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“Great neighborhood restaurant”
Review of Pho Bistro

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Pho Bistro
Ranked #68 of 445 Restaurants in York
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood restaurant”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We were in town on family business and wanted a restaurant that would have some vegetarian choices for my sister. The food was excellent-crispy spring rolls hot out of the fryer and a nice variety of Vietnamese and Thai offerings. The waitress-daughter of the owner was delightful and we enjoyed talking to her.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Jean F
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English first
Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Overall experience lacking”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

If you're looking for some decent ethnic food in York, PA this is a good choice. The pho is delicious as is the bun. However, the dining experience they provide leaves a lot to be desired. On our most recent visit the restaurant reeked faintly of bleach. The decor is just tacky. The wait staff consists of young teens (the owner's children) who are adequately pleasant and efficient but not especially helpful. The television is often playing in the corner at distracting volumes. There is a much better Asian dining experience just a block east, I'd choose that restaurant instead.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank JavertPA
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“My Favorite place in York”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

I try to go here at least once a week in winter. Love it! The pho is so yummy and warming on a cold day. I love how the whole family is there, they remember and joke with you. Its a great cozy spot and enjoy fresh food. The first time there might be a little off putting if you have high standards for service or atmosphere but once you've been there a few times you will love it.

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Thank GreenKalelover
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Lancaster
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

I really like Vietnamese food and eat it often. This was my first time in York. Pho is a standard dish in a Vietnamese kitchen. At Pho Bistro, the broth was good, but the rice noodle were one big gelatinous mass. Clearly, when grandma was sharing recipes, someone was taking a nap. The place was drab and the service was uninspired. Prices were on the high side compared to other Vietnamese places in the region. If you want good Vietnamese food, go to Harrisburg, Lancater, or Hershey. Skip York.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank DekeMoRo
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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fresh, Authentic”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Pho Bistro has the best Vietnamese, and Asian in general, food around. All the ingredients are fresh using original recipes from the owner's family. My wife and I can not get enough of this place. We eat here more than any other place. Highly recommend this place.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank KSRL2
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