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1868 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-3611
831-394-8855
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I've been to a Taste of Vietnam about 4-5 times now. I've had rice dishes, meats, soups, and noodles. I can honestly say this place and it's food are VERY average. I have yet to have food come out HOT.....how can your serve Luke warm rice and pho? Their pho broth is also subpar....it lacks a lot of flavor and... More 

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Thank Jack K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The Vietnamese food here is great but in the evening this place lacks atmosphere. We were nearly alone around 8:30 pm which felt lonely. We like Vietnamese food and their pho soup is excellent.

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Thank preic
Seaside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Being a transplant from the Bay area, I admit to being a pho snob and have had trouble finding some decent pho in the Monterey Peninsula. This restaurant may not look like much on the outside, but the pho is delicious with meaty broth and lots of meat. Very fresh bean sprouts, basil, jalapenos and lime complete the usual offering... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The staff were friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our meal. Some of the flavors were really nice but overall the food was average.

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Thank John H
Sonoma, California
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Walked into this place looking for some good Pho on a visit back to Monterey area. This place is fun. I've been back several times before. It is almost like a sports bar with multiple big screen TVs above the bar! Really cool. While their food is good it is inconsistent. One night the Pho is amazing the next it... More 

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Thank Rawbs1986
Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Went for the chicken pho. It was terrific. Not salty but vibrant flavor. Oodles of noodles. Started with generous portion of spring tools. They were so fresh and tasted wonderful. Prices are right on. One non foodie comment. Loved the ceiling.

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Thank Chet P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

They very good pho, at a reasonable price, the service is very good and the people that work there are friendly and attentive. I'll definitely revisit this restaurant when I'm back in town.

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Thank Tim P
Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We had pho here and overall, it was okay. A bit too much star anise flavor in the standard rice noodle pho and the meatballs were rubbery and overcooked. The egg noodle seafood soup had about 1/2 cup of crispy fried onions on top - way too much. Plus the shrimp was suspiciously off color so I didn't eat it.... More 

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The service was real slow, but the foods were real good. The spring rolls were delish. The large combination pho I had for dinner hit the spot. It's a pricey sit-down restaurant though.

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Thank GhenTravelbug
Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My husband and I have been fans of another Vietnamese restaurant Pho King, in Seaside, but it closed recently. Hunting for a replacement, we tried Taste of Vietnam and have been back many times. First of all do not be put off by the location. Next to the now closed Salvation Army, the parking lot is pretty rough looking and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1868 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-3611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: 831-394-8855

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?