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Ben Tre Restaurant

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398 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3605
+1 650-952-2243
10:00 - 21:30
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Wed - Thu 10:00 - 21:30
Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Mon 10:00 - 21:30
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Gainesville, FL
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342 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food served here with attractive presentation and reasonable prices. We had a one-hour dinner break with our daughter. Had a complete meal from 5-6pm. Enjoyed BBQ Shrimp and also #31. Garlic noodles and Imperial Rolls rock! Casual yet pleasant atmosphere.

Thank JFGainesville
Calgary, Canada
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554 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten lots of Vietnamese food and we found the menu full of selections. Reasonable prices and friendly service. Portions are large so be warned. Tried the salt and pepper prawns. Prawns were large, many, but battered and shells on. Garlic noodles were tasty but rubbery. Papua salad with chick was good, but the chicken was shaved and dry. Place... More 

Thank Challenger01
Aurora, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had heard good things from locals about this restaurant, so I decided to try it for lunch. Eating alone, I was seated at one end of a long 6-person table with two others; no problem. They were doing a brisk business, but service was efficient. Because I love garlic and was unfamiliar with the menu items there, I opted for... More 

Thank Kim T
Murrieta, California
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142 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

there was a long wait when we arrived but they have way of knowing who will be accommodated. The food was really delicious and the price was just right.

Thank AJP242
San Francisco, California
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

if you are around dinner time like 6:00 pm, expect a line and wait list. I think, it's about 20 to 30 mins wait time. So, we were very lucky, we waited for 15 mins and order food within 5 mins of seating down. The place busy and service up & down. The food came about 5 mins after ordering,... More 

Thank Tom H
Meise, Belgium
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140 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This restaurant was packed the first evening we walked past it, so on our last evening we gave it a go. We really enjoyed it. The food was great, service fast but friendly, and the menu very varied. We were even told to order less as what we had chosen would be too much (and the waiter was right) We... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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135 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Thought I'd go here solo for dinner based on prior decent reviews. First off, I'm far from an expert of Vietnamese food. I had the 5 spice chicken which was tasty, but I found it greasy and heavy. I also had the Ben tre spring roll with beef. Again, too heavy for me. However the dipping sauce was outstanding and... More 

Thank ilpiccs
Lincoln, California
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441 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

So glad we stopped here after checking out the brewery down the street. It was really crowded but only took about five minutes to get a table. However it was realistically over ten minutes before a waiter came over to take our order. Food was good.. the chicken and pho was so hot. The beef stew was very very good.... More 

Thank Will G
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for a quick lunch. We ordered the spring rolls, five spice chicken and pho. There five spice chicken is one of the best near San Francisco. The rolls and pho are solid. Service was quick and pretty friendly. This spot is well worth the visit if you're close by.

Thank Terence L
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Used to really like this place but after my last experience, I will not be coming back! Came with my boyfriend for lunch and they brought him the wrong order. Our server was so rude she just dropped off the plates and left. We had to tell the hostess it was the wrong dish. She then picked it up and... More 

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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
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-952-2243

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