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“Thumbs down...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Pho Tay Ho

Pho Tay Ho
6414, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2S 2R7, Canada (Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie)
514-273-5627
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Ranked #610 of 4,416 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Montreal, Quebec
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Thumbs down...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As a long time fan, my recent visit was so disappointing that i decide to call it quits with Pho Tay Ho. Their food is heavy on quantity but very light at quality and a bit overpriced. Their impersonal service is worst than a fast food joint, not really deserving the 15% gratuity included in my bill.

The final straw came when i ordered a bowl of "pho bo" (beef tonkinese soup). Its presentation showed that the kitchen is in a hurry or doesn't care. There was chicken dark meat mixed with beef inside. Also the broth tasted kind of weird,half beef half chicken.

Pho Tay Ho 5 years ago = 2 thumbs up

Pho Tay Ho of last 2 years = 1 thumb up, 1 thumb down

Pho Tay Ho of last week = 2 thumbs down = No more chance

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“VIETNAM PLUS MONTREAL = SUPERB”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

fancy, no!; expensive, no!; friendly yes!; just wonderful food served with no pretence just hot, fast and delicious in a very "warm" atmosphere. It's location on Saint-Denis in the plateau is quite off the beaten track, so for them to survive, you know they are popular and for very good reason. I can't wait to return and have something different.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Overrated, greasy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I went to that restaurant because of its rave reviews and was highly disappointed. We had to wait outside at -15 C for quite a while and then inside where we could see into the kitchen. Their methods of cleaning ustensil is utterly disgusting (no detergent, just hot water and air-dried). I made a mental note to clean mine before eating. When we finally got a table, the ustensils were filthy. I ordered a chicken pho and a mango bubble tea. The bubble tea was ok and the tea was good, but the pho smelled like wet dog and I had more fat than chicken. It was also terribly noisy. There were very few veggies in it and it tasted like salt. I know better restaurants in the area.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Longueuil, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Rude and money-grubbing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The food might be good at Pho Tay Ho, but the service is so very rude. I have rarely felt so disrespected at a restaurant. They just want your money and for you to get out of there asap so they can have more customers. Go to Y Lan across the street instead, at least you'll be giving your money to good people.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Pho tay Whoa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Love this place. I definitely treck outta my plateau neighborhood for their brothy delights. Im alot closer to china town but china town pho is just not the same. This place has saved me from the most treacherous of hang overs. Magic pho. So damn good!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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