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Hoa Bien Vietnamese Restaurant

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1105 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4610
+1 651-647-1011
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The food was delicious. The broth for the bun rieu (shrimp, crab and tomato soup) was so flavorful. The accompanying vegetables were fresh and the noodles cooked perfectly. We also tried the bun, salad-style rice noodles and beef. The beef was tender and sautéed to perfection. The picked daikon radish and crunchy carrots offered a delicious contrast to the savory... More 

Thank MinnesotanTraveler
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I didn't eat here three times and the first time I figured out that they have Americanized Asian fair. You know what I'm talking about right? I'm talking the sweet and sour pork and that sort of thing. Don't order that stuff. Go for the real Vietnamese dishes, you might need some help in figuring that out if you are... More 

Thank Vanessa N
Twin Falls
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on rainy day & had a delicious meal! Started with hot Jasmine tea, cream cheese wontons & wonton soup-absolutely the best I've ever eaten! We ordered individual dishes & asked for extra plates so we could share! Great meal & exceptional service! You've got to try it!

Thank xalthm
Madison, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

So their Pho has a very nice broth. The Com Tau Hu Ky was very good too. Prices nice and convenient to como park.

Thank straav
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times and have ordered the same dish each time because it's so good. I always get the house special at lunch, it's not listed on the menu but they know what you want. It is awesome, fresh, delicious.. It's just great! Lunch service has been very friendly and never slow

Thank Christopher R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Hoa Bien was strongly recommended by a colleague so I went there for lunch with a friend Sunday afternoon. Parking is conveniently located adjacent to the building, so that was a definite plus. We ordered an appetizer of shripm pancakes to share and then ordered two entrees, Mi Xao Don and a traditional beef broth based seafood soup. Not terribly... More 

1 Thank BilalMasood
Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

This was one of the nicer Vietnamese restaurants that I have eaten at. It is a newer building and while it does not have an Asian ambience, it is very nice. The food was very good and reasonably priced. My only complaint was one of our party was not served her meal until the rest of us were done eating.... More 

1 Thank Greg A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

we have loved this restaurant in the past. However, our visit today at lunch time was sad. I had ordered their menu item #38 which is Babh Xeo. I love this dish, and have even made it at home. This dish is to have pork, and shrimp. However, this serving did not contain any shrimp. And way to much bean... More 

1 Thank BJCTLC
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

we enjoyed the deep-fired catfish with ginger sauce, and the yellow rice pancakes. Very well prepared!

Thank Robert G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

We went here with a friend that is a chef. He love(d) this place and was excited to take us there.We ordered egg rolls and when they came, he knew they were different. He asked about it, they said the wrapper distributer was out of the regular kind. Ours were more like phyllo wrappers. We also had iced coffee. Nothing... More 

Thank Jennifer D

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1105 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4610
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-647-1011

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