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Saigon Pho & Cafe

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  • Vietnamese, Noodle Shops
  • 4248 Spruce St, Philadelphia PA19104 39.952223 -75.209163
  • (Btwn S 42nd & 43rd St)
  • (215) 222-6800
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User Ratings (Based on 11 reviews)

Food 3.2 Value 3.4
Service 3.7 Atmosphere 2.7

Other Restaurant Info

(215) 222-6800
(610) 446-8404
Cash Only
Tue-Sun: 11am-9pm
Dinner, Lunch
BYOB, Catering, Cheap Eats, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Low Carb, Outdoor Seating, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Saigon Pho & Cafe

    Posted by Sam on 07/07/2012


    The food suck big time....they don't serve fresh stuff, so beware!....

  • Saigon Pho & Cafe

    Posted by Matt F on 04/02/2012

    Very good food, good service and prices

    This place is near my house, and I've been a few times. I've had a few variants of the beef pho, the Mango smoothie, and the fried spring rolls. Most of the food has been very good. The pho portion size is good too. The fried spring rolls are a little too fried for my taste. The service is no frills, but good. The waiter refills my water efficiently without being asked. I think it's probably improved since some of the older reviews.

  • Saigon Pho & Cafe

    Posted by Angie009 on 10/21/2010

    Very good food, reasonable prices

    I live a few blocks from Pho Saigon, and I eat there at least once a week (almost always takeout). I LOVE the pho -- all the soups I've tried are delicious, and large portions. The broth is also very intensely flavored, so I usually water it down a little to make it go farther, and that gives me 3 decent meals out of one order. My husband almost always gets the broken rice with beef and lemongrass, which is also delicious. I've had their fried noodles a couple of times and really like those as well. Their fruit shakes with tapioca pearls are incredible -- especially the coconut and the watermelon. I would get one every day if I could. The shrimp is sometimes not very fresh -- I've thrown it away (from my pho) a couple of times because it looked or smelled weird. And the atmosphere is pretty bad -- it's a small place, a lot of the tables aren't leveled so they rock back and forth and spill your soup, and most of the servers don't seem to speak English so if you have a problem with something, it's difficult to get it resolved. The owner also seems a little surly. But I think the food is worth it, and if you do takeout then none of that really matters. They prepare the food for take-out very quickly -- if I leave my apartment right after I hang up the phone, it's ready by the time I've walked there. I recommend them!

  • Saigon Pho & Cafe

    Posted by Plain old Tim on 07/22/2010

    I don't get it

    This place got pretty decent reviews over on Yelp, so I thought I would give it a try. When it comes to Vietnamese food, I am pretty boring. Order the same thing all the time. The charbroiled beef over rice. Bo Nuong, or whatever it is called. Anyway, I ordered it and it arrived, no kidding, in less than two minutes. Quicker than any fast food place. If good things come to those who wait, what about this place? The food had no flavor. I have ordered this dish a many times from at least a half dozen places in Philly and beyond.

  • Saigon Pho & Cafe

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/12/2009

    a few mistakes in the info

    Huge bowls of filling soup! Definitely a great value!

  • Saigon Pho & Cafe

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/09/2009

    great local vietnamese

    The food is here is almost always tasty, and you get a lot for your money. Once in a (rare) while, I've gotten takeout where they've mixed up the orders. In general, though, it's really pretty solid. If nothing else, go in the summer for the addictively good fruit shakes (especially mango and watermelon).

  • Saigon Pho & Cafe

    Posted by yck on 12/05/2008

    poor meal

    I usually eat anything that is put in front of me, and I am a very big fan of trying new things. This restaurant's is by far the most disappointing and unappetizing thing I have ever tasted. My dining buddy agreed. We gave a huge tip the waiter who didn't speak English... we couldn't stay there any longer and didn't want to wait for our change.

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