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Ben Tre Restaurant

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

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    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
1st time and loved it

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Danielle S
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Amazingly fresh Pho chock filled with fresh vegetables and amazing noodles. The patio on a nice day makes the restaurant a go to destination. Extremely efficient and attentive wait staff take your order and promptly deliver food. Portion size makes this place a bargain. Great deal.

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Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The restaurant was crowded with patrons speaking Vietnamese so we presume the food was authentic. It was delicious anyway. I love it when I cannot identify all the flavors in a dish! Nice outdoor patio for casual dining.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Ben Tre restaurant is a little Vietnamese restaurant located on the corner in South San Francisco. Ca their specialty is Vietnamese cuisine. One of their most popular dishes are probably the Pho, Vietnamese style beef stew, & 5 spice chicken. and I would recommend you trying them all! =)

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Wentworth, New Hampshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Ate here on a busy Saturday night. The menu is huge and it is possible to customize your food. Everything is super fresh. Pho has a great depth of flavor. There are dozens of noodle/seafood/rice dishes including some you don't see too frequently such as beef stew soup. When I went it was crowded. Service was extremely fast (if a... More 

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Rutherford, California
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43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We are not often in the SSF area so we tried early lunch here. So early that we got our pick of seating/table which we sat by the window, view of Grand Ave. I observed things are more than gently used here; more very well used; utensils, furniture, no napkin holder, Asian cleanliness restaurant standard (sticky). We had five spiced... More 

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San Francisco
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Super fresh, tasty pho here! Also try the Imperial rolls. They have good seafood as well. Gets very crowded at lunch, it's very popular.

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San Francisco, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My two brothers and I were going to have lunch at Capital Restaurant in San Francisco Chinatown. It was Special Prime Ribs Day at Capital. However, it was decided Ben Tre was closer to my brother's work place in South City and near San Francisco Airport. The day we went , it was a splendid and gorgeous day. The sun... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Went here on a whim when staying on Airport Boulevard. Place is crowded and you might find yourself sharing a table with others so if you want a quiet, private conversation this might not be the place for you. The food was amazing-everything we had was authentic, delicious, and a bargain compared to stuff in the city or our hometown,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 219 Grand Ave, 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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