The service was good. An elderly lady was cleaning a table and instructed me to sit where I please. A young lady promptly came out from the kitchen and brought me water and a menu. (The menu is very interesting. For the non Pho pro, there is an introductory paragraph explaining the typical way to eat and enjoy Pho). The waitress returned a few minutes later to see if I was ready yet (I was still deciding). Following that, a smiling beaming young fellow came to take my order.
I ordered the ... oh, I forgot, it's in the menu written UNDER the Pad Thai. I believe it was called Singapor Noodles (Shanghai Noodles??) - for the life of me I can't remember.
I also ordered a hot and sour soup with mushrooms. The soup came first. The young lady who served me told me they were out of mushrooms (alas!), but she smiled to soften the blow. The soup was delicious and had a strong celery flavour. The noodles followed. A large plate with cut fresh veggies, shrimp, noodles, and perhaps beef of sorts. Something I couldn't recognize, but did enjoy.
The atmosphere is nice. It's ethnically decorated, large windows facing Bank Street, and has a family business feel to it. There are about 20 tables or so.
I went in about 30 minutes before a typical dinner time, by dinner time though, the place was filling up. There were also a few take out customers who came in.
Bottom line. I would recommend it.
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