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“Home Style Vietnamese” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pho Dat Thanh

Pho Dat Thanh
Ranked #59 of 252 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Baltimore, Maryland
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Home Style Vietnamese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Pho Dat Thanh is a gem in Columbia. It's in a small strip mall off Snowden River. We've been going there for many years, and the biggest downside is that people have discovered it. It's not unusual to find it crowded enough to have to wait for a table. But the wait is well worth every minute. The pho is fabulous. Anyone who regularly eats pho knows the secret is in the broth, and the broth at Pho Dat Thanh is wonderful. Additionally, they offer a full menu of home-style Vietnamese dishes that should not be missed. All of the food is impeccably fresh and the portions are huge. The noodles are all house made. The most obvious indication of the quality of this restaurant is the number of Vietnamese families that eat there on a nightly basis. Don't miss this restaurant. It's worth the trip.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Zionsville, Indiana
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Repeat customer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I travel to Columbia frequently for work, and I make it a point to visit Pho Dat Thanh at least once while in town. The food is great, and you never have to wait long to be seated or served.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Kelly G
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Columbia, Maryland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Pho in Columbia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My daughter loves pho. Considers herself a connoisseur really. This is her gold standard. I cannot think of a higher praise. All other pho's she has tried in various cities are compared to this one.

Visited October 2012
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Thank DRDELEE
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Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Pho!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I'm in town for business. Found this listed on Trip Advisor and decided to try it out.

All signs point to awesome:
1) The place was so popular on a Friday night that I had to wait for a table. This was a first for me at a Pho restaurant.

2) The place was packed with lots of Vietnamese families and friends - so, you know, it's got to be the real deal.

3) My large bowl of pho only cost $7 and was excellent. I am already planning my return trip tomorrow night.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Viet Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is one of my family go to locations. Especially when someone may be having stomach issues or its cold out and someone wants a good soup. The menu is very large, with selections from other asian areas beside Vietnam. Note, the Trip Advisor menu link seems to show a Japanese restaurant, not the menu for Pho Dat Thanh. We have never had anything bad at this restaurant. The only questionable dish is their Pad Thai which has either Tofu or something else in it with a very strange consistency. The smoothies are great, always made with fresh fruit not syrups.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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