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Vien Huong Restaurant

712 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607-3932
+1 510-465-5938
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (2 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
“noodles” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Vietnamese
712 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607-3932
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Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd time at Vien Huong and another lovely experience. The three of us came for a late lunch on Saturday. Place was quite full but we easily found a table and sat down. Staff is friendly and place is casual. Bathrooms are really clean which...More

Thank Heliana M
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Yummy noodle soup. This is one if the oldest establishments in Oakland Chinatown. It is like a smooth machine. They get u in, give u a menu along with some hot tea or cold water. As soon as u order your food, within a couple...More

Thank KCaliforniatraveler
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Vien Huong because it received great reviews. We honestly don’t understand what all the excitement is about. The noodles are not bad. But there is so much MSG in their food. Nothing with so much MSG could possibly taste bad. Our slight issue...More

Thank SDJA
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This place is the quintessential hole in the wall soup/Chinese food in the heart of Oakland Chinatown.One of the best in the area. No muss, no fuss-just good food and quick service ( friendliness level is variable).The most popular item is #21. Cash only.

Thank mzbecks07
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place has wonderful Vietnamese soup and fish cakes. It's easier to get a table now than years ago. Same delicious broth.

Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food is great at this restaurant. The Beef Stew is the best in town. I have never had a bad meal here. BUT... the service is on the low end of the spectrum. There is an elderly woman at the cash register and she...More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure how one of the previous reviewers said it was expensive. Unless they are on a very limited income, this place is cheap for the amount of food you get. Just get the #21 soup. It's awesome. It's huge. And it's $8.50. That...More

Thank tabascov
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Customer Service: It's great! Shout out to Patrick! lol (: Decor: Haha Presentation of Food: Yum, presentation doesn't matter right when you walk in you're just ready to eat when you see and smell everybody's food YUM!!!! How did the food taste?: Chow Jew Ho...More

Thank Roshlynn
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Since I have worked in downtown Oakland for several years, Vien Huong is close enough that I can go for lunch at least once a week. The weekends are slower, but at weekday lunch time it is often crowded, with a line waiting out the...More

Thank Dawnana
Reviewed 5 November 2010

The food there are expensive and need to wait quite a long time in lunch hour.

Thank barbarbar1234567
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US$5 - US$10
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  • Address: 712 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607-3932
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-465-5938
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