have eaten several meals there and been very happy each time. It is one of the places I recommend for lunch or dinner.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I enjoyed a nice lunch today, ordering the combination vermicelli and I asked if they could make it spicy. The spiciness was just perfect and the cool side of bean sprouts and cucumbers was a perfect compliment to the spicy heat. The service was exceptionally quick and my wait staff was very friendly and helpful in suggesting dishes. The restaurant... More

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Ames, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

For lunch, I ordered their egg roll which came in 4 little pieces; which is perfect. Apparently there are two versions, one comes with greens like lettuce and mints plus fish sauce, and the other version I couldn't remember with mustard sauce. Pretty happy with the first version. The entree I ordered was a bit off of the menu. Under... More

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Boone, Iowa
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217 reviews 217 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

The waitress was very friendly and made us feel genuinely welcome. The place is very clean and beautifully decorated, it makes for a relaxed cozy atmosphere. We started with the appetizer plate for 3, wontons, egg rolls, chicken wings, steamed bao (this was amazing). The egg rolls were small and too crunchy for my like as were the chicken wings.... More

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