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3801 Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98418-5020
253-472-6668
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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  • 21
    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
Best of Tacoma

This place is our favorite, a true hidden gem. Very friendly service, and delicious savory food. Need a quick cheap lunch for 2? Split a bahn mi, and get a wonton soup each. Total: $10!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Brook R
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This place is our favorite, a true hidden gem. Very friendly service, and delicious savory food. Need a quick cheap lunch for 2? Split a bahn mi, and get a wonton soup each. Total: $10!

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Tacoma, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My daughter and I have been eating here for 20 years. The food has always been good and is authentic Vietnamese. Ask questions If you're not familiar with a dish.

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Tacoma, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Vien Dong is a restaurant that has been in the Tacoma area for a rather long time, and continues to deliver incredible food from a very varied menu. I think - though I couldn't swear to it - that it is family owned, but at the very least, it's got all the wonderful qualities that a non-chain restaurant is expected... More 

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Kennewick
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?