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Reviewed 18 February 2021

Ordered 4 take out items (see attached photos). Orders were ready in 20 minutes as promised. They have outdoor dining before and during this pandemic. Everything we ordered was so insanely flavorful! Due to the ongoing pandemic, my wife and I ordered more than we...could finish in one sitting so that we would have leftover food for at least 2-3 days and minimize going out in public, I don’t mind eating so flavorful leftover food! Will go back to Ben Tre Restaurant again and again!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 11 January 2020 via mobile

I was craving pho after flying up from Southern California. This reassuring looked authentic. The servers were prompt, gracious and attentive. What distinguishes good pho from just “ok” in my book is the flavor of the broth. At their restaurant is was rich and savory....This time I had seafood and it was chocked full of shrimp, fish balls and calamari. Prices are excellent. Overall it was a delicious meal.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 29 December 2019

My wife and I go to South San Francisco’s Grand Avenue area restaurants about 1-2 times a month to buy delicious food. Today my wife chose to buy food to take home from BEN TRE RESTAURANT that is conveniently located right on Grand Avenue. She...ordered beef stew pho, Bun Rieu (seafood pho) and Five Spice chicken. Both pho soups are good but the five spice chicken is insanely delicious! The chicken is so tender and moist and the spices are really, really good. And there is so much going on in your taste buds as you take each bite of this dish. I have never been to Vietnam but this country‘s people know how to blend exotic spices in order to make really delicious dishes. I will go back to Ben Tre mainly for this chicken dish for sure.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

We were staying nearby, so popped in for dinner. We visit this area yearly, and always used to go to their restaurant in Millbrae, which seems to have gone downhill the last 2 visits. We love Vietnamese food and seek it out. So, off to...Ben Tre in South San Francisco we went. On a Saturday night, we were able to be seated right away. The four of us chose a variety of items, all of which we enjoyed. We had the following: banh xeo (crepe), bo tai chanh (carpaccio), crispy chicken wings, crispy quail, shaking beef with garlic noodles, and 5 spice chicken. Great choices! We will return next time we are in town. No pictures because they started eating before I could photograph the food!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

We (7 people) ordered from the menu and some dishes did not arrive at the table but others did in their place!! Obviously, the order was lost in translation! HOWEVER, in most restaurants, the customer is always right. Not in this one. They just wanted...to argue that we had ordered those dishes! Will never return following this rude treatment. So now to the food. Was it good? Having been to Vietnam and eaten a lot of delicious Vietnamese food, this was decidedly ordinary. Bland dishes. Small quantities of chicken and shrimp. Go eat somewhere better!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

Recently tried the Pho at Ben Tre. I’ve now been to many of the mid peninsula Vietnamese Pho places. I was very happy with Ben Tre. Had their beef pho but with only their well done brisket. They really compensated since we only wanted the...one type of beef. We shared this one large take out for two. And it was more than enough. Broth was very tasty.... all the ingredients were fresh and excellent. I could have used a few more sprouts..., but hey I’m being picky. We asked for extra sauces....and they obliged. The interior of their San Mateo restaurant is very nice. Next time maybe we eat in. This is now likely my #2 Pho establishment on the mid peninsula. EnjoyMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 2 June 2019 via mobile

This place moved probably a year or more ago, but only up the street. This is my go to Vietnamese spot for lunch in this area because everything is FRESH. Expect a short wait and if you come in with a small party, it’s family...style seating, meaning they will seat other couples at the same table as you of there is room. Food is border line affordable $10-13 plate but drinks are not at $4.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 28 May 2019

No question about the food. So delicious. 1 bowl is more than enough for 1 person. Went to this restaurant twice within 2 weeks.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 30 March 2019

Wow!!! Ben Tre is great for Vietnamese food. The service is excellent & the so is the food. There is so much to select from. I had the BBQ Beef with Pho Noodles. It was a excellent chose. My lunch partner had Fresh Spring Roll....Ben Tre gets really crowded. There are tables outside. There is meter street parking for up to 2 hours. Ben Tre is wheelchair accessible. Ben Tre is so far the best Vietnamese restaurant in South City. For all you late people Ben Tre is open till 9:30pm.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

I love this place. This guys very professional with a good service and testy food Thank you guys for your great service

Date of visit: January 2019
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Ben Tre Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5