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Rice Paddies Grill

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4706 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5234
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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North Bethesda
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for soup, this is the place. Delicious pho! The place is small. Enough tables. Good advice for the waiter.

Thank Epescopo
Lenexa, Kansas
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The beef pho was good and cheap, but you have to pick up your own food. When your number is called you you collect your big bowls of soup from a very high counter (4.5 ft tall) which is problematic for someone who is 5ft to collect, especially if there is more than one on a tray. Not ideal.

Thank amanszab
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We have been there twice in the past two weeks, and tried the garlic chicken wings, spring rolls, ginger chicken, and the pho. All of it was great! It is a self-service place, but the people are very friendly and customer-oriented and happy to explain if you don't understand something. We will definitely be going back again soon. Very impressed!

Thank Brigitte484
Shalimar, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Just needed some lunch in Bethesda. I am a pho nut, and noticed the neon red "pho" sign in the window, so I had to give it a try. Wife and I went in and ordered at the counter, and when I paid I dutifully filled in the tip line on the charge slip with about 15%, paid, and went... More 

Thank drbobal
Washington DC
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a very informal spot....really more a fast food place. The menu has the usual range of vermicelli and grilled dishes plus pho. I had the grilled chicken over vermicelli and my better had the grilled pork. Both portions were generous and nicely presented once we figured out we had to pick it up at the counter. They have... More 

Thank bumper1965
San Antonio, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had the number 3 The flaming Beef, it was the best food I have tasted in a long time. Will definitely be coming back when I am in town again

Thank Ruben C
Chelsea, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Simple restaurant in the heart of Bethesda. One orders upon entry and then takes a seat/table. We have tried some noodle dishes. They were good but not extraordinary. However some of the appetizers were well prepared, not greasy, and particularly tasty. The rare beef pho is to die for. I compare pho by the broth. This is pleasant to the... More 

Thank Sandmanpq
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I had lunch there on 23 September. The food was well prepared and quite delicious. It was grilled shrimp and scallops, The bowl itself was appealing and the price was quite good. That said, the rest of the experience was less than posh. To place an order one stands in line and pays in advance. Thereafter one is awarded a... More 

Thank Maryland-Peter
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Perfect for a quick lunch outside of the office. You come in, you order and pay, and then you pick up your food, bus it yourself and get on your merry way. It's never too busy, and it's not going to have a million menu items. But if you're looking for the only decent bowl of pho (maybe only?) in... More 

Thank Hannah Y
Flat Rock, North Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Reading other reviews I agree this place is a dive, but with great food. Recommend eating out on patio or go as take out. We were in town 3 nights and ate there twice. The PHO and Fried Rice were excellent. The fried rice is different then Chinese fried rice and better. Employees are very friendly.

Thank Tom B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4706 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5234
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-718-1872
Off Wisconsin Avenue

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