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Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

799 University Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104
651-222-3301
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Ranked #172 of 785 restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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Shoreview, Minnesota, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had the mi for lunch, along with a spring roll appetizer and 2 beers. Total lunch price for two without tip was $39 - more than we expected for a Vietnamese restaurant. (Local tap beers were on special for $3) The atmosphere is cheerful and bright - golden yellow walls, pretty white and blue curtains, hardwood floor, and tin... More

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Belle Plaine, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Tastes like the chef visited the farmer's market after we ordered. Clean, brite tastes and atmosphere. Right on the new green rail line, fun trip from St. Paul or Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere here. The restaurant was clean, bustling, and happy. Our appetizers were unremarkable. We ordered the brussels sprouts and the charcuterie plate. The entrees, however, were stellar. I ordered the pho, which was the best I have ever had. In fact, I am still thinking about it. My husband ordered the duck confit, which... More

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Elkridge, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Just good. Ngon is not the average Vietnamese restaurant, a little cut above inside. However, the food is not always correct or as tasty as the previous visit.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was our second visit to NGON a French/Vietnamese Bistro. We were quite impressed on our first visit, but this time the menu seemed to have much less variety to choose from. Also the chef definitely likes sweet potatoes because they are featured in several entrees. We arrived rather late in the evening and these were only tow or three... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I've always had wonderful service here. The staff is very friendly and professional. I eat fish and vegetarian, and this place does have quite few options. I almost always get the pho, which is delicious! I recommend it. The spring rolls are very fresh, crispy and so good as well. One time I switched it up and ordered the scallops.... More

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Saint Paul Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Ngon opened within the past year or two. It has an excellent array of Vietnamese dishes. Pleasant atmosphere. Several times, my dining partners have ordered pho and greatly liked it. Spring rolls, egg rolls and lettuce wraps are all first rate appetizers. I could also recommend the bun and scallops.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

This is the real deal here - no msg, fillers, or other garbage trying to pass for food like at many other Vietnamese restaurants. I have been here a handful of times and tried several appetizers, but have not made it past the pho for my entree because it's so good. They use local grass-fed oxtail for the broth, andyou... More

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Raleigh, NC
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169 reviews 169 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I ate dinner at Ngon during a (frequent) business trip to St. Paul. The restaurant has an open feel, with a high ceiling, bar along one side, paintings hanging here and there, and tables in various areas of the large room, which has dividers. Part of the kitchen is visible from the dining room, which adds a nice touch. The... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This place is well worth a monthly visit! Visit more if your time allows! This is one of the best Vietnamese Restaurants anywhere!

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