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“New Year's Eve - great food, really busy”
Review of Colonial Quy-Bau

Colonial Quy-Bau
Ranked #10 of 87 Restaurants in Willow Grove
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“New Year's Eve - great food, really busy”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We called around 4;30 for a 6:30 reservation for my wife and I and our 2 kids (12&15). Online menu looked great and food did not disappoint! We were seated upon arrival at 6:25. Only complaint is that waitress suggested a side of fried rice. Plate cost $9 and we barely touched it because the entries all came with rice, vegetables or noodles. Creme Brulee dessert was excellent. Trying to get out of the restaurant was a nightmare as a huge crowd was waiting to be seated and there is very little room for people to wait. I'm sure it was because it was New year's Eve and not an everyday occurrence. Which also meant it was probably unusually loud as well.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Asian at its best.”
Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

This BYOB never fails. The servers are knowledgeable and the food is fresh and very tasty. The luncheon menu needs to be tried next.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Go to place for pho in the suburbs”
Reviewed November 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My family love going here not only do the have Pho but they also have great other selection of fusion french. BYOB is also a plus!

Visited October 2013
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Philly
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food, spotty service.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Food was delicious, but we all felt that the waiter was somewhat abrupt. Plus, we ordered 5 appetizers and only got 4. In fact, my wife specifically said, "that makes 5 appetizers" when we ordered. Anyone can have a bad day, so I'd go back.

  • Visited October 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Incredible Food Served by Wonderful Staff”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Asian fusion menu is diverse, with something for everyone. If you like seafood, meats, light, fried, Pho, vegetarian, gluten free...whatever, you'll find something to love. Our friend (who has eaten Pho around the world) said the homemade broth Pho was the best she'd ever had. Portions are generous and beautiful. The staff is well-trained and overseen by a professional manager who trained with the best. Corey, the owner and chef makes his rounds during the evening and will stop to talk without being intrusive. He will share his experiences cooking in some of the top Philadelphia restaurants. You can tell this is his passion. The atmosphere is relaxed but attractive. BYOB. If there is a weak spot it would be desserts, which do not rise to the standard of the rest of the menu. We will be back again and again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank CCS14
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