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Le's Vietnamese Restaurant

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113 Colorado Ave, Ames, IA 50014
(515) 292-0002
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Since Ames is becoming more diverse, it is very exciting to have real Asian food. I'm very happy that Le's still has it's old menu and the new menu. A lot of people are very exciting to have a restaurant like this in Ames.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Ames, Iowa
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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Since Ames is becoming more diverse, it is very exciting to have real Asian food. I'm very happy that Le's still has it's old menu and the new menu. A lot of people are very exciting to have a restaurant like this in Ames.

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Ames, Iowa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This establishment has changed hands and the entire menu has changed. It is now generic Chinese food, as depicted in the cheesy plastic picture menus on the walls outside. With items like "intestines with vegetables", I won't be back.

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Ames, Iowa
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11 restaurant reviews
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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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DES MOINES
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 restaurant reviews
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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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 Colorado Ave, Ames, IA 50014
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: (515) 292-0002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 13
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

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