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Pho 79

4816 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6711 (Northwest Virginia Beach)
757-687-7844
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Ranked #278 of 1,244 restaurants in Virginia Beach
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
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  • English first
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is my local Pho 79 my wife and i go in all the time. My favorite is the Mì Ðo Bien egg noodle soup with shrimp, squid and fish ball. With an order of spring rolls!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Broth was very rich and flavorful, plenty of meat and rice noodles and a side plate of more veggies. Condiments included everything to spice it up, including siratcha sauce. We also had the rice wrapper style spring rolls with shrimp. Food got to our table in 15 minutes or less. Staff was great. Very healthy eating and everything can be... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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191 reviews 191 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

In my opinion, a good measure of authenticity is whether the cuisine appeals to its namesake ethnic group. An example of this is a Chinese carry-out that I frequented when I lived in Central Jersey. With few exceptions, including me, the clientele was of Chinese origin. This appears to be the case with Pho 79. My wife and I shared... More

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Purcellville, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went with my wife and kids while we were on vacation at Virginia Beach. Full Dsclosure: My wife is Vietnamese and can't go 2 days with desiring her native cuisine. I'm caucasian and while there are many Vietnamese dishes I can eat and like I just don't Love the cusine. The good: Servers were efficient and very friendly/happy. Food... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was surprised at the total lack of customer service. I even asked for the manager and he did nothing. I will never eat there again.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The restaurant was open one day when we went, so I can't be too critical. Previously, we've enjoyed the Hilltop location as a family of four, so we wanted to give this new location a chance. The restaurant is clean and we were seated quickly, they even had a few board games available, so the kids played checkers at the... More

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Harlingen, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Ok but I've had better. Pho broth was not very flavorful. Fresh spring rolls were just lettuce and shrimp, I would have liked some cilantro and/or basil In them. Restaurant could use a good cleaning. Service was prompt and courteous. Peanut sauce was really good.

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Lewes
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Miss Vietnamese food so we try to find restaurants during our travels that satisfy our appetites. Pho 79 exceeded our expectations just wish we had one in our town...delish

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

507 Hilltop Plaza. PHO 79, pronounced "Fa", is Vietnamese food that is simple, very good flavor, well presented and cheap. 2 can eat for under $40. I have eaten in almost every restaurant at the beach in the past 30 years and I would put PHO 79 in the top 15. Nice ambiance and friendly people.

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Va Beach
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Speaking of the Hilltop location. The last 3 times I've got take out w/ ordering a Bahn Mi , they have been 1 3rd smaller. They are still the same price , but have been noticeably been super small. New bread that is the size of a hot dog bun?

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