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“Non-presumptuous, good food, friendly” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Madame Tam Bistro - CLOSED

Madame Tam Bistro
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Israel
Level Contributor
107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Non-presumptuous, good food, friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

Eat here dinner yesterday. The place is very informal, friendly and laid back. Service was quick and friendly.

The dishes were good, specifically the mango chicken should be mentioned. Prices are very reasonable.

probably not the place to celebrate your anniversary, but very good for a casual evening.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank watergrinder
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Ottawa
Level Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Pad Thai”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

No flavour and poor consistency. My appetizer of a spring roll was also bland. Thai food should jump off the plate with flavour and freshness. I didn't get that.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bingbangboing
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San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
140 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Good quick fix for Vietnamese food in downtown Palo Alto”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

Let's face it. When you want authentic Vietnamese, you do not come to Palo Alto for it. But in Madame Tam, what you'll get is a slight "adjusted" food that satisfies your once-in-a-while craving for a bowl of piping hot pho or some grilled prawn vermicelli salad in a contemporary decor and friendly staff. It's not the most authentic Vietnamese you can get and it is more expensive than many better Vietnamese restaurants outside of Palo Alto. However, if you are in downtown Palo Alto, and you just happen to have a craving for Vietnamese food, this place is good enough to satisfy you. The service can be slow at times, so do budget some extra time if you want to have a meal here.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MustLoveTruffle
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San Jose, California
Level Contributor
116 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great for hot noodle soup”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012 via mobile

In down town palo alto, its hard to find good asian food. This place is not bad. The pho is good and the rice vermicelli is great!

If you are dieing for an asian fix. This is the spot to do it.

Helpful?
Thank Aussie_Alien
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Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“One of the better lunch places in Palo Alto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

This place is definitely undervalued at TripAdvisor today. They have a great selection of good Vietnamese dishes. Highly recommended for lunch.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank joostPaloAlto
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