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Vientiane Cafe

  • $$$
    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Other, Thai
  • 4728 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia PA19143 39.948326 -75.217908
  • (Btwn S 47th & S 48th St)
  • (215) 726-1095
  • 0

User Ratings (Based on 17 reviews)

3.785
Food 3.7 Value 3.9
Service 3.9 Atmosphere 3.6

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(215) 726-1095
Notes:
Cash Only
Hours:
Lunch Mon-Sat: 11am-3pm Dinner Mon-Sat: 5pm-10pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Cheap Eats, BYOB, Take Out, Catering

User Reviews

  • Vientiane Cafe

    Posted by Erica D. on 08/04/2013

    Scrumptious

    I have enjoyed every dish that I have ever ordered at Vientiane, with one exception that wasn't to my taste. The food is fresh and flavorful, and the service is wonderful. The vegetarian and gluten-free items are clearly marked. The expansion into the building next door has made it more spacious. I have eaten there many times and plan to continue!

  • Vientiane Cafe

    Posted by Elle on 05/18/2013

    No longer worth it!

    Had takeout (chicken and beef pad thai) from here tonight - they've raised their prices ($14 for chicken, $15 for beef, when it used to be $11), without changing their portion sizes! Not only did they not tell us the total when we ordered over the phone, they also didn't give us a receipt when we picked up. Super unimpressed.

  • Vientiane Cafe

    Posted by CBF on 03/22/2013

    Fantastic

    I have to disagree with the negative posts here. I have been to this restaurant at least 4 times in the past 6 months, and every time has been fabulous. Their lunch special for under $9 includes soup, and appetizer, and an entree, and all are great--perfectly cooked, delicious, flavorful. It's a satisfying amount of food for mid-day. The service has been pretty timely, and the servers are efficient and sweet. I love the simple and relaxing decor, the location right on Baltimore Ave, and the little fruit candies you get with your bill. I wish they were open Sundays too!

  • Vientiane Cafe

    Posted by Dive Goddess on 07/04/2012

    mediocre

    Unfortunately mediocre, bland, doesn't try very hard to please. Nice folks though

  • Vientiane Cafe

    Posted by West philly native on 01/13/2012

    used to be so great

    This place used to be my favorite Thai restaurant in the neighborhood and the city, but I agree with the below reviewer that it seems their chef may have changed, because the food has not been what it used to be. Before it was flavorful and perfectly cooked, whereas recently it has been bland and hit or miss. I'm praying they see these reviews and make the necessary changes, because I'd like to go there regularly again. I would still recommend giving it a try though, as I'd like to see it survive this difficult period of its food quality.

  • Vientiane Cafe

    Posted by Karena on 09/09/2011

    Used to be a gem, but I'll pass

    I've lived in the neighborhood 10 years and this used to be one of my favorite Thai restaurants in Philly. It seems like they must have a new cook because the past 4 times I've eaten there over the span of 3 months (yes, I've given them more than a trying chance) the food has been so bland and oily compared to what it used to be, and compared to other Thai restaurants. Even the Thai basil was off-the-chart-bland and that's a dish I think tastes mostly the same wherever you go to. The restaurant still stays packed so the flavors must appeal to some, but when I'm craving Thai food I'm craving fresh, spicy, flavorful sauces and sadly this family-owned neighborhood joint no longer provides.

  • Vientiane Cafe

    Posted by Boris on 07/22/2011

    Good food, no AC

    I've been to Thailand, and while the food here measures up with freshness, real Thai food is much spicier than this. I might actually characterize the food as bland, but good nonetheless. The hippy locals of West Philly must agree as well, because this place can really fill up. I find the hours to be kind of sporadic, so I don't go nearly as often as I would if there wasn't such a long gap between lunch and dinner, or if they were open on Sundays. One huge detractor, and the reason for my rating of 1.0 for "atmosphere", is that it was over 100 degrees today, and they didn't air condition the place despite the fact that it was packed. Good food, but customers should be treated with more regard than that.

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