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Caphe Banh Mi

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407 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3221
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Vietnamese and every where I go, I try to find a good Vietnamese restaurant. We found this cute little restaurant when we were hanging out in Georgetown that had really good food. We have tried pho, broken rice with pork chops, vermicelli noodles, bun mi and they were all delicious. I will definitely eat here again when I... More 

Thank Samantha N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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267 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the sign on King Street and tried to go a few times but the wait was long. So, we made a point to go a little early one day. We ordered a grilled pork banh mi sandwich and a grilled pork vermicelli bowl. The food and service was quick. Both items were delicious but the egg rolls that... More 

Thank sdsurfkitty
Dublin, Ohio
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306 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, I can't speak to the other items on the menu but the House Pho that I ordered was fabulous. I ordered the regular portion and it was more than enough. The broth was delicious, and adding a bit of lemon and the condiments they provided, gave it an additional zing. The noodles were cooked just right and the meat... More 

Thank Ness S
Vero Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading reviews about this place on Trip Advisor, we decided to try it ourselves. We took the metro to Old Town Alexandria and we walked the distance not realizing there were free trolleys going up and down King Street. (Our bad). It was about 90 degrees and so by the time we reached the restaurant we had worked up... More 

Thank P B
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240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This is THE Vietnamese restaurant in Alexandria. I think their carryout business is twice the size of their dine in. However, it isn't very large and don't expect a chilled restaurant. The raspberry iced tea is the best I have ever had. It tasted like truly purée of raspberries and not the sickening sweet syrup. The pork vermicelli bowl was... More 

Thank IndySig
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We found this place by accident while looking for places to eat around Old Town Alexandria. Unfortunately, we came in after having Pho at another place so we had Banh Mi and Coffee. I had Banh Mi Opla and it was okay... The coffee is not really my taste since they are using Coffee Trung Nguyen mixed with Cafe Du... More 

Thank T N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We met friends in Old Town at this location for dinner before going to a local speakeasy. This was one of the best meals I've had in Alexandria and at a reasonable price. I had the house pho bowl and tamarind rolls. My husband had the fish vermicelli and imperial rolls. This was some of the best food we've had... More 

Thank Dawn C
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I really enjoyed this place. Small, busy, fast paced and yummy. I went there with a local, this is his favorite place in Alexndria.

Thank Sapomuerto
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

So what if we were sweating, it just made the experience more realistic! Really, excellent pho. Was crowded, so go early. My daughter and I regularly mumble, "remember that pho?" And then we nod, fondly rehashing every bite and slurp.

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Baton Rouge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We were lucky to find this little hole in the wall restaurant on a cold rainy day. All the tables were full and as soon as we were seated the line went out the door.I can see why..the pho was very hearty and ht the spot on a cold day. Also tried the classic Vietnamese sandwich which was very crisp... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3221
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-549-0800

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?