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Vung Tau Restaurant

€€ - €€€Asian, Vietnamese
535 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95112-2004
+1 408-288-9055
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good58%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“noodle soup” (4 reviews)
“catfish” (4 reviews)
“cupcakes” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese
€€ - €€€
535 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95112-2004
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Hello all, I have been eating at this place on and off for at least 20 years. They have good food! My favorite dish is Prawn in clay pot. It tastes really good. I eat this dish 8/10 times I come here. However the last...More

Thank themskol
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Vung Tau has a wonderful menu with great variety, excellent service and a quiet calm ambiance. It's only open until 9 pm, so get there early!

Thank mariamhennessy
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Two of us ordered their signature crispy rice cake with prawn and coconut, a salad, cat fish in claypot and grilled pork. We had too much food. The rice cakes were very good. Fish was way too sweet. So was the pork. If we were...More

Thank MOKKualaLumpur
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The service is outstanding. The servers worked together to make sure every guest was served quickly and any requests addressed quickly. Five stars for service. The food wasn't as good, I gave a 4 rating because the service brought up the food score. We started...More

Thank robertinSJ
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Decided to give this place a try for lunch after driving by a few times. My expectations were far surpassed! I had the beef with onions over white broken rice.. delicious! Also tried one of their unusual cocktails which I found appealing but a little...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best Vietnamese restaurant in the bay area! Love the combo option that allows you to choose different carb (rice, vermicelli square, etc) and meat choices (baby back ribs Vietnamese style you hear me?) My personal favourites were the lemongrass beef and the...More

Thank Meng Yan L
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Definitely a place I take folks to that have not had Vietnamese food before. The Canh Chua is excellent (Viet sour soup) and beef entrees. Quality of food and authenticity is solid but a bit more nice ambiance than most Vietnamese places. I like taking...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love this restaurant. We've been going there with our kids for many occasions. Our favorites: fresh rolls, fried egg rolls, shrimp cake, catfish soup, and the grilled catfish with a dipping sauce, etc. This restaurant gets really busy if you don't...More

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Fresh, abundant, authentic food, not limited to pho. Try the crispy shrimp cupcakes and the superior salads, such as the lotus root salad. There are large vegetarian and seafood menus. For dinner, be sure to make reservations, or you may have problems. Right in downtown,...More

Thank Coyote000
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great lemongrass and fresh basil but it wasn't pho. Not their fault, but that's what I was looking for on a cold, rainy day. Nice interior and good service.

Thank Alan T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95112-2004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-288-9055
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