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Van's Vietnamese Restaurant

307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2508
+1 518-436-1868
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pho” (30 reviews)
“spring rolls” (15 reviews)
“tofu steak” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2508
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Went with a friend on a Saturday night - had the 1/2 duck: crispy skin, not greasy, well seasoned. The spring roll appetizer was awesome. Also got pho bowl and chicken curry to go - they were so well prepared that it was ready just...More

Thank castlesara2010
Reviewed December 2, 2013

My spouse and I have been ti Van's several times and wonder why we don't go more often. The service and food selection is wonderful and parking is only a few steps away at a public lot. Don't be put off by the spare appearance...More

Thank esccec2016
Reviewed October 29, 2013

This restaurant serves one of the best Vietnamese dishes I've ever had. From the Pho soup, appetizers, to the crispy boneless duck and chicken curry. Consistently amazing and the service is superb. I've been coming to this restaurant for almost 8 years and I've always...More

Thank Cash_Trav
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stopped in to check out Van's after it was recommended to us. We found ample street parking nearby. We were warmly and enthusiastically greeted at the door and shown to our table. We arrived just before the dinner rush on a weekend and found...More

Thank dickgreene51
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Van's was recommended by some locals who said that it is one of their favorite restaurants. They certainly did not mislead us. Good food, excellent service, and good prices-- what more can one want! I would certainly go back next time we are in the...More

Thank Alan17584
Reviewed September 12, 2013

We were greeted immediately upon arrival. Once we set down our waiter came right over. We ordered a bottle of Goliath Shiraz from California. Good wine that served its purpose. I ordered the fried vegetarian spring rolls and a shrimp salad as starters. The rolls...More

Thank Doonya
Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Ordered the spicy shrimp, and serving was HUGE. I thought the food was ok. It was extremy spicy, but the shrimp was just ok. I left wishing I had ordered pho. Service was fine, but I have heard they can be a bit slow.

1  Thank KathFaz
Reviewed August 2, 2013

The quantity was large and the food was excellent on our stop in Albany. The service was excellent too. Will try to go there again if I ever stop in that part.

1  Thank Beach_Family_NJ
Reviewed July 20, 2013

I'm an Albany native, and Van's is hands-down my favorite restaurant, my go-to during every academic break and return from a long stint away from home. The portions are generous, prices reasonable, food absolutely incredible. Crucial tip: Don't go on a weekend night; the wait...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed July 18, 2013

I love Van's. The food is always served hot and is garnished with fresh herbs and vegetables. The service is friendly and welcoming, no rush. My favorite menu item is the summer rolls. I also think that they have the best Pho in town. The...More

1  Thank hrseand
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Kids
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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