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Caphe Banh Mi

407 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA (Old Town)
703-549-0800
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Ranked #27 of 639 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Old Town
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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Neighborhood: Old Town
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English first
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Very good pho for Alexandria. Friendly staff. Not super crowded (at least on the night I visited). I would definitely return. Everything I had was flavorful, and the staff got me in and out quickly (which is what I was looking for).

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

...as well as for those that are more experienced with this wonderful cuisine. I say this because my first visit to this cozy but charming eatery was with family members who never had the pleasure of tasting Vietnamese food. Both the initiated and uninitiated came away equally pleased with the offerings and service at Caphe Banh Mi. Particular highlights of... More

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Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This small space off the main drag never really got much business in the previous restaurant iterations that were here. Now with Caphe Banh Mi in place it's almost always full which is a testament to its menu. I'd never eaten pho before and the food's freshness and combination of flavors really won me over. I've also tried the sandwiches... More

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Nestled in a small building in Old Town, Caphe Banh Mi is sure to make you come back for more. I stopped by to pick up a sandwich but ended up getting their House Pho. Initially, I thought it tasted just like any other Pho, but once the fresh basil started to cook in the broth, I couldn't get enough.... More

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Lucky to be seated immediately today, but well worth it even if there is a line as it generally moves quickly. Pho is delicious as well as everything on the menu. Excellent dining option one block off King St.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Lotus root and shrimp salad!! I will be hunting NYC chasing this tart, sweet dressing on a crunchy bed of lotus root. My son ordered pho and customized it to include eye round, tendon, and fatty brisket. Not bad for an 8 year old. The broth itself, which is the backbone of any pho was rich and tasty. My husband... More

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Tiona, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Lunch at Caphe Banh Mi was perfect for a day of walking around Old Town. Light, very fresh,and delivered quickly, we felt ready to walk some more without feeling like we were hauling around a load.The place is small, so anyone who talks al lot and with volume can dominate the room... but that's no judgement on the food or... More

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Washington, DC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I stopped in for a quick Vietnamese lunch and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. The food tasted as good as the food my refugee students brought to class in the 1980s.

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Virginia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I LOVE the flavor of the broth they make for their Pho. I have been to a LOT of Vietnamese restaurants and have had a lot of Pho but this place makes the best broth in general. It's not the best Pho I've ever had but it's way up there since the broth is so complex. I had the Pho... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Seriously some of the best pho I've ever had! Cute, efficient Old Town location. Will be back to try the rest of the menu, but it will be hard to give up an opportunity to have more pho.

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