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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pho and Com Tam

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Lakeland, Minnesota
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Lakeland, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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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 

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Decorah, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Four of us were here for dinner prior to a play at the History Theater. Great couples date! We had read about this Bistro in the Star Tribune and were excited to give it a try. Ribeye Pho - good broth. Lots of noodles, a good portion of thinly sliced ribeye (tasty!) and a side plate of bean sprouts, jalapenos... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
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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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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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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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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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