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“good traditional vietnamese food in bistro environment” 4 of 5 stars
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Pho 84 INC
354 17th St, Oakland, CA 94612-3335
510-832-1338
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Ranked #108 of 1,069 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Eugene, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“good traditional vietnamese food in bistro environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

about 20 tables, in narrow setting, private to back. offering 3 kinds of rice (brown, special and white) near downtown oakland with street parking nearby. average dinner $13. nice welcoming service.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Oakland, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“You Won't Be Disappointed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

Cozy restaurant, good service. Plenty of tasty vegetarian options. Conveniently located in downtown Oakland (sort of where uptown and downtown meet).

For non-vegetarians, special rice (saffron flavored rice cooked in chicken broth) has a great flavor and adds a subtle flavor to whatever other food you are having with it (and it looks festive too).

Ask for the Sriracha sauce if you need more spice!

  • Visited December 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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“#20 sampler platter definitely the best bet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

I went to dinner with my business colleagues and we had a delicious meal. I looked at the reviews for this restaurant before my trip, and #20 with the shrimp and beef, rice, spring roll, and salad was delicious. The beef melted in your mouth. I highly recommend this vietnamese restaurant.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“My Favorite Vietnamese Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

From the appetisers, imperial rolls, sauteed prawns, chicken or shrimp salad, to the pho, to the mains like chicken over spinach or calamari in coconut sauce this restaurant delivers delicious dishes every time. I have been a loyal customer for over 20 years and have watched this family run business expand and improve the ambiance of their downtown Oakland dining room. While costs have risen recently, our party of five filled ourselves with multiple appetisers, main dishes and a bottle of wine plus ice tea/lemonade for $28 per person, including tip, the quality of the food makes it seem like it is almost a bargain. I have a foodie friend from San Francisco, who, when he wants the best Vietnamese food, comes across the Bay Bridge to eat here.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Somewhat "upscale" atmosphere. Food is fresh and delicious.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2010

Somewhat "upscale" atmosphere. Food is fresh and delicious.

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