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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 #303 of 1,246 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2014
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Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We love the pho here. My wife gets the number 1 and I go for the number4 with brisket, roundsreak, and sirloin. The small bowl is plenty even if you are super hungry. The fresh herbs and additions are nice and there is hoisin and siracha available to doctor it up as wanted. Our favorite local place for pho!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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208 reviews 208 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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Norfolk, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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25 reviews 25 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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