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“Overpriced!!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pho Kim 88

Pho Kim 88
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Overpriced!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

To charge 12 to 14 bucks for a bow of noodle soup (Pho) is a travesty, even in NYC, let alone in Pittsburgh. On lighter side, the food is presented well and is delicious. But it is difficult to overcome the high price tag. This is not a fine dining establishment, but like many Pittsburgh ethic restaurants, they have an strangle hold on the area, commanding unreasonable prices for "street" food. Sad.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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26 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
1 review
“OK, not great”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

We were there on a Friday evening with another couple. The waitress took our order of four appetizers, and they arrived fairly promptly. None of the appetizers was memorable, and the mussels with garlic sauce were not anything like I anticipated. The waitress continued to ignore our attempts to get her attention to order our dinners, and she made no attempt to come to our table to take our order. We practically had to reach out and touch her to get her attention. Meanwhile, the patrons at the table next to ours had finished their dinner and left, and their remains sat on the table throughout our entire visit. My husband ordered crispy duck, and it was more like "burnt duck." I ordered the hibachi and it was tasty, but I had an unbearable MSG headache the following day.our friend said that she would consider getting take out or returning there on a less busy night, but we will not be visiting this restaurant again.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Fran P
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“One of our favorite places...sushi, hibachi, pad Thai...excellent! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Great sushi and dinners. We go there or get take out at least once per month.

Their sushi is fresh. They just created new rolls on the menu...each time we go back, I try a new one. We have never been disappointed with their sushi.

Chicken fried rice and the Pad Thai are amazing. Our favorite dinner is the hibachi steak dinner. It has generous portions. The lunch version is just as good, just smaller portions and no soup or shrimp appetizer. The Seafood Diablo is also extremely good...spicey too. I also like their wonton soup. Their ginger dressing for their salad is light and tasty.

If you like fresh spring rolls in peanut dipping sauce, theirs are delicious. They also have a vietnamese rice noodle dish with peanut, basil - also excellent.

They recently remodeled and created new additional seating. It is very nice. The staff are very friendly. The restrooms are clean and nice. The owner is usually around too and very pleasant man.

If you in the neighborhood, give them a try.

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1 Thank Ladybug P
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PITTSBURGH
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136 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Went there with my daughter for a lunch. The sushi and veggie roll were very good. The main courses were at least as good as the sushi. Large portions and great quality. Try thr Thai ice tea it is a real treat. Give it a chance you wont regret it.

Visited August 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing sushi- great staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

The food at Pho Kim 88 is amazing and the staff is very nice! The sushi is out of this world! I think it is wonderful! This place really knows how to prepare a beautiful dish! The chef carves turnip into a beautiful rose and places it on your dish! It is such a beautiful, elegant touch! The cost is relatively minimal for the quality and I just love this place! In fact, one time my dad and I went to see what time they opened and the owner let us in 30 minutes early! What PHENOMENAL customer service!!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Beth M
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