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Vietnam Bistro

2221 Rt 9, Howell, NJ
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Ranked #9 of 70 Restaurants in Howell
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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  • English first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Four stars for the restaurant, and one whole extra star for Phil, the most effusive restaurant host in Howell. The spicy lemongrass calamari is my addiction, and it's always prepared perfectly. And I can't say enough about how rapid-fire the service is--I once called my dine-in order in advance, stating that I would be in a hurry, and even thought... More

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New Jersey
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126 reviews 126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

In a town that is not known for exciting dining options, Vietnam Bistro offers a pleasant surprise. The menu provides the diner with a nice variety of choices. The portions are generous, and the food is expertly prepared. Our party was particularly impressed with the friendly and helpful wait staff. Vietnam Bistro is a place that we will want to... More

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New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you don't like fast food or pizza, Howell is a void of culinary options. Vietnamese Bistro fills a nice niche if you like asian cuisine. I have only been to the restaurant once, and it doesn't appear that the service has improved at all since they opened. It's a hole in the wall asian-food place, what are you expecting?!... More

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NJ
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116 reviews 116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our friend had highly recomm this restaurant and we went last nt after 8PM when it wasn't too busy. Wait staff all very nice & courteous, we were seated immediately and ordered quickly. But waited & waited, no food at all and not even appetizers came. There did not seem to have any manager around to ensure the overall process... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Met a friend for lunch started with summer rolls which was made with perfectly crisp and fresh vegetables be sure to ask for siracha and the chili oil for dipping. I had the house special Pho which was fantastic a rich flavorful broth fresh vegetables chilis noodles and slices of beef. Was really perfect the way good pho should be.... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My husband and I had dinner here for the first time and we left anxious to return. The staff was very friendly, attentive, and helpful. The meals were generous and delicious. We truly enjoyed our experience and will return soon!

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91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stopped to get Pho soup. Pho was great. Fresh summer rolls where great. Service was very fast. Hot green tea was terrible. Tea was the only bad thing about our trip. Worth stopping for food just pass on the green tea.

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New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Recently remodeled on Rt. 9 North in Howell. I dined here early on a Sat. evening. 8 other diners were already there. Hostess and waitress very pleasant. Food was very flavorful and enjoyed the fact that the "hot spices" could be added at the table. Sautéed calamari was the best I have ever had. Next time, I will have this... More

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New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I've gone with my family to Vietnam Bistro at least a dozen times. I've sampled a sizeable portion of the menu and have enjoyed each visit here. They had a bit of a rocky start at first and were understaffed, but have since corrected these early growing pains. The pho is excellent and also a good value. The calamari appetizer... More

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Jackson, NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Never having eaten Vietnamese food before, based upon online reviews, my wife and I visited the Vietnam Bistro on a Saturday night. At about 6 PM, we were the only customers. Several people had mentioned the hospitable owner, Phil, and his suggestions for things to try. Unfortunately he was not evident. Most reviewers mention Pho, however it was a warm... More

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Additional Information about Vietnam Bistro

Address: 2221 Rt 9, Howell, NJ
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Howell
Open Hours:
Sunday 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
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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