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Van's Vietnamese Restaurant

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307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12207
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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ALWAYS a great meal!

Only three visits here in the last month...lol! I could come here every week and not be disappointed. This is where I bring people who want a good meal and either like vietnamese or want to try something different. Its a regular Service is good... attentive without hovering. The food is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven't been to Van's in a while because previously we noticed a fair amount of little flies on the wall adjacent to the table where we were eating. We went back this evening. Despite an Excellent compliance rating displayed on their window and good reviews, these flies were still very prevalent. We are very surprised that this has not... More 

Thank FineDiner66
Albany, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never had a bad meal here in 10 years. It does not matter what I eat here, I am always delighted. I take my friends here and they all feel the same way.

Thank norman787
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

FRAUDULENT business practice!!!! MANDATORY TIPS!!! Came here to eat dinner with my husband and parents. Food was mediocre at best. But what pissed me off and the reason why they deserve 0 star is that when I came to pay, the bill was $56. I gave her $60 and before I even said anything, the lady at the register who... More 

Thank Cesimarquez
Albany, New York
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Stopped in for lunch and had a decent meal. The restaurant itself is in a sketchy part or the city. Interior was very plain - nothing special. Our server was Vietnamese, so we kind of had a hard time understanding him when we asked a few questions about some of the dishes. I had the chicken curry - it was... More 

Thank Jessica B
Upstate New York
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Friend and I ate dinner here. She had been here before and I had not but I really like Vietnamese food and she said this was considered very authentic. I just wasn't that happy with the experience or the food. Pros: -The place was full of patrons, most of them Asian which would seem to indicate that it was a... More 

Thank Joanne A
Northern Virginia
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

My kids and I were in Albany overnight for a college admissions visit. My son chose this restaurant and we had a very nice meal. The food was tasty and hot. The portions were abundant. All in all, a good value.

Thank 52marv
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110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Only three visits here in the last month...lol! I could come here every week and not be disappointed. This is where I bring people who want a good meal and either like vietnamese or want to try something different. Its a regular Service is good... attentive without hovering. The food is consistent fron visit to visit. And its always great!... More 

Thank tomtdn
Cherry Valley, New York, United States
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I was so in the mood for Vietnamese food, and took my daughters suggestion. The restaurant was clean, and the service quite helpful. I use to live in Brooklyn, and my husband and I would eat Vietnamese food once a week. The food was fresh, delicious, and the servings were quite large. The fresh shrimp rolls were great, as were... More 

Thank Rise P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The pho here is good. the dish is big, the soup tasty and generallyon a winter day it is great fun to eat.

Thank Yoav G
DeWitt, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were on a business trip through Albany and one of the guys had frequented this restaurant many a time over the years. So we have it a try. I'm not a big South East Asian gourmet. I chose a sliced pork cooked over an open flame over a bed of white rice. I enjoyed it very much and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12207
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 15184361868

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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