Pho 99 is a Vietnamese restaurant offering pho, sandwiches and rice dishes with a big portion combo of Main course, appetizer and drink for less than $10. Free parking and wifi are available
The family run this restaurant Pho 99 is in a very convenient location on Alexandra Road, Richmond across from the hotel La Quinta. Unconventionally clean for an asian restaurant, nice decoration, good prices and free parking. Great flavored broth, good value, pleasant staff and convenient location. Especially these food here taste like home cook, not too much MSG because i am allergic with them. That why i fall in love with PHO 99. It brings me back here every other day either for lunch or dinner. They also have many other offering if pho isn't your thing. I would dare say that this is the best vietnamese restaurant in...
We come here in a group of 8 people in dinner time, they have private free parking here , so we can save a lot of time to find a parking spot within the rush hours. I order BUN BO HUE, aside from the spicy noodles soup.The broth was the most surprising, rich in flavour and a bit spicy. I love the Vietnamese Ham. It is very flavourful,Pork hock, thinly sliced beef also. My nephew, he addicted for COM SUON (lemon grass pork on rice) here, the bbq pork with honey was so delicious with special fish sauce, he said. My niece ordered SPECIAL Beef Noodles Soup ( pho dac biet) because she couldn’t eat spicy food. The broth was so nice with the best beef in town. My mum and dad ordered Pho Ga ( BBQ lemon grass chicken with noodles soup), the special food in town, you coudnt find this in any restaurant. My sis order the house special Chicken Wings, it crispy but too old, very juicy and flavour. Her husband preferred The Deep Fry Tofu On Vermicelli with special sauce because he is a vegetarian. Their daughter got the Kid Meal with a drink just about $5 something. All the food come with the drinks in the combo. Each combo about $10 or $11. The service was really quick and nice as well. The waitress even asked how were were doing half way through our meal! Never had that happen with me before in other Vietnamese restaurant ! The food is always perfect whether it be soup or rice or rolls… 1 more thing is the WC it was very clean.
food: pho didn't have the taste or aroma that's expected from Vietnamese cuisine (missing some spices?! soup was oily. Salad roll ok but accompanying sauce was watery. Sub was good. 3 bean dessert drink was way too watery and sweet.
service: waited at door for long time before being showed to a table (place was not full). Did not receive a menu, even after asking, had to get our own. Food came out very slowly.
Value: Prices and portions are comparable to other Pho places.
Ambiance: table was sticky, as was the booth. Lots of flies and mosquitos flying around. Garbage smell gets worse as you walk closer to back entrance.
Will not be returning.
Went there on a Sunday evening, and it wasn't very busy. There was one large group of 8, our party of 6, and 3 other small tables of 2. The waitresses were friendly enough, but the food took way too long to come. I waited about 20 mins for my bowl of pho, and 2 other people in our party didn't receive their rice dishes until almost 30 mins after we ordered. One person ordered 2 sandwiches...one was served and eaten before the other sandwich showed up. The food was also very greasy. The soup broth was swimming in oil, and so heavy I had a hard time finishing it, despite being hungry. They did not serve me bean sprouts, so I had to ask for it. We've eaten at many Vietnamese places and this is the worst. Skip this place, go to Pho Hoa up the street instead.
i just tried the Dagon Roll, absolutely delicious, a great combination with special house sauce. love it!!!
i have dinner every other day in Pho 99, bcoz it near and convenient, private parking place, taste like home cook. i feel homesick when i am here. I have tried almost finish the food list in the menu...hahha...big fan of Pho 99, also the young & handsome owner very friendly, he usually talk to me in mandarine, make me feel comfortable .
Everytime i have meal inPho 99, i feel like i am eating at home, my mother cook for me...lol. i have try all dishes from the menu. they are pretty good. i love vegetable, love spring roll and salad roll, but i can't finish two dishes at the same time. last week, the kind, young owner recommend me Pho 99 Dragon roll, i was falling in love with that.fresh vegetable grab nicely the spring roll. it is fresh and crispy. omg!! i love it so much ...lol.
First of all...I think we need to be weary of the people giving this place 5 stars, and only have 1 or 2 posts. If you think this place deserves 5 stars for anything at all...I am at a loss for words. The table tops were greasy, it smelled weird, and the food was definately not good. We went with 12 other people, all agreed it was not a repeat...be forwarned...
It is time for us to try something new on my friend's birthday,
Ended up at PHO 99 due to THAISON and PHO HOA closed by have not been serving a good food at all. It is a first time for me, i never know they changed the owner from COCOCHILI to PHO 99 ....? um..! anway, it's good news. More choices for us to pick on Alexandra Road. As i heard PHO 99 got 6 locations, it is a franchises. But very good soup they served, trust me !
Food, smelt fantastic which helped the appities for sure. I ordered BUN BO HUE (hot spicy rice soup) . This was so good that the soup wasnt' that oily, fresh noodle.
Service was good...we had lots of attention form the waitress. We had a birthday at the table (the group of 11) and the server was great making sure we were all topped up and was very friendly too.
We met the owner...oh cheer! she is so young and pretty .I think PHO 99 will be success in the near future if they can get the attentioned from more customers. I live in Richmond, but i never know they have PHo 99 around.. i suggest they should do more advertising too. I will bring my parents to enjoy at this place next week for sure
we went on a weekday afternoon around 2 pm, the restaurant was not busy, i like the booths at this place and it is never too busy, and no wait for a table. Ordered a special pho and a pork chop sandwich, salad roll and an avocado shake, the sandwich was exceptional, great fresh bread and good meaty filling. The pho was ok, seems like the pho was sitting around for a bit because the noodles were in a sticky clump, which tells me they were sitting in the bowl for a while. salad roll was acceptable, i didn't try the avocado shake. Not my favourite pho in the area, but i would return without hesitation.
right when i walked in i was expecting at least 1-2 tables of people already there but i found no one in the restaurant.
the whole time i was at pho 99 no other customer came in and we were the only table the whole time
so we ordered our food and it came pretty quickly which was good (but wouldn't' expect it to be slow since we were the only customers)
the food was all right, the beef wasn't piece by piece it was in clumps so i'm guessing the chef didn't take the time to pull the thinly sliced pieces of beef apart. i've had better Vietnamese noodles.
when i was done i had to call a few times for the lady to come give us our bill because she was too busy talking on the phone with her friend which didn't seem to be very good service
all in all i wouldn't go back.
I drive by this place almost everyday. I've always wanted to try it, but always ended up at my usual places for pho 99 in richmond.
Tried it today for lunch and was happy I did. I ordered a regular house special pho, spring rolls, their special bahn mi ( vietnamese grill chicken sandwich) and their ham & pork banh mi. Delicious!
I was so impressed with the broth. You don't need to add any of the sauces. It was so flavourful.
I think this may be my new go-to place for pho. I will be back.
We are always happy to eat at Pho 99 in Richmond location as the food comes out fast and hot. The service is excellent. This place close by my office and they provide a big free parking at the back of this restaurant which will save us some $$$ for parking and time of course. The food and the prices are very good for the combo deal. Less than $ 10 you can get everything main course (noodle soup), appetizer and beverage.
Couple of my friends has been telling me about this place for a while, saying that their noodle soup and spring rolls, chicken wings, lemongrass chicken on rice are way better than other Vietnamese restaurants., I finally headed out to this place last Tuesday for the first time. During 1 week I visited pho 99 for more than 5 times. I want to try out their entire menu.
My friends were absolutely right. I ordered a noodle soup with thin sliced beef and beef meat balls, it was fantastic! The meat in it was very fresh while the soup base was delicious and hot, perfect for taste bud and this kind of cold nights. The service is excellent; decoration is very impress for a Vietnamese restaurant. We went there today for lunch again with a group of 5, the place were full. Lucky we found our seat after waiting for 2 mins. For sure, we will pick pho 99 from now on.
I go here often, usually after work.
Definitely good pho, for a good price.
You cant go wrong with pho 99.
I usually get the noodles with eye round steak and brisket, Large of course. Try it next time its delicious.
The only bad experience i recall of this place was when it was really busy one lunch time, and the service was terrible. It almost seemed like they were understaffed for the day. I didnt return for a couple weeks after, but I had to get pho fix in, so i gave in and went back to be pleasently surprised with the service. I guess I must have went before on just a bad day for the restaurant. This was about 6 months ago, and since then the food and service have been good.
I have been a fan of Pho99 in North Vancouver for many years when I lived in Downtown. When I moved to Richmond I was pleasantly surprised Pho 99 just opened in Richmond too.
The Pho here is decent most of the time. There are the odd times when the beef was a little tough or the soup just wasn't flavorful, but this happens to ever Pho restaurant I've been to so it's alright.
When they first opened up, they had a problem with flies. There were tons of baby flies all over the wall.. It was pretty disgusting, but I noticed that problem is gone now. The place is pretty nice, there is always parking in the back.
Service is ok. But the small young guy that works there is excellent. Very friendly and professional. With his positive working attitude, he will advance well in life. He would always say "sil sum" (becareful) when he delivers things to the table. I call him Mr. Sil Sum.. LOL
I have gone to this restaurant many times and will continue to go. It's one of my frequent lunch/dinner places.
I came here on a Tuesday afternoon at around 2:00pm and this place was packed (almost full for a big restaurant on weekday) which is a good sign. As I know there are more than 10 vietnamese restaurant in this area, but I found PHO 99 have a good selection of Pho and many main dishes such as: sandwiches, seafood noodle, chicken wings, combo roll and pork chop rice…ect. the value was excellent and the service was fairly prompt. The waitress was surprised that we (Caucasians) for a group of 8 people were using chop sticks rather than forks. We ordered a little bit of everything to try out. Everybody love this place.– food are fresh, big free parking at the back, inside is so clean and consistent - competitive pricing and tasty. Highly Recommended!
This small family-owned a franchise Vietnamese restaurant is very popular to people whom live in Richmond and want great authentic Vietnamese food (run by Vietnamese family) with great portions and a pretty good price, of course high quality of services. The place is so clean. Decoration is very fancy with some coconut tree around the broth. We all feel that we already in Vietnam???
I took my girlfriend and a big team of us (16 people) after work last night. She was craving some noodle soup, while I was after some saucy rice dish, and we both and friends hurry to order a lot of food.. We got exactly what we wanted, everything tasted great, (Lemon grass chicken rice, spring roll , seafood noodle, Vietnamese sub, Bon Bo Hue with a little spicy soup , chicken wings, salad rolls, of course their house special combination of beef noodle soup was extreme good, it was hot when delivered to our tables. They were awesome) and the price is perfect. They got a very good deal of Set menu; we can make our own combination of Pho, appetizer and beverage for less than $ 9. The "cafe sua da" (iced Vietnamese coffee) is excellent too, and they also have great milk tea, soda lemonade, green tea ice cream, I looked at the menu, so many choices for me to choose from???? Oh my god I need to go there every week to try all of them ... The service is usually with a smile, and the food is often prompt... We'll be dining there again soon.
I visited this place earlier this week for the first time. It was pretty good and probably one of the better Vietnamese restaurants I have tried. They had a variety of food to select from including set meals where you can select the type of noodle soup plus a side dish (e.g. salad roll, skewers etc) and a drink for less than $9. This was the menu I ordered from (the house noodle, deep fried spring roll, and a drink). The serving was fairly bigger than I expected. The place was very clean and comfortable, and the interior of the restaurant looks fairly nice too. I definitely recommend this place and I would definitely come back to try their other items!
tried pho 99 for the first time last week and we were very impressed. the fact that the soup came piping hot was a big plus and was full of flavour. they are not skimpy on the basil, bean sprouts etc as well. deffinitly worth trying. the one bad thing was the service was slow getting the bill but that was the only negative thing i can think of
I was invited by a friend to PHO 99 Vietnamese restaurant last night. It was amazing when i walk into this restaurant, because the place is so CLEAN (most of vietnamese restaurant is very urly feel) and very fancy decoration. I found their price are not cheap....but suprised me when the waiter showed me the menu. For the small bowl of BEEF NOODLE SOUP, only $ 5xx, the large size only $ 1 more. everything is less than $8.
i was recommended to take the number 18 (special, all combination of beef noodle soup)...That's true, no wonder why they got 6 locations in north america.....The soup is very good.. Don't miss this opportunity to try PHO 99 if you haven't been there. My friend got the lemongrass chicken rice with a free soup at side. the smell is so good too. I will try this one next time.
Service: very professional in every aspect of thi dining experience.
Our waiter was knowlegeable and accomodating and made sure that our cup weren't empty throught the night.
For sure, we will be back this weekend
We were on our way to Pho Hua and saw a sign for Pho 99, We were contemplating trying it so we drove by, only one table was in there from what we could see, we decided to go to Pho Hua and then was like hey lets just try it.
Upon entering, no one came out, we didnt know whether we should seat ourselves, then a smiling guy came out and said for two? He seated us and gave us menus. Wow, what an extensive menu. He pointed out the best deal specials and we took a bit of time to go over them.
We both ended up getting combos and upping our drink to smoothies. My Pho came first, I wish it was hotter, but it was good. The chicken wings are tiny but tasty. My bf's lemongrass chicken and rolls didnt come til almost ten minutes later. The server was serving all the tables that came in, I think there were five other tables, while the girls were chatting on their phones.IDK maybe they were on a break, but if they could see he was busy, why wouldnt they help him?
Our smoothies came at almost the end of the meal, which I thought was weird, but they were sooo good. I wish they had pearls. lol
Our experience with food and service here was awesome. The ambiance was ruined by a girl with a very annoying voice sitting at the table ahead of us, talking so loud, we might as well have been sitting with them. She was very much a princess! I feel sorry for the guy who was with her who had to deal with her voice. Im sure he was embarrassed but didnt want to say so.
Would definately come back to eat here. Pho Hua will not be getting my business ever again.