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“Pho Soup in the North Bay of SF”

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Mai Vietnamese Cuisine
Ranked #20 of 55 Restaurants in Cotati
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Some of the best Vietnamese Pho Soup can be had at this tranquil haven located in a modest strip mall not too far from Hwy 101 in Cotati, CA. As one enters, the peace and calmness of the place envelopes you as relaxing Vietnamese background instrumental music meets and greets hungry guests. If one is lucky, the owner, a wonderful, sweet, classy, and insightful woman named Mai escorts you to a table and makes you feel as if she invited you to her home. Elegant wall hangings and just a very serene atmosphere envelop the restaurant. Okay, now to the food...we have been here a number of times but have only tried three items.
That's enough to tell me this place is many notches above the others...try the veggie or chicken and veggie pho soup with the chicken broth. You can get the beef broth, but the "Jewish penicillin" is the bomb. I would buy this broth plain and simple if they bottled it.
Oy Vey, such a broth. Veggies are crisp, chicken is like my mom used to make it...soft, flavorful, and soothing. We also ordered the very fresh spring shrimp rolls with the usual peanut dipping sauce. This could be as addicting as Lays Potato Chips: one bite is never enough!
We once ordered the chicken chow fun...seriously good stuff.
I am sure all of the other items on the menu are stellar as well. Go here pho sure!

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Thank Nick S
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