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“Early days but has promise” 4 of 5 stars
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Pho & Co
122 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #1,090 of 4,089 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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“Early days but has promise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We found out after we had eaten it was only their 3rd night they had been open when we dined. We opted outside so it gave some scenery for our son.

Service was pretty good and you could see they were trying to impress. We got our order in and rice paper rolls came pretty quick, they were good. The rest of our order followed a little after but to our surprise the "signature dish" Pho was only half full on stock. This was a 1st for us and we have had many Pho soups. We did ask for more liquid and the waiter did respond with more quickly. I think they would not make this mistake again after us.

Overall can see the makings of a nice little Vietnamese restaurant with a cleaner feel over most Chinatown places.
Good luck

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Still on Training Wheels”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Unfortunately the wonderful facade of this restaurant was not matched by the quality of service or food. It seemed to take an inordinate amount of time to be provided with menus (after asking), and our food took a long time in arriving. The rice paper rolls were reasonably tasty, if a little dry, but the pho (meat) left my dining partner and myself reluctant to recommend this new restaurant. The prices were not all that attractive either (eg. $8.00 for 330ml sapporo with no local beers available). It was also a but noisy for my personal liking but some people like that noisy atmosphere. They are new and perhaps need a little time in getting the service and food levels improved, but, fellow travellers, I wouldn't recommend wasting a meal by eating here.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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