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Nam-Viet Pho 79

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Upper Northwest
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3419 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1307
+1 202-237-1015
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Vietnamese cuisine, good food, variety, fair prices. Over the years they have served numerous US presidents and celebrities.

1 Thank beach2desert2forest
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here for years and nothing beats their food. Their crispy rolls are the best I have ever had and their wanton soup is to die for. The mixed grill combo is a good pick for someone who is trying Vietnamese food for the first time. Richard and Ray are amazing! I wish they would open a... More 

Thank travelon1980
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love Pho, Vietnamese coffee, and fresh spring rolls. Spring rolls pretty good but Pho was big disappointment with very bland broth. Coffee not served in traditional table drip filter so you have that fresh taste. No ambiance, so so service and was stunned at unjustified high prices. Won't be back.

Thank envirogal
Haifa, Israel
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2016

Great menu, good prices, delicious food and attentive staff! There are a lot of options for all the dishes to accommodate a variety of tastes. Huge vegetarian selection. Portions were large and very filling.

Thank swerdmama
Sarasota, Florida
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436 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2015

While visiting family in D.C. we walked to this smal neiborhood shopping area and discovered this wonderful authentic Vietnamese restaurant for lunch. The soft spring roll was amazing. My wife and I both had pho and couldn't say enough good thing about it. I can hardly wait to come back to visit again so we can eat at Nam-Viet.

Thank John D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

It has become a routine for me to stop by at this home style restaurant after watching a movie at Cinema Uptown. Every meal that I had was always satisfying. My favorite is the Saigon style Soft -Shell Crab, deep fried, sautéed with garlic, ginger, jalapeños and served on bed of lettuce salad with lemon pepper dipping sauce. Try also... More 

1 Thank Alfredo E
Vienna, Austria
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167 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2015

This inconspicuous family run restaurant serves wonderful Vietnamese and Thai food in a friendly and efficient way. Vegetables, fish, seasonings all blended well and lent themselves to a relaxing evening with friends. It should also be noted that the prices are reasonable.

Thank BillandKathy27
Halifax Nova Scotia
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here after a morning at the zoo. Dh had the pho, but when it arrived they were out of cilantro and basil, which was disappointing. Dd has won ton soup which tasted unacceptably iodine-y to her. I had vermicelli with lemongrass beef which was the best meal on the table. Ds had grilled chicken on vermicelli and he... More 

Thank noelx4
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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310 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nam Viet is not really convenient to much of anything, but it is well worth the Metro Ride out to Cleveland Park, as it serves up maybe the best Thai and Vietnamese food in the District, in a casual environment, and at very reasonable prices.

Thank Holokauahi
Catonsville, MD
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2015

After a day at the National Zoo, we walked up the street to a place we've been to a few times before, Nam Viet. It doesn't look like much, but we've always been happy with the food and the service. I had canh chua, a tamarind based soup. It was delicious, full of fresh vegetables and pieces of salmon -... More 

Thank catonsviller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $20
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3419 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1307
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-237-1015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?