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“EXCELLENT Vietnamese food and efficient service.”

Pho Cali Vietnamese Noodle House
Ranked #166 of 443 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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USA
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT Vietnamese food and efficient service.”
Reviewed May 20, 2012

This place is a small mom & pop place not fancy but the food is exquisite, exotic, and always fresh. If you have never dined here before I would suggest # 9 spring rolls( not fried) wrapped in rice paper, #8 Vietnamese pancakes crepe ( french influenced), # 78 Bun dish (rice vermicelli) #53 Pho soup (shrimp soup). #49 Pho soup (beef soup).I eat here at least twice a week and always see a regular customer dining here. People who tend to eat healthy LOVE dining here. The food is very healthy and affordable. Vietnamese people are very kind hearted and don't speak unless spoken to. Americans who are not exposed to Vietnamese culture tend to take offensive of there non-aggressive ways and expect the food to be similar to chinese food. Pho Cali is a great place for a quick lunch. The service is very efficient and servers are very kind but that goes without saying. Remember, Vietnamese food is not FRIED food. If you want that I suggest you go to Panda express.

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Melbourne, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“ok Asian food, grumpy service”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

We have been here twice. Food is fair. Met at door by grumpy guy who grunts and points to a table. Waitperson was short tempered and overworked. So far Tom Yum soup was best. Beef options were very strange tasting.

Visited April 2012
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Lake Mary, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Super Fast & Friendly!”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

LOVE IT!!!

Super FAST & FRIENDLY!!!

Food is of good quality!!!!

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank yanksgirlinfl
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Boynton Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Unique and Bubble Tea is a must!”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

We have lived in Melbourne for over 10 years and have never visited this restaurant. From the outside it does not look like a high quality restaurant, and even inside first impressions did not help that either.

The menu is extensive, and even with 8 of us we all had trouble picking from many really great looking items.

We ordered Vietnamese spring rolls to start and they were incredible. They even cut them in half so are in sharable and bite size pieces. For main course we all ordered an array of pho (the Vietnamese soup to which this restaurant is famous for) and other shrimp, pork and beef dishes. Surprisingly, the pho was very good but not our favorite, and the shrimp, beef and pork dishes were fantastic.

The servings are generous and the prices very reasonable.

We also ordered a bubble tea/smoothie. These had to be the highlight of the night. They arrive in huge glasses and an array of colors depending on what you order (I ordered coconut and my friend sour-sop), with an enormous straw big enough to suck not only the shake but the colored tapioca balls that were in the bottom. The drinks were light, a fantastic accompaniment to any spicy meals, beautifully flavored and big enough to finish for desert. Do not visit Pho Cali and not order one of these!

Overall a terrific restaurant and we will be going back!

  • Visited March 2012
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Vero Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Best Pho Soup around”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Once we discovered that we liked pho, we did a search of all the local (Vero Beach) restaurants that have it. None can compare. it seems strange to drive 45 miles for a bowl of soup, but we keep doing it! There's an unidentifiable flavor that we both really enjoy in Pho Cali's pho. We also like their "Happy Pancake," an appetizer that's a rice flour crepe with pork and shrimp and bean sprouts served with lettuce, vegetables and sauce on the side. Also we often have the soft rice noodle cold Vietnamese egg roll with shrimp. We just can't come close to this quality and quantity and flavor for the price anywhere else. Service has been spotty, so some patience is needed.

  • Visited February 2012
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