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Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

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799 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4806
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ventured to Ngon Bistro tonight and had a great experience. Visiting friends I hadn't seen in a while so we wanted to talk. The host recommended a table in a quieter corner for us and that type of personal service continued throughout. Our waitress was very experienced and personable. Her recommendations were right on. The food was great. Different... More 

Thank Mary B
Fort Worth, Texas
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been written about in several magazines and we were excited to go based on the reviews. Located on University in what seems to be a mix between an up and coming trendy neighborhood and what seems to be a small "asian town", the restaurant is inviting and easy to get to. However we were a bit disappointed... More 

Thank DougieG67
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

First time having pho and it wasnt as good as i expected. Egg rolls had too much carrot in them but were still good. Organic offerings and craft cocktails were nice Ambiance in restaurant was nice. We will try pho at other places before coming back here again. The meal was good but not great. Main waitor was good but... More 

Thank 54024tony
Falls Church, Virginia
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268 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with some customers who recommended it and was very happy we did. I had the special which was a short rib sandwich and it was delicious. The others had the pho and they said it was perfect, smelled Devine.

Thank John S
Elk River, Minnesota
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We shared an order of spring rolls, and had oxtail pho. The soup was deeply flavorful, uniquely seasoned but simple and straightforward. The asparagus was well prepared, tender and tasty. The prices were reasonable. This restaurant's restroom area isn't exactly clean--the women's restroom in the basement had a door opened into a storage area that I could not close. This... More 

1 Thank Deborah H
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

My wife and I were going to a Minnesota Wild game one night and wanted some Pho. We wanted to go somewhere close to the Xcel. Good news, there is a lot of Pho along University Ave. We chose this place since we have never been. We ordered a Pork Belly app and of course Pho. The portion to price,... More 

Thank Tony S
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

My friend took me there. Well, I did well ordering the traditional pho. At least I got enough to eat. Not a lot, but I did not go hungry. My friend ordered the Garden and Grains. For $20, you get not even a cup of grains with a few pieces of vegetables. I have never seen such overpricing, ever. Her... More 

Thank Lamyin
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We need to go here more often. Easy to park, great food at modest prices. Very nice wine and beer list. Warm atmosphere with good service. What a concept. I love the Oxtail Pho about $12.

Thank Williamrush
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We are lucky enough to love nearby Ngon so we eat here frequently. It is always the first place I suggest when I am part of a group looking for a place to meet. They have a lovely patio if your visiting in the summer. I have tried most menu items and enjoy them all. The pho is a good... More 

Thank Jenn9396
Cincinnati, Ohio
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135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I had read about Ngon Bistro on several websites before we headed north to Minnesota, so we decided that we would try to have lunch here. We spent the morning and early afternoon at the Minnesota History Museum and got to the restaurant around 3:00PM. We ordered the Spring Rolls, Croque Madame and Oxtail Pho. It was all wonderful food,... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 799 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4806
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-222-3301

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