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
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.
My initial visit here in the early days suggests to me that its off to a good start.
I come to pho 99 richmond to try out with my family and friends for a few times. Yes, I love it !
They got many selections, even i come here every week for about 2 months now , i still have not finished trying all the menu items yet.
I like the House Special fried chicken wings are yummy, I love their Delicious Pho, and BUN BO HUE-spicy noodle soup, BO KHO –beef stew is very good too. I tried many different pho restaurants, but its not as good as Pho 99.I liked that the broth was not too salty but was flavorful enough to drink as a soup. Friendly services.
They got a great price too, with a combo included MAIN COURSE, APPRETIZER and DRINK less than $10, big portion.They got a rice combo with soup and drink for about $9.
you can create your own combo, it is the best way attract me return everyweek.
There were also some Viet Subs (with BBQ chicken, BBQ minced pork, Vietnamese ham) available priced at $3.95 very cheap. My mom always buy 10 or more for her co-workers almost every Friday.
As everyone knows, Alexandra road is very hard to find a parking. Another reason i like to come here because they HAVE A FREE PARKING at the back. Save my $$$$ for daily parking if i go to another pho restaurants in richmond at lunch or dinner hours. i saw numerous awards posted on the walls, and my girl friend introduce me with a few famous movie stars in hongkong and taiwan , sorry i didn't pay attention to her since i am very hungry and want to finish my lunch, hang back to work. I would certainly come back to pho99.
When you come here, be sure to order this dish!
It is authentic to every taste like the capital city in North Vietnam. The veggies dish are rich and plentiful! The portion is huge so it is a very great sharing plate with someone.
Also you must order their Banh Mi Ga Nuong ! That's A Special Vietnamese Chicken Sandwich with very Crispy Skin combined with Lemon Grass Grill Chicken and a lot of Veggies, super super yummy!
Their Homemade Fresh Fruits Smoothies r also a PLUS such as Avocado MilkShake, Durian MilkShake, and StrawBerryShake...! That's So Delicious !
After writing this review, I will pay a visit again tomorrow and many more for sure !
I had never really had pho that I didn't like ... until I came to this place.
I went here with my boyfriend. The place was relatively clean, but my gripe is with the service. I understand that you generally should not look for spectacular service at a pho place, but this place was exceptionally bad. The waitresses were not only rude but seemed unable to comprehend my order despite repeating it a few times. We ordered the following: small pho with round eye steak, chicken balls, and beef tendon; spring rolls; beef brisket noodle soup; and chicken skewers.
When they brought the pho, my first thought was, "Where is the round eye steak?" Well, turns out it's all balled up at the bottom and had been served already over-cooked. The soup was sorely lacking in taste -- it was like salty water, with no other flavours to recommend it, a far cry from the typically flavourful pho soup. The chicken balls were the cheap kind. Tasteless, with a stringy kind of texture, and made of questionable material. The tendon came with a lot of fat and tasted greasy. The only thing worth eating was the pho noodles themselves, which were still stuck together.
The spring rolls would have tasted pretty good if not the fact that they had a distinctly soapy aftertaste. I don't know if they didn't wash their sauce bowls or pans properly, or if they had gotten soap into the food, but it was extremely unpleasant. My boyfriend's soup noodles were mediocre, with the beef being too dry, lean, and stringy. At this point the only thing that we thought tasted somewhat good was the chicken skewers -- but then I found a hair on them.
It is apparent that the staff at this restaurant care little about the customers and put no effort into their work. The apathy really shows. The terrible service combined with lackluster food really made me remember this place as a restaurant to which I will not return.
Pho 99 has extremely salty beef soup . We suspect they use msg beef bullion instead of the traditional beef bones, which is a must for good beef stock We ordered two large #1 & #2 Pho with rib beef and pho with rib beef and beef ball. We were both disappointed with the small portions. Come on, rice noodles are cheap and they serve very meager meat portions Don't expect service, They only will take your order and place your food on the table . My favourite Pho place is still the one in Vancouver located on Fraser and 18th Ave.
They have good soup stock and ample portions, unlike Pho 99.
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
You will know WHO IS WHO? WHAT IS WHAT? who provides you a best service? who will give us a good / high quality of PHO? and environment too. Who is clean and acceptable when you need to use the WASHROOM...good food and good soup,,,
I can't count how many times my husband and I have gone to Pho 99. The food is always amazing. My favourite is the House Special Beef Noodle Soup and the Vietnamese Avocado Smoothy. So good! My husband usually gets the Lemon Grass Chicken and Rice combine with 2 Spring Rolls and never had any complaint even though he is a really picky customer. Lol. I know. The best part of this restaurant is not only the food but also the atmosphere and service really won my score!
Highly recommented for all food seekers!
My favorite Vietnamese restuarant right now, Pho 99 just rocks! Richmond, Vancouver, and Burnaby have alot of very good Vietnamese choices, but Pho 99 in Richmond is everything you want.
Food - Pho is very good, but what really impresses me is the pages of other Vietnamese eats. Combos, rice dishes, specialty drinks, Pho 99 will keep you amused for many visits. I really like the Lemon grass and spring roll rice dish.
Service - Friendly and attentive staff. I noticed the staff here are alot quicker than the "other" Vietnamese place down the road.
Value - Outstanding value, as with most Vietnamese eats. Couple can easily eat a variety for under $20.
Ambiance - Pho 99 is pretty different, neon palm trees, big screen LCDS, sometimes blaring music, pretty lively place. Not your typical drag Pho cafe. Visit, trust me you won't be disappointed.
i don't know who is a real customer or not or just want to go to REVIEW write down something they LIKE? but not TRUE.
Anyway, as i said, i am a PHO lover. I can tell i went to all the PHO Place in Richmond to try..all my family love PHO.
We went to : Pho Lan, pho Viet, pho Hoa, pho Thaison, Pho May, Ha Long Bay....Queen...., Pho Thai Hoa..Pho AN NAm...pho Cao Van..TAY HO.....ect. But i can tell as my experience in Pho. i personally and my family love PHO 99 Richmond. I don't know other locations , too far from here. i know they got 6 locations.
Anyway, what i want to tell the READER.....do not TRUST anything just write by REVIEW here, because they want their business , or just for competitive, they write something bad for their competitors,,,and write something good to their REVIEW, i hate this kind of person ...
Guy, just go EVERYWHERE (all locations i mentioned in Richmond for PHO to try)....soon or later
You will know WHO IS WHO? WHAT IS WHAT? who provides you a best service? who will give us a good / high quality of PHO? and environment too. Who is clean and acceptable when you need to use the WASHROOM...
I don't need to say more than TRY !!! TRY ! TRY !