Vientaine Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 4728 Baltimore Ave

    Philadelphia, PA 19143

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  • 215-726-1095

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The food here is fantastic. Just really, really good. I disagree with the previous reviewer who felt this place was lacking ambiance. I actually think it has a lot of ambience in the small/intimate/hole-in-the-wall sense of the word, but is by no means "fancy." Think Lady and the Tramp. I have to say that I found my favorites (the pad see ew, coconut soup and spring rolls) the first time round and I've rarely strayed. For some reason the pad see ew isn't listed on their online menu anymore, so I hope they haven't discontinued it! My friend also got this pineapple fried rice there that was A M A Z I N G. Sadly, it was no longer on the menu the last time I went. And my boyfriend and I split a grill fish of some sort that was equally incredible, but that's understandably seasonal. My sister's so addicted to the coconut soup here, I'm afraid the DEA is going to swoop down on this place some day! Prices are very, very reasonable, and you can eat like a king for $15 (one entree, two appetizers).

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★★★★☆

The food here is fantastic. Just really, really good. I disagree with the previous reviewer who felt this place was lacking ambiance. I actually think it has a lot of ambience in the small/intimate/hole-in-the-wall sense of the word, but is by no means "fancy." Think Lady and the Tramp. I have to say that I found my favorites (the pad see ew, coconut soup and spring rolls) the first time round and I've rarely strayed. For some reason the pad see ew isn't listed on their online menu anymore, so I hope they haven't discontinued it! My friend also got this pineapple fried rice there that was A M A Z I N G. Sadly, it was no longer on the menu the last time I went. And my boyfriend and I split a grill fish of some sort that was equally incredible, but that's understandably seasonal. My sister's so addicted to the coconut soup here, I'm afraid the DEA is going to swoop down on this place some day! Prices are very, very reasonable, and you can eat like a king for $15 (one entree, two appetizers).

Pros: coconut soup to die for, pad see ew, spring rolls, byob

Cons: cash only, bit out of the way if you're not from w philly

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Note the spelling: It's spelled Vientiane, not Vientaine as automatically printed by Insider.

Vientiane, a Laotian/Thai restaurant, began many years ago in the backyard of its owner and since has expanded into a storefront location in University City. As you might expect, it gets a big play from the University of Pennsylvania community. There isn't much ambiance, but the combination of good food, friendly service, and inexpensive prices guarantees a following.

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★★★★☆

Note the spelling: It's spelled Vientiane, not Vientaine as automatically printed by Insider.

Vientiane, a Laotian/Thai restaurant, began many years ago in the backyard of its owner and since has expanded into a storefront location in University City. As you might expect, it gets a big play from the University of Pennsylvania community. There isn't much ambiance, but the combination of good food, friendly service, and inexpensive prices guarantees a following.

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Matriarch chef Daovy Phanthavong (along with her chef-daughter Manny, a Restaurant School grad) is behind this family-owned BYO Laotian restaurant. The fare has a bit in common with Thai food, with some Vietnamese influences. Try the green…

 

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