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Phans 55 Vietnamese Bistro - Fullerton

4.0
53 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vietnamese
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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Phans 55 Vietnamese Bistro is located in Fullerton, California and offers a great dining experience for anyone who is a fan of Vietnamese cuisine. In addition to dining in, you can also get your food to go or even order something for delivery if you don�t feel like going out. Phans 55 provides ingredients that are local, organic and produce in sustainable environments.

The menu at Phans 55 offers eight different spring roll types alone, with the crispy imperial being a big hit. You can also try the yellow chicken curry, rib eye with onions and watercress or a clay pot dish of rice and seafood.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vietnamese, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Sunday: Closed

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
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Phone number
(714) 441-0714
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Francois Lu
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Private party facilities
We can block out certain section of the restaurant that can accommodate private parties as small as 8 people and as large as 24 people.
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Private party contact
Ryan: (714) 441-0714
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Catering
We cater to both corporate, office private parties as well as parties at home.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bastanchury & Laguna across from St Jude Hospital
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Parking details
We have private parking lot with about 200 parking spaces. Parking is free and validated when dining at the restaurant.
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Entertainment
HD TV"s. Live music on Saturdays. Local Fullerton band plays nostalgic Jazz on sax and piano.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Colibri 
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2016

We had a great experience here. The moment we arrived we felt welcomed and the food, service, and ambience all enhanced our date night.

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vipWinelover 
2.0  Dined on October 6, 2015

This is rated way above its ability to deliver. Food is OK. Atmosphere is US Fast Food. Food is OK, but nothing spectacular. I enjoy Vietnamese Food and this place falls short. We started with rolls, OK. Shaken Chicken was only OK. Chicken Pot was a little better, but still just Chicken and Rice. Pretty disappointing given other ratings.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

Delicious, fresh tasting.

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TheChowMan 
3.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

The food was good but don't come here when you are super hungry. For a party of four after spending over $100 without drinks and still felt like going to Panera Bread next door to eat some more. Guess we ordered one expensive Seabass pot at Phan55 and we got this very small portion entree. The food is more refined then other Vietnamese restaurants.

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vipMalbec 
5.0  Dined on March 11, 2015

We had such a good dinner. Marvellous appetisers, calamari, dumplings and crab rangoon. All our party were happy with their choices but I seldom vary from my favourite Seafood Claypot. It is so, so good! Great service from everyone and Jose, the bartender, is a real asset to the restaurant. A really fun place to go. We are lucky to have it in our neighbourhood.

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Nickname 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

Took the Mrs here for Valentine's day dinner since she can't get enough Pho in her life now. Was easily the best she and I have ever tasted. We will return.

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vipFusionFiend 
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

Really enjoyed my visit to this restaurant although it was tucked away in a small mini-mall. Very, very nice and friendly service. Fun and entertainng staff who patiently walked through the menu. The food was abundant and delicious! Would definitely recommend this place. There is some outdoor dining, but it was a tad too hot to eat outside.

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vipGary 
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2014

Another great night for a Friday, good friends and great food. Had the special, braised Boneless Short ribs, tasted great!

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vipwooo 
3.0  Dined on June 21, 2014

Stopped by for lunch over the weekend and was not disappointed. Tasty Pho and a good portion and value

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vipGary 
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2014

We really enjoyed our Friday night dinner and drinks. Jose is a great bartender and will make your evening for you.

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vipGary 
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2014

Had another great night here. Arrived about 5:45 and Bar was already having fun. Had a great meal, ask for Ahi Pizza, it's not on the menu.
Jose was the bartender and was very busy. The bar ended up being full and most of the tables were also.
Lot's of fun for a local spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on April 4, 2014

the staff seemed to be overwhelmed - I had made a reservation but no one greeted me when I got there - they just said sit where ever you want - they were running all over the place and I had to remind them several times to check me in on opentable for my points - overall the food was good and service was ok

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Howard 
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2014

I wanted to step up from the strip mall Pho place we usually go to for something better with a chef. It was fine but the salmon was dry and the sea bass greasy. It's a nice little place but not worth paying triple just for nice atmosphere. Howard

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vipEpicurious 
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

We were two out-of-town couples, and we shared this dinner on Valentine's Day*:

*We did not order from the prix fixe dinner menu offered that evening. Everything was a la carte.

First course:
calamari
seared ahi tuna spring rolls

Second Course:
Chilean seabass claypot
royal fried rice
shaken beef rib-eye
steamed rice
steamed vegetables

All the dishes were seasoned correctly, and the meat and seafood were not overcooked. We especially loved the Chilean seabass claypot. (Make sure you order a side of steamed rice and a side of steamed vegetables, so you can enjoy the flavors of the sauce that much more.)

We may have to return each time we visit the area.

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Nena2828 
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2013

In search of delicious Pho and I found it at Phans 55. Love it so much I returned with a group of 6.

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Nena2828 
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2013

My son and I were craving Pho on a cold Saturday evening. So happy I picked this place. The chicken Pho was fabulous. The broth was flavored perfectly for my picky taste buds. It was so good I ate the regular size bowl all to my self. My son ordered the Lemon Grass seafood soup and it was out of this world. We are definitely going back. Pho-sure.

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vipzellchuck 
4.0  Dined on November 1, 2013

We keep coming back to this nice restaurant. Great wine and food at a great price.

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Jfee 
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2013

We just discovered Phans55, but it will be out new gathering place for food and drinks. The food was fantastic and the Happy Hour enabled us to drink/eat more than we would have otherwise. If you new to Vietnamese food, this is a good place to start because there seem to be a number of "Americanized" dishes on the menu. This is a help for any less adventurous eaters in your party. The "meal for 2" is an economical way to eat here as well. The food was fresh and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on May 23, 2013

Found this restaurant through yelp and it was a pleasant surprise. Phan 55 is a modern twist on the traditional Vietnamese food. We tried the ahi tuna springs rolls (delicious), tofu & eggplant (delicious), and the filet beef (beef was a little bit tough but marinade was delicious). This was our first time and we are definitely going to go back to explore their menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on March 21, 2013

First time here. Had the seafood claypot. Wasn't bad. Also had a chicken sanwich. The bread wasn't that fresh but I still liked the sandwich. The soup it was served with was good with a strong ginger flavor.

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