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Ben Tre Restaurant

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219 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3708
650-952-2243
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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I followed the map leading to Ben Tre restaurant but there was signage indicating that they had moved up a block. Ben Tre is now located at the corner of 398 Maple Avenue. The service was awesome and the food was fantastic. The orders were plentiful at least good for 2 people unless you're absolutely famished. Highly recommendable!

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Thank Will B
Boerne, Texas
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I thought we would like this restaurant after reading the reviews.However, there was nothing that stood out on the day we dined. I had the Banh Xeo, which was a beautiful dish but sort of hard to handle/eat. My husband had the house fried rice and the description said something about including a fish cake which we... More 

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Thank wiley l
Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

You know you are in a great and authentic ethnic restaurant when most of your fellow diners are of that ethnicity. That was our experience at Ben Tre. We sampled a multitude of dishes and all were superb!

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Thank Tony_from_Ohio
Red Bluff, California
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150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Just recently moved, I don't know how they lasted in the little place before this because the place was packed. Luckily, we sat next to two young women who walked and talked us through the menu and the dozens of choices and Zack, our waiter, was helpful too. The food was fresh and fabulous and the experience invites you to... More 

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Thank kimnoreen
Sin City, Nevada
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176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Right on Grand in Downtown So. San Francisco, this is a great place for Pho. It seems packed all the time, with a waiting list at peak dinner time. Our service was great, and our food came out faster then I expected, considering how busy it was. Great service, great tasting food at a great price.

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Thank bu1larry
South SanFrancisco
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

The food is great and authentic. The five spice chicken Pho is crazy good. They get really busy so they clean while you are there don't let this put you off. The experience is worth having. Bright and airy. If you haven't played in South City give it a try.

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Thank jamesterin
San Francisco, California
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227 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Ben Tre has moved to a new location at Grand and Miller across from City Hall. This is about two blocks west of old site. The interior seating has gone up to about 86 plus seats, Service is fast and great as well as time of order and when the food arrives. A great improvement in size of the restaurant.

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Thank Arnold C
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

From the outside, the restaurant would be easy to write off, but the inside is clean yet modest. What you come here is for the great real Vietnamese and other influces. Ben Tre is so far my favorite vietnamese restaurant in Norcal! They started with one store in Millbrae and i sure am glad they opened two other branches! Their... More 

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Thank WorldDiner2000
Little Saigon, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

First time in this area and found this Vietnamese restaurant from Tripadvisor. I love their chicken rice.

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Thank bz2pp
Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Good vietnamese. Five spice chicken is ok, but go with old standards like vermicelli bowl; pho or rice plates with lemon grass beef/chicken;

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 650-952-2243

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?