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Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

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799 University Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Great Pho with a good wine list! Yea!

We need to go here more often. Easy to park, great food at modest prices. Very nice wine and beer list. Warm atmosphere with good service. What a concept. I love the Oxtail Pho about $12.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We need to go here more often. Easy to park, great food at modest prices. Very nice wine and beer list. Warm atmosphere with good service. What a concept. I love the Oxtail Pho about $12.

Thank Williamrush
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are lucky enough to love nearby Ngon so we eat here frequently. It is always the first place I suggest when I am part of a group looking for a place to meet. They have a lovely patio if your visiting in the summer. I have tried most menu items and enjoy them all. The pho is a good... More 

Thank Jenn9396
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I had read about Ngon Bistro on several websites before we headed north to Minnesota, so we decided that we would try to have lunch here. We spent the morning and early afternoon at the Minnesota History Museum and got to the restaurant around 3:00PM. We ordered the Spring Rolls, Croque Madame and Oxtail Pho. It was all wonderful food,... More 

Thank RMCCincinnati
Belmont, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Upon my wife's recommendation, I had supper here recently. On a week night, around 6pm, it was almost empty. The room is very comfortable and the wait staff efficient. The French influenced Vietnamese items are very interesting. I had both the pork egg rolls and the pork belly appetizers. Both were delicious. I will go back.

Thank michaelwN5333JB
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Menu includes a well-balanced mix of traditional Vietnamese offerings and nouveau Indochine dishes.Everything is locally sourced and fresh. The crispy rabbit dumpling with a smooth coconut curry was a good starter. The pork belly croque madame topped with a soft egg is so unctuous and so rich that I had difficulty finishing it. The roll it is served on is... More 

Thank geenyas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Lots of choices of appetizers, soups, main courses and desserts. Food was very good, tried items that had eaten before. Authentic Vietnamese food. Explained well. Very nice ambience. Excellent service .

Thank jammerspot
Lakeland, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I've dined here several times with various friends and am a fan of their Pho and Com Tam. I've tried all of their Hors d'Oeuvres and have enjoyed each dish. Great service, good food. The chef focuses on more of a modern twist to Vietnamese food, so if you're looking for traditional-style Vietnamese fare, you may be disappointed. I find... More 

Thank AdventureLass
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

5 of us tried a variety from the menu, with help from a wonderful server. Things that were especially good were rabbit dumplings, the complex broth of the duck pho, the amount of shrimp in the shrimp eggroll bun and the flavorful shiitake mushroom ravioli. 2 of us had bun, which was a bit too loaded with cilantro, but was... More 

Thank Anniversary_minded
Decorah, Iowa
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ate lunch here at Ngon Vietnamese Bistro with our daughter,who highly recommended this place. We were not disappointed!! My wife and I split the shrimp egg rolls and the seafood Pho. The egg rolls were light and not greasy. They were smaller round than most but you received plenty to share. The Pho had a delicious broth with a... More 

Thank jameslouie
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We recently visited Ngon Bistro and had a great meal. Heads up that if you are looking for traditional Vietnamese food, this place may not be it. But if you want to try some very interesting fusion twists on Vietnamese, give this place a try. The atmosphere lives up to the name - definitely more bistro feel than your typical... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 799 University Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-222-3301

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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