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Ben Tre Restaurant

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398 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3708
+1 650-952-2243
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Mon 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Lincoln, California
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421 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So glad we stopped here after checking out the brewery down the street. It was really crowded but only took about five minutes to get a table. However it was realistically over ten minutes before a waiter came over to take our order. Food was good.. the chicken and pho was so hot. The beef stew was very very good.... More 

Thank Will G
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a quick lunch. We ordered the spring rolls, five spice chicken and pho. There five spice chicken is one of the best near San Francisco. The rolls and pho are solid. Service was quick and pretty friendly. This spot is well worth the visit if you're close by.

Thank Terence L
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Used to really like this place but after my last experience, I will not be coming back! Came with my boyfriend for lunch and they brought him the wrong order. Our server was so rude she just dropped off the plates and left. We had to tell the hostess it was the wrong dish. She then picked it up and... More 

Thank trav3ljunk1e
Fort Myers, Florida
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite after getting out of SFO airport and before getting into the city of San Francisco. We almost never visit an area without trying several diff types of food, Sushi and Thai. With especial emphasis on Pho dishes. So to put it bluntly..... We Know Pho :) Ben Tre is wonderful. Seems to always be... More 

Thank m2cardwell
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 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!

1 Thank Will B
Boerne, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

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 

Thank wiley l
Hudson, Ohio
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Tony_from_Ohio
Red Bluff, California
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158 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank kimnoreen
Sin City, Nevada
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267 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank bu1larry
South SanFrancisco
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank jamesterin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-952-2243

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