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Caphe Banh Mi

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407 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The food at this small restaurant is so fresh and delicious I would make a trip to Alexandria just to eat there again. The service is fast and efficient, despite the lines that form to get a table. The prices are very reasonable and once I tasted my meal, I wanted to try everything on the menu. Fortunately, the portions... More 

Thank Johanna G
Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This small Vietnamese restaurant makes a wonderful pho. We got lucky with finding sitting right away (it was raining the day we ate there). Our taxi driver told us that every time he drops people there, there is long line around the block - sign of a good restaurant. The service is fast and food is excellent. We will be... More 

Thank Redfurdog
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Fabulous Pho and Bahn Mi. We visited twice in a short 4 day trip if that tells you anything. Many locals patronizing this place, highly recommend.

Thank Jim G
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The pho here is delicious...it's all in their broth. The banh mi sandwiches are great too. Menu is small, but they do everything well. Expect long lines out the door during prime time, but worth the wait. Best in the area when you don't want to trek to Eden Center.

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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
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 Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-549-0800

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