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“Finally a great Pho in San Antonio”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pho Thien An

Pho Thien An
Ranked #607 of 4,597 Restaurants in San Antonio
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Behind North Star Mall
San Antonio, Texas
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“Finally a great Pho in San Antonio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

I moved a year ago to San Antonio and I LOVE Pho Soup. Since then I've been trying to find a great place with a great Pho soup, Tapioca Tea and a good Chinese menu for the husband. Everything was very fresh and smelled so good. We started with some Cheese Ragoons which were perfect, just what my husband wanted. I ordered a Meatball Pho and the bean sprouts, basil and cilantro brought before were so fresh I couldn't wait for my pho to come. My husband ordered Pepper steak and it was dry good. We order EXTRA EVERYTHING, extra noodles, extra rice, extra bean sprouts, extra meatballs and when the check came we were surprised how affordable this place is. I found my new favorite Vietnamese Restaurant in San Antonio.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Pho Hum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Not bad, pretty good. Spring rolls were fresh and tasty. Bun is served cold, which is okay, but I prefer it hot. We shared the vegetarian (tofu) dish
and the flavors were nice, noodles were cooked well. Tofu was on the mild side. Service was prompt and friendly. Overall an "okay" dining experience, just no "wow" factor. We are new to the area and desperate to find something along the lines of Kim Phung up in Austin. So, while I will keep on looking, it apparently suits the tastes of other reviewers and that's what makes the dining world go round. Give it a shot, it might be to your liking.

  • Visited July 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Fresh and tasty Thai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is not a chain and they do not go the buffet route, but you know you will get very fresh ingredients at a fair price. The menu is in Thai and English with photos and good descriptions. And it is located right across the street (Rector) from North Star Mall - a good location with lots of free easy parking. Most appetizers are between $3 and $5, with entrees ranging between $7 and $12. My husband and I go frequently and have never been disappointed. And if you decide to order any one of their amazingly fragrant and flavorful pho, get the smaller bowl unless you have the appetite of Godzilla, or want to the take home lots of leftovers. The large is bigger than a quart. The back page of the menu has Chinese dishes, but they really shine with the Thai offerings. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pho”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

I love Pho I might have been abel to give it a better review but I have had GREAT Pho so I spoiled in other post from me you'll see those places(Fl). Anyway, Pho was good though. Very large bowl so order the regular size. Meat was good with clean taste of broth, people can ruin Pho with broth so they had that down. I know in alot of Vietnamese resturants they keep utensils on the table but I'm not a big fan of that. But they were all very clean and smelled like bleach and dawn so I like that... I know OCD. But food was good above average but I dont feel comfortable saying "very good" though. I did like it enough to eat there again.

Visited January 2013
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Monterey, California
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“Ordered in!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Stuck at a hotel for the weekend with nothing to do, I ordered up some food from Pho Thien An and was pleasantly surprised. It was pretty good, not the best but very satisfying. The soup was large and tasty. But the spring rolls were in egg roll wrappers which makes them way larger than they’re supposed to be. Not bad but just interesting. Service was quick and the food was cheap and satisfying!

Visited October 2012
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