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Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

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799 University Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104
651-222-3301
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pho

We shared an order of spring rolls, and had oxtail pho. The soup was deeply flavorful, uniquely seasoned but simple and straightforward. The asparagus was well prepared, tender and tasty. The prices were reasonable. This restaurant's restroom area isn't exactly clean--the women's restroom in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Deb H
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Elk River, Minnesota
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Elk River, Minnesota
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We shared an order of spring rolls, and had oxtail pho. The soup was deeply flavorful, uniquely seasoned but simple and straightforward. The asparagus was well prepared, tender and tasty. The prices were reasonable. This restaurant's restroom area isn't exactly clean--the women's restroom in the basement had a door opened into a storage area that I could not close. This... More 

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Thank Deb H
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were going to a Minnesota Wild game one night and wanted some Pho. We wanted to go somewhere close to the Xcel. Good news, there is a lot of Pho along University Ave. We chose this place since we have never been. We ordered a Pork Belly app and of course Pho. The portion to price,... More 

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Thank Tony S
Houston
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

My friend took me there. Well, I did well ordering the traditional pho. At least I got enough to eat. Not a lot, but I did not go hungry. My friend ordered the Garden and Grains. For $20, you get not even a cup of grains with a few pieces of vegetables. I have never seen such overpricing, ever. Her... More 

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Thank Lamyin
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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103 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

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.

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Thank Williamrush
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 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 

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Thank Jenn9396
Cincinnati
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 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 

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Thank RMCCincinnati
Belmont, Massachusetts
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196 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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.

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Thank michaelwN5333JB
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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 

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Thank geenyas
Minnesota
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

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 .

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Thank jammerspot
Lakeland, Minnesota
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444 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
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 

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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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?