We stepped into Thai Son about 15 min before their closing time. We asked the waiter if we can still come in, and he said yes, but we have to order right away. That wasn't a problem since pho places tend to have relatively simple menus.
We got our dishes fairly quickly. I'm not sure if it was just because it was late and their kitchen was in a rush to close, but my pho was very salty and I couldn't eat a lot of it. Other than the saltiness, the soup seemed to have a decent taste, and their spring rolls are pretty good. My friends all finished their pho, so it could just be me.
For a pho restaurant, the place was very bright and clean. The price of the pho is pretty standard. Maybe one day I will go back and try it again when it's not so late, in hopes that the pho will taste better.
Still great vietnamese food, but the Richmond address is wrong. They moved so they are now near the corner of Garden City and Alderbridge way, on the second floor. You actually have to go up and elevator now to get to the restaurant.
You gotta order the menu items with broken rice! Soooo good. The Pho is the best.
Was in Richmond last week and decided to try this new location. The decor was fairly clean and looked decent. Nothing special, just looked like any other asian restaurant. Never tried the other Thai son restaurants and not sure if this location is run by same owners. I had the rare beef with tripe pho and my bf had the pho dat biet (house special). We didn't like how they boiled the sprouts a bit as we like it still kinda crunchy in the broth. Also, we were VERY thirsty during the meal which makes me question how much msg is in the broth. The soup was darker than I liked but it is my understanding that broth from the north and south vietnam have different tasting and colored broth.
Service was pretty much inattentive (like any other pho restaurant) but we got what we asked for promptly ie. more tea, bill. Would go back to try the rice dishes and would recommend to others.
My friend and I went there on Monday evening, we ordered two noodles, one regular and the other without cilantro. when the food was served, the one without cilantro also came as without any toppings. So we asked if it could be still have the sliced onion topping, the waiter said yes and went away, 10 mintues later we asked second time and she said yes again, another 5 mintues later we remindered her again. Finaly, just about to finishes my noodle and my friend is halfway through the noode without any topping, I went to the kitchen entry trying to find the waiter, A guy received me with an emotional yelling of "step away from the kitchen!" I explained and again asking for the onion topping, he said he will get back to me...yes he did, with onion mixed w/ cilantro. other than that... it all good. try not to visit them at a busy time w/ bad mood.
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