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Van's Vietnamese Restaurant

307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12207
(518) 736-1868
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Ranked #34 of 602 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Mechanicville, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I found this little gem 5 years ago, we drive near an hour just to come here. I assure you, you have never seen such detail, such care, such quality, and then get handed a bill that's cheaper than fast-food... and this food is quickly delivered here too~!!!! Sincerely I'll tell you, EVERYONE I bring here, is usually FROM THE... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The pho here is always great. I love that they have great consistency. My friends and I from southwestern vermont actually drove an hour just to get Van's on more than one occasion cause it's that good. Though, it does bother me that their pho dac biet doesn't come with tripe like traditional pho. They do have tripe as a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

very nice place, but you almost need someone to tell you about it. Very good food, service was good but a little slow, nothing that ruined the meal. Nice tasting food and generous portions at reasonable prices. I love Adrian food and am very picky about what I consider good Asian food, I lived 5 years in Asia and traveled... More 

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Albany, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We met friends at Van’s Vietnamese Restaurant last night on Central Avenue. We had not been there in about a year. The food was excellent, as it always is. We had ginger salmon, chicken and shrimp in a curry sauce, and grilled sliced beef with rice noodles. They were all excellent! The server was very nice and gave us good... More 

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New Hampshire
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
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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164 reviews 164 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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