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Mi Li Cafe

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5858 Columbus Sq, Columbus, OH 43231-2811
+1 614-899-9202
10:30 - 21:00
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Always a good experience here. Best pho on Columbus. Food comes out very quick and is authentic Vietnamese.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Phó was disappointing to me (summer rolls were only thing on menu we ordered that was decent). I expected better coming from a Vietnamese ran and owned establishment. I'm part Vietnamese and have traveled quite a bit in the States and other Countries. Love seeking Vietnamese cuisine wherever I go. Phó was average. Nothing to write home about or highly... More 

Thank Miki K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Went here off the recommendation of a co-worker for lunch. Had the beef combination noddle soup, large size, and it was awesome. Also tried the chicken pho and it was also awesome. Very authentic and excellent service. Would advised everyone to try the noddle soup at Mi Li Cafe.

Thank tw360797
Indian Lake
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The pho ga is fantastic. They bring you the items on the side so each person can favor it to their taste as it should be to fully enjoy. Wait staff is great. Friendly atmosphere. Low wait times. Very clean. I highly recommend if one is craving Vietnamese cuisine.

Thank Granon
Barboursville, West Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Literally the best Vietnamese food ever. It looks like a "hole in the wall", but those restaurants are usually the best and that is definitely the case for Mi Li Cafe. The Rare beef noodle pho (#14) is the best, in my opinion. Their banh mi are the best. We always get the pork cold cut (#6). The fresh french... More 

Thank Colyno
Columbus, OH
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I am a sandwich connoisseur and banh mi is one of my favorites! I've been here a handful of times over the years because it's on the other side of town from where I live, but was near here today on an errand. Stopped it for lunch and the place was clean and bustling. Service was snappy. I've only had... More 

Thank csqesq
Columbus, Ohio
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

The extra-large pho was full of meats, but the broth was average. The noodle dish was too small for the price, and under-seasoned, especially as compared to other Vietnamese restaurants. Disinterested service, neither a hello nor a thanks or good bye.

Thank eatwell2live
Athens, Ohio, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

This was my first time eating Vietnamese food- my wife, a friend and I loved it. The fact we were among the few white people in a pretty full cafe spoke volumes.

Thank Chip G
Lancaster, Ohio
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300 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Thanks to my sharp-eyed wife, we ran across this little gem of a restaurant recently. It's easy to miss, in a down-on-its-luck shopping center. But what a find. We both had versions of the delicious, fragrant pho -- our go-to dish when trying out a new Vietnamese spot. Plenty of tender meat in a well-made broth and a serving size... More 

Thank NMDave
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We visited this restaurant as part of our Columbus Food Adventures Tour. We had a Vietnamese sandwich that was fresh and delicious. It had many layers, textures, flavors. We will be back!

Thank yoohoo614

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5858 Columbus Sq, Columbus, OH 43231-2811
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-899-9202

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