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Vietnam Cafe

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522 Campbell St, Kansas City, MO 64106-1212
816-472-4888
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9:00 am - 8:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Consistently the best Vietnamese food in KC

Everything I have ever tried at this place is good. I like the pho, bun bo hue, shrimp rolls, spring rolls, café style bun, salty crispy shrimp, com thit nuong, café style rice platter...it's all good. We always have Vietnamese style coffee to drink. Generous portions and fair prices. You can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Tony O'Bryan A
via mobile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Everything I have ever tried at this place is good. I like the pho, bun bo hue, shrimp rolls, spring rolls, café style bun, salty crispy shrimp, com thit nuong, café style rice platter...it's all good. We always have Vietnamese style coffee to drink. Generous portions and fair prices. You can see why this place is consistently voted one of... More 

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Thank Tony O'Bryan A
Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Such a fun place. Always a crowd, cannot reserve seats in advanced, so be prepared to stand in line for a good 15-30min. But it is so worth it! Mouthwatering courses, large portions, and good prices. The service is quick and staff are nice.

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Thank barnaul2000
Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Vietnam Cafe has been around for awhile and has a good recipe! A great menu with plenty of choices. Hardest part of your day, will trying to decide what to order! This is a popular choice in town. Especially at lunch, so be prepared to have a 10 or 15 wait for a table. The staff is friendly and has... More 

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Thank Andy G
Kansas City, Missouri
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165 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We love the buns (not an American bun) and their spring rolls. We usually hike on Sunday mornings and love eating here for a non-traditional breakfast. One bowl ends up being 2 to 3 leftovers for me. This place is far from being fancy but the food is delicious and we like supporting a local place.

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Thank cityhopper22
Liberty, Missouri
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is one of the best kept secrets in Kansas City, food is outstanding! Great selection, always fresh, huge servings. Deep fried egg rolls with fish sauce, wow, could make a meal from these. I love B3 with chicken, very healthy, very good. If you go around lunch time, be prepared to wait, line is usually out the door, always... More 

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Thank Michael C
Kansas City, MO
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Wow! Just had dinner here. The prices are very reasonable and all the food seems so delicious. I hate to tell you about this place because it stays so busy, I am afraid if you read this and go....you will tell your friends and the cat will be out of the bag and it will be hard to get a... More 

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Thank yminkc
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My wife loves their pho. We usually get takeout but had some time so we dined in. The food was fast and hot. Don't be afraid to share a table with someone else.

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Thank RyanD1977
Los Angeles
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is a super fun place to go with great value and absolutely wonderful food. This was a special place for Vietnamese food. Genuine but tasty. Server was not afraid to instruct and did so without judgment. Super friendly; super accommodating and a must visit for the experience; the food and the culture. Love it. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Richard G
Kansas City, Missouri
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

if you're looking for Vietnamese in Kansas City, this is the place to go right here. Cheap, tasty and quickly prepared, everything on the menu is delicious and the service is always out of this world. one word of note, it's a small place and it fills up quick, especially on the weekends, so don't be surprised if you have... More 

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Thank brent k
Kansas City, Missouri
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172 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch time chow. Went with fellow foodie. He seemed to know all about this place. I just told him to order for me. The spring rolls were good. I should of stuck with those. The soup was a huge serving. I honestly can't tell you what was floating in it. I could not chew certain parts of it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 522 Campbell St, Kansas City, MO 64106-1212
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-472-4888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 am

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