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Pho Tau Bay

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2837 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2329
+1 612-874-6030
09:30 - 20:30
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Sun 09:30 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 09:30 - 20:30
Thu - Sat 09:30 - 20:30
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Slow service initially, after we ordered it was fast. Get the beef stew and the fresh spring rolls. We ordered the Pho (decent) the fried appetizer of shrimp and sweet potatoes. get a smoothie or bubble tea, We frequent this place in the summer and get the cool drinks. overall good bang for the buck.

Thank travelchick2013415
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Pros: Great parking space and clean restaurant. Service was fast and friendly. Pho was pretty good. I would've liked it to be slightly more beefy in flavor, but that is a very small, personal preference. I would compare this pho to Pho ca Dao in St. Paul, with Pho Tau Bay slightly leading in taste. We also had the grilled... More 

Thank Gao Y
Minneapolis, MN
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Pho Tau Bay has held down its spot at the end of Nicollet's eat street for a good many years. It's about what you'd expect from a hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant. It has an extensive menu, which comprises mostly of variations on the same basic ingredients (broth, bread or noodles with the protein of your choice) as well as a more... More 

Thank RockyMpls
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

First time having Pho and I'm hooked! I was at dinner with others who are more fluent in Vietnamese cuisine and they agreed: best they've had. I was a little leery when we drove up and there was a laundromat next door and the restaurant liked like it's definitely seen it's better days. .. but I was glad I didn't... More 

Thank Hawaii-Chik
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

We have been going there for about 8 years. They continue to make improvements but they don't need to change the menu! I always get the #9, beef pho. Sometimes I add tofu. If you have a cold, this is the place to go to get better. The #A10, pork spring rolls ... The best ever. Their egg rolls are... More 

1 Thank Christina N
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1,056 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We had spring rolls with peanut sauce but I prefer the sauce to have a glob of chili sauce in it and more mint or cilantro in the roll. The Bun was good with a spicier fish sauce than one often gets and a lot of fresh mint. This is a good standard place for Vietnamese food at a reasonable... More 

Thank mjrg59
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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457 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 589 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We went with a person who frequents this restaurant so she helped us as to what to order. The menu is quite extensive. She ordered a sample of appetizers: shrimp skewers, egg rolls, spring rolls, and shrimp with cane sugar stick. Each one was absolutely delicious and if we had to pick a favorite it would be the egg rolls.... More 

Thank minnesotans4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Most places only offer the shrimp spring rolls (and they're good and all), but inferior compared to the grilled pork spring rolls only offered at Pho Tau Bay; that I know of. They offer a vast variety of dishes ranging from soups, bun salads, banh mi sandwiches, to the broken rice dishes, and Vietnamese Iced Coffee.. so delicious. I've been... More 

Thank Amber O
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

It's my go-to for Vietnamese food in Minneapolis. The bún with grilled pork and egg rolls (#42) is my usual in the Summer. I love their Pho tài in the Winter. My friends always order the báhn mì(G3) as an appetizer. Always Vietnamese folks eating in the restaurant which I think is a good sign. No-nonsense servers who deliver fast... More 

Thank Allison W
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

This little restaurant is hidden away. It is at a dead end on Nicollet. Service is like any other Vietnamese restaurant, quick to take an order, quick on service, and quick on refills. I went here with my wife and a couple of friends. We were craving Pho and I wasn't in the mood to make it. Too long. The... More 

1 Thank Tony S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Vietnamese, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:30
09:30 - 20:30
09:30 - 20:30
09:30 - 20:30
09:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2837 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2329
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-874-6030

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