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“First Experience with Vietnamese food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vietnam Bistro Pho Pasteur - CLOSED

Vietnam Bistro Pho Pasteur
600 E North Ave, Carol Stream, IL 60188-2127
630-510-8400
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Illinois
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157 reviews 157 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“First Experience with Vietnamese food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Running very early for a sales presentation, a colleague and I spotted Vietnam Bistro and decided to give it a try as neither of us had ever had Vietnamese, before. The decor is very modern and somewhat minimalist, but very inviting. Our server was very friendly, and directed me to a huge bowl of Pho when I asked for something authentic. Wow, was it good! Lots of broth, noodles, vegetables, and seafood, served piping hot. My colleague got one of the lunch specials and said it was very good. Everything was very reasonable as well. I'd like to go back for dinner sometime.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, D.C.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good Service, OK food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

As I walked into the restaurant with it's mahogany furnishings, clean layout, and freshly painted walls, and polite waitress, I knew the pho would be bad. Usually the dumpier the place, the better the pho. Not a stereotype, just an observation. I was right. The goi cuon, spring rolls were delicious and huge. At $4.90 they easily served 4. My Pho was meh at best. Bland broth, stingy on the meat, and the noodles arrived cumped together which is a sure sign that they have been sitting in the bowls for a while before broth is poured over them. The ice coffee came premixed.

My service was very pleasant and the restaurant is clean and pretty but not authentic vietnamese. If you crave pho, I suggest go somewhere else.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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River Forest, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fantastic French Vietnamese Fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Vietnam Bistro is fantastic. Finding a really good French Vietnamese restaurant is almost impossible -- especially an affordable one. The owners of Vietnam Bistro have accomplished this. The food is a wonderful blend of the traditional Vienamese style of cooking, coupled with the sauces and depth ov flavors more common in French cuisine. The Vietnamese Pancakes are a meal in themselves and my favorite, but everything we have tried on the menu has been great. The location is a bit challenged, in a small strip mall. The restaurant is BYOB, and there is a liquor store in the strip mall.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Great Lemon Grass”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Eaten here for dinner several times. Love the lemon grass dishes, spicy soups and fresh appetizers. Proces are moderate, decor is modern, service was good. If you have never eaten Vietnamese food, give it a try - it is lean, fresh and very tasty. They will tailor the heat level for you.

Visited November 2011
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Winfield, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fresh, tasty, and lite fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Very good daily lunch specials. The fresh spring roll and sauce appetizer is a great starter. The managed is very nice and accommodating.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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