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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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  • 59
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 0
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  • 2
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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
Great menu, small and crowded

This place needs to expand - they are always packed and you are packed in like sardines. Everything I've tried on the menu is good. The clientele is a tad rude though. It is Old Town, Alexandria so you get some people that need to check their attitude at the door. Great for takeout too. Reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
nicole r
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rochester
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rochester
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place needs to expand - they are always packed and you are packed in like sardines. Everything I've tried on the menu is good. The clientele is a tad rude though. It is Old Town, Alexandria so you get some people that need to check their attitude at the door. Great for takeout too. Reasonable prices. The wait staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Best Pho around and delicious pork buns when they have them. This place is tiny, but very cute. Me erythema had great flavor and the service is friendly. You don't want to take up too much time though since seating is limited and there are people waiting for the deliciousness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful Vietnamese cuisine all the way around. Everything on the menu is great. Tiny restaurant with tables extremely close together. Nice service, nice people.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Small restaurant with good service and wonderfully delicious fresh food. Just discovered the place and will surely return.

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Lubbock, Texas
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had pho and sandwiches. Everything was excellent. Service is pretty good, nice ambiance, and really good prices for Alexandria. We will be back.

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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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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