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879 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4101
+1 651-776-6599
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 19:30
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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328 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Great lunch place with a pleasing aroma upon entering the restaurant. The place actually is too small for the popularity of this gem. I had fresh spring rolls which were fresh indeed with a sweet dipping sauce. Followed by a vermicelli salad with shrimp, chicken and lettuce. Again a sweet sauce came with it. All dishes at other tables looked... More 

Thank Popeyebird
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this little family-owned East Side staple and I am never disappointed. A lovely remodel changed them from a hole in the wall to a nice, cozy modern Cafe. The food is as good as always. I have such a hard time deciding, it is ALL AMAZING

Thank Partera60
Mc Farland
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214 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We tried this place for my birthday meal. It was great --except for the cold air every time the outside door was opened. We had 4 different dishes and each was great and unique. My kids love pad thai and liked this one a lot. My daughter who asked for hers to be spicy wished she had more spice on... More 

Thank Jeanette E
Apple Valley
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115 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with my daughter. She tried their fried wontons and I tried their egg rolls. The wontons had a large helping of filling and were very crispy. The egg tools were among the best I've tasted. I had their combination pad tai - very good indeed and my daughter had a vegetarian option with lightly fried tofu. I'll be... More 

Thank mah7925
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My family loves to eat at this place. You can't really go wrong with anything you order. The pho is really good. We got the pork belly with Bok Choy, one my favorites. The classic fried rice is one of my personal favorite dishes. You HAVE to try the Pork Belly fried rice if you have never tried it before.... More 

Thank Nhia T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The pho is amazing. Good broth. I love the pork skins on the broth. Place is a little small. I wish they would expand it soon. But give it a try! You'll love it!

Thank Jana H
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Tilapia curry was good. I've heard that their pho is pretty good too. Very slow when we went in and the waiter (first male server I've seen there) was on top of everything.

Thank Kengkue L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The restaurant is small and when it's busy, it's busy! There is street parking only. Service-Hit or Miss depending on who you get as a waiter/waitress. Getting water right away is the main issue and sometimes, getting the food is super slow. 3/5 stars. Food: I've had their pho (Combo) and it is good. This isn't my preferred pho place... More 

Thank Gao Y
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I love this place. Staff is friendly, and the food is excellent. I always get the papaya salad - fresh, cool, spicy. Grilled beef salad is nice, too.

Thank Krista S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Loved it the first time so we went back again! Service speed has greatly improved so they totally deserve 5 stars!! We got the Pad Thai, Pineapple Fried Rice, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Fried Pork Belly Fried Rice. We also got a side of cream cheese Wontons. The rices were delish. Pineapple had a wonderful flavor. The pork belly... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 879 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4101
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-776-6599

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