Submitted Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:13am [Dine in]
My wife and I were really surprised how modern and welcomely warm this restaurant is. By far the cleanest and pho restaurant I have been in. Seems to cater to the SFU crowd up front, but mom and dad are in the back keeping tradition alive.
Have been there 3 times and tried my usual favs. The fillet minoign pho is real nice. The soup base is the most important imo. Natural flavour of the stock, not too much artificial sodium and very little fat residue. Ingredients look really fresh and well presented. Spring rolls look a bit bigger than usual, but flavour is standard, cooking oil seems very clean. Vermacelli bowl, very tasty and filling - excellent presentation. I really appreciated the effort and attention to detail of the smallwares and condiment dispensers.
Service is excellent by typical pho standards but odd seating arragement works well from a service stand point, mind you, it's a pretty small place. Ambiance and decore is very modern and pleasant. Washrooms are the cleanest and nicest in any asian restaurant. Kitchen looks bright and clean thru the pass thru.
This is the new pho standard for me.
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Submitted Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 5:11pm [Dine in]
Unlike previous reviews, I found my Chicken Teriyaki was cooked fine.
$8 Lunch bento with Chicken Teriyaki on rice with 4 pcs tempura (1 prawn), salad, miso soup and a california roll.
Left on a full stomach - prefect lunch portion and price.
Service was decent, but can't complain for the money.
Will go back if I am ever in the area.
Didn't care for ambiance, but it's just lunch.
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Submitted Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 4:57pm [Dine in]
The wife and I have eaten here twice now and we are impressed with the quality of the food. Fresh ingredients with a natural soup base flavour, not too salty like other Pho places. Menu is excellent with a wide range of choices and they even have Vietnamese sandwiches that aren't on the menu. Sandwiches are second best I have had in Vancouver - but still very delicious. Atmosphere is well lit and very modern for a restaurant in Chinatown. Very clean and good service.
Last time we went we ordered a small pho, spring rolls (3), and a special sandwich, including tea - $17 plus tip. We were full. Pretty decent price for good quality lunch.
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