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10174 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-3510
+1 510-528-8882
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08:00 - 18:00
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San Francisco, CA
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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Excellent Vietnamese sandwiches, and other dishes. Inexpensive. Fast friendly service. I table inside, a couple outside.

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Thank Shadow010
Berkeley, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a take out joint. Theres a couple tables and minimum service. I am rating this place based on the sandwich filling alone its the best Bahn Mi for 10 miles around and the roll is always a bit stail.

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Thank Clarence S
El Cerrito, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This owner run, small restaurant in a tiny strip mall, is a little gem. The sandwiches and Pho are made to order on the spot. There is a little wait for the food to be prepared, but well worth it. The prices could not be better. I would suggest that they raise them slightly to make sure that they can... More 

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Thank Pansy K
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Friendly and heartfelt service for a little Bahn Mi place, they take Bahn Mi seriously, as anyone should do with anything they're gonna sell. Good bread, good filling, good meat or veggie options. Give this a try if you've never had the classic Vietnamese Sandwiches on crunchy French Bread! Save half of your sandwich for later if you want. This... More 

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Thank シュッツェ マ
El Cerrito, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Absolute best sandwich for the $!!! I love this place. No MSG. Husband n wife are Thai n Viet combo punch of great affordable food!!!

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Thank CRayner9
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372 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

I love to stop in here for the Bahn Mi Sandwiches. Very reasonable, filling, and flavorful. I love the Pork Sandwich. Spicy. Be sure to ask for extra meat as it balances with all of the ingredients and bread better.

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1 Thank albebuc
El Cerrito, California
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We take out from here on a regular basis and usually order the #7, the cha siu sandwich. The price is way too cheap (IMO) and the food is ready in less than 5 minutes. As it is a short walk from our house we probably take out from here way too often. :-)

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Thank Kevin M
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Best damn $3 sandwich anywhere! Best damn bahn mi anywhere, period! Peppers are always fresh - git you sum! Extremely friendly service, too - my car died in the parking lot & the feller even came outside to help me try to get it started! They get busy at lunch - calling in your order is a good idea.

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Thank Patrick S
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Best damn $3 sandwich anywhere! Best damn bahn mi anywhere, period! Extremely friendly service, too - my car died in the parking lot & the feller even came outside to help me try to get it started! They do get busy for lunch.

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Thank Patrick S
Oakland, California
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Horrible sandwich on stale bread. The bread was inedible. The filling wasn't much better, fatty pork with little marinade or seasoning, not much flavor. Not sure why this place has gotten good reviews. Yuck.

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Thank cml94618

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Vietnamese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10174 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-3510
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cerrito
  • Phone Number: +1 510-528-8882

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