It was simply terrible. I'm from Toronto where there are far more Vietnamese restaurants to compare and choose from but I was on an East Coast road trip with my girls. We were heading home and decided to stop in Fredericton for dinner. Missing my Asian cuisine I looked up Asian restaurants near by on Urban Spoon and this place was the only option available on Sunday besides Thai Express however we didn't want fast food. First of all I've never paid $10 for a bowl of pho in my life until I came here. It's only $5-6 in Toronto and the quality is 100 times better. They only gave one option of meat here and if you wanted anything else, it was an extra $3. (ie. well done, rare, beef brisket, beef flank, beef ball) Not the case in a Toronto. They also charged $0.75 for 'extra' bean sprouts which normally should just come a plenty on the side with your order. What killed me was that they didn't have basil. This is a meal traditionally served with basil!!! The owner heard my girlfriends and I complaining the entire time that we were there so she came over to "defend" herself telling us that things are different in Fredericton. That people actually think $10 is a deal for such a large noodle soup. Then she had the nerve to tell us that they don't serve basil there because it's hard to grow in Fredericton!! Do I look like an imbecile? Herbs are not hard to harvest on my window seal so don't tell me you can't grow basil on New Brunswick soil! They also screwed up one of my girlfriends order. She was the only one that didn't order the pho. She ordered rice with beef stir fry and asked for no carrots and more bean sprouts but instead she received an abundance of carrots. To make matters worse, an hour after leaving this establishment my girlfriend and I had the runs!! We had to make 2 separate emergency stops. I'm not making this up. I like to give credit where it's deserved. This place was embarrassing. Just because your customers might not know what is 'authentic', don't lie to them! You're giving Vietnamese cuisine a bad name! And I'm not just saying this because I'm from Toronto. I've had pho in much smaller towns in suburban parts of U.S.A and they make it a 1,000 times better.
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