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1868 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-3611
831-394-8855
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best Pho in Monterey Peninsula

Being a transplant from the Bay area, I admit to being a pho snob and have had trouble finding some decent pho in the Monterey Peninsula. This restaurant may not look like much on the outside, but the pho is delicious with meaty broth and lots of meat. Very fresh bean sprouts, basil, jalapenos... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
SuzC
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Seaside, California
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Seaside, California
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a transplant from the Bay area, I admit to being a pho snob and have had trouble finding some decent pho in the Monterey Peninsula. This restaurant may not look like much on the outside, but the pho is delicious with meaty broth and lots of meat. Very fresh bean sprouts, basil, jalapenos and lime complete the usual offering... More 

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Thank SuzC
Pacific Grove, California
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The staff were friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our meal. Some of the flavors were really nice but overall the food was average.

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Thank John H
Monterey Peninsula, California
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45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

This Restaurant is owned by an American Man named Joe Kraintz. His Friends who operate the Restaurant for him are Vietnamese. I had someone bring me some Phô from this Restaurant and it was decent. Joe when working is a very friendly Person. He also cooks Donuts for Red's in Seaside and Monterey.

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Thank VonPreussen1963
Sonoma, California
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Walked into this place looking for some good Pho on a visit back to Monterey area. This place is fun. I've been back several times before. It is almost like a sports bar with multiple big screen TVs above the bar! Really cool. While their food is good it is inconsistent. One night the Pho is amazing the next it... More 

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Thank Rawbs1986
Lewes, Delaware
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Went for the chicken pho. It was terrific. Not salty but vibrant flavor. Oodles of noodles. Started with generous portion of spring tools. They were so fresh and tasted wonderful. Prices are right on. One non foodie comment. Loved the ceiling.

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Thank Chet P
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

They very good pho, at a reasonable price, the service is very good and the people that work there are friendly and attentive. I'll definitely revisit this restaurant when I'm back in town.

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Thank Tim P
Monterey, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We had pho here and overall, it was okay. A bit too much star anise flavor in the standard rice noodle pho and the meatballs were rubbery and overcooked. The egg noodle seafood soup had about 1/2 cup of crispy fried onions on top - way too much. Plus the shrimp was suspiciously off color so I didn't eat it.... More 

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Arizona
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115 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The service was real slow, but the foods were real good. The spring rolls were delish. The large combination pho I had for dinner hit the spot. It's a pricey sit-down restaurant though.

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Thank GhenTravelbug
Salinas, California
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My husband and I have been fans of another Vietnamese restaurant Pho King, in Seaside, but it closed recently. Hunting for a replacement, we tried Taste of Vietnam and have been back many times. First of all do not be put off by the location. Next to the now closed Salvation Army, the parking lot is pretty rough looking and... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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376 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Admittedly I haven't been to every Vietnamese restaurant in Monterey, but this one certainly fills the bill for Vietnamese cuisine. Unpretentious but good service and terrific food. Reasonably priced. Recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1868 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-3611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: 831-394-8855

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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