Pho @ NoDa
The reataurant was not busy when we went and we were the only people eating inside. That said everything was delicious!! The summer rolls(called spring rolls here) were very tasty and their peanut sauce delicious. The pho came out super hot and the broth was super good flavor and didn't need a lot of additional stuff added. Overall we enjoyed this place and will be back.
Food is very reasonably priced. Probably one of the more inexpensive pho places in the area. I definitely recommend s3, the grilled pork crunchy spring roll. The peanut sauce was delicious and I loved the crunch in the pork spring roll. It's basically pieces of the fried wrap for egg rolls and added to the fresh spring roll. A fusion I've never tried and definitely will come back just for this. I honestly think the pho is okay, the broth wasn't as rich as I normally like for my own taste and the noodles were overcooked. It wasn't my preference. But I would still love to try the other dishes so I will come back. Their chili oil definitely impressed me as well, its spicy and a good flavor enhancement for chili lovers. You do have to ask for it because it's not on the table. For parking, there is a space in between the buildings, kind of hidden, that leads to back parking so you don't have to fight for street parking.
The food was great. We got T4, Egg Banh mi, Cajun fries, chicken fried spring rolls, veggie fried spring rolls and P2. The kitchen literally deserves an award. BUT The service was terrible. We went last night. We waited 10 minutes just for the server to tell us to pick our own table. Then an additional 10 to get our drink order in. Our sweet teas finally came with little to no ice. Getting a refill was quite a task and when we finally got it there was no ice that time. The food came all out at once instead of any appetizers or snacks prior to main course. We would ask for items several times. It was like he had already clocked out. The other server sat a table and got them their food before we even got a drink refill. She was great it seemed. All this to say. Be careful who you sit with. Our server literally ruined our experience
The vermicelli bowl tasted very fresh. The sauce they give with it was great but I would recommend an extra one. The fries are a perfect texture to me but something about the taste was off. The employee who was helping me was very kind as well
I came here with some friends excited to try out Vietnamese food for the first time in a long time, and left rather displeased due to the lack of service and food quality. They seemed very understaffed even on a Monday night. On top of that, it didn't seem like anyone was particularly pleased to have paying guests, and we were the first people in after they opened up at 5:30pm. The food tasted okay, however the variation of food temperature was not good. Things that should've been warm and things that should've been cold were all room temperature. And the pho I ordered was so unbelievably hot (temp) I couldn't even eat it for 10 minutes after it was brought to the table. This is after waiting 45 minutes for food, and again, we were the first table of the night. Disappointed overall, I won't be back.