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Van's Chinese Seafood

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3214 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-6721
+1 210-828-8449
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11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Pasadena, California
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429 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No surprises here: the restaurant bills itself as Chinese and Vietnamese, and the menu even includes Japanese options. The staff was very knowledgeable about each menu item so they gave very specific helpful information about ingredients when I said I am vegetarian (but not vegan). The flavors were authentic, and even though service was kind of slow (I felt like... More 

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Thank Ray Q
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Came in today and pleasantly surprised to find the special was cheeseburgers! The burger was huge! Includes bacon, blue cheese, and two sunny side up eggs! I will be back! Don't forget me, Angie!

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San Antonio, Texas
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183 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Imagine a 3 lb whole lobster deep fried served on a bed of caramelized jalapenos!Too good to be true. But it is. Saw a 50% discount available on Mondays. Grab it if you can.

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Thank tgates5
San Antonio, Texas
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169 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We arrived and we're seated promptly service was great they have quite the wine selection. We had some hors d'oeuvres and then I order the main course it was a wonderful meal service was great ,we did eat everything family style which was a great experience just a little bit of everything a very good place to go

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Thank Jimksatx_11
Tokyo, Japan
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112 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

A very informal restaurant with authentic Vietnamese cuisine. I like that Vans does not Americanize their food and stays true. We enjoyed Pho Soup and Tofu which was fantastic. Tofu had great flavor and texture. Expect casual service and not fancy but nice staff and good food.

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Thank Joy M
Los Angeles
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152 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

My boss elected this restaurant for lunch one day, and is she regretting it still. Only three of us were at lunch, on a Tuesday. The place looks more like a wine cellar, than a Vietnamese restaurant. The food, in my sole opinion, was less than acceptable. Instead of using traditional items like shrimp, clams, mussels, and even pork strips,... More 

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Thank Kellen007
San Antonio, Texas
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I love this place our family goes to eat there at least two or three times a month. Very fresh sea food and a great wine list. We always get salted peppercorn shrimp

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Thank Terry H
San Antonio, Texas
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416 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

I don't want to say it's the worst I've had but it's not that good. In fact, I am giving it a 3 just because the service was friendly. Other than that, I will not be returning here. Wish it could have been better.

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Thank Ldominici
Centennial, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Vietnam is right next door and love it Van's did not like. the food was different and I like Vietnam better. My step Daugther insisted we go and was not my cup of tea.

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Thank Karon W
San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Chef Van is superb in his seafood dishes (my favorite is Oysters anyway he chooses) but the real secret is his wine list..If he dose not have your request, it hasn't been bottled!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3214 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-6721
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-828-8449

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