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Reviewed May 27, 2022

So I am guessing this place has changed as all the good reviews are OLD… I have been to their sister restaurant in Framingham about 3-4 years ago and it was great, figured this place has got to be the same… we were so wrong!...I can genuinely tell you this is the worst Vietnamese food I recall having, I had the Mongolian Beef, it was fatty, greasy and had no flavor. The GF ordered Pho (that she orders a lot) said it’s the worst she has had, ate hardly any of it and said “I’m done” . I would like to say it was a one off bad experience but speaking to a local bartender about our experience near by after she confirmed “Yeah that place has gone downhill I would never go there” and she suggested much better places. I will say this, the bartender “Paoula” was very personable and the drinks “Mai Thais” where very good and great price $8… so that is why I gave it 2 stars… go for drinks, sure, but eat elsewhere!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

Is it the delicious broth or all the fresh vegetables? I don't know but that pho with chicken is warm and delicious.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 11, 2019

The food we got was terrific...2 of us had Pad Thai and 1 had Pho. We had a local with us who had never been there. He was so enthused that he is going back with a friend. Our server knew all about each item...we asked about. He was prompt and courteous. If we lived in the Worcester MA area we'd make it a favorite. (Nothing this great in Hanover PA....sigh)More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

There’s a super friendly waiter who is also the bar tender here who always provides great service when we are there. We wish we had his name! Today we ordered cubed beef (bo luc lac) and the inside of the beef was cold! It seemed...that the dish wasn’t warmed up properly. We asked our server to send it back, and he did so with no complaints. It came back within 5 minutes and warm. Our waiter made sure we were satisfied with our meal and checked up on us. We love coming here and will definitely be back here when craving Vietnamese food while in Worcester. The meat is always marinated to perfection.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

We walked in at 10:40pm and made sure to ask if they were still serving. the young man said yes and walked us to our table. the waitress brought our table ware and water. She asked us if we wanted a drink. We told her...that water was fine. She then told us that the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes. I asked her if she could recommend something quick. She said soup. I asked if there was an entree she could recommend and she again stated the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes. I asked her if she would like us to leave and she just stood there and shrugged her shoulders. We got up and left.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

There is absolutely nothing fancy about this restaurant. Very dated. Don’t really carry much for alcoholic drinks. That being said it does have great food. Love love the veggies and chicken in garlic sauce. The appetizers are great. I keep coming back.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Wife and I went out for a birthday dinner, she wanted vietnamese. AND we found one great restaurant. She had Ginger and chicken, and I had Udon noodle dish with vegetables. Both were delicious. Waitstaff were excellent. I did not particularly like the parking situation....But it worked out ok. Food was very good.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

We visited with a group of friends. Everyone enjoyed their food. My husband and I both selected the chicken pho. Even the small size was plenty. The spring rolls and appetizer crepe were popular with group. Great wait staff.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Vietnamese food is good, however portions are small and price on the high side (16$ for 5 salted shrimps). Table service is courteous and rapid, however I found unpleasant that floor was wiped close to our feet when we were still eating. Parking available.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Wonderful menu with terrific pho. The sizzling Mongolian beef is amazing. Big selection of dishes to choose from and good drink menu. Service was very attentive and the portions were good. Easy parking in their lot.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Had a good meal of Pho, Dac Biet for lunch on a cold Feb day. Parking was easy, private lot, seating was quick and the server was very nice. I ordered a medium bowl of the Pho Special and cup of hot, black Vietnamese coffee,...something I really like a lot. The Pho was good, I sat by the window reading during my lunch; it was a good time. I've been going to Pho Dakao for over 10 years and the only time I didn't enjoy my experience was when I would sit at the bar on the weekend. I thought I'd get quicker server by not being in the dining room when it was busy, but the opposite was true. The bartender was also helping out the dining room floor so I had even less attention than if I took a table. But the food quality has always been consistent, good to very good.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

As one who has little familiarity with Vietnamese food, I found Pho Dakao a great place to learn more and experience some wonderful food - regardless of origin. It is a busy, welcoming restaurant, with a friendly, knowledgeable staff that knows when to chat, and...when to leave. Don't miss the Cà Phê Sửa Dá.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

We love Vietnamese food, and often ‘hunt’ for it when we travel. We were in Worcester today to visit the museum, and came here for lunch. Excellent. I had bun, which I love. My spouse had chicken pho, which he loved. We will go back...again.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

The good thing about good pho is it tastes good when it's cold outside. The great thing about great pho is it taste good whatever. Although it was a balmy 15 below with the wind chill, it's clear this is great pho. Seafood bowl with...yellow noodles was my choice and good to the very last drop. The environment is warm and inviting, the service is outstanding, and this is some of the best Vietnamese food I've ever had. Enjoy.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Went to lunch with my wife and thoroughly enjoyed a small bowl of Pho Ga. The small size was perfect for lunch. We've been there before for dinner and I had the large Pho bowl. Both trips were excellent! We will continue to go back...for Pho.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Pho Dakao is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4