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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 - 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: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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 Vietnamese Restaurant

Difficult to find, Caphe Banh Mi is one block north of King Street, the major thoroughfare in Old Town. It is small and fills up quickly at lunch and dinner times so patience is a virtue. Its small size and cordial wait staff clearly make it a neighborhood favorite. The Pho is very good with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
jeffl499
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Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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1,152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Difficult to find, Caphe Banh Mi is one block north of King Street, the major thoroughfare in Old Town. It is small and fills up quickly at lunch and dinner times so patience is a virtue. Its small size and cordial wait staff clearly make it a neighborhood favorite. The Pho is very good with interesting options that are served... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This spot has been on my list of restaurants to try for awhile! We walked here after the big snowstorm and the large bowls of pho and my curry ground beef banh mi really hit the spot. My friend enjoyed her garlic beef rice plate. Their prices are reasonable, especially for Old Town, and service was prompt and friendly. It... More 

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Thank Gen L
Charlottesvill
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a quick trip from Regan National Airport. We Flew in from Utah and we were starving. We found this sweet little shop on Trip Advisor. It was perfect. It is a small place with a friendly neighborhood vibe. I had the lemongrass chicken vermicelli and my husband had the garlic beef vermicelli. The bowls are a generous... More 

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Thank T M
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284 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Pho was good. Lots of flavor. Spicy. It tasted good. I liked it. Vietnamese food is good. Proposer people are nice. Have a nice day

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Thank Scrappleking
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We ordered coconut juice, crispy spring roll, pho and grilled beef on rice. Garnish for pho came with only two mint leaves, 2 lime and 3 slices jalapeño. Pho came and I assume beansprout is mixed in the bowl but none were there. WHAT Pho restaurant does not provide beansprout? When I asked the answer was "we ran out". Another... More 

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This is my second visit to Caphe Banh Mi. Both times we've been very happy--but don't come here if you are looking to linger. It's a busy place--especially around lunch. The pho is very good--I've had the small bowl and the large. Both are tasty and filling. The tamarind rolls are a great appetizer and the Banh mi sandwich is... More 

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Thank sbenhill
Laurel, Maryland
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This restaurant is tucked away on a side street just a few blocks from King Street (the main shopping drag in old town Arlington. In fact if you didn't see the small, unpretentious sign with the restaurant's name on it, you wouldn't think this was a restaurant at all. This was probably some kind of shop a long time ago... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Whenever i come home to visit the family this place is a must! Fast and efficient and always satisfying. Very small establishment but moves quickly especially if you know when to go when its not AS busy. I would always recommend to anybody looking for a good bowl of Pho!

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Thank katherine m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a very small place and can get full very quickly, but it's so worth the wait! I'm a big fan of pho and this is the best that I've ever had! The broth makes the pho, if the broth isn't flavorful, forget it. Their broth is perfect! Don't forget to order the summer rolls as well! We will... More 

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Thank Sheldon H
University Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My husband had Chicken Pho and I had the Vegetarian Pho, both were delicious. Really the best veggie pho I've had in the entire DC Metro area. The flavor was full and the variety of items in the soup was very extensive. We thought we would have to wait for over an hour but got right in on a very... More 

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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: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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