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“Finally got to see what my husband has been raving about for 2 decades!”

Bona Vietnamese Restaurant
Ranked #298 of 1,901 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighbourhood: University / Dinkytown
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Neighbourhood: University / Dinkytown
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Today, my family and I found ourselves traveling through Minneapolis to the airport at dinnertime. My husband has told me for years about this great little Vietnamese restaurant he used to go to near U of Minnesota in the late 1980s, so when he suggested it today, I said, sure, let's go! I was not disappointed, my husband was delighted and even our kids liked it! The spring rolls were delicious (the peanut sauce was among the best I've ever had,) and our entrees were also wonderful. Hubby and I had the spicy lemongrass chicken, one child had curry chicken and the other had chicken fried rice. I wish this restaurant were in Baltimore! We have vietnamese restaurants here that I really like, but Bona surpasses them!

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Thank Catherine H
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Right next to UoMn campus where he light rail transit runs right through. Spacious seating. Friendly staff. Mostly campus students. Hence affordable meals. Beef phó broth was delicious. Meat was thinly sliced & tender.

Thank fwlim
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Bona has the best pho and eggrolls around, in my opinion. It is also inexpensive and consistent. Yes, it gets pretty packed over lunch, and there is good reason for that, but they have several tables and I have always received rapid service no matter how busy they are. I have never waited for a seat. The pho is flavorful and fresh and the meat is always super tender.
My regular order: eggrolls, the "C" (classic pho), and tricolor desert drink (shaved ice, coconut cream, and chewy jellies).

You will not be disappointed!

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Thank Tegan_ByC
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Pho is is decent. A bit pricey compared to other Pho restaurants. Sandwiches are ok. Overall decent experience.

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

I don't know if it's good or bad that Bona is located right around the corner of my office...I have tried various phos but also cream cheese wontons, sweet and sour chicken and other Asian staples they offer. The food is awesome!! Full of flavor, very well seasoned and what might be the best is that you never wait more than 10 mins for your food. I don't know how these guys do it....the lunch rush at Bona is seriously busy each weekday but yet, the service is always spot-on. They also offer Banh Mi for takeout. For $5.50 you get an outstanding quick lunch, too! I am totally in love with this place.

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Thank Aeneken
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