Pho 78 Vietnamese Restaurant specializes in pho (fuh). The stock is simmered for hours on end with a secret blend of meats, herbs, and spices to truly bring an authentic taste of Vietnam.
Went here 3 times already with 2 other friends, and we recommend it to everyone.
I order the same which is the Pho Dac Biet, i order it every time, no matter where i go i order it, and i always get a large there, and to me, it's really really good; noodles, beef, base soup ! It's about $6.87? so i think that it's pretty cheap, especially for a large, other places is about $8. It's always empty when i head over there to eat, but many people go there for dinner which is the time i leave feeling full ! Since it's pretty empty most of the times, the service is really good, it's not the tidiest place ever but it's clean. It's always the lady waitress that's working and most of the time, she's doing her own thing, talking on the phone, watching tv, etcetc. but what do you expect? the place is empty, so i don't blame her. It's pretty cool too to have everything on the table set, like extra napkins and extra chopsticks on the side and sauces etc, so you don't need to ask and wait and stuff!
I will defiantly go again and again and highly recommend !
I've tried pretty much all the Pho places in Richmond, and Pho 78's come out on top as the best. It's pretty much on par with Pho Lan, which has excellent pho as well, but the ambiance and location of Pho Lan is extremely poor.
The soup base was excellent, and the noodles were al dente. The beef (I ordered the #11, which was rare beef & fatty flank) was very tender, reminiscent of the famous butter beef at Phnom Penh in Chinatown. Surprisingly, there was not much MSG used in the soup; I finished the whole bowl of soup and didn't find myself dying of thirst hours later.
Service was excellent. It seems like it's run completely by the chef and the chef's son -- with the son managing the customer's side of things.
It's a tad expensive for pho ($7 for a large bowl), but keep in mind that you get a serving of spring rolls for every large bowl. For a party of four, that's four rolls! The spring rolls themselves were very good, except they use chinese spring roll wraps in place of the old school vietnamese rice rolls. If they used rice roll wrapping instead, it'd be pretty much perfect. This is purely subjective, though. The filling was awesome.
We were initially reluctant to sit down at Pho 78 as it was pretty empty on a Saturday night, but we're very glad we decided to try it out.
It was a late night, around 10pm. I have never thought I had such a good time in this brand new place!
Friendly staff and nice setting, nothing can ask more!
me and my 2 other relatives had 3 big bowls of noodle, and I side ordered a drink........ when I got the bill, surprisingly, it was only $21.51....... (I found out, they are currently having a special with 15% off)
About the noodle itself, the soup base is good, clear and very well seasoned. i can taste NO MSG there, unlike other noodle houses in the neighbourhood. the ingredients are big portion, except the noodles are bit soft........ other than that, I will get that a 10 out of 10
The drink was good, it would be even better if more green jelly putting in.--------- more colors!
Parking is easy, and the overall decoration is nice
I will definitely be back and ask more friends to try out!!