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Nam-Viet Pho 79

$$ - $$$
Upper Northwest
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3419 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1307
+1 202-237-1015
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Summerfield, North Carolina
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399 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was and easy walk from the Cleveland Park metro stop. We were headed to the zoo and We got there as they were opening for lunch. Service was good and the food was great. We would return here when in the area again.

1 Thank Abycats
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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181 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Visited DC and friends brought us here. Food was good, service terrible. They forgot the food for one member of our party. Others finished eating before he got served. Instead of offering an apology/ complimentary meal, when asked got defensive & said: "Well you came in when it was busy". "Most of our first-time customers do not come back!" Couldn't... More 

Thank Brandy P
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Waiters require training in customer service and show respect for customer requests. We have never seen anyone on staff give a damn.

Thank Talentisageless
Olympia, Washington
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I ate lunch here for the first time last week, and had a delicious meal. The service and ambience were pretty standard, but the food was really excellent. They make the best crispy Spring Rolls on the planet.

Thank froggielorraine
Washington D.C.
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The BEST crispy rolls, get the grilled pork (or whatever other meat) on vermicelli noodles or the spicy lemongrass seafood, the quail, Pho, Saigon noodle soup and garden rolls are also delish.I avoid the sauted stuff because it is kind of bland. They have mai tais! Good choice for casual, affordable, sit down dining or take out in Cleveland Park.

Thank Tropicbird
Jacksonville, Florida
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

If only it was sparkling clean One would feel better... A little elbow grease goes a long way... food was ok.. Service was good... Bathroom was not clean... Won't go back...

Thank Lina P
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I ate here once while on a business trip and staying in a nearby hotel. The place doesn't get many points for ambience. It is clean and serviceable. Menu is complicated but not so obscure that you can't figure it out. Large selection of imported from Asia beers. I was very aware of how many families with young kids showed... More 

Thank Kenneth G
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Food is ok but staff lack customer service skills. Soups are tasty and are quite filling. Stay away from rice paper rolls since the rice paper is tough.

Thank Talentisageless
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

nam viet is a very nice little vietnamese restaurant in cleveland park that offers a wide range of excellent vietnamese dishes from which to choose. all that i've tried have been just fine --- lots of very authentic tasting vietnamese food. a specialty that i can never resist is their soft shell crabs in season -- they are not cheap,... More 

Thank dc_babs
Easton, Maryland
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a small "store-front" Vietnamese in the Cleveland Circle area of DC. It is surrounded by other "ethnic" eateries of similar size. I am a fan of Vietnamese cuisine and have spent considerable time there at work. While the prices are attractive, the food is not wonderful. The anticipated Pho was just OK and suffered from a lack of... More 

Thank jgieske

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3419 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1307
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-237-1015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?