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522 Campbell St, Kansas City, MO 64106-1212
816-472-4888
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 am

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Fabulous food and top notch service

Highly recommend for fantastic food and affordability. The folks are always so appreciative of your patronage. C3 and sweet potato fries are our favorites! The soups are phenomenal as well! No alcohol is served, but we never miss beer or wine when we're here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Janel D
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend for fantastic food and affordability. The folks are always so appreciative of your patronage. C3 and sweet potato fries are our favorites! The soups are phenomenal as well! No alcohol is served, but we never miss beer or wine when we're here.

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Birmingham, AL
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109 reviews 109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a small, busy and very popular local restaurant in a mostly residential neighborhood a few blocks from the trendy River Market neighborhood. Although it is crowded, turnover is fast and they are quick to take and bring your orders. The food is genuine Vietnamese fare, probably not the best Vietnamese you can get, but certainly acceptable. The service... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

No, I have never been to Vietnam in person, but after eating at Vietnam Cafe I believe I have accurately had some of the culinary specialties. We rolled into Kansas City after a long day of driving and were looking for something light an delicious. After seeing the ratings for Vietnam Cafe it was a no-brainer. After a short cab... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Vietnam Cafe is hands-down the BEST VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT IN KANSAS CITY! A small, clean, unassuming diner-type building in the old Little Italy section near River Market, they have great, authentic Vietnamese food at very reasonable prices. We started with the Vietnamese egg rolls (4 - $5, you have to ask for them specifically) which are only different from regular egg... More 

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Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I Always read and rely on reviews when possible. We tried to visit Vietnam Cafe earlier in the week but they were closed due to a pipe bursting... A guy on the street referred us to Pho's K.C.? which is very close to this restaurant. (It was just o.k. I would probably rate them 3 on a 5 point scale)... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Love, love, LOVE this place. Great authentic dishes, generously and quickly prepared, fresh and delicious. The Mi xoa thit ga is outstanding -- noodles with garlicky chicken and vegetables just bursting with flavors. And the pho is the real deal. Exceptional in every way!

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Dallas, Georgia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Fabulous lunch spot, always crowded but speedy service. Prices are very reasonable and the food is great. Would highly recommend the sweet potato lettuce wrap appetizer. So good.

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Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I like to eat out a lot, probably a little too much. Why do you care? Because it means we've eaten at many of the "best" restaurants in and around the KC area and Vietnam Cafe is my favorite. If you like Pho, this is hands down the best you can get in KC and maybe anywhere.... More 

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Greenwood, Arkansas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

For a whole in the wall their food is delicious, cheap, and fast! Although they do forget to refill your drink, but they have gotten better. The place is usually packed, but even with lots of people you get your food in a timely manner. Of course I always order the meatball pho and spring rolls. You cannot go wrong... More 

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Miami, Florida
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137 reviews 137 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Every time I visit my best friend in KC, this is a must eat on my list. This was my second time there and it was just as yummy. We started with Banh Tom Chien - basically sweet potato fries and shrimp. My BFF ordered Pho Bo and I ordered noodles. Both entrees were generous in size and very filling.... 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: Vietnamese
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?