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Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

799 University Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104
651-222-3301
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Ranked #179 of 784 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $15 - $20
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Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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132 reviews 132 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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207 reviews 207 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Belle Plaine, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Tastes like the chef visited the farmer's market after we ordered. Clean, brite tastes and atmosphere. Right on the new green rail line, fun trip from St. Paul or Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere here. The restaurant was clean, bustling, and happy. Our appetizers were unremarkable. We ordered the brussels sprouts and the charcuterie plate. The entrees, however, were stellar. I ordered the pho, which was the best I have ever had. In fact, I am still thinking about it. My husband ordered the duck confit, which... More

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Elkridge, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Just good. Ngon is not the average Vietnamese restaurant, a little cut above inside. However, the food is not always correct or as tasty as the previous visit.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was our second visit to NGON a French/Vietnamese Bistro. We were quite impressed on our first visit, but this time the menu seemed to have much less variety to choose from. Also the chef definitely likes sweet potatoes because they are featured in several entrees. We arrived rather late in the evening and these were only tow or three... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I've always had wonderful service here. The staff is very friendly and professional. I eat fish and vegetarian, and this place does have quite few options. I almost always get the pho, which is delicious! I recommend it. The spring rolls are very fresh, crispy and so good as well. One time I switched it up and ordered the scallops.... More

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