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Cilantro Vietnamese Bistro

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235 W McMillan Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I always get the Tofu Stir Fry Bowl with the Sate. Excellent tofu with broc, carrots, onions.. Good spring rolls. Nice waitresses.

Thank jonnybgoode2016
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you need a hearty soup to warm you up, a spring role to fill you up, or a bowl full of noodles to cheer you up, this is the place.

Thank Napalmcheng
Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

After coming back from an overseas trip where we had had some great Pho we were looking for some in Cincinnati, we did some searching and found some right in the heart of Clifton. Cilantro has a great interior with plenty of tables and a bar with a TV. They have a great Happy Hour ($1 off Beer and $2... More 

Thank travelme9
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The special "Sate" chicken stock as well as "Owner's special" are terrific variants of the Pho beef soup. The "shrimp cake" appetizer was different than expected. Service is always very friendly.

Thank Jabrd
Wailea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We love this place, despite the fact we find ourselves usually 30 years older than the average patron. We have always found the service extremely friendly and efficient. The soft rolls are fresh and the fried rolls crispy. We like the pho, but our two favorite dishes are the vermicelli noodle bowl and the salad. We eat here at least... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The atmosphere in Cilantro is wonderful--it's airy and open. The food was served quickly and the server was very nice. Unfortunately, the pho came only warm, instead of steaming hot, like it's supposed to and that was disappointing. It was good, but definitely adjusted to meet a more Americanized palette. Additionally, they seem to give a lot of broth, but... More 

Thank Kat C
Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

a few years ago this was one of your only options in town, but now there are others like Pho Lang Thang and Pho Kimmy that are better for pho. The bun here is really good among the options taht they have. Location makes it a winner

Thank Jon1796
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our meal here. The pho was very good. Typically, the portion was quite large. You definitely don't need to order anything else. And, our entire meal was the price of one entree at many of the restaurants we frequent.

Thank skline2
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I admit to being a San Fran Bay Area snob when it comes to Asian cuisine... I've had better. It's americanized version of pho/Vietnamese food. The soup temperature was not hot enough. Menu is limited to 4 soup/noodle varieties served in big bowls; not much of a selection otherwise. Price is fair/inexpensive. Atmosphere is nice, bright, airy; more like a... More 

Thank minniemae
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Cilantro Vietnamese Bristo is pure goodness.The sate soup is my favorite.spicy broth that warms from head to toe with noodles, rare tender slices of beef, sprouts and lime make this dish favorable and comfortable. The vermicelli noodle is also steller. Served with warm noodles on bottom, cool lettuce and sprouts with your choice of protein or fried roll on top.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Vegan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 W McMillan Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-281-1732

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