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Luc Lac Kitchen

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835 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3005
+1 503-222-0047
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 04:00
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Seattle, Washington
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71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Twice I tried to get into this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews and location. Twice there was no way to get in. The place was packed and it was raining so I wasn't about to stand in the rain. Must be fabulous good!! Have a strategy before you attempt to go here for a meal.

Thank LisaGoldsmith
Corvallis, Oregon
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

First of all, be prepared to wait in line. Outside. The line moves pretty quick and Luc Lac has a great system (and very well advertised) for handling the crowds. This tiny restaurant has clever decor and delicious, fresh tasting Vietnamese food. Once you get inside, order, the wait to sit and then eat is about 10-15 minutes. I had... More 

Thank ACB151
Portland, Oregon
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

You stand in line, order and then they sit you. The service was good and the people very nice. It is not an intimate, relaxing place, more hurried than usual but with great food, cheap prices, large quantities and good service. Everyone was taking home left overs. Our kids and grandkids love this place.

Thank Doug O
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I had high hopes for this place based on previous reviews, so maybe it was just me who had this experience. I wasn't in love with the wait in line, order on the go, then we give you a table thing. I see the point and the potential usefulness, but it didn't really fit my expectations. Plus, I wasn't in... More 

Thank Natasha M
Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Around the corner from my hotel is located a little hole-in-the-wall. Luc Lac is a modern version of a traditional Vietnamese restaurant. You counter order, then the staff seats you. Food is brought to you virtually immediately. A nice set-up. I ordered and ate around 5:30, and by the time I left, about 40 minutes later, there was a line... More 

Thank teacher_rossi
Los Angeles
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99 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I saw so many blogs and articles on this restaurant and because it was supposed to be raining, we wanted to try the pho. This was our first meal in Portland. Staff was nice and menu was easy to understand. I got the chicken pho and it was ok. Disclaimer: I live in Los Angeles and am quite spoiled when... More 

Thank Jill O
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Pretty good for an Asian restaurant outside Asia. I visited it with friends for dinner. The place is pretty busy and we had to wait on a queue. The LucLac dish is good although I kind of agree with some of the previous comments that it is a bit overrated. If I am again in town I would try out... More 

Thank Leon A
Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I had high expectation due to many recommendations, however, the Luc Lac dish I ordered was quite disappointing. it was overly salted. I will come back and try other dishes.

Thank Feng L
Boulder, Colorado
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163 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We only waited in line for about five minutes before we got in, very lucky. We were a group of six, and had various noodle dishes, dumplings, and spring rolls. Everything was great, not super high-end taste but just solid Vietnamese traditional food. Service was excellent despite it being very busy. I would definitely go back again.

Thank Virgil_Boulder
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I love this place!!!! The Tom Yum soup is my favorite I could eat it everyday also a great place to go after work on the weekends open late nights. The service is awesome never have to wait too long especially for take out one of my favorite places in Portland a must if you haven't been

Thank MnsDoss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 835 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3005
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-222-0047
Excellent happy hour 6 days a week, open until 4am Fri/Sat, downtown location.

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