We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vien Dong Restaurant

3801 Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98418-5020
253-472-6668
Update restaurant details
Ranked #77 of 646 restaurants in Tacoma
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Write a Review

24 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
    16
    6
    0
    1
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lakewood, Washington
2 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Olympia, Washington
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I travel often and continually find myself craving the food here regardless of where in the world I may be. As others have referred to this as a dive that comment sorely deserves clarification. There is little to no ambiance but the place is meticulously clean. There may not be a dance floor and mood lighting, but I assure you,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Owners are so nice and food is excellent. My husband eats there once a week. The restaurant is nothing to look at but the food is delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes
seattle
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

Had to wait two years until I traveled back to Tacoma to eat here and that is too long. They have the best Vietnamese food. Portions are huge too.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Vien Dong Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Vien Dong Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Vien Dong Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing