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“From great to terrible. Never again!”

Pho Real (Fu Min Road)
Ranked #2,736 of 17,190 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Former French Concession
Reviewed April 4, 2014

A year ago this restaurant was one of our favorite Vietnamese restaurants in the city.
We went back there for dinner recently: what a disappointment!
The service was terrible.
Not only the waiter did not pay attention to what he was doing, did not listen to us at all and was very impatient, but he came back with the wrong orders and only two minutes after the last meal was served he stood by us waiting for the check.
We had to wait for twenty minutes to get the first meal, and the last one was served fifteen minutes later without a word.
When we went to the cashier to pay, the waiter threw us back the change without even looking at us. Much more happened this night but it would be too long to tell it all.
The food was ok but in this context none of us will go back there for sure.

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Thank Clem L
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Pho real has the best salads, the best fried paper thin spring rolls, the best beef pho. And the soup is clear with a sweetness to it's taste. The beef are fresh and everything is made fresh that day. The noodles are al dente.

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Thank travelerkit
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Pho real is such a nice place, located on Fumin Lu (close to Julu Lu) and serving wonderful vietnamese Pho (rich noodle soup) and other delicious dishes from Vietnam.
The place itself is very small and it can happen that you will have to wait some minutes for a free table or a spot at the bar.
They don´t accept cards, so ensure to have cash available. A Pho costs between 60 and 100 RMB, depends if you want a small or a big one. For me the small size is perfect as with a big one it´s hard to have a starter or some dessert. (Just too much)
Since some time, they do have a website as well: phorealgroup.com

Enjoy! :)

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Thank CBCologne
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

There are two Pho Real (the other on Fu Xing Rd), as well as the B-Real sandwich shop across the street form this Pho Real. This is a good place for a quick bite with a friend, a few friends, or a date.

Pros: Tasty pho with options for pricier beef if you're flashy like that, good banh mi sandwiches made with good baguette. Salad options, other mains are all tasty and authentic having eaten my way around 'Nam.

Cons: Service a bit aloof, and they often run out of wines/drinks/items without noting on all menus. Doesn't bother me too much, but I have noticed some patrons get testy. I think this is a small issue.

Modern environment in the middle of Shanghai isn't exactly carving the sensation of eating street side in Hanoi, but it's good.

Thank Zach F
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Good place to have a quick bowl of Pho. Taste wise is good but the beef slices are not as good quality as other restaurants. They could do better with an added higher quality beef option.

Thank kmquek
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