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799 University Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104
651-222-3301
Today
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: Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food, good service, so-so ambiance

The food was great. My wife had the Bun, I had the Croque Madam sandwich. Both were excellent. The service was good. Unfortunately, there were out of several things on the menu that we wanted to try - perhaps because it was a Monday? Also, the restaurant itself could use some work and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
MissedMuskie
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The food was great. My wife had the Bun, I had the Croque Madam sandwich. Both were excellent. The service was good. Unfortunately, there were out of several things on the menu that we wanted to try - perhaps because it was a Monday? Also, the restaurant itself could use some work and cleaning. The window sill next to where... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My boyfriend surprised me with Ngon this Valentine's day. It was perfect. The restaurant is simple and elegantly designed, with unique details---the embossed ceiling and plain chandeliers are simply elegant. The bar back is a rustic wood bookshelf style with a rolling ladder. They also have a good collection of vinyl. The record playing is pulled out so that you... More 

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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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Contributor
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

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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17 reviews 17 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
186 reviews 186 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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235 reviews 235 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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: 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?