Pho Hot serves basic Vietnamese food including pho. Newly renovated.
Having heard about a renovated Vietnamese restaurant in the Scott-town Plaza mall (96th and Scott Road) in Surrey, we had to stop by and try it out.
The Other Half and I were there for an early lunch on a holiday weekend Saturday. A few people there, not crowded. We were greeted promptly and offered a choice of seating. Tea came, and the order was taken in good time. The OH needs a fork, and it was supplied without reminders. (Not always the case...). I ordered Bun Bo Hue (spicy beef noodle soup, Hue-style). The server asked me if I knew what I was ordering, but it was just making sure I knew what I was doing, not condescending at all. The OH had a grilled pork/spring roll/rice noodle platter - one of the "special combinations". Food was fresh and hot, everything tasting as it should. The pickled daikon and carrot garnish was very nice.
The place is very recently renovated, very open and clean. Kitchen is semi-visible and looked immaculate. Washrooms were spotless.
It seems to be a husband and wife team, serving pho and the usual Vietnamese dishes and beverages. Value was excellent (they have a "summer special" discount for orders over $15), the people were friendly and obliging, the food was good.
Not much competition in the immediate neighbourhood, but it is encouraging to see such a straight-forward Vietnamese restaurant in the area.
My new favorite restaurant. The place is big enough for lots of people but I guess with the location it doesn't fill up. What they do is fill you up instead. Extensive menu will keep me coming back, only next time I'll know how big the dishes are. I was trying to sample an appetizer (spring rolls) and a rice dish (currey beef flank on rice). Way too much unless you come real hungry. Both dishes had that authentic taste of being closer to home cooked than restaurant fare. The place is also one of the cleaner diners I've been to as well. Salad rolls are big and tasty too. Good friendly service. Took half what I ordered home but was really wanting to have the fried banana with ice cream for dessert, next time for sure.