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#39 of 441 Asian in Chicago


Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Far North Side
1.7 miles from Wrigley Field
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All reviews pho banh mi tapioca beef shrimp rice fresh rolls vietnamese dishes love this place huge menu busy restaurant wait for a table visit chicago broth bowl basil tender
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

We had just arrived from San Francisco on a Red Eye flight and after a short nap craved a good bowl of Pho. We found Tank Noodle in Vietnam Town and were very happy with our 1st visit. Seated after a short wait we started...with an order of Shrimp Fresh Rolls just prepared and observed the efficient operation while waiting for our bowls. The restaurant was busy and tables turned over rapidly. After a reasonable wait our steaming bowls of Duck Pho and Vegetable Pho with Chicken arrived. Our cravings were satisfied as we thoroughly enjoyed the flavorful and healthy food.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

Clean, efficient service. Chicken soup with shrimp and veggies was good, but not many veggies at all. Bowls are better, especially #84.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

Love this place! The best pho in town! The reason for the 4 rating is the dishes can be dirty sometimes and they could use new menus and decor.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 5, 2019

If you're in the Uptown area in Chicago and want a tasty Vietnamese meal at a reasonable price, Tank Noodle is a good option. When we arrived it was packed. Our party of 5 had to wait about 25 minutes for a table, but it...was a nice evening so we didn't mind waiting outside. We were seated and checked out their huge menu - there are many options - Pho, Bahn Mi, Noodle dishes, rice dishes, etc. Note that there is no alcohol served here. We did see a table or two that had brought their own, so check on the BYOB option here. Our food was plentiful, well-prepared, and tasty. And, we all ate for less than $100 total.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Not the best Pho, but not the worst. Fairly good. Good broth. Vegetables (sprouts, basil, lemongrass) looked tired and semi-wilted. Will return.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Although the broth is not very tasty like other restaurants we have been before but they did good jobs on the beef. Very tender. What I like about this restaurant is that they have almost all Vietnamese dishes. Service is nice. The restaurant locates in...the center of Vietnam section so it is nice to shop at a market nearby or enjoy Che, VN sweet soup.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 27, 2019

We had eaten here whenever we visit Chicago. The Vietnamese food is always good however the wait is very long. We had our parents in the 80s and they wouldn't allow them to sit on their chairs to wait for a table. They really should...have waiting chairs for elderly and family with young children.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

Large space with outdoor tables, too. Casual. Extensive menu of standards. Frankly, I found the food quality superior to any Vietnamese spots in Falls Church, VA or NYC, NY.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 5, 2019

Tank noodle have a reputation for good cheap Vietnamese food. We were pretty disappointed. The food was bland - avoid the duck which is almost inedible- and the service indifferent. The atmosphere lacklustre and little that reminded one of the streets of Hanoi. The mango...juice with glutinous lumps of tapioca was a curious experience, not unpleasant but not mind-blowing. The only recommendation is the price, which is appropriate.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed March 4, 2019

Been there twice. First time, service was bad but cut them some slack since it was busy. Went back 2nd time, and it's definetely has nothing to do with busy! It's the attitude of the family owned restaurant. Cashier was snobbish and server wasn't just...bad. Gave us a seats right in front of toilets and the stench came all the way across to the table. Can one possibly eat with that kind of smell? Can you? Requested for a change of location but you can tell they weren't pleased as they tried to give you every excuse that tables are not ready for sitting. It's pretty obvious that they were many available seats around. What kind of customer service is that? Just clean the toilet! Definetely my last trip that.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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