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Vien Dong Restaurant

3801 Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98418-5020
253-472-6668
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Yelm, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
110 reviews 110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Seattle
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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

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Additional Information about Vien Dong Restaurant

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

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