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Van's Vietnamese Restaurant

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307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2508
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing! A very unassuming storefront, but it was some of the best pho I've ever had. We also ordered the mussel's, the spring rolls, and the potato curry. Everything was absolutely delicious, the staff was very attentive, and the portions were large. Will definitely be going again!

Thank 0813Traveler
Saratoga Springs, New York
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The friendly staff and amazing food will leave you completely satisfied. The atmosphere on the other hand is rough. But you have to check your opinions at the door and go for the food. They know how to cook, so if you're looking for an authentic experience you can find some very interesting things on the menu.enjoy.

Thank VineyardBluefish
Pompano Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Thought the prices were a bit high, until the plate arrived. Large plate of rice noodles, covered with large sliced grilled chicken breasts. Too much to eat at one siting. Nice flavor and presentation. Asked to waiter about Taro bubble tea. Good food good conversation with a friend I hadn't seen in years. All in all, I'd go again.

Thank Gary S
Upstate NY
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We chose Van's because of the on line menu and we were not disappointed. Spring rolls with shrimp were ordered as an appetizer. 4 tightly wrapped rolls with shrimp, cilantro, rice noodles and julienned carrots, cabbage in rice paper with a peanut sauce for dipping were delightful at $6.49. My Shrimp Pho $9.99 came with 4 very large, tender and... More 

Thank CGBT
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Have visited half-dozen times.....always well prepared. Pho, salmon, different tofu-based dishes--all very good. Efficient/congenial service.

Thank BrewsterG
Morrisville, North Carolina
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Food was very tasty, The portions were big. The service was good. However, it is not in a god part of town. Somebody on a bicycle tried to sell me dope while walking to the restaurant.

Thank Scott S
Albany, New York
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207 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We again found ourselves at Van's for dinner with friends. The food is consistently fresh and wonderful! We had salmon and shrimp entrees which were excellent! The total for 5 entrees, one appetizer, a bottle of wine, tax, and tip was $130.

Thank Bourlinguer60
Bennington, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

The customer service was intuitive. We were in no hurry and the staff did not rush us. They were pleasant and informative. The food was delicious and the staff was amazing! The portions are generous. One of my favorites was the fresh accompaniments. Tons of FRESH cilantro, limes, mung bean sprouts, basil and jalapeno. It was a symphony of fresh... More 

1 Thank marisa m
Albany, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Van's has very good Vietnamese food. The ingredients are fresh and the portions are generous. The size of the pho is always more the you expect. The service and a atmosphere are spotty. The service can be very slow if the place is crowded. We generally try not to eat there if we have a limited amount of time. If... More 

1 Thank Joe L
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We haven't been to Van's in a while because previously we noticed a fair amount of little flies on the wall adjacent to the table where we were eating. We went back this evening. Despite an Excellent compliance rating displayed on their window and good reviews, these flies were still very prevalent. We are very surprised that this has not... More 

Thank FineDiner66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2508
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 15184361868

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?