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“Authentic Food, Great Value & Quality, & Friendly Staff!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bowl of Pho

Bowl of Pho
9902 Old Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256-8103
904-646-4455
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Ranked #57 of 1,774 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Authentic Food, Great Value & Quality, & Friendly Staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Title sums it up. Only thing we would add is that the restaurant is usually quite full, so don't be surprised if there is a short wait. Service is great, so usually customers are in and out in a timely fashion. The Pho is AMAZING but surely all other items are probably wonderful as well.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Yorkshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Something different”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This place is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Not a chain. Spicy authentic food. It is busy so be prepared to wait a little. We always have the bowl of pho which is a tasty broth with your choice of meet, to which you add greens and herbs and chilli - if you wish - and lime juice.
Have a glass of fresh coconut juice to go with the meal

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Bowl of Interesting; aloof, sniffly hostess”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I visited Bowl of Pho with an open mind and moderate expectations. I entered to find the hostess fully aloof sniffling and sneezing. I am very certain she, at no point, covered her mouth. She did not look at me, smile or greet me as I entered or after I entered. I asked her for a recommendation for a take out order and I sincerely felt as I was bothering her. The take-out took around 15-20 minutes to complete. In the meantime I made a quick trip to the restroom. The restroom was mostly clean and unremarkable. The pho I received was,...interesting. The pho seeme fresh. There was a myriad of meats therein: including tendon and some other lesser meats. I think this is all part of the pho experience but not really my cup of tea. The greens provided in the pho were, however, extremely fresh, full and tasty. The spring rolls were tasty and fresh. Here's the bottom line; if you like Vietnamese food, you'll probably enjoy this restaurant. If you are unfamiliar with this type of food then,...tread delicately. But, the rudeness and aloofness (and sneezing) of the hostess is still inexcusable.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Authentic "not a chain restaurant" Vietnamese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Always very busy at lunch.... thus my reason for not stopping in previously. Timing is everything I guess. Egg rolls and shrimp fried rice were tasty and filling. The large soups are in deed large. Worth a stop. Now open 7 days/week

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Something different and good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Had enough of “The Usual” restaurants, try Bowl of Pho. It is an authentic Vietnamese noodle restaurant. The restaurant is always busy, but well run. Ordering is a bit of a challenge as there are so many combinations to choose from. Look around to get a better feel for the type of food served. The servers are focus, helpful and friendly. Make sure to try the spring roll appetizer. It is unique and very good. All the noodle or rice based individual dishes comes in different sizes, are good and reasonably priced.

Bottom lines, for something different and tasty, try Bowl of Pho.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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