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Van's Vietnamese Restaurant

€€ - €€€Asian, Vietnamese
307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2508
+1 518-436-1868
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pho” (29 reviews)
“spring rolls” (13 reviews)
“rice noodles” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese
€€ - €€€
307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2508
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never gotten a bad meal and I have eaten here about 10 times in the last 5 years. I went to Vietnam for vacation and the food here is better than in Vietnam. Prices are reasonable. They put their effort into the food...More

Thank steveredler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Van's has been our favorite Vietnamese restaurant for years. The food is always excellent, the staff friendly and efficient, and they know how to serve a glass of white zinfandel (icy cold).

Thank mac4747
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome food. Absolutely fantastic. Don't be thrown by the rather meager surroundings, this place is worth it.

Thank rushncap
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I have eaten here several times. The food is outstanding, as is the service. The interior is tasteful minimalist, and spacious. Your party can converse freely with a sense of privacy. All dishes are first rate and the servers are helpful and extremely courteous. The...More

Thank Thatguypaulie
Reviewed 24 April 2017

this is the best pho place we have ever been to. Have had pho lots of place(nyc,korea,DC,NJ),but this is consistently the best we have tried. Their crispy 1/2 chicken is also superb. Friendly staff and we go every chance when we are near Albany......

Thank objectiveone88
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Like many who live in Albany, I find Van's the tried and true place to go for great Vietnamese food. I have been to the Van's establishment on Central Avenue many times, and before I visited Van's when the restaurant first opened and was down...More

Thank sicuani
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The staff are great the food's great and the portions are huge. I love this place. I lived in Troy for 5 years but visit every time I'm in town.

Thank hickeyam
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Had a nice meal here, stopped over one night , from a long trip , just feel like Asian food , this was suggested on list at the hotel where we stayed , it was nice surprised , good foods & good service as well...More

1  Thank Davone70
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

If you like Vietnamese/Thai food then go to Van's! I got the Thai chicken and shrimp and it was out of this world. Coconut curry sauce was light and delicious with just the right amount of spice. My mom ordered crispy duck and it was...More

Thank NY_Dog_Mama
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing! A very unassuming storefront, but it was some of the best pho I've ever had. We also ordered the mussel's, the spring rolls, and the potato curry. Everything was absolutely delicious, the staff was very attentive, and the portions were large....More

Thank 0813Traveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2508
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-436-1868
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