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3801 Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98418-5020
253-472-6668
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
love this little restaurant,

my dislike would be the size of the restaurant no privacy, my like is the food is excellent, we haven't had a bad dish yet.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
lazyhut1
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Kennewick
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kennewick
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

my dislike would be the size of the restaurant no privacy, my like is the food is excellent, we haven't had a bad dish yet.

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Yelm, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This has been my hubby and my favorite lunch spot for years in Tacoma. The service is always very fast and friendly. No, it's not the fanciest place you've ever been, but if you get passed that you will be so happy that you did. You're going there for a superb meal, not over the top atmosphere. I have literally... More 

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Yes this place is not always the most appealing but the food is absolutely amazing and my family and i have been coming here for over 10 years always get the #38 and some pho and some spring rolls and just love it and the people who work there

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washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

All of the great reviews must be from the owners and their friends. This is the most unsanitary restaurant I have ever stepped foot in. I ordered the fresh spring roll and lemongrass chicken. The spring roll came with a hair on it and old shrimp and as soon as the rude old man set my plate down a baby... More 

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United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I just wanted to say...I live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and I STILL crave Vien Dong sometimes! It's authentic food with great variety and flavor, and it's inexpensive!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

First thing you notice when you walk in...the smell of cat pee/litter box. No idea what the food tasted like b/c the smell was so off putting. Could not imagine sitting here/eating a whole meal...

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Wow, what a nice surprise. In the heart of Tacoma's little Saigon. This place has some of the best Pho Ive ever had! Service was beyond professional for a mom and pop place like this. On a cold day its priceless to have a nice hot pot of tea within two seconds of sitting down. They understand hospitality is part... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Authentic Vietnamese food. The menu is massive. I have eaten at Vien Dong many times over many years and I have never had a meal that wasn't amazing. Very simple decor, not the best, but it doesn't matter. The real stars here are the food and the employees. If you're willing to reserve judgement until you step inside the door,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

It's all about the food. I eat in quite a few Vietnamese restaurants, but this is by far the best in the area. The chicken in the Chicken Lemon Grass is slightly seared before sauteing, giving it a deeper, richer flavor. The spring rolls are the freshest I've ever had anywhere, and the peanut sauce is great. The tofu dishes... More 

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Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Only have had Pho a few times, an never really thought too much about it. Broth soup isn't my favorite. Vien Dong has changed my mind. The place is generally packed, and the great food is the reason why. This is a place I would go miles out of my way for, without a second's thought. Huge portions, economical, tasty,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3801 Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98418-5020
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-472-6668

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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