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“Get your Vietnamese Pho soup here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pho Viet

Pho Viet
2300 Decker Blvd, At Decker Blvd & Brookfield Road, Columbia, SC
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Ranked #215 of 798 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“Get your Vietnamese Pho soup here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

As far as I know, Pho Viet is the only Vietnamese restaurant in Columbia, which makes it the best Vietnamese restaurant in Columbia. I lived in Atlanta for many years where there were loads of Vietnamese restautants and Pho Viet stands up well when compared to them. If you are looking for reasonably priced Vietnamese dishes, soups and meat/noodle/rice dishes, try Pho Viet.

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McCormick, SC
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“Can't wait to go back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

On our way home from a Myrtle Beach get-a-way, a serious attack of the munchies set in. We were approaching Columbia, SC which has quite an array of eating choices. Something Asian appealed to us so I plugged that into Carmine the Garmin to see what was available. A selection was made and we headed for it. But, on the way, we came upon Pho Viet Vietnamese Restaurant. What a stroke of luck it turned out to be. The food was fantastic. Knowing nothing about Vietnamese food we had the waiter explain the various types of food. The menu is large and he did a great job. He also told us portions were large so we may consider splitting an appetizer and an entrée. We also asked to have the entrée Saigon hot. The two Vietnamese Spring rolls were huge. They came with a very nice peanut dipping sauce. Then came the Hu Tieu Xao Tom; shrimp and vegetables with rice noodles. Another large portion. Saigon hot turned out to be eyes watering, nose running, head sweating HOT. But it did not cover up the wonderful cooking sauce. Nothing on the menu is over $9.95 With most entrée’s $8.50 or less. My only regret is that Pho Viet is not closer to home. This is one restaurant that I would want to try everything on the menu.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very tasty, questionable quality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

We stopped by for a quick lunch. We had the fresh spring roll, it was definitley not fresh. The noodle soup was very good, we tried the chicken instead of the beef, it was ok. We also tried the grilled pork and shrimp with noodle. The flavour was amazing, we really enjoyed it, very very tasty, the problem was after the meal ... We got sick. May be we just have a sensitive stomach.
My Advice: just stick to the soup

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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