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Van's Vietnamese Restaurant

307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12207
(518) 736-1868
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Ranked #36 of 595 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
New Hampshire
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Finding your way there at night can be a bit much as you go through too many blocks of boarded up houses, depending on which way you come in. We started with the Goi Cuon - Summer Rolls - with Shrimp - fresh and tasty with sweet dipping sauce. We then had Goi Cuon, which is basically chicken with sriracha... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I've read rave reviews about this place and have heard great things from friends so you can imagine my disappointment when I tried it out and thought it was terrible! Our waiter was very friendly and sweet but the food was so so bad! For an appetizer we ordered Canh Ga Tom Chien (Fried Stuffed Chicken Wings) -- I took... More

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Albany, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have been craving Vietnamese lately and have been repeatedly told this is the place. I was relieved to find such amazing food so close to home. I had flank steak pho and spring rolls, and the flavors were as huge as the portions. The food was fantastic and I will frequent this place to satisfy my Vietnamese food itch

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to Van's because of it's great reviews but I was disappointed...Ordered a barbequed pork chop with rice noodles....The pork chop was overcooked and tough and the noodles were cold enough for me to ask the waiter if they were meant to be that way. He said "no, they were supposed to be hot." When I asked him to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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156 reviews 156 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had an early dinner here. The outside of the place does not do it justice as it doesn't look like much from the street. The staff is very friendly. The food was fantastic. We had spring rolls to start along with several main courses. I had the duck on the bone and it was as good as I've had... More

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Albany, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I just loved their food the first time i ate here... It is super spicy, super delicious and quantity is always *enormous*.. Save some space in the stomach after the soup serving...The Service is pretty good and in general takes the same amount of time for any dish (~15min). The prices i would say is appropriate.. it is not too... More

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Albany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

We shared a bowl of shrimp pho, and some fresh spring rolls, which was more than enough for a lunch for 2. Good service, good quick lunch.

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Vermont
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131 reviews 131 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We've been wanting to try Van's based on all the good reviews and I'm so glad we finally had a chance. We ordered all vegetarian and everything was delicious. The prices are very good. We are definitely looking forward to our next meal at Van's!

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Albany, NY
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

First time visiting per recommendation of friend..and it was my first time eating Vietnamese food! Ordered takeout for dinner. The pho soup was individually wrapped in ziploc baggies to separate flavor sand retain freshness since we were eating hours later. Server even suggested not cooing the noodles so we took them raw...it was absolutely delicious...all very fresh, tasted homemade...will be... More

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Hudson, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Pho soup is huge and so flavorful. But the curry dishes are great too. certainly not a fancy place but best place I have been yet for Vietnamese food.

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Additional Information about Van's Vietnamese Restaurant

Address: 307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12207
Phone Number: (518) 736-1868
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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