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Pho 79 Vietnamese Restaurant

12551 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 213, Newport News, VA 23602
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Ranked #12 of 381 restaurants in Newport News
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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91% Recommend
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Had a very nice lunch today with my wife. Although it was 22* outside and a little too chilly inside the food was warm and very tasty. The staff was extremely friendly and the food was served quickly. Will definitely be back with the kids. Gotta try the spring rolls too!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We ate here with a family of 5 and all enjoyed their meals tremendously. The broth had lots of flavor and they gave you ample veggies for the pho. the prices were reasonable and the restaurant was clean and well lit. We will definitely eat here again as we are huge fans of Asian food. We also had rice paper... More

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Northern Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This Pho 79 branch is clean, tastefully decorated and well runned by a courteous staff which delightfully is just the opposite of it's dirty, old and sketchy looking sister store in Virginia Beach. Our family are big Pho eaters and go there regularly. The soup is flavorful and portions are generous. Whenever I needed a pho fix, I would even... More

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Hampton, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

My family and I love coming here. The food is always good. The restaurant is clean and always inviting to come to. They are really kid friendly, they have toys for the kids to play while you are waiting for the food.

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East Coast
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

After several visits, I love this place! The pho is the best thing on the menu (several types), but the rice dishes and salads have also been good. Recently ordered Banh mi, and while the filling was tasty, I was very, very disappointed with the awful bread! Please change this--at least use a baguette roll or similar. The roll was... More

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Newport News, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is chain pho, so it is what it is. It is really salty for pho and the ingredients are just ok. If you have a craving it will suffice, but it definitely does not deserve all these amazing reviews. Go out and have real pho or real ramen people.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have been to Pho 79 about 6-7 times. They are extremely consistent with the quality of their food, their fast service and their friendly workers. I have had several items on the menu - but my absolute favorite is the Pho Ga. It's the tastiest chicken broth with spring onions, regular onions, the most tender chicken you've ever had... More

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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Fresh and spicy; DELICIOUS! steaming hot; fast service; ultra-clean facilities; very polite and responsive staff. THE PLACE for Pho!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I eat here on a regular basis. The had a big change over in staff and only a few people have been there more than six months so the service is hit or miss but they're improving every time we go. The depth of flavor is always a pleasure. We typically order the Bun (not a big... More

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I often come here for a quick lunch. The food never disappoints. From the vermicelli bowls and the pho to the banh mi sandwiches, everything is good. Love the crispy spring rolls. It's filling and inexpensive while being tasty and healthy.

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