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Pho BAC

4250 Barranca Pkwy Ste K, Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 857-8808
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Ranked #173 of 531 restaurants in Irvine
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Feb 21, 2014
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English first
Pasadena, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I have been here twice and enjoyed it very much both times. Last weekend I went here with my 9 year old son. He had the chicken with garlic butter rice. I had the beef with garlic butter rice. We also had an order of the spring rolls for an appetizer. Everything was great. I love the sweet and spicy... More

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Los Angeles, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I normally hate to give bad reviews especially when a lot of people give good reviews for this place. But I need to share with others my experience dining here. I don't have any food allegies. I'm only allergic to alcohol, seriously. Last night my husband and I dined here after reading good reviews on tripadvisor. The place was quite... More

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Irvine, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

the broth for there soup is outstanding! they have plenty of other dishes that are very tasty also. they just expanded their inside dining area, doubled it in size! the service is pretty good. i have eaten at about 15 different pho places over the years and this one is the best i have encountered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Really enjoyed the great food, especially the marinated beef and large bowls of pho. Best Vietnamese restaurant I've ever been to. Highly recommend it.

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Tustin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

We go here when we want Pho. Their rare beef pho is the best in irvine. Their value platter is also a great value if you are really hungry. They have a rib eye salad which we love also.

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Irvine, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Pho Bac won my heart when a few years ago, I was driving up from San Diego with a pho craving and arrived at the restaurant 15 minutes after they had closed. The owner saw me standing there and came and opened the door and explained that they had closed, but if I wanted something simple, like pho, she would... More

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Irvine, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011 via mobile

We really enjoy Pho Bac. The food is great and the menu is friendly to those who are not too sophisticated as to Vietnamese food. The only downside is that there is limited inside seating with about half of the seating on the patio which is a little though when the weather gets colder. It is always crowded and there... More

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Irvine, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2010

For Irvine area, this is inexpensive and very good quality food. We've had the pho, and the grilled noodle salad. Both delicious. The waiters seemed too busy to give you much attention. When you ask for extra things, they bring it to you but everything felt hurried. The outdoor seating is more relaxing than the indoor.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2008

Quick service, but the Pho was just ok. My husband and I both had slight stomachaches afterwards. I'll try other Vietnamese restaurants before eating here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2008

Excellent standard neighborhood Vietnamese cuisine. Inexpensive. My favorite in the area.

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