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Simply Vietnam

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966 N Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-5406
+1 707-566-8910
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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New Mexico
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

From the outside it is very unassuming but I notice that there wasn't any parking in the small lot. That usually indicates lots of people enjoying food inside. Boy, was I correct in that assumption. I usually have the Pho whenever I visit a vietnamese, and even thai restaurants since I'm kind of a Pho aficionado. What I notice when... More 

Thank Jorge S
Santa Rosa, California, United States
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The first thing I noticed about the Pho was how many shrimp were in it; they were very generous with the shrimp. The broth and vegetables were delicious, as were the shrimp. We also had a bowl of noodles and veggies and shrimp and pork and an egg roll. My friend showed me how to add the sauce and mix... More 

Thank Judith A
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Passing through Santa Rosa decided to give this restaurant a try.Plus point is that the portions where huge.Unfortunately ,and speaking as one who has travelled extensively in vietnam -this is way off the mark.Lots of bland carboydraytes and missing the freshness and aromatic vegetables and herbs that are the hallmark of vietnamese cooking.All in a fasst food type enviroment.

Thank richard g
Santa Rosa, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I have not had a less than stellar meal here since it opened several years ago. I usually get food to go and my favorite is #9 a BBQ pork combination with brown rice. It is enough for three meals and is just wonderful.

Thank shellingsue
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Cheap food. Cold meat in a dish that was supposed to be a hot meal (House Special Combo). Artificially tasting pork balls, chewy chicken, tasteless beef and overall blandness. If you like nutrition in your meal - look somewhere else. Also they sell some sort of chemical tasting ice tea called Sharetea. I asked and got a 0% added sweetener... More 

Thank OnOffOnOff
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This is a sister restaurant and smaller than the original. The menu is apparently more limited but the food is really good. We loved it! Wish it was in our town!

Thank laurieann1
Richmond, California
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Absolutely love this restaurant. We start with the Tofu Vegetarian Spring Rolls and Thai Tea with coconut milk. I always have the Shaking Beef with Rice. The meat is tender and even though the meat is tasty already the dipping sauce just adds a nice touch to the flavor. My companion has tried several different vegetarian dishes and has always... More 

Thank Kathy W
Santa Rosa, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

My family and I frequented this spot for years for business lunches and family dinners. While the people who run the location are lovely and the Pho is tasty, I found I liked the remaining menu less attractive compared to other spots. The spring rolls and peanut sauce didn't compare to new local Vietnamese eateries and the flavors didn't taste... More 

Thank LittleDragon101
Healdsburg, California
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276 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This location on Cleveland Avenue started as a McDonalds and has been the home of many failed restaurants since. Good news though...this one should stay. The menu is limited but very good. The order at the counter makes it a cheap meal and the food is very good.

Thank mrt1955
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248 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

The building looks like it used to be a chain fast food restaurant. You order at the counter and then they bring the food to your table. Service is fast. The pho was good, nothing outstanding but was sufficient. Restaurant was in walking distance from the motel we were staying at. Good for a quick inexpensive meal.

Thank ljohns27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 966 N Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-5406
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-566-8910

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