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Cilantro Vietnamese Bistro

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235 W McMillan Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219
513-281-1732
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good pho at a very affordable price

My wife and I really enjoyed our meal here. The pho was very good. Typically, the portion was quite large. You definitely don't need to order anything else. And, our entire meal was the price of one entree at many of the restaurants we frequent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

a few years ago this was one of your only options in town, but now there are others like Pho Lang Thang and Pho Kimmy that are better for pho. The bun here is really good among the options taht they have. Location makes it a winner

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our meal here. The pho was very good. Typically, the portion was quite large. You definitely don't need to order anything else. And, our entire meal was the price of one entree at many of the restaurants we frequent.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Cilantro Vietnamese Bistro

Address: 235 W McMillan Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone Number: 513-281-1732
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Vegan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 W McMillan Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-281-1732

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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