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All 798 Saint Paul Restaurants

Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

799 University Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104
651-222-3301
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Ranked #135 of 798 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We didn't know what to expect from a Vietnamese Bistro but decided it was worth a try. We entered a lowlight establishment with candles on the tables and a clean atmosphere. I loved the ambience right away. We asked our server for suggestions and loved the flavorful dishes we tried. The homemade fish sauce that was served with the Pork... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Our apps were great--perfect pork belly, and a tender rabbit dumpling with flaky pastry crust. Even the house salad was special, with zingy ginger vinaigrette. My duck confit had that perfect skin with moist meat inside. They make refreshing homemade sodas--we loved the star anise cream, and if you like licorice, you will, too. One note-- my husband loves pho,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

We went here for "date night"... they have a date night special on Wednesdays.... our serv er was Jesse. He seemed very condescending about their main date night special which including a bottle of wine w 2 entrees and a dess erthe for $30. Great deal!! This is why we came! I ordered a cabernet, but he annohnc3d that they... More 

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washington, dc
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We eat very good Vietnamese food in Washington DC metro area--really northern Virginia. So I was snobbishly surprised to enjoy everything about Ngon Bistro. We shared the Sweet Potato Shrimp Croquettes to start and they were perfect. I ordered from the Seasonal Lunch Specials and had Duck Cracklin Bahn Mi that was a crispy-meaty twist on the traditional version. Three... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We are partial to Vietnamese food and this is the best locally. The Pho is wonderful and the Spring rolls are mighty fine. We were please with the service and the menu and will return soon.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Good fresh food, with local ingredients when available. Great soups and apps...never had a bad thing here. I think they feature only MN beers, which is awesome. Get a noodle bowl, super tasty.

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Minneapolis Mn
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232 reviews 232 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Ngon, according to Google, means delicious, and the food here is exactly that! Our group of four visited Ngon on a Wednesday evening and lucked into one of the best deals in the twin cities. For $30 per couple we had a bottle of very nice Montepulciano, an entrée apiece, and a desert to share. The entrées were from a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Don't get stuck inside on a sunny day. The patio seems to be the spot (out in back). This restaurant is somewhat over rated by the locals (in my humble opinion) inasmuch as I tend to judge by the quality and variety of pho...in this case just so, so. I've spent a LOT of time in Vietnam and had my... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Among a sea of Pho possibilities on University Ave Ngon stands out with its adventurous menu. Asian inspired entrees such as short ribs, Duck, Sweet Potato ravioli have led us back to this location on several occasions. But this is a tale of two restaurants. The traditional dishes are good and competitively priced considering Pho can be obtained anywhere along... More 

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Shoreview, Minnesota, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

Address: 799 University Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104
Phone Number: 651-222-3301
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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