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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is by far the best Vietnamese food I have had in the DC area, and I'm vegetarian (so you can imagine how my meat eating friends feel!). Place is tiny, so can get a bit tight, especially if you are with kids, but still worth the wait and lack of space. Try the tamarind roll appetizer, it's dynamite!

Thank Vineeta P
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick and tasty food. Great service. A must for lunch with good prices. I would definitely go back. Vegetarian food was awesome.

Thank Margaret G
Carey, Idaho, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit this restaurant every time I'm in Old Town. I have yet to find anything on the menu that isn't good or better. I usually have Pho. Their spring rolls are excellent as are the imperial rolls - fried. Service is quick and good. The restaurant is small and tables are close together - not the place for an... More 

Thank mpeterson3
Tel Aviv, Israel
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came family of 5 after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. We were so happy about it. Small place, very close to the main street in old town. The service was very good and efficient. Not a big choice but what ever we have tried we liked it! Great egg rolls for starter, we ate them all. For entrees we... More 

Thank Eran M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I toured Alexandria on a blistering hot weekend in July. I visited here for lunch. I ordered the summer rolls and the the Zing Zang Xa Lach. The summer rolls were good with crisp and chewy elements. The peanut sauce was sweet and creamy. The cabbage in the salad was crunchy, there was a lot of tender chicken. The dressing... More 

Thank AuntieFlo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 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 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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329 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

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 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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 

1 Thank P B
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451 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?