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“First time, you'll never forget it!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bodega Bistro - Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

Bodega Bistro - Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine
Ranked #1,626 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Florence, Italy
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“First time, you'll never forget it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

We did not ever eat vietnamese cuisine before. Pho was so fine. The soups were very spicy and i like it. Maybe too much cylantro, everywhere. Service perfect, location in yhe heart of Little Saigon.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Saratoga Springs, New York
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219 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Late Evening Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

They close at 9 pm, but let us in at 8:30 for a late night supper of one of their soups. We are so glad it made it there - a true Vietnamese experience, delicious soups. We were sorry we got in too late to try other items on the menu. So go early!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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portland, oregon
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent food in SF's little Saigon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

After a long day of sightseeing and some pretty rich French food the night before, we were craving some pho soup and lighter fare. Bodega Bistro did not disappoint! Despite being in a neighborhood with a somewhat sketchy reputation, we found it conveniently located via the muni busses and felt fine in the area. The pho is awesome and traditional, and the other food looked excellent too. We had an order of salad rolls which was perfectly done and nicely presented with dipping sauces. There were two big parties of Asian families there so it seems like a place the locals frequent. The decor is tasteful, very clean and well maintained. And the prices are extremely reasonable given the portions and quality. The staff were attentive and polite. We would definitely go back!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“No fancy ambience and location, but the food is fantastic!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

This restaurant has no fancy ambience and location, but the food is fantastic. The food is mostly Indo-Chine and French. For my meal, we ate mostly Indo-Chine cuisine. The dishes that I like most is the fried spicy crab, roasted pigeon, papaya salad and chicken noddle soup. My family had beef, and they said it is delicious too. ( I don't eat beef, so can't share my experience ). Next time, I'll go back and try the French bistro food, and will share with everyone again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dinernothappy
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Bloomington, IN
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Overall--Best Vietnamese Restaurant in San Francisco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

What an excellent meal we had in this medium-sized restaurant in the Tenderloin. Everything we ordered was excellent! I highly recommend it.

Visited July 2012
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