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Vientiane Cafe

4728 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3503
+1 215-726-1095
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
Jan 25, 2018
“Lunch Special”
May 13, 2017
“Ok but too expensive”
Closed Now
Asian, Thai, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4728 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3503
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

I went for lunch the other day for the first time and had a wonderful lunch ( 3 courses) , the coconut soup is so fresh and tasty I wanted to pick it up and drink it down. I will be going back to try...More

Thank Sonja T
Reviewed May 13, 2017

A simple restaurant in a nice neighbourhood of West Philadelphia. I had Lao Catfish, which comes deep fried, with two hot sauces on the side, and some vegetables. It was ok. Coconut soup was nice, the dessert (Coconut sorbet) was very plain, the weakest part...More

Thank YouBeeTs
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I usually only ever order takeout from here on my lunch break, but always enjoy my meals. A personal fav is the Lao Style Porridge especially is colder temperatures.

Thank tiredtravelgirl
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

The Name is Vietnam Cafe! The dishes are not as spicy as expected, but the Service was very good!! We had Papaya salad with Fried Rice and chicken Curry. If you have been to asia expect a soft Version of what you get there :)

Thank Mar T
Reviewed October 16, 2016

I have a certain affinity for yellow coconut curry, and this place definitely met the mark. Not the best I've every had, but pretty good. It's byob, and I would definitely come back.

Thank blas b
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Vientienne is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is alway wonderful. I recommend the fish cakes, thai style papaya salad, fresh shrimp spring rolls for appetizers. My son always gets the Chicken Coconut soup. We usually go with the green curry I get chicken, my...More

Thank chibba2016
Reviewed August 14, 2016

First visit and it was a good experience! My friend who is Thai thought we should try it and we were not disappointed. Started with the Vietnamese crepe - YUMMM and a papaya salad. We each ordered different entrees which we shared, and a Thai...More

Thank Trac4
Reviewed June 27, 2016

First, be sure you bring cash! They do not take credit cards. My favorite is the Pad Thai with Shrimp. But, pretty much everything on the menu is really good. The only think we didn't care for was the homemade beef jerky. We go every...More

Thank MaryAnne W
Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite neighborhood BYO. You basically can't go wrong on this menu. From the curries to the noodles to the entrees, everything is made with high quality meats or tofu and veggies. The sticky rice is a teat by otself. Don't miss the...More

Thank Val S
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We have been coming here for 13 plus years. We have gotten to know the family that owns this wonderful place. The food is Laotian/Thai. It has a little of everything for omnivores, carnivores, vegetarians and vegans. We have invited so many of our friends,...More

Thank jurij
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4728 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-726-1095
  • E-mail
Vientiane Café is a small family run business established in 2002. Chef Daovy Phanthavong, along with her husband Phoxay Sidara and their two daughters Manorack and Sunny Phanthavong have been serving the community over 12 years. Vientiane Café started out as the "Blue Tarp" and also known as the "Blue Tent" or the "Backyard Spot", known to serve food outside of Chef Daovy's home. By word of the mouth, her home business grew and community-goers and travelers lined outside the backyard waiting to taste the $3 plates of Pad Thai and various curries. In translation Daovy means "star", and that she is. Daovy has been cooking for the community for more than over 20 years, giving them a taste of Laos by cooking home-style meals. Daovy immigrated to America in the early 80's and what she brought along with her is the knowledge of traditional Lao hospitality, culture and cuisine. Today, Vientiane Cafe is thriving and building much stronger, being able to offer traditional Lao-Thai cuisine with a twist, such as serving Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. The restaurant will cater to any palate and diet restrictions with their knowledgeable staff. And lastly, we're also known for very romantic dates, big group parties or just quick solo lunches. So take advantage of the BYOB and let us take care of the rest.
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