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The ambiance was relaxing, the food (at least the Vietnamese part of the menu) was very reasonably priced, and there were vegan options. If things were a bit more flavorful and there were a few more options, I'd give it a higher rating.

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At Ngon I've had tofu lettuce wraps, Cỏm Tấm (without fish sauce and with tofu), and mock duck. All of them are very tasty. My favorite, though, is the vegetarian version of Hủ Tiếu/Mì (with rice noodles). Order that and you get a big bowl of delicious veggie and noodle soup. They'll add tofu to it too if you ask.


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I like Ngon. It's a neighborhood place and I've been there several times, and their beer and wine menu is exclusively Minnesotan. My favorite dish is the lettuce wrap with tofu. That said, Ngon can do a lot to increase the number of vegan options, and the quality of existing options. I had a braised mock duck dish there once and it was terribly salty; their bun (noodle salad) is really nothing to write home about either; I think Saigon's is better (and far less expensive.) Really, if Ngon had a few excellent vegan stadards - like bahn mi and bun, for example - it would be a very suitable vegan-friendly option.

A previous reviewer gave this place a poor rating because they waited five minutes to be seated. Really - a poor review over a five-minute wait?? That's the kind of stuff that makes restaurant owners give up entirely about concerns raised on this website, in my opinion. Not helpful. Also, I've never found wait times for ordering or being seated anything more than you usually wait at other restaurants.


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Should be called Non-Vietnamese Restaurant . Food was incredibly mediocre, few vegan beer options.


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We were not impressed at all. There were 2 vegetarian options on the menu, I'm not sure if they were vegan or not. After waiting 5 minutes for service, we decided to go to a different restaurant.

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Ngon has great ambience and service. It's a good place to take a date.

I wasn't completely floored by the food, though. I ordered a tofu dish that was overly simple and extremely small in terms of portion size (maybe 15 bites at most). But it cost $10, which was excessive, especially for lunch.

If they added a few more vegan menus, increased their portion sizes and jazzed up the food a little, this would be a gem of a Vietnamese restaurant. As of right now, it's pretty decent, but falls short of its potential.


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I absolutely loved this place. The decor is beautiful, artsy & urban, staff is friendly & knowlegeable. And a place that serves vegan wine? It doesn't get any better!

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