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Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

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799 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4806
+1 651-222-3301
11:00 - 21:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small casual restaurant/ Bistro serving one of the best Pho's in town. They also had one of the best spring rolls and the dumplings were out of this world good. Overall a very satisfying And delicious Dinner!!

Thank sugarspice5
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where else can you get rabbit appetizer? (Quiet your conscience and try them.) Ditto re a what is essentially a deconstructed Bahnhofstrasse me in a bowl. This is my go-to fav on University Ave and perhaps in all of the Saintly City.

Thank Mary Jane M
Hudson, WI
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154 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is an attractive, active restaurant with good service and enjoyable food. My wife and I had the chicken pho which we found to be large and delicious. Our friends had the gnoochi which they found to be too salty. They were out of the spring roll appetizer so we settled for the lamb ad rabbit wontons which were just... More 

Thank Erte
Hastings, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Our first visit. Spring rolls and beef pho. Delicious, fresh and fast. Nice ambiance. We will be back.

Thank jbaines317
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch recently and tried spring rolls and a couple of entrees. Service was slow and kind of rude (subjective, I know). But for the price you could easily go down the street and get REAL Vietnamese and Thai food that is way better for a third of the cost. I wanted to love this place, but... More 

Thank ShannonMarie0385
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223 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Met friends for lunch. Specials available on separate small menu. Lots of choices of Vietnamese dishes. They ranged from soups to sandwiches. Interesting combination of meats and even a type of hotdog, greatly embellished. Had excellent egg rolls. Main course was a shrimp noodle dish for two of us and hot sandwiches for two others. Everyone enjoyed the food. Beer... More 

Thank jammerspot
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I have been coming here for a long time. I appreciate this place for many reasons: 1.) They took a chance at opening something with a shiny look in a neighborhood that hasn't seemed to care in decades. 2.) They have a turntable and play awesome music on LPs. 3.) The interior is lovely and the wine/beer list is good.... More 

1 Thank Jordan S
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This place came recommended. One very important feature of Pho is that it is served piping hot, especially on a subarctic Minnesota day, to cook the beef and noodles. But this was not the case. When we arrived we were seated right by the door, in an empty restaurant. The soup immediately chilled which halted the beef cooking process. Leaving... More 

Thank Mrs. H
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I 've been here a number of times. It is labeled as a Vietnamese restaurant, but it is not the typical Formica tabled, pho restaurant. Their dishes are all local sourced seasonal ingredients. Their Pho is outstanding and unique app's like crispy rabbit dumplings are amazing. Don't miss the great drinks. very extensive collection of liquor and great house made... More 

Thank Ken Z
North Oaks, MN
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Had lunch recently at Ngon Bistro. Food was good - my friend and I had the Vegetarian Delight Grande Soupe and the Ribeye Bun Salad. Would definitely return again.

Thank vacation399

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 799 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4806
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-222-3301

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?