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Ben Tre Restaurant

219 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3708
650-952-2243
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
San Jose
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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144 reviews 144 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 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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Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My husband and I were hoping to eat at another restaurant on the same street but the line was out the door, after consulting trusty trip advisor we settled on Ben Tre. Wow, very very upset! The restaurant is small and many of the tables, including ours, are right by the door and the cool night air was not welcome.... More

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