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“Excellent Pho, reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Yen's Cafe

Yen's Cafe
Ranked #153 of 238 Restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Seattle, Washington
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellent Pho, reasonable prices”
Reviewed July 17, 2011

Yen's serves Vietnamese and Chinese-like food. I almost always get a bowl of Pho, a big bowl of noodles with some kind of meat in a clear beef broth with bean sprouts and greens to add to the mix. In fact, my wife and I often just split one bowl and end up comfortably fed for $7.50 or so plus tip.

Don't expect atmosphere unless you thrive on formica, but the staff are friendly, and the service is fast.

  • Visited July 2011
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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Thai food from a little, ol' cafe”
Reviewed August 14, 2010

After a long day of ziplining with the Kapokapine "Umauma Falls" (highly reccomended), the guide had highly recommended this "hole in the wall" for some great, authentic Thai food. Located in a little old shopping center behind Blaine's Drive-In, we didn't allow the appearance off the street to steer us away.

The owners aren't the friendliest of people however, the food was amazing! My husband had the spicy pork plate and I had Pho with rare beef and tendon.

Good food at a decent price, ok service.

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1 Thank wazzukay
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Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food but you might want to do takeout”
Reviewed October 5, 2007

They have great food. All the vegtables and fruits are fresh as is the seafood. However, I say do takeout becuase they have a bit of a bug problem.

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