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Cheng Heng Restaurant

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Asian, Cambodian
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448 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1935
651-222-5577
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9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked between stores on St. Paul's wonderful University Avenue strip of ethnic Asian restaurants, Cheng Heng offers a slightly different take on Southeast Asian cuisine--different from Thai and Vietnamese--with delicious menu choices at under $10.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Tucked in a strip-mall type location along University Avenue, sharing its location with other shops, Cheng Heng offers excellent food with Cambodian flavors at very reasonable prices. I highly recommend it for those looking to stop in for some really good food at low prices, but without a fancy atmosphere.

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Thank Michael G
United States
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Cheng Heng is a family run restaurant in Saint Paul. The family who owns this restaurant are such wonderful people. They take pride in the quality and authenticity of their food. Kevin,the owner, is great at selecting the perfect dish for you. I default to #52 #69 or #17 when in doubt. Many of their ingredients come from their local... More 

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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

They have good curry and for this reason alone they get 4-5 stars for real. They have so much variety in curry. Most of their dishes are great. You can close your eyes and choose something random and you'll be happy I believe. Been there many times for traditional Cambodia curry. Never disappointed so far. I never had any issues... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We were looking for a restaurant that would be pleasing to a family group including a vegan and an 85-year-old, close enough to downtown St. Paul that we could get back in time for a family event. This came up on a search, and we went without knowing anything about it. In my opinion, heading to an unknown restaurant in... More 

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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

this is my go-to place to eat. cheap food yet good food. I love their pho! the only thing that i don't particularly like are that their chicken wings always seem out of date. it doesn't have that freshness to it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

People don't come here for the atmosphere but for the tasty food. Very friendly service. On this recent visit, I ordered the same food I have enjoyed since 19 years ago when they opened - Cha Kroeng, Pioneer Press's "show stopper" a chicken dish with lemon grass and other spices.

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Thank Karen T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I used to go to this place often with friends, mostly because they wanted to go. Food is good, but cleanliness rates very low. We have found hair in our food a few times and once found a band aid in our pho. I've decided not to go back ever! If you want good pho, there are plenty other places... More 

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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here many times, and the food is always great. Today I had a stir-fry with tamarind sauce, and my friend had pho (soup). Everything was perfect. They also have a small bakery case with doughnut-like desserts, filled with sweetened bean paste, among other things. Delicious! The interior is very simple; that's the only reason I wouldn't give... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I've never had a bad meal here. lots of menu options, always top notch service, friendly people. yes, it's a very simple place and if you like fancy decor it's not for you. but the food is the best and it's worth the trip. Generous portions, so great for sharing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $30
Cuisine
Asian, Cambodian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 448 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1935
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-222-5577

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