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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: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
A rare Vietnamese restaurant in South SF!

First time in this area and found this Vietnamese restaurant from Tripadvisor. I love their chicken rice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
bz2pp
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Little Saigon, California
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Little Saigon, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time in this area and found this Vietnamese restaurant from Tripadvisor. I love their chicken rice.

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Thank bz2pp
Florida, USA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good vietnamese. Five spice chicken is ok, but go with old standards like vermicelli bowl; pho or rice plates with lemon grass beef/chicken;

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Thank slartbartifast
Orlando, Florida
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town for a quick visit and looking for something good for dinner. Be aware that there is limited parking on the main street and that the parking meters on the side streets require coins. We ended up finding parking in a lot a block away that took dollar bills. It was a min $3 charge. Anyway on to the... More 

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Thank Bob A
Redwood City, California
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

They switched locations to the 500 block of Grand Ave. If I ever feel like pho, this is where I go in SSF. They have a lot more seating in the new location, but you still have to get there by 11:45AM on the weekdays or you're going to have a wait.

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Thank Timothy Y
california
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141 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I liked the food when this restaurant was at its old location and was looking forward to eating at the new location closer to city hall. The old location was getting run down and needed a major face lift and remodeling but I guess the owners opted for a larger space and a better location toward the middle part of... More 

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Thank chanyu1
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Great location right on the main street. Be aware that it has moved further down the road though. Portion sizes, price and options are good. Really can't go wrong.

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Thank Schuelej
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The food is excellent, fresh, original, served with a smile. We will be back for more. Find Ben Tre on 398 Grand Avenue South San Francisco, CA 94080 ProTip: flying out of SFO: just take 45 minutes to have a really good meal and your on the airport within 15 minutes.

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Thank BeachAveCafe
Hayward, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I believe there are two locations of this restaurant this one in South San Francisco and one in Millbrae. The food is excellent, authentic,and very fresh especially the veggies are nice and bright, you do see many Vietnamese there and that is a testament of the quality of the food.Once again if you do venture into my village give it... More 

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Thank Lawrence W
San Francisco
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

I sat outside on a weekend afternoon enjoying the fire in the sun. There's very little atmosphere to this place although the waitstaff is quite friendly and attentive. I was surprised to find such good home-cooked Vietnamese food in this area.

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Thank mdgwind
San Bruno
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Haven't been to the one in South SF (if there is one there) but the one in Millbrae is excellent and the prices are very reasonable - was introduced to this place through a friend who is from Vietnam so she would know what good Vietnamese food tastes like! They have all kinds of stuff on their menu, great portions... 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: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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