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Vung Tau Restaurant

535 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95112-2004
+1 408-288-9055
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good61%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“beef roll” (3 reviews)
“cupcakes” (3 reviews)
“noodle soup” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese
$$ - $$$
535 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95112-2004
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best Vietnamese restaurant in the bay area! Love the combo option that allows you to choose different carb (rice, vermicelli square, etc) and meat choices (baby back ribs Vietnamese style you hear me?) My personal favourites were the lemongrass beef and the...More

Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Definitely a place I take folks to that have not had Vietnamese food before. The Canh Chua is excellent (Viet sour soup) and beef entrees. Quality of food and authenticity is solid but a bit more nice ambiance than most Vietnamese places. I like taking...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love this restaurant. We've been going there with our kids for many occasions. Our favorites: fresh rolls, fried egg rolls, shrimp cake, catfish soup, and the grilled catfish with a dipping sauce, etc. This restaurant gets really busy if you don't...More

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Fresh, abundant, authentic food, not limited to pho. Try the crispy shrimp cupcakes and the superior salads, such as the lotus root salad. There are large vegetarian and seafood menus. For dinner, be sure to make reservations, or you may have problems. Right in downtown,...More

Thank Coyote000
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great lemongrass and fresh basil but it wasn't pho. Not their fault, but that's what I was looking for on a cold, rainy day. Nice interior and good service.

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 6 November 2016

A colleague took me to this restaurant for lunch as she claimed that the portions served for the lunch specials were enough for leftovers. The colleague was correct as the portions were big. The food was good, and inexpensive considering the large portions served &...More

Thank LatinaGlobeTrotter
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We live in the neighborhood and for way too long missed out on this place. It looks small from the outside, with limited parking, but that's deceiving. There is a parking lot in the back, and on street parking nearby. But enough about access --...More

Thank Kari D
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I came to this place twice and that is it! The first experience was wonderful, the food was better than average; however, the service of my first visit was wonderful. Out waiter was very friendly and seemed to be happy to have us and to...More

Thank pqphan
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I was walking home from work and decided to stop by for an impromptu dinner. The service was just exceptional. I had the Caramelized chicken and found the chicken a bit too sweet. Had a glass of Pinot noir, and it was a bit too...More

Thank Gayani S
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We have been coming to Vung Tau since the 90s. It never disappoints. Clay pot fish, tamarind shrimp, catfish with veggie broth, bamboo shoots with shrimp, spring rolls, egg rolls.. and more. Excellent. And going on Thanksgiving day guarantees a crowd -- and the staff...More

Thank JWP8
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95112-2004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-288-9055
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