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Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant with a pleasant & inviting ambiance, great food, and fantastic owner/operators. We enjoyed our visit so much, and were really pleased with our house made lemonade, shrimp wrap, steak bahn me, and vegetable pho. All were delicious and very fresh! This restaurant has...it all, including a darling server robot. Great price to value ratio. 14/10 would eat here again.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 19, 2021

Deceivingly salty foods Acidic foods with an overly sweet taste Service was subpar Overpriced foods Poor restaurant atmosphere

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

An overnight stay meant a different dinner experience that we really enjoyed. Sleep Inn & Suites on one side of the secondary road (North Hershey) and across the busy road, do not try to cross it on foot. Arooga is a bar/grill on the corner...of a small, tan colored shopping center opposite motel. In the center of the shopping center are a few retail stores up several steps and Pho #1. Peaceful, safe setting with well- spaced tables, super clean take-out areas and bathrooms. Delightful owners waited on us and were appropriately proud of the local customers who dine there every week. We were pleased we dined there as well - shrimp and several veges with large serving of rice. Large menu but the first Vietnamese meal anywhere for these well travelled New Zealanders. We would love to return often.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021

Boyfriend and I couldn't decide what to have for dinner while in the area and chose to eat here. Absolutely no regrets. We both had pho, which was fantastic and came with a side of basil, sprouts, hoisin and chili sauce. It seems to be...a family-owned business, and I think we were waited on by the owner. He was very nice and a pleasure to talk to. I would absolutely come back here again!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

We were out for a drive and ended up finding this place on TripAdvisor, so we stopped for dinner. Service was a little slow because there were a couple large parties, but the staff was apologetic and friendly, so I'm giving them the benefit of...the doubt on service. We ordered the pork wontons, P3 (brisket & eye-round pho), and M3 (pork banh mi); everything was fantastic and we ended up eating way too much. The banh mi was the best I've ever had, and hubby loved the pho. We'll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed September 10, 2019 via mobile

Got here for dinner but it was about 35 minutes to closing so we were prepared to leave when the owner said that it was okay to stay. We ordered the spring rolls with peanut sauce, the pho with flank beef. The peanut sauce was...very tasty and so was the rest of our food.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

Located adjacent to Arooga's, this restaurant is a hidden gem. We got take out and the food was amazing. Friendly service and the interior was inviting. We will definitely return as we suspect our children will enjoy the ice cream rolls.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019

My husband always gets pho and I usually get fried rice. All the ingredients are fresh and tasty. Love the cleanliness of this place!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

We were heading through Harrisburg on our way back to Ohio from NYC. Our family has this strange tradition of ending our vacation by getting pho on the last day. I saw this on TA and it was convenient off the highway. It's in a...newish looking strip mall. Our group got spring rolls (fantastic) and Chao Tom (shrimp paste on sugar cane; it was wonderful-I'm glad we were feeling adventurous). We also got the pho special (delicious and filling). The owners are the nicest people. We really enjoyed talking with them. The place is immaculately clean. Our next trip east will include a stop here. HIGHLY Recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 22, 2019

I've eaten at many different Vietnamese Restaurant in many cities and this one is the BEST. The staff are so friendly, the restaurant is spacious and clean, the dished is nice presentation. Thank you for the good food and good service!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

We’ve recently discovered Vietnamese flavors and cannot get enough. We stumbled across the place for lunch and were unsure at first because it is tucked away in a mini strip mall with very little signage and no customers when we walked in. Let me say...our uncertainty vanished the second we were greeted by David. He allowed us to pick our table in a very clean restaurant and answered all of our questions; even helping us with recommendations and proper pronunciations of the dishes. Feeling experimental, we each had the salted lemonade to drink. David treated us to the story of the recipe and how he learned from his father. I’ll admit I would not normally spend $4 for lemonade, but after tasting it, we want the recipe and will order it again. The place let’s you know they use just about every ingredient on the FDA allergy list, but that did not affect us, so we went into our ordering with full gusto. We split Gol Cuon (Spring rolls) that were tender, fresh, mouthwatering and never fried with an accompanying peanut sauce. I decided upon the Pho Tai Bo Vien (rice noodle soup with sliced eye of round beef and Vietnamese meatball) while my wife enjoyed the Pho #1 Special Bun (a kind of warmed Vietnamese salad with rice noodles, lettuce, cucumber and mint with a light dressing on the side). Each had extras included on side plates to add according to taste and heat tolerance. Not knowing the portion sizes, we ordered the large size. Let’s just say we both left with “dinner in the bag.” Every bite was succulent with zero MSG and leaving us wanting more. We decided to split Vietnamese yogurt for dessert and were not disappointed. The texture was American style but all comparisons end there. It was tart, but not too tart with a hint of citrus, but then it was gone. By this time, the place was half full and we were thankful to have received the attention from David when the place was empty. Thanks to that attention, we discovered they offer a 10% military and emergency responder discount. So a 90 minute lunch with two handmade drinks, one appetizer, two entrees, one dessert, leftovers (that reheated great), and 20% tip came to $36. Would we do it again? YOU BET!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Our servicer was prompt and pleasant. The Pho we ordered was very good, as well as the spring rolls. We will definitely be going back.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Went there on a whim one night and were pleasantly surprised. Nice selection of food with an exquisite touch on the seasonings. Excellent service as well.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

I think this is a new place - we came here on the 4th of July when a party we were at was unexpected cancelled. Not a lot of customers (given the holiday) but they were open and inviting and friendly. After ordering we chatted...with the owner and his wife and had a very nice evening. Convenient and close to home and very friendly staff.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4