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“pretty decent pho place in Ottawa”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pho Thu Do

Pho Thu Do
Ranked #586 of 2,725 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Palisades Park, New Jersey
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“pretty decent pho place in Ottawa”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

went for a lunch with friend's family and the food was good but thought it was kind of pricey. good place for the family to eat and enjoy the time.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank chan k
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Do they really want customers to come back?”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

I have never received such indifferent treatment by staff or management as we did at this place. The odd decor and western music aside, we were unable to eat one of the dishes because of insufficient sauce to soften the noodles. We were unable to get the waiter's eye to tell him and the manager said she would talk to the chef so "maybe next time, it would be better". Not even an apology. This place has too much competition to be complacent and the quality control as well as the uneven service need to be addressed.

On a happier note, the plates came warmed and the Pad Thai ( the second dish ordered) was decent.

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank Marg M
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2013

I am biased while writing this review as it is my favorite Pho restaurant. The staff knows my usual order and confirm it when I enter the place :)
Their pho is great, but I especially love their spring rolls...and their lemongrass chicken is awesome. Their staff try hard and I have not seen any poor service in the multiple times I have dined in....highly recommend...parking is a little bit of a pain but not a deal breaker!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank MedicmanOttawa
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496 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“No life, very bad service”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We wanted to try another pho place today. There was no welcoming, just sit where you want, that is ok so far. I get the menu and ask few questions the server was staring at me like I was talking in a foreign language. After few seconds of staring, I asked him if he understood and then he answered muttering.
I placed the order then he came back saying that I cannot request an order 40 CT CT CT I pointed out that in the menu they do not say so, he answered that it should be different items otherwise they would charge extra. I told him that it is not written on the menu and I changed the order. I probably should asked my wife to follow me and leave.
The food was average.
I will not visit this place again!

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Me M
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Lachute, Canada
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Every customer welcomed with a smile!”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

I have visited both Pho Thu Do locations, the one on Somerset St. and the other in the South-end suburbs in the strip mall at the corner of Riverside Drive and Hunt Club in Ottawa. I have eaten in and taken out and the food is presented and packaged with such care. The staff and food is amazing - I always take a #14 - rare beef and meatball pho, and it's always delicious. Throw some basil leaves in and slurp up that delicious broth. Yeah, it's the best you've had. I know. *nodding*

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Persephoneo
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