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2045 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1116
+1 510-486-1778
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 21:30
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Hamburg, Germany
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

This Vietnamese restaurant close to campus is a combination of counter and table service. Order at the counter and seat yourself. The clear broth of the chicken pho tasted just fine, but the chicken in it was completely dry. The ordered dish was not spectacular, but considering the very reasonable prices (can get pho or vermicelli salad bowl for less... More 

Thank Deutschlandreform
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

We checked into our hotel and checked with the bellman about where we could get some spring rolls. Just round the corner was Saigaon Express. It certainly lived up to its billing as a hole in the wall but the food and service were excellent as was our bill-the least expensive lunch since we arrived in California five days ago.... More 

Thank Newfie-Traveller07
United States
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326 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Good spot to grab a quick bite, nothing special, just good enough to please. Bypass the warming dish buffet food and order from the menu board.

Thank MrFozziedoggie
San Francisco, California
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103 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

1 . My friend and I just came from the Himalayan Fair at Oak Park and he was looking for soup to eat. 2. Place looked interesting and never been here so decided to give it a try. 3. Hostess/waitress was friendly when we came in . She handed us menus and said to choose a seat anywhere and she... More 

Ridgewood, NJ
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608 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We were headed to the airport for the redeye and want to take a few Bánh mìs to sustain us for the trip. After ordering a combo (pate and ham) and a veggie (tofu, yam and jicima), we decided to stay for a bowl of soup as it was a damp and rainy day. My wife ordered the Vegetable Pho... More 

Thank NJTravellingfool
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148 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013

You won't get Vietnamese cuisine, just average tasting Vietnamese food, at very affordable prices. Good for a simple, light meal of pho (Vietnamese rice noodles) for a change.

Thank Richard C
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Vietnamese/Chinese food was terrific. Fast attentive service (brought extra plates for sharing we didn't even ask for). Bright, sunny room upstairs. I block from 2 theatres.

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Reviewed 16 July 2008

only bahn mi's in Berkeley!

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$5
Asian, Vietnamese
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2045 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-486-1778

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