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Vietnam Cafe

) #271 of 3,605 Restaurants in Philadelphia €€ - €€€ Asian, Vietnamese
816 S 47th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3613
+1 215-729-0260
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“vermicelli” (6 reviews)
“spring rolls” (9 reviews)
“bbq plate” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese
€€ - €€€
816 S 47th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3613
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Without much deliberation, we chose the house special vermicelli bowl, which has grilled chicken, grilled steak, meatball, pork spring roll - every protein on the menu. Now I've tried vermicelli bowls at quite a few Vietnamese places, and found them all to be very long...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful evening with another couple at Vietnam Cafe. Prompt, courteous service. Delicious appetizers we had grape leaves, crispy pork roll, and crispy vegetarian roll. Actually, we were full by the time dinner arrived. Portions are generous. Unlike some other Asian restaurants, the entrees...More

Thank DShowers38
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My sister and I enjoyed the pho at the cafe. It was fresh and savory. I also enjoyed the fried shrimp. Service was efficient and friendly. I look forward to going back

Thank robino472
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I have been here at least 30 times. Most of the time ordering bbq platter. Did again. It was good. Friend ordered a soup which was lacking something.

Thank JackTheTraveller
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Pork spring rolls delicious crispy and light. Pho with flank steak broth just right. Co-workers enjoyed the pork chops with vermicelli noodles. Everything cooked to perfection. All the portions were plentiful but not overwhelming. Will return with my husband for dinner soon

Thank Courtneeb
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My nephew recommended the Vietnam Cafe in West Philadelphia for lunch. The staff were welcoming and professional. The atmosphere was festive with open seating areas and private rooms. The menu was extensive, but I decided on the pho. The pho was delicious, generous and reasonably...More

Thank Audrey C
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is an oasis in West Philly, bustling, quick, delicious food, with a bar. A favorite of ours for a quick and reasonably priced meal.

Thank FellowTaveler2
Reviewed 11 September 2016

My favorite Vietnamese restaurant in Philadelphia was always Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown, but parking there is a mess. About five years ago, the owners of VR opened Vietnam Cafe in West Philly just a couple of blocks by my church. I have since moved on...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is on 47th south of Baltimore Avenue, with the entrance around the corner. It is surprisingly large for the location, with large, bright windows and a varied and impressive menu. The house specialty vermicelli entrée was quite fine. The chicken curry, alas, was bland...More

Thank NorthArrow
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Visitors to Philly hear about great neighborhoods, but may not be directed where to find an authentic culturally diverse neighborhood. Go to Viet Nam Cafe for lunch or dinner for a reasonably priced, delicious example of Vietnamese food. The restaurant is very comfortable with large...More

Thank Mlspear221
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 S 47th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3613
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-729-0260
  • E-mail
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