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Ben Tre Restaurant

219 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3708
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
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89% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's been more than a year since I last ate at this restaurant. I ordered my usual grilled pork chop with rice. It is as delicious as I remember it. It's so good to know that this place has been consistent with their food. The service is still very fast. It continues to be very crowded and wait time can... More

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San Jose
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

First off, the service was less than stellar but this may be due more to perceived cultural differences rather than a personal vendetta against my presence lol. By that I mean that service was super quick but the server never smiled, never made any eye contact, and pretty much just slid my plates my way without saying a word. Now... More

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Walldorf, Germany
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188 reviews 188 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We felt like in Vietnam, where we liked the food very much. 80-90% of the guests were Vietnamese/Asian, which tells a lot. Great spring rolls, fresh and fried, and also the BBQ beef and the shrimp claypot were very tasty. Service and Atmosphere were authentic as well. Would come back!

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Very good, huge portions, super tasty grilled meat. Had the #30 and the pork salad rolls - perfect amount of food for two people. We were stuffed.

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san francisco
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I only come here for the Pho. The broth is warm; I like it hot. The flavor is okay-nothing special. My dad tried their garlic noodles last week. It was a large serving but he didn't care for it much. The best garlic noodles at Than Long in San Francisco is much better; however, it will cost you a lot... More

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Richardson, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was in the Bay Area on business, and stayed within walking distance of this great little place. There are several restaurants in the area so the reviews on tripadvisor helped me select this one. I knew I had made the right choice once I walked in the door - the restaurant was full of locals enjoying the wonderful food.... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

When I stay in South San Francisco, I like to carryout my lunch or dinner from this restaurant. The portions are large, tasty, and very affordable! This is my favorite dining or take-out place in South San Francisco.

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Hong Kong, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed in SF for 5 days and ate in this restaurant twice. We tried the raw beef pho, it was nice but it could be better if soup was hot. Other things else were quite good.

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

The staff was friendly. We ordered the mix beef pho, quail and the spring rolls. The food was very tasty.. And it would have been better if the food could have been served one at a time .. Nevertheless it was satisfying and we will go back to try the other dishes.

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The Vietnamese food selection is large. Pho comes in small and large. Most of the time is more than ample for a medium aptitude. If you have the hungrys the a large is in order along with some Spring rolls.

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