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200 W Franklin St, Ste 130, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2559
919-967-5055
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue 11:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • 20
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's not fine dining, but the food is fine.

A refreshing change from chains for an inexpensive meal. The food is consistently good, and the atmosphere is relaxed. Good for a relatively quick and satisfying meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Chapel Hill, NC
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chapel Hill, NC
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A refreshing change from chains for an inexpensive meal. The food is consistently good, and the atmosphere is relaxed. Good for a relatively quick and satisfying meal.

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Sydney
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was more like dining at home with friends. It is not sophisticated in any way, except for the food. I had a Pho which was excellent, and came with all of the conidments (basil leaves) etc. Cheap, cheerful service, noisy and busy - great fun.

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Winston Salem NC
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128 reviews 128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Took our daughter here for her birthday. Super cold night and there is no wind break for the door. Tiny restaurant, so every time the door opened, our table nearby got chilled. And it's a popular place, so that happened often. Four people = four meals: all very good. We eat here with UNC daughter every few months. One of... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of the consistently best Asian restaurants in Chapel Hill. For starters, the crispy spring rolls, golden shrimp, Saigon wings and papaya salad are all winners. For mains, the pho is wonderful--aromatic, complex and filling. The other mains are also good, with the exception of the curry, which is only OK. The Vietnamese Bi Bim Bop isn't the same as... More 

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250 reviews 250 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We visited this restaurant years ago when it first opened and were not impressed. I recall reading that the owner was a first-time restaurateur and at the time it showed. The pho broth was not very flavorful and the server was not very familiar with the Vietnamese dishes. We finally returned this month and found the food and service much... More 

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durham, nc
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nothing seems more like summer to me than having the chicken and or shrimp salad from here. the light vinaigrette over finely chopped greens with chopped peanuts is so dang yummy. even though we are now in September, I'm likely to get this salad a few more times before the end of the year!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We love LIme & Basil and it is one of the few places we are willing to wait for a table. The food is consistently good, the service is great, and the price is very reasonable considering the amount of food you get with each meal. We often take leftovers home. What our family loves best is that it we... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Took a friend to lunch last week - very disappointed. We both ordered the vegetable stir fry with rice noodles. The dish had few vegetables and the noodles were a lump of glue. Staff were friendly but food was disappointing.

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Parts Unknown
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Saw some negative reviews and was surprised. We found the place clean, the staff friendly and attentive, and the food very nice. The summer rolls were delicious and the Pho did not disappoint, Price was what we expected for the area (chapel hill). The place was about half anglos and half asians - that seems like a good sign -... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

When this place first opened, I had high hopes. As a lifelong resident of Chapel Hill, I was excited about a new Vietnamese place. But after eating there a few times, I noticed it was dirty, the wait people looked busy but I think they were confused and smiling about it. I heard that management changed hands, from mother to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 W Franklin St, Ste 130, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2559
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-967-5055

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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