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Cilantro Vietnamese Bistro

235 W McMillan Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219
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Ranked #222 of 1,725 restaurants in Cincinnati
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian, Vietnamese
Most recent review
- Jun 8, 2014
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17 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
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134 reviews 134 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I admit to being a San Fran Bay Area snob when it comes to Asian cuisine... I've had better. It's americanized version of pho/Vietnamese food. The soup temperature was not hot enough. Menu is limited to 4 soup/noodle varieties served in big bowls; not much of a selection otherwise. Price is fair/inexpensive. Atmosphere is nice, bright, airy; more like a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Cilantro Vietnamese Bristo is pure goodness.The sate soup is my favorite.spicy broth that warms from head to toe with noodles, rare tender slices of beef, sprouts and lime make this dish favorable and comfortable. The vermicelli noodle is also steller. Served with warm noodles on bottom, cool lettuce and sprouts with your choice of protein or fried roll on top.... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I was in town for less than 24 hours to attend a performance at the Conservatory of Music, and needed a place for a healthy, quick meal within walking distance. This place could not have been a better choice for dinner. Clean and bright, with attentive and knowledgeable service, the food was outstanding and tasted absolutely fresh and authentic. If... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Best Pho and Sate in town. I am addicted to the spicy beef broth of the sate. It warms you up from the inside and feels like a hug for your tummy. The fried banana dessert us amazing. Crisp warm banana topped witg a drizzle of nutella... FANtastic! You can't miss this place.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

wonderful, vietnamese food. don't go there often, but when i do, i am always happy. small, intimate restaurant

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cincinnati ohio
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63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I can't get enough of this place! I think about it EVERY WEEK! I have a major jones for Cilantro's noodle bowl with shrimp...only I also I add pork fried rolls for more decadent pleasure. The amazing combination of flavors and freshness are tantalizing. I also love their sate soup. It is unquestionably out of this world. The broth is... More

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34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

Cilantro hits the spot every time! I love their sate soup! Restaurant is very basic, no frills and well worn but the food is top notch. I do believe they are building a newer place near by.

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Cincinnati Ohio
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70 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Cilantro's has the best PHO you can find in the Greater Cincinnati area. I've traveled Vietnam and this hole in the wall across from Hughes High School in Clifton ranks up there with being back in Vietnam. It is a tremendous value. The food is scrumptious. The staff is always so helpful to new customers who have never tried Vietnamese... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Cilantro is tucked into the end of the strip at university Ohio. Amazing noodles and more for and incredible price.

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65 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

I went to Cilantro last night for dinner. It is just a hole in the wall (in a college town) with great food! I had a soft spring roll with a bowl of Pho. Both were excellent. The prices were very resonable. There are limited places to eat Vietnamese in Cincinnati...but this place serves great food at a great price!!... More

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