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North Prospect Drive, Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 877-7880
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great authentic asian food

Typically the Asian food in America is a joke. Most of it is sweetened and made to please the corn syrup junkies that many of us have become. This place is different. Fresh vegetables, real rice noodles and properly sliced meat. Add in the homemade chile pastes, fish sauce and shrimp roll dip with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2014
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Gateway Arch Area St Louis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Typically the Asian food in America is a joke. Most of it is sweetened and made to please the corn syrup junkies that many of us have become. This place is different. Fresh vegetables, real rice noodles and properly sliced meat. Add in the homemade chile pastes, fish sauce and shrimp roll dip with crushed peanuts and I feel like... More 

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Forsyth, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Soup is an excellent way to cleanse those sinuses, and colon. I always go to this place more often during the cold weather, because of their soups. I go there during the summer months too, because of their good food.

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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stopped at this place while traveling through Decatur. A great alternative to a chain restaurant, and located just off Interstate 72, in the Walmart shopping center just south of the exit for route 51. Large portion sizes, we took some home. I'd stop here again when traveling this way.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Love, I'm living in Decatur for only a few months its great to have comfort food! Love the pho peppery flavor heavy beef broth! Yumm spring tools and crispy spring rolls were fresh ingredients! Awesome! Keep it up!

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Bloomington, IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Ahh, after my not so good experience at another place in Decatur a while back I had a lunch meeting with an old friend at Pho Golden Bowl today - and I will say the food was lovely, the service was friendly and just attentive enough, the Vietnamese Iced coffee was lovely, The Pho Ga (Chicken Pho) was extremely filling... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Clearly a converted Chinese restaurant (Unless that mural on the wall is really of the Great Wall of Vietnam...). The fresh spring rolls are very large, and the Pho was among the best I have ever had. A very good value. If you like Vietnamese food, this place is a must-visit.

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Decatur IL (USA)
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I've been here quite a few times - and always order Pad Thai Shrimp - spicy. Most of the time I also get a couple of shrimp spring rolls to share. As others have said, the atmosphere is blah, but in my opinion the food I've had is very good. My wife like the chicken pho with rice noodles. Soft... More 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Went here to grab a quick bite after work and was not disappointed. It was quiet inside with only the family who appears to own the place and one other table of customers present. The menu is a little more 'Vietnamese' than other similar restaurants I have been to which may scare away some first timers but the pho was... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

A family favorite of ours! There is much variety on the menu but I usually order one of the noodle soups with chicken & shrimp. Also love the fresh shrimp spring rolls. Kids favorite is the Pad Thai! We always leave full and happy!

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Decatur, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

shrimp phu soup spicy if you like fresh bean sproiuts cheap for 2

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Prospect Drive, Decatur, IL 62526
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: (217) 877-7880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?