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“Best pho!!!”
Review of First House Vietnamese Cuisine - CLOSED

First House Vietnamese Cuisine
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Description: PHONE: 07 4051 5153
Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Best pho!!!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Very friendly staff. We had the pork and beef pho. It's every bit as good as Vietnam. This is a great little spot with good food and well priced lunch specials. Really fresh ingredients you won't be disappointed!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank chilifan m
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English first
Cairns, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Favourite restaurant in Cairns, never disappointed”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

I have been visiting First House for well over a year now - and for good reason! Time and time again the food is consistently delicious, Alex and Vincent are wonderful hosts, service is friendly and there is always something new on the menu to try, just ask. My favourite dish would have to be the 'pho' or beef noodle soup however Ive never been disappointed when trying something new and different. The chicken salad for entree is fairly large and super tasty, the quail for entree is also a must. Other favourite main dishes would have to be the soft shell crab and the satay chicken/beef, yum! The restaurant itself is very simple, the menus by no means 'fancy' but don't be put off, the flavours of the dishes more than make up for this! You just need to give it a go.

You'll find First House close to Rusty's fruit & veg markets - try out their lunch specials after your weekend fruit and veg shopping. Its also right across the road from 'The Jack' which is a pub/hostel on Spence street. For me, First House is a local favourite of mine, fair prices (in comparison to restaurants closer to the esplanade) and we're always welcomed with a smile. Oh, and it's also BYO, which is always a bonus in Cairns!

  • Visited January 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great value Fantastic flavour & BYO”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a fantastic restaurant and even BYO which is rare for Cairns. The decor is a little basic but it makes up for this as the food is exceptional. We had a spicy satay duck dish, 3 flavours rice and a steamed fish dish that melted in the mouth. The portions were generous and ingredients very fresh. We will be going back for sure.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Steve G
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Family Meal”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Such a little gem in Cairns. The Pho is extremely delicious and the whole family made us feel right at home. Carefree, friendly, great comfort food in a comfortable atmosphere. Their hours are rare for Cairns as well, they were open on Sunday! BYOB and tuck into some warm broth that will make you lick the bowl no matter how full you might be. Going back next time we are in town!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank KirstenandShon
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Brisbane, Australia
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“7/10”
Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

We eat Vietnamese a couple of times a week in Brisbane so were eager to see how this place stacked up.

Service was fast. Food was quite different in a good way from what we were use to.

We are vegetarian and there wasn't any clear options on the lunch menu but we enquired and were offered a few different options which the owner seemed flexible in offering us.

Even though overall it was good we felt the prices of dishes could have been slightly cheaper particularly when you consider the simplicity of the ingredients but maybe it's just a Cairns thing where everything costs more??...

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Thank Lteam
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