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Bona Vietnamese Restaurant

University / Dinkytown
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815 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3034
+1 612-331-5011
11:00 - 21:00
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Right next to UoMn campus where he light rail transit runs right through. Spacious seating. Friendly staff. Mostly campus students. Hence affordable meals. Beef phó broth was delicious. Meat was thinly sliced & tender.

Thank fwlim
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Bona has the best pho and eggrolls around, in my opinion. It is also inexpensive and consistent. Yes, it gets pretty packed over lunch, and there is good reason for that, but they have several tables and I have always received rapid service no matter how busy they are. I have never waited for a seat. The pho is flavorful... More 

Thank Tegan_ByC
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Pho is is decent. A bit pricey compared to other Pho restaurants. Sandwiches are ok. Overall decent experience.

Thank CodeRed2015
Plymouth, Minnesota
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234 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I don't know if it's good or bad that Bona is located right around the corner of my office...I have tried various phos but also cream cheese wontons, sweet and sour chicken and other Asian staples they offer. The food is awesome!! Full of flavor, very well seasoned and what might be the best is that you never wait more... More 

Thank Aeneken
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I have been here several times. They have phở with a vegetable broth as a vegan option, and while it isn't the most flavorful soup ever, it is pretty good. They also have a long list of tofu/mock duck dishes. I have had the mock duck with Chinese broccoli a few times. It tastes like a kind of generic sweet... More 

Thank Natasha B
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

There is no better Vietnamese cuisine than that served at the Bona near the University of Minnesota campus. Each dish is prepared by Vietnamese cooks. The owner and all the servers are Vietnamese. They certainly know their Vietnamese food and can advise diners to suit their tastes. It is a great place to go to try a variety of extraordinary... More 

Thank Gordon S
Santa Fe, NM
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225 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Stopped into Bona using light rail from down town MSP getting off at the East Bank U of M station. Short two block walk. Fast and easy. The food and service were excellent. Quick, courteous, informed. The Pho as others have mentioned was excellent as were the spring rolls and egg rolls. Fresh and tasty, no off flavor on the... More 

Thank NewMexicans_10
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I have not found a better Vietnamese restaurant in the Twin Cities and I have tried many. I love their pho, eggrolls and spicy chicken.

Thank Wendy M
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677 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Considered as an authentic Vietnamese food by people in U, this restaurant offers good food and service. We had Vegetable spring rolls and vegetable LoMein. The portions were more than adequate. The peanut sauce is quite tasty. The Fortune Cookies are good fun !

Thank Raghuraman C
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173 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Our family went here for a dinner and we all shared multiple Thai Salads. They are a wonderful mix of ingredients. We feasted. Everyone at their fill and loved it and took some home. We will go back anytime. Parking though can be an adventure.

Thank lugojrdn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3034
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighbourhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-331-5011

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