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Pho Xe Lua Viet Thai
Posted by Anonymous on 05/29/2015
It's a low profile, casual place with a laid back vibe and for me that only adds to its charm. Of course, the quality of the food at the unbeatable price point is what makes it my all time favorite restaurant. I used to come here on a business trip every week day for months and still do once in a while. The prices, the food, the ambience or the clientele haven't changed at all since 2006 and that's a good thing!! My number one dish here is the Chef's Special Filet Mignon (Vietnamese style, with green peppers and onions on a bed of arugula) followed by the shrimp green curry and the various Pho's - but pretty much every dish I have tried has their special signature that I have never been able to find anywhere else. If you haven't eaten here yet, you are missing out big time - put it on your bucket list and you'll know what I am talking about.
Posted by ANB on 08/15/2014
This restaurant was referred to me by my very good friend who lives in Philly and is a frequent visitor. Simply put, the food is delicious. I currently reside in Baltimore and it is absolutely worth the trip for their Pad Thai. Dare I say, it is the best on the east coast. I generally will make the trek up to Philly's China Town monthly. Specifically, to go to this place. The portions are HUGE! Also, try the House Seafood Soup. So good!! All I can say is great food, great service and great value. If you haven't visited this place yet, please put it on your list. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by Donna of Donna & Vince on 11/06/2011
Walked from St. Augustine after church to 9th and Race. We both ordered the Pho, one XL with chicken and one regular with beef. The regular was an endless bowl of noodles, thin slivers of beef, and spicy broth. I couldn't eat all of it, maybe half. The XL could feed a family. We also ordered the vegetarian stir fry and the papaya & beef salad... Way too much food but a sweet satisfying treat! Place was packed!
Posted by Tamiz on 01/11/2011
My good friend had been talking about this place for a while, we went there last night and I was blown away! Huge portions, he got the house special pho (tripe, tendon, flank), and I got BBQ pork and pork ball vermicelli, both were delicious! Great service and the beer was cheap too! Try it!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/08/2011
First time here last night....delicious! Huge amount of food for the price. It's a minimal decor chinatown place, but we came for the food not the ambiance. Will definitely be back! The tom yum soup was perfection!
Posted by emptywhole on 10/05/2010
I've never had such a large portion of pad thai in my life. Not only are the portions big they're so delicious. I crave their pad thai almost every day.
Posted by ALLITALIAN on 11/05/2009
I found out about this place many years ago from a friend who is Vietnamese. This is the absolute pinnacle of Vietnamese cuisine in Phila. This is really authentic and all of the food is fresh and made to order. The service is great and the owner and his wife are very nice people! They have a seafood tank in the front with outrageous seasonal delicacies; 20lb crabs, 10lb lobsters and exotic fish all prepared Vietnamese style. They are also very inexpensive, me my wife and son order a table full of food for 50$ and that includes drinks, French coffee and 3 appetizers and 3 entrees!! This is the best for those that know! If you just want pho then go to Pho Ha in So.Phila. You just cannot go wrong at this place!! Enjoy!!