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Vanessa's Bistro 2

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1512 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4117 (Bonanza)
+1 925-891-4790
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 20:30
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue 11:00 - 23:00
Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Koloa, Hawaii
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This small place has Vietnamese food with a hint of French. A great variety of dishes. Our group of 6 had 5 different dishes, we shared and I enjoyed them all.

Thank nanA4174FQ
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We came for Happy Hour to celebrate a co-workers bon voyage. The food was delicious, favorable and fresh. We ordered drinks and small bites. The food and drinks came very quick. Our waitress Jessica was very attentive and great. I would definitely recommend. The atmosphere was calm and fresh.

Thank Sikeyaa R
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248 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is really a "small plates" restaurant with fairly substantial prices for the quantity presented. We ordered the noodles with mango and shrimp, the pot stickers and the soft tacos with petrale sole. The petrale was fried to a crisp so it lost most of its wonderful flavor but overall we liked the dish. Don't order the potstickers...they were tasteless... More 

Thank LaBernardi
Lafayette, California
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have eaten there now 5 times. Each time I got something different to taste around the menu. All items have been very tasty and flavorful due to the Asian spices. They have a great small plates selection, and some are half-price on Tuesdays. I loved the clay pot dish, and the curry dishes. A great place in Walnut Creek.

Thank John G
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Interesting Vietnamese inspired cuisine. We went on Tuesday and only ordered Tapas which are half-price on Tuesdays, which is a fantastic deal. Dinner for 4 people for only $50! (no alcohol in that price). Food was very tasty and the service was good.

Thank Sanjay G
Walnut Creek, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I've come here many times and it's always great - good drinks and friendly staffers combined with nice plates. It's a good place for Happy Hour!

Thank NikkolB
Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Vietnamese/french food that is amazing! I have been only twice, but those two times have been a taste sensation. The 5 spice maple leaf duck confit will not let you down. Also, the prawns & scallops in Thai basil coconut curry will bring you back for more. Full bar; great cocktails. Enjoy!

Thank John H
Walnut Creek
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

My husband and I when here for dinner on Saturday night. We had chicken pot stickers, the filling was great, the dough was thick and pasty; duck lettuce wraps, absolutely delicious; bok choy, good but not memorable; chicken curry, yummy and a different take on the usual Thai curries; crab stuffed sole on a potato croquette; the croquette and the... More 

Thank 1occasional_traveler
Walnut Creek, California
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133 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We have been to this restaurant several times and it never fails to deliver quality food. Don't be in a hurry if you order tapas as they make them when you order, so it takes a bit of time between items. Order three or four and then add more as you see it.

Thank June K
Moscow, Idaho
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

This is a casual restaurant with fantastic food. Everything is creatively and quickly prepared with fresh ingredients. The honey-glazed quail was yummy. The pot sticker dough was a little thick. The duck confit was delightful. I wish I had known that the vegetable curry with tofu had mostly carrots and potatoes; the sauce was great but I wanted less root... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Vietnamese, Asian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1512 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-891-4790
Vanessa's Bistro 2 has been proudly serving the heart of downtown Walnut Creek since September 2009. Our Vietnamese tapas with a French fusion twist offers an eclectic array of dishes that are suitable and enjoyable for all dining occasions. Executive Chef, Vanessa Dang brings with her 30 years of food and hospitality experience to Walnut Creek while her sons Michael and Jimmy dazzle guests with their lovable personalities. Come by to experience our memorable Vietnamese food that will leave you craving it again and again!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?