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Phong Lan Vietnamese Restaurant

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216 8th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1616
+1 319-365-5784
11:00 - 21:00
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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201 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I often stop at the grocery store next door to get our supply of Kimchi and fresh vegetables, and occasionally I treat myself to lunch at the restaurant. The Spring Rolls are the best in town and the dishes are fresh and delicious. If you like spicy, the Lemon Grass Beef will warm your soul. The fruit slushes are a... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Liberty, Illinois
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Last minute plans and almost missed this. Luckily, it is right next to the Vietnamese market I wanted to check out! Great pho, spring rolls and omelet. Owner is freindly. Small, quite place and well worth stopping in.

Thank Becky64327
Axel, The Netherlands
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461 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I like the authentic food that is served for a very reasonable price in this place. The restaurant itself is very basic but I like that canteen like environment. The food is honest, the service friendly and everyone can have a good time here. The interior is not fancy so I guess certain business dinner expectations will be hard to... More 

Thank DdeKerf
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We absolutely love the food here! The atmosphere isn't overly exciting...think a run down Perkins type look on the inside but we dont' care! People are always friendly and the food has never disappointed us!

Thank victoriah788
North Liberty, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This hidden gem is authentic and delicious! Big portions and all fresh ingredients. Very well priced.

Thank Alwuwu
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Great food, huge portions and a box to take home the extra. Most delicious iced coffee I've had in Iowa. Great Asian grocery next door.

Thank Polly Q
Rapid City, South Dakota
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411 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Not the cleanest place I've ever eaten but the food is fresh, hot and authentic. I had the pho which was really good.

1 Thank Coby S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Excellent food and a super bargain. I used to live in San Francisco home of great Asian restaurants and Phong Lan could make it there. Love their spring rolls, all the vermicelli bowls and of course the pho. Good service and friendly people. My favorite CR restaurant.

Thank Kathryn C
Kailua, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

they only put a little bit of noodle in the soup.. there's barley anything in it! never coming back again.. im not a toddler.. I'm an adult and i need adult sized food

1 Thank Coco C
Central City, Iowa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

My family loves this restaurant! Great food, healthy dishes. Eat there regularly! Friendly staff and comfortable environement.

Thank woodsonfarm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 8th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1616
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-365-5784

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