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“Great pho, not so great goi cuon” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pho Dat Thanh

Pho Dat Thanh
Ranked #68 of 254 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great pho, not so great goi cuon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

Went early on a Tuesday evening. The place was half empty but was nearly full by the time we left. The pho had rich broth and came with all the usual accoutrement: mung bean sprouts, jalapeno, basil, and cilantro(!). The goi cuon (rice paper rolls) were a disappointment as they contained little more than rice vermicelli. It turns out that there was another version of goi cuon on the menu that was much more interesting. Service was prompt and the prices were reasonable.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Ellicott City, Maryland
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Fast Preparation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

I've had Pho Dat Thanh as take-out about 10 times now. It's always been fantastic. It's prepared very quickly. Very affordable, and great portions.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank womprat
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Baltimore, Maryland
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Really good !!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

The food was very, very good. Two of us had the chicken pho and one had chicken lo mein.
We also shared the spring rolls with peanut sauce. Remember, the servings are large!!!
Service was friendly. Absolutely recommend!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 177sba
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pretty disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

After hearing a lot of positives, our group was really disappointed. The soup was bland and tasteless. The crispy shrimp were over cooked and greasy. Disappointed by the other entrees which were ok at best.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Macurtis99
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Baltimore, Maryland
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Home Style Vietnamese”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fishboy555
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