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Bona Vietnamese Restaurant

815 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3034
+1 612-331-5011
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“pho” (10 reviews)
“peanut sauce” (2 reviews)
“campus” (6 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Asian, Vietnamese
815 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3034
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

A lengthy menu, abundant, fast service, inexpensive, close to campus, friendly staff. We had to go twice in order to try more plates.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank alejandro l
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I thought I didn't like pho, but apparently I had never had the right pho! The meat was very tender and it was very flavorful. I wanted to cry when I couldn't finish it. I was just too full. Yum!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Visimom
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...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Catherine H
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.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank fwlim
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...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Tegan_ByC
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

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

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank CodeRed2015
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,...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Aeneken
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I have been here several times. They have phở with a vegetable broth as a vegan option, and while it isn't the most flavorful soup ever, it is pretty good. They also have a long list of tofu/mock duck dishes. I have had the mock...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Natasha B
Reviewed 27 October 2016

There is no better Vietnamese cuisine than that served at the Bona near the University of Minnesota campus. Each dish is prepared by Vietnamese cooks. The owner and all the servers are Vietnamese. They certainly know their Vietnamese food and can advise diners to suit...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Stopped into Bona using light rail from down town MSP getting off at the East Bank U of M station. Short two block walk. Fast and easy. The food and service were excellent. Quick, courteous, informed. The Pho as others have mentioned was excellent as...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank NewMexicans_10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3034
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighbourhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-331-5011
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