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Van's Chinese Seafood

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3214 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-6721
+1 210-828-8449
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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San Antonio, Texas
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160 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

We arrived and we're seated promptly service was great they have quite the wine selection. We had some hors d'oeuvres and then I order the main course it was a wonderful meal service was great ,we did eat everything family style which was a great experience just a little bit of everything a very good place to go

Thank Jimksatx_11
Tokyo, Japan
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111 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

A very informal restaurant with authentic Vietnamese cuisine. I like that Vans does not Americanize their food and stays true. We enjoyed Pho Soup and Tofu which was fantastic. Tofu had great flavor and texture. Expect casual service and not fancy but nice staff and good food.

Thank Joy M
Los Angeles
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150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

My boss elected this restaurant for lunch one day, and is she regretting it still. Only three of us were at lunch, on a Tuesday. The place looks more like a wine cellar, than a Vietnamese restaurant. The food, in my sole opinion, was less than acceptable. Instead of using traditional items like shrimp, clams, mussels, and even pork strips,... More 

Thank Kellen007
San Antonio, Texas
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

I love this place our family goes to eat there at least two or three times a month. Very fresh sea food and a great wine list. We always get salted peppercorn shrimp

Thank Terry H
San Antonio, Texas
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406 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2015

I don't want to say it's the worst I've had but it's not that good. In fact, I am giving it a 3 just because the service was friendly. Other than that, I will not be returning here. Wish it could have been better.

Thank Ldominici
Centennial, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2015

Vietnam is right next door and love it Van's did not like. the food was different and I like Vietnam better. My step Daugther insisted we go and was not my cup of tea.

Thank Karon W
San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2014

Chef Van is superb in his seafood dishes (my favorite is Oysters anyway he chooses) but the real secret is his wine list..If he dose not have your request, it hasn't been bottled!

Thank FloScott
San Antonio, Texas
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Not having enough funds or energy for a day trip to the hill country or the right weather for the coast, my wife and I looked for an adventure at home and found one. We took a short bus ride from downtown San Antonio (route 10) up Broadway to Van's. We flipped a coin to see which restaurant we would... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Upon walking up to this restaurant, it's hard to make yourself go in. The outside just screams "you will get sick here" but I tried it anyway. When you enter, it seems like you are entering an unorganized wine outlet that also sells Chinese treats with crummy tables topped with upscale porcelain dishes. To the back there is a long... More 

Thank kanne101
Houston, Texas
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376 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

The service was so slow that we almost left. 15 min for spring rolls, with no notice of the wait. We asked about the entree after 20 min. and the waiter said a couple of minutes, with an underlying rude tone. 10 minutes later (yes, I actually had the timer going on my phone) we asked again and this time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Chinese, Seafood, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3214 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-6721
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-828-8449

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