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Ben Tre Restaurant

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219 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3708
650-952-2243
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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Ben Tre Millbrae

We stay in Millbrae every year while visiting friends and family in the Bay Area. Ben Tre is a few blocks from our hotel, there are two others in nearby towns as well. We have eaten at the Millbrae restaurant, as well as had takeouts. We love Vietnamese food, and this is well prepared, with lots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
jennygirl57
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Vineland, New Jersey
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Vineland, New Jersey
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stay in Millbrae every year while visiting friends and family in the Bay Area. Ben Tre is a few blocks from our hotel, there are two others in nearby towns as well. We have eaten at the Millbrae restaurant, as well as had takeouts. We love Vietnamese food, and this is well prepared, with lots of fresh veggies and... More 

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South San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I'm not a big fan of this type of food, but I was taken there and I actually enjoyed what I had. Go early it is always BUSY

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Groveland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We wandered here via yelp reviews. It was late so I called. The lady said if we make it there in 15 minutes they'll serve us. We got there in time. All the other restaurants were empty. This place was packed. I had the best friggin Vietnamese food ever. I ordered some kind of spicy combo the waitress suggested. My... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Staying at a hotel near the airport, we were given a list of local restaurants and we chose Ben Tre. No need to comment on location or atmosphere as they are moving soon but the food was outstanding. The BBQ beef and chicken had great flavor and were tender. We had the beef with the green papaya salad and the... More 

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Bay Area, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ben Tre is sometimes crowded, but they do their best to seat and serve everyone quickly, and the food is very tasty. They have an outdoor seating area as well.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

I 'd been visited here more than a couple times for eat out or to go cause I liked their dishes! Me and my room mates decided to order to go for a dinner today! We are here for business and not familiar the area yet! We mistakenly orders to San Mateo restaurant but not Grand Avenue. When I got... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We went with a group of friends while on vacation in SF and we loved it. The garlic noodles were fantastic. All the serving sizes are quite generous. It's popular, there was line up outside the restaurant and that was on a cold wet day. The locals all say it excellent food at a good price. We would be happy... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is now my go to restaurant near SFO. The pho tai broth is good, maybe a little think but they provide plenty of veges, lime and jalapeno and the bowl is large with lots of noodles and good quality cuts of round steak. Didn't get to try the five spiced chicken but my neighbors looks really good. I like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was my 1st time trying Vietnamese food and I loved it! Very flavorful and relatively inexpensive. Service was friendly and the food was delivered quickly. Very busy place showed how popular it is with locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

fresh delicious . My friend had the barbecue shrimp with noodles while I had the The papaya shrimp salad. It had a light dressing that was absolutely delicious. Both dishes had generous portions of seafood shrimp. It is apparent that this place is popular since there were many tables filled with customers. I can see why. The prices were reasonable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 219 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 650-952-2243

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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