Specializing in Pho noodle soup.
This used to be my favorite Pho in Richmond but now is just average Pho place. The Sizes of the soup have been made smaller but are still a decent value considering the price. They are often busy and part of a complex with numerous other businesses. Parking here can be a major pain, if they are busy.
This place is rite beside the busy Save-On-Foods and shares same parking w/ Nandos Chicken however this WON'T matter much since they are moving to Westminster Hwy across from Public Market.
The pho was served extremely fast and was very flavorful. The usual condiments (bean sprouts, basil & lemon wedge) however no lil' chili. A nice feature was that they will make your soup "spicy" . Only gitch was kitchen forgot my spring roll order and had 2 B reminded - after I finished soup.
Would definitely recommend and will B back!
This place is now at the NW corner of Westerminster and Cooney, in the plaza (it's been for many years). It's a place I usually go and have been for a long time, ever since they were at their old location by Nando Chicken. But after today I won't be going back. I went there with my parents and ordered their BBQ Pork with vermicelli. My mom ordered the same except with rice and dad had a small #2 pho. His pho was fine (just smaller than expected, almost like a kid's size) but our BBQ pork was horrible! I have never had such dry pork chop. We were there around 4pm on a Saturday and the place was empty - we were hoping that it was because it was too early for dinner.....but later we realized that perhaps it's just not popular anymore due to the fierce competition of pho places in Richmond.
It tasted like the pork chops had been BBQ-ed many days ago, left to dry, then reheated before serving. The flavour was there but if only it was made fresh, I believe it would have tasted much better. By the end of the meal the pork got tougher and chewier as the food cooled down...it was like eating jerky. My mom felt the same way and so did dad who had a bite of it. He couldn't believe this was the same place as the one we used to go to by Nando's Chicken. Maybe they changed owners or chefs?
I really hope the owners would put more heart into making sure the food tastes good. I would rather they remove this dish from the menu if it's going to taste like that. *sigh*... never been so disappointed from eating pork chop at any Vietnamese restaurant.
I've been to every known vietnamese restaurant in Richmond; that's about 6-7 places. This is the best or at least my favourite. It's a typical asian place to eat. The food is really good. The service is just straight up; you get what you ask for. You have to order every little thing you want, you want water you have to ask for it. Eat in or take out and then leave. Ambiance is nothing, it's actually better than before, it used to be an ugly pink salmon, now its a off-white yellow. Try it :)