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Caphe Banh Mi

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407 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA
703-549-0800
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden Viet Gem

Had a great meal for 4 here this week. Specialty pho was good. Sirloin and cold noodles was well made. Others of our group had the veggie chicken noodles and loved them. Def recommend this hidden gem!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
nishi381
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Hong Kong, China
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Paris, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A table of four - the waiter didn't take notes of our order, then forgot to bring one of us drinks. We asked again, he forgot again. We finally flagged down another waiter. When it came time to pay, our waiter wouldn't bring our change back to the table. We waited 20 minutes and watched as he did a lot... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Had a great meal for 4 here this week. Specialty pho was good. Sirloin and cold noodles was well made. Others of our group had the veggie chicken noodles and loved them. Def recommend this hidden gem!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Caphe Banh Mi is small, always crowded, reasonably priced, and popular with locals, as it is not located on touristy King Street. Small tables are packed into the casual dining area and the wait staff is efficient, though not very friendly. My husband and I have eaten here about once per month for quite a long time, and we've never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We've eaten there many times, and taken friends a few too. We like their classic bahn mi and pho. Good, fresh flavors always. Sadly, there is always a wait. But not once have we walked away instead of waiting. The service, prices, and definitely the food make it worth the wait!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice surprise off the main drag in Old Town. The Ban Mi is very good, not huge, just enough. I tried to go back one Saturday for lunch but couldn't get in, so that is a good sign the rest of the menu is good. It's a typical tiny Old Town restaurant, so you'll be sitting close to your fellow... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

No, the pho here is not a best I have had recently (that distinction resides with a Vietnamese restaurant in Hong Kong), but it is authentic and very good. The crispy spring rolls are also very good, the better when washed down by a cold ba muoi ba (33) beer from Vietnam. I do have one caution though, beware the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Typical aromas and tastes of a high quality pho restaurant . Wonderful basil, crunchy sprouts, lime, hoisin, sriracha... Yummy. Had the small chicken pho and tamarind rolls which were filling and just enough. Not pricey and excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This one of my "go to" restaurants in town. Food is great, prices reasonable and service attentive. The only "down side" is that you don't get a lot of room between tables and because it is so popular amongst us locals, you might have to wait for a table- it's worth it.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The spring rolls are so tasty. Entrées are delicious. It's a small place, very cute. Go early to get a table. This place is popular with the locals.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We enjoyed the Summer Rolls and Chicken vermicelli. Plenty of food for two. Several people around us had the Pho which looked good also.

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Additional Information about Caphe Banh Mi

Address: 407 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA
Phone Number: 703-549-0800
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 407 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-549-0800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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