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Review of What the Pho

What the Pho
Ranked #62 of 147 Restaurants in Tukwila
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Poulsbo, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2013

I had the pho tai and it was very average. The broth was so-so. I had to ask for sprouts and it came out with an old slice of lime. They looked understaffed. The table was not clean and was sticky. The server did come and try to clean it... more like rub the dirt around with a wet cloth.
I'd skip it if you want some good pho.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Vashon, Washington, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good pho”
Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Food was great and there was plenty of it. This is our favorite Pho place in the Seattle area. I am amazed at some the negative reviews . We have NEVER experienced the conditions others discribed. Mango bubble tea is superb but has a high glycemic value I'm sure. Located just south of South Center Mall and not far from Costco and IKEA makes it convenient and easy to get to and the service is fairly fast. Not too far from Boeing so easy to meet former co-workers for lunch. Biggest attractions is my wife likes it.

Visited July 2013
Thank Stuart T
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Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Looks so nice!”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Looks are deceiving...
Went in for lunch and ordered fried rice with tofu, received rice, with veggies (think frozen peas, carrots, beans and lima beans), and chicken. no seasoning. Another person ordered pho, the noodles were over done. Mushy, blah! The Coke that was ordered tasted like warm syrup. Next time I'll go back to Seattle for lunch.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank K M
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Tacoma, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pho in Tukwila”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Reasonable prices, good food. Noisy, but nice. Tables were small, but food was served in good portions. Good for a quick in and out.

Visited May 2013
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Seattle, WA
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Food? A+. Service? D.”
Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We are big pho fans, but had never been here before. Nice decor, nice vibe. Our order was taken quickly, our spring rolls were brought quickly. They were marvelous, the peanut sauce was unusual, spicy but not aggressive, fine all around.

My "jasmin tea" was delivered. It was not jasmin and may not have been tea. Odd and bitter, more like weak coffee. Wanted to complain to waitress and get what I ordered but she was nowhere to be seen. For quite a while.

Then she delivered our two bowls of pho, said "Enjoy"and literally ran away. No plate of basil, sprouts, peppers, and lime? Not just that we usually got that with pho ... The menu SPECIFIED that with pho orders. Pho was among the best ever. Rich broth, scads of meat, hot and fragrant. We slurped right in, looking up for waitress occasionally. We never saw her again until we finished. We eventually nabbed a waiter from another station and got our vege plate when we were about half finished.

When we paid the bill we left a $2.00 tip. If SHE didn't get the message from our tip, her boss might get a clearer message from this review... Your kitchen works fine, train waitstaff better. Ask customers "how is it so far?" Listen to that feedback. You have the potential to be the best pho place in King County. But I won't be back to check on you.

Thank RangerGreg501
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