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Cha2o Vietnamese Restaurant & Dessert Lounge

Restaurant Cafe Noodle shop Tea house Dessert restaurant Vietnamese restaurant Bubble tea store Pho restaurant

Asian-fusion restaurant boasting a long menu of comfort chow, sweets & many bubble teas in mod digs. People often mention order, time, delicious, minutes, good,


1400 University Ave Suite A104, Riverside, CA 92507


(714) 406-3090

Price rating

$ $$$

Rating on Google Maps

4.20 (263 reviews)

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  • 2/5 Xuxin G. 1 year ago on Google
    They are extremely slow even when they have no customers. I called in an order ahead of time cause I was on my lunch break. When I get there, they still hadn't begun to prepare my order and made me wait an additional 15 minute to get my lunch. No apologies, or effort to correct the situation 👎🏽
    4 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 1/5 Petra C. 1 year ago on Google
    I had a bad experience in the place not only with the food but also with the employees of the place twice. Friday and Saturday I went with my boyfriend Friday I order soup. I don't like onion and asked for extra noodles . My boyfriend ordered rib soup, we waited 40 minutes, the place was not busy, the employees were sitting down eating and with their cell phones on a table. I went to ask about my food. One of the employees went to see My order was not ready 40 min waited. Call the manager an employee came out with shorts and sandals was surprised that the manager dressed like this. It was something unethical oh professional of a manager short and sandals. Saturday night we return to give another opportunity but we see the same employees sitting down and on cell phones the pasta with burnt flavor the salty sap soup. I'm sorry I will not return bad experience
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 1/5 Dario m. 1 year ago on Google
    They say it’s 12 hour broth but it seems like it’s all powder and not the real thing. The ordering system is ridiculous, music sucks not a relaxing atmosphere. Only have one star because I couldn’t give a 0. I would not recommend or return to this place. $65 for two Pho bowls and wings. Drinks were not the best either. (Pho King Gross)
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Daisy 5 years ago on Google
    Fun place to come to! I knocked a star off because the menus they give you feature items from all of their locations BUT they may not offer these items at this location. Doesn’t make sense to me to have a menu that shows you items you can’t even order. Onto the food: -The thick toast is called “Velvet By Night” And has dark chocolate, ice cream, strawberries, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate cake! -The creme brûlée is called “Paris Lovers” and was so delicious! -The left drink is Tango Mango (with added boba) and the right drink is Kick In The Glass (with no boba). Both were delicious, but I thought Kick In The Glass was a little better because the watermelon tastes fresh & reminds me of summer.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 1/5 David P. 1 year ago on Google
    Got there at 10:02 PM and these people refused to seat me because they “stop seating people at 10 pm”. They close at 11. If you hate paying customers just say so JESUS. They seated the couple that I held the door open for before me. As soon as it 10:01, NOPE!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Juan L. 3 years ago on Google
    Good clean food, and everything on the menu is well thought-out. The pork belly lemongrass sauce is absolutely phenomenal. Gordon Ramsay would nut in his bloomin' trousers. Also the popcorn chicken with chili sauce [and some chili powder] is fire.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Aristle L. 1 year ago on Google
    Amazing find!!! Amazing pho!!! Seasoned to perfection, didnt even need to add any sauces. Slushies were awesome, fried rice and chicken were good as well. Great customer service! Not one thing was bad! Please visit this place!! You wont be disappointed, Hope they stay around forever! First time trying and definitely will be back!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 misty c. 1 year ago on Google
    Really great food and drinks. Love this place. Would have 5 stars is they didn’t reject all orders 30-45 minutes before they close. You can place and order around 10:25pm and they’ll reject it.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Michael de L. 5 years ago on Google
    OmGoooooood as it gets Vietnam fusion comfort eats....Staff is awesome here and the Naked Pig plate...AAA++++ for me!!! Ok,😂 on a real note.... I'm so happy right now...the staff is very welcoming and the environment in here is beautifully set up to an intimate setting...I love it and so will you.. here is the catch....but not food was served within minutes....thank God bc I was hella hangry....but the staff didn't really check up on me if I'm okay or need anything....Guess why!?!?! ......Because they don't have to.... ****because my food is Excellente' ...I'm lovin every bite of this food and I don't wanna be disturbed***** anyways... *****Update April 2019***** Consistency has fallen very short here at the University location compared to Artesia. The past 9 times I've eaten here in March/April has gradually been unexciting and a little lousy. I believe the staff has a lot to do with it. The staff must have changed recently.... ***Update*** May 21st, 2019 Visited for early dinner and our order took 30 minutes (there's only 10 people in here), served our dish undercooked (naked pig) sent it back, no salad, soup or utensils. Not very satisfied at this point. Must be a new server with lesser experience.

  • 5/5 martin g. 6 years ago on Google
    This place took me by surprise my friends loved the food as much as I did. Make sure to get one of their specialty drinks they are so delicious.

  • 5/5 Caitlyn C. 1 year ago on Google
    OH MY GOSH, THIS IS TRULY THE BEST PLACE. if you like out of this world smoothies and taste, delicious food, you NEED to come here. I'm sad I waited forever to come here and I cant wait to come back. the monkey was a yummy treat for a hot day that was sweet yet cooling, refreshing without leqving a heavy feeling your stomach.

  • 3/5 Brandyn R. 1 year ago on Google
    The black milk tea was delicious. Creamy, flavorful, and not watered down. Crème’ Brûlée was overcooked. Flavor was on point. Nice atmosphere.

  • 5/5 Fnf T. 2 years ago on Google
    We just left this spot , there was a homeless man scaring patrons, threatening them. I came to the rescue, and used my masculinity to tame the beast everyone was safe and lived happily ever after . The end always love ty guys for the food.

  • 4/5 E G (Las t. 2 years ago on Google
    It was good just got a plain noodle soup with no meat. Ordered online since they don’t take phone orders and waited no longer then 5 minutes when I got in the restaurant

  • 4/5 Wayfinder W. 4 years ago on Google
    The pho and popcorn chicken are great and very unique to this restaurant! The drinks here are also fresh and different from other typical boba or smoothie shops nearby. The wait time for food does take awhile, up to 5 minutes, even during peak hours or non peak hours. However good food that takes awhile is better than one that is rushed. This is also the first restaurant I have been to with an “unlimited noodles” option offered.

  • 5/5 Belen M. 2 years ago on Google
    I love the drinks here, but I'm sad they took some of the good options 😑. Strawberrynana is very delicious

  • 4/5 Derek H. 2 years ago on Google
    This place have very good quality of food, but, noon time and night time always confused me. The a cocoanut milk tea is my favorite, but it’s not really consistent even the staffs told me they follow the recipe to made it. The Shebang Pho also is my favorite too, but noon time always ran out the meat ball. I mean the point is should tell me before you ran out the ingredients not just when I asked then told me you put more meat instead.

  • 1/5 Anna S. 3 years ago on Google
    Something changed for the worse and mistakes keep happening on the orders. Thought it was a fluke the 1st or 2nd time, but it continues. Such a hassle to go home and find out something is missing or meat is raw (yes RAW!). Very hard to get reimbursed for their mistakes. Customer service pretty bad especially when things go wrong. They're not sorry, not willing to learn from their mistakes, don't care about keeping their customers. Only care about $$$. It's a shame, the food is decent. But not worth the hassle of dealing with all the errors. I made no mistake in placing my orders, but did end up losing money due to their mistakes. That's just not fair! I also put in more effort to try and work something out than they did. The issues were not resolved. My family won't be coming back.

  • 5/5 Brandon L. 4 years ago on Google
    Boba here is fantastic. Great tasting tea and boba. It’s a great hole in the wall spot that is definitely recommend checking out. The iced teas here are great too.

  • 5/5 Jose O. 2 years ago on Google
    It was pretty good

  • 1/5 Yige M. 2 years ago on Google
    Save ur money for tips when they ask for it because their service is TERRIBLE. We did everything including collecting the dishes and actually waited for 40 mins for our order when we were the only customer.

  • 5/5 Davina S. 2 years ago on Google
    I had a blast, it was later in the evening, but the setting is love the food is 1000% delicious, fairly well priced, The closing manager was totally kind to let me enjoy myself. I had the laughing Buddha, without Boba! And boy was I laughing, my personal experience was fun, fun, fun. Great music and great people. Perfect place for date night.

  • 3/5 Bill C. 2 years ago on Google
    Google maps states that Cha20 Vietnamese Restaurant and Dessert Lounge opens at 12:00 noon. So, at 11:47 AM, I instead called in my pho-order to a different restaurant down the street, Pho Vinam Restaurant. It might be that Cha20 Vietnamese Restaurant and Dessert opens earlier than 12 noon. But is Google maps ever wrong? ;)

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  • Payments
    • ✓️ Debit cards
    • ✓️ NFC mobile payments
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Coffee
  • Dining options
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Dessert
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✓️ Takeout
    • ✓️ Delivery


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