When we first walked in, the Pho Saigon reminded of a diner; brightly lit, spartan tables and furnishings and very neat and clean. And the instrumental elevator muzak playing in the background kind of grew on me as we ate (from disco to russian symphonies). We were in search of a good bowl of beef pho on a cold winter evening and the Siagon sounded like the rght place to be.
We ordered 2 large bowls of beef noodle pho with eye of round and well-done flank steak. Glasses of hot weak tea came out first to warm our hands. The bowls came out steaming with a mound of rice noodles and sliced beef in the middle, swimming in broth with diced green onions, with a side of bean sprouts, lime wedges, sliced chillis and sprigs of fresh thai basil for dressing.
I'm no expert on pho but it was a great bowl of beef noodle soup; the eye of round was very tender and very rare until stirred into the hot tasty broth. The flank steak was a bit chewy so I'd probably stick with the eye of round next time. And there will be a next time I'm sure. Damage was $20 with a tip.
This litle tiny restaurant is one of the friendlies place I have visited in a long time. I was warmly greeted by the owner, and offered me a menu to check over.
I ordered their chicken baguette, spring roll and vietnamese ice coffee, all were great tasting, lots of flavour and fresh. I love their baguette, super fresh and wow on flavour. My spring roll was crispy, yummy and they brought me peanut sauce was awesome tasting. Vietnamese Ice coffee was good, a bit on the strong side but it did hit the spot. When waiting for my food, i saw their soups, did they look great, and really big servings.
I didn't find them too busy, it was around 4pm when I walked in, so I sure they stick around, great, awesome, super friendly and fantastic service...if dinehere had a 10 for service, they would get it. Will be back, hopefully sooner than later.
We were just a small family of 5 living in East Vancouver. We found Maggie's Deli and we bought the business and in 3 months we transformed a small sandwich deli into a comfort little pho restaurant, called Pho Saigon. We opened November 3rd 2011. Through many challenges we've dealt through we've always kept it a family run restaurant. All staff were related to keep a family atmosphere at the restaurant. We've made long lasting relationships with costumers ranging from nurses, police officers, to families just on vacation looking for a quick bite to eat. We've always put passion and pride into our food. With every new batch of food we've made, we've always adjusted the recipe to find that perfect authentic taste of Vietnam, we're proud to say that we've found it. We've put our blood, sweat, tears, and everything we had in our restaurant. We closed in June 2014. We, as a family, as a team, would like to thank everyone for their support during our short 3 years in North Vancouver, we'll never forget the memories and the relationships that we've made here. Thank you. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
Latest addition to the North Shore Vietnamese restaurant scene, the Pho Saigon offers best soup. Very friendly and attentive staff. Only opened a few months ago, they have developed solid lunch crowd. My favorite is #10 (beef ball & raw beef) and crunchy spring rolls. The price is slightly higher than the ones on Kingsway, but still very reasonable. Highly recommended.
I frequent this place between one and three times a week with a friend or two of mine, and have been for the last 18 months or so, 90% of the time I have no gripes with anything, this is an honest family owned restaurant, good friendly people and good eats. I recommend their subs for value tastiness my favorites are the pork brochette and chicken(which is lemon grass chicken) I also enjoy their spring rolls, salad rolls, pho, and vermicelli bowls and I've been to them all more than once.
My friend loves the curry, and he dips his sub in it.
I will be frank and say this won't be the best pho place you will ever go to, but it is probably the best on the north shore, and the service here is almost always fantastic (but it depends which server is working) and the food is almost always satisfying. You won't be happy if you are a pho snob, but then again you probably never are. ;)
My only real complaint is that the music could contain more variety.