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Van's Vietnamese Restaurant

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307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2508
+1 518-436-1868
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice meal here, stopped over one night , from a long trip , just feel like Asian food , this was suggested on list at the hotel where we stayed , it was nice surprised , good foods & good service as well .

1 Thank Davone70
Saratoga Springs, New York
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

If you like Vietnamese/Thai food then go to Van's! I got the Thai chicken and shrimp and it was out of this world. Coconut curry sauce was light and delicious with just the right amount of spice. My mom ordered crispy duck and it was moist and cooked to perfection. Would also recommend the spring and summer rolls as an... More 

Thank NY_Dog_Mama
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 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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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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250 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Bourlingueur60
Bennington, Vermont
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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: +1 518-436-1868

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