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Van's Vietnamese Restaurant

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307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12207
15184361868
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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
tomtdn
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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English first
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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 

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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 

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Gedera, israel
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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.

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DeWitt, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Albany New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I have been a customer of Van's since it opened and like the food a lot. It is fresh and nicely flavored. What I have observed for a while now is that the service has been slipping. I needed take-out for a birthday celebration. The web site said they open at 11:30 for lunch. I assumed that meant people would... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Pho is the best I've had anywhere. Vegetarian summer rolls outstanding. Central Ave in Albany NY is a dirty, depressing spot but Van's is a gem.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This spot has been a Vietnamese restaurant for many years with different owners; the current owners have been there for quite some time and their food is always good. I admit to mostly ordering pho there. They offer the tofu variety in veggie broth which is very welcome if you want a completely vegetarian dish. Their tofu "steak" is very... More 

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Mechanicville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
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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
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?