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Review of Funky Pho

Funky Pho
Ranked #289 of 3,160 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese
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Dining options: Late Night, Takeout
Description: Funky Pho is a super-friendly, award-winning Vietnamese street food restaurant. Pho, summer rolls, grill salads, Hungarian craft beer and much more at very affordable prices. We also offer vegetarian, gluten, and lactose free dishes, without MSG or any other artificial crap added. Our restaurant received the Street Food of the Year 2014 award from the French restaurant guide Gault&Millau. We are one of the first Sustainable Restaurants in Hungary. For details, please see our website. Open: Monday to Saturday 11.30AM to 10PM Closed: Sunday
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2013

Cheap, delicious, nutricious, fast, easy to eat when you have a hangover, close to Retox hostel! Went with friends, had never had Pho before so was a new experience, have been looking for a similar place in other cities ever since!

Visited September 2013
Thank Gemma H
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Andras_Eva, Owner at Funky Pho, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Hi Gemma,
Thanks a lot for your review and hope to have you back.
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
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English first
Budapest, Hungary
1 review
“Tasty, friendly and Funky!”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

I was very happy when this place opened in central Budapest, because I have been looking for some real Vietnamese taste after my trip to Vietnam. And yes! I found it at Funky Pho! The pho is really tasty, fresh and my ultimate favourite, the noodle salad is a must! This place is not only about food, the guys are really friendly, the decoration is, as the name says, FUNKY and there is overall a good vibe here. For all these reasons you shouldn't miss out on that place when you are around!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Kinga K
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Not really Funky ... ... .”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

After all the rave reviews, I was expecting something outstanding but this is just ho-hum. Perhaps, it is not bad for Budapest given that you don't fine many Vietnamese restaurants.However, compared to many other European cities, the pho is quite ordinary and the summer rolls are definitely quite dry and tasteless. So unless you are specifically hankering for pho, give this place a miss. If you know anything about pho,this place only gets one tick out of the 4 crucial taste experience for pho.
1. X - Soup stock - nondescript and not piping hot!
2. X - Herbs and condiments - missing - fresh chilli, mint and good limes
3. X - Noodles - poor texture.
4. ***Beef - this is good and fresh

Service is nice and friendly. The team seems earnest and I would have to like to give them a better review but I think some more homework in the kitchen maybe necessary.

  • Visited October 2013
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3 Thank BrigitteGolightly
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Athens, Greece
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496 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“How does ANYONE like this food?”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

We (a couple) visited Funky Pho an October evening.

We really wanted to go there, because it looks very nice and very stylish!

Our order included two Pho with different types of beef, two summer rolls and lemonades. The soups tasted horrible: watery with no flavor and full of green herbs which only made them taste even worst. Please notice, that this was our first experience trying Vietnamese soups. Maybe, it is not the fault of the restaurant, but the fault of our personal taste. So there is a good chance that they provide a very good quality of Vietnamese soups! The summer rolls were ok for the one of us, for the other one not even... Lemonades were average in small cup, and they had mint flavor.

The place itself looks very nice, playing on the edge of *shipster. The decoration has many vietnamese elements, and it looks very clean.

Usually, it is a very crowdy place, but the time we visited (around 19:00), it was quite empty.

Prices were quite ok, as it is usually in Budapest. The staff was very polite, but they didn't accept credit cards, which is a minus for us.

In the end of the day, we had to visit other types of fast food restaurants to calm our hunger, because we didn't even finish our meal!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Lalaki-Papaki
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“Awesome yummy fresh food”
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Great place to have a fresh meal and great for vegetarians. I had tofu noodle salad and rice paper rolls which was 1500 forint. Really filling and value for money. Yum!

Thank Lellandmick
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