|Venue name:||Pho Soho||Contact:|
163-165 Wardour Street
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10pm Sun.|
|Transport:||Tube: Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road|
|Price:||Main courses £7.75-£10.50.|
Average User Rating
1.8 / 5
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- 4 star:1
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- 2 star:0
- 1 star:3
If this is authentic Vietnamese food they I feel sorry for the Vietnamese for the food was tasteless, greasy , the squid had surly seen better days and the "famous" Pho soup looked more like dish water than soup . The service was so bad , the staff looked like the last thing they want to do is serve us while the manager in training was to busy chatting up the bar staff we actually waited to pay our bill. Don't ever go there!!!
I'm not sure why everyone is disappointed with this food. It may be a slightly Anglicised version of Vietnamese but it was tasty and fresh in its own right. I would recommend the Pho, especially on a cold day when it's like a warm, brothy hug. The selection is somewhat limited to beer, vodka and a Vietnamese spirit for mixers but they do a good, spicy Bloody Mary and proper Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk through the traditional drip filter. The staff seemed friendly enough, definitely a Soho vibe to this place but not in an exclusive/cliquey way, and reasonably priced at £40 for two people including shared starter and a drink each.
This place remind me of this an oriental film with all western people acting in it pretending to be Chinese with those silly make up and funny eyebrows.
I went to this restaurant because on their website it said that it's an authentic family run restaurant, it was disappointing because the food were cooked by western amateur with arrogant western waitress.
The food is very heavy taste with lots of msg and spice to fool westerners. I was so thirsty and restless for the whole night after been to this place because of overdosed by MSG and spices combination.
I will get hair loss if I continue to go back to this place.